Alex Bautista, Garrett Dolan, Kyle Hoffman and Tyler Olson ran a scorching time of 8 minutes, 5.81 seconds to take third place in the 4×800 relay at the Forwald-Coleman Relays at Iowa City High last Thursday
The Muscatine boys finished sixth in the team race with 70.83 points and the girls team scored 45 points to place seventh. This meet was important because it was the last chance to qualify for the Drake Relays that will be taking place this weekend.
For the 4×800 boys, their time was 11th best and the 16 best 4×800 times in the state can qualify for Drake.
Some of Muscatine’s sprinters also got a chance to shine on Thursday.
Alphonso Soko won the open 100 in 11.10, the 4×100 relay team of Josh Nazareth, Marquan Sorrells, Drew Greenhaw and Soko placed third with a time of 44.17 and the sprint medley team of Greenhaw, Travis Bogart, Isaiah Smith and Olson won in 3:42.04.
Olson anchored the team closing coming back from sixth place to win the race by 41-hundredths of a second.
Danielle Wegter, spun a new personal best of 132 feet, 9 inches, putting her into the conversation as one of the state’s top discus throwers.
The Drake Relays will take place at Drake University.