nothing but blue sky and sunshine here at Drake stadium!
National Anthem is finishing up
Blake and Jeremy will be joining us soon
They will be reporting race results and athlete reaction
I'll provide photos and video
We are here, just getting settled in the press box
I'm headed over to the 1A girls shotput where Haley Hiscocks of West Hancock will be competing
We have 71 entrants in action over four classes today.
How is it in that fancy press box Blake, Jeremy? Photographers are in a hole in the bottom of the stadium. Do they have rolls and coffee up there?
The sun is directly in front of where Blake and I are set up. The glare is brutal.
Mason City girls run in the shuttle hurdle prelims at 9 as well
No rolls or coffee that I can see. They just passed out heat sheets.
Definite possibility with B-K's McKenna and Sander and N-K's Gerken on the boys' side...Lake Mills' Thorson on the girls.
St. Ansgar's Kyle Hanson in the 100 as well
Haley Hiscocks of West Hancock and Brayton Loss of Bishop Garrigan will be in the shot put and long jump, respectively, while shuttle hurdle relay prelims will also begin at 9 a.m.
Yes, the wind is blowing in from the south, right where the 100 is run into
Indeed, might be a factor on finals day as well, the wind that is.
It's not a very strong wind, some of the top runners have shut it down a bit early if they are sure to be in.
Lake Mills 4x800 team currently second in its heat.
A lot of false starts today so far.
Lake Mills fourth in its heat in 10:25.50.
Blake is heading down to watch Mason City's Javen Swann in the discus and Chris Schleuger in the shot put. I'll be keeping an eye on Jurnee Pena in the long jump and the events on the track.
The way this heat is going, it doesn't look good for Lake Mills placing.
Jesup wins in a time of 9:40.19.
Lake Mills finishes 16th as all teams in the fast heat beat the Bulldogs' time.
Jurnee Pena just completed her first jump.
Josh Markert, who won the Drake Relays long jump title over Clear Lake's Chandler Diercks, won the Class 1A long jump today with a leap of 22-4 1/2 for Manson-NW Webster.
Brayton Loss of Bishop Garrigan fouled on all three of his attempts in the 1A long jump.
North Butler and North Iowa will be in the boys Class 1A 4x800 while Mason City will be in the boys Class 4A 4x800 coming up shortly.
Right on schedule so far in the Class 1A and 4A session.
North Iowa running Corporon, Anderson, Smith and Yegge while North Butler has Rottler, Heeran, Huberg and Nelson.