Waukee’s track teams swept road meets on Tuesday — the Warrior boys’ team taking a win in the Hawk Invitational at Ankeny, while the girls were winning the Jim Duea Classic at Ames. The Ames meet bears the name of long-time Ames track coach Jim Duea, father of Waukee’s current activities director of the same name. Both teams are scheduled to run again today (Thursday), weather permitting. The boys’ team will host its own invitational meet, while the Warrior girls go on the road to compete in a meet at Iowa City. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams will compete in several events at next week’s Drake Relays, beginning on Thursday at Drake Stadium.
Hawk Relays — Waukee won three events and racked up 134 points to easily win the Hawk Relays Tuesday in Ankeny. Host Ankeny followed with 80 points. Dowling Catholic (76), Ames (70), D.M. Roosevelt (67), Southeast Polk (52), Marshalltown (21), D.M. Lincoln (20), Indianola (18), D.M. Hoover (12) and Norwalk (8) rounded out the team scoring. Individual winners for Waukee included Nihad Ejubovic and Ross Reynolds. Ejubovic won the 200-meter dash in :23.28, while Reynolds won the discus event with a heave of 153’3-1/2”. Waukee also won the 4x200-meter relay in 1:31.43. Relay runners’ names were not available.
Jim Duea Relays — Waukee won six events Tuesday and dominated with Jim Duea Classic in Ames. The Warrior girls’ team racked up 161 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Ankeny, which finished with 90 points. Rounding out the team scoring were West Des Moines Valley (81), Johnston (70), Dowling Catholic (67), Newton (61), Ames (55) and Urbandale (4). The Warriors got two individual wins. Emily Bramble captured the crown in the discus with a throw of 130’5-1/2”, while Erika Lewis won the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:06.77. The Warriors also notched wins in four relay events — taking the 4x100 in :50.99, the 4x400 in 4:07.57, the distance medley in 4:24.99, and the 4x100 shuttle hurdle relay in 1:07.53. Names of individuals competing on the relay teams were not available.