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.
North Iowa first after the first leg.
North Butler is right behind North Iowa on the second leg.
North Butler takes the lead over North Iowa three laps into the race.
Mason City is seventh in Heat 2 with 400 to go in the 4x800.
Mohawks get sixth in their heat in a time of 7:59.65.
Great race for Mason City.
North Butler boys 4x800 team finished ninth overall.
North Butler's Lisa Feldman finishes fifth in her 400 heat in 1:03.58.
Kamille Kronnemann of West Hancock finishes second in her heat in 1:00.08.
Mason City's Makenzie Meyer finishes fourth in her heat of the 400 in 58.50.
Kronemann brings home sixth place in the 400.
MC's Swann finishes 19th in the discus.
Meyer winds up 10th in the 400.
West Hancock's Josiah Eckels places fourth in the 400 in 50.58.
Riceville's Justin Anderlik places in ninth in the 400 in 51.69.
In 3A high jump, all 24 jumpers have made the opening height. Algona's Luke Arrowood is seeded in a tie for first.
Hampton-Dumont's Paige Wragge finishes 8th in her heat of the 200 prelims, 27.53
Algona girls finish 10th in the 4x800 in 9:59.05 while Charles City finished 24th in 10:58.40.
Forest City girls 22nd in the 4x800 in Class 2A in 10:24.80.
Hampton-Dumont's Paige Wragge 22nd in the 2A 200 in 27.53 seconds.
Boys 400 final going on now in Class 2A. I'll try tracking down the girls results.
St. Ansgar's Natalie Halfman places fourth in the 400, 58.58