Prairie Takes on the Drake Relays


Chloe O'Brien, Journalist

At Drake University Stadium, you can find the top high school and collegiate level athletes in Iowa competing April 25th-27th every year.


This year Prairie sent 22 track and field athletes to compete for placement here at the Drake Relays.


Jack Pendergast, a junior on the boys’ team, did exceptionally well out of both the teams, placing fourth in the 3200 with a time of 9.29.01 and getting a 10 second personal best.


Kayden Schilling also performed very well, finishing sixth in the discus by throwing 165-5.


The girls were able to qualify the most individuals for the relays than they ever have in school history. This is quite the accomplishment for the team considering the tough competition that runs statewide.


Below is a list of all of the Prairie boys and girls results :



Jack Pendergast 3200 placed 4th in 9:29.01 (Originally seeded 8th and a 10 sec personal record time)

Ceondae Adams 110 hurdles placed 24th in 15.51

Ryan Kilpatrick 100 m dash finished 18th in 11.19

Kayden Schilling finished 6th in Discus with a throw of 165-5.

4×200 placed 14th in 1:30.84 (Ceondae Adams, Nick Pearson, Karter Griffin, Ryan Kilpatrick)

4×100 placed 14th in 44.12 (Zach Swart, Nick Pearson, Josh Corrin, Ryan Kilpatrick)

Shuttle Hurdle placed 13th in 1:01.96 (Gabe Rummel, Luka Elges, Geramie Hardaway, Ceondae Adams)

4×400 placed 13th in 3.24.89 (Nick Pearson, Brayden Kolosick, Ceondae Adams, Karter Griffin)



Taylor Peterson placed 19th in High Jump with a jump of 5-0-0

Gabby Cortez placed 15th in the 400m dash with a time of 59.96

Madie Andorf placed 16th in 100 m dash with a time of 12.79

4×100 placed 50th 52.16 (Anna Millard, Sarah Schmitt, Kamryn Grissel, Madie Andorf)

4×200 placed 16th in 1:46.80 (Sarah Schmitt, Carli Rettinger, Gabby Cortez, Madie Andorf)

4×400 placed 24th in 4:12.37 (Carli Rettinger, Emma Copeland, Alexis Moses, Gabby Cortez)

Girls 4×800 placed 15th in 9:54.00 (Carli Rettinger, Alyza Koppes, Rachel Kilpatrick, Gabby Cortez)

Sprint Medley placed 22nd in 1:56.77 (Sarah Schmitt, Kamryn Grissel, Madie Andorf, Alexis Moses)