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T&F: UNI School Record Falls at Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa The University of Northern Iowa womens 4X800 meter relay team set a new record tonight during the third day of competition at the Drake Relays.

The team of Amber Clock, Theresa Connelly, Brette Correy and Alex Wilson finished fourth overall in a very competitive field. Their team time of 8:45.14 beat the old school record, which was set last season, by over three seconds.

All five of the relay teams that competed today for UNI notched season-best times. The mens 4X100 meter relay team of Brandon Carnes, Marshall Hill, Ryan Newtoff and Derek Kramer started things off for the panthers with a season-best time of 41.30.

Carnes and Hill, along with Jordan Guske and Raheem Black followed that up with a strong time in the mens 4X200 meter relay, finishing in 1:26.24 and placing in the top-10. Guske, Hill and Newtoff were joined by Jesse Davenport in the 4X400 meter relay, setting a season-best time of 3:12.08.

The womens 4X400 meter relay team also set a new season-best. The team of Darian Samuelson, Christine MacNeill, Alisha Jones and Maddie Beeler came in with a time of 3:42.78, besting their previous season-best by three seconds.

The Panthers also had three season-best performances in the field events today. Adam McDonnell competed in his last Drake Relays as a senior for UNI, placing third in the javelin with a mark of 206-00.

Jamie Lindstrom continued her successful season in the shot put, placing in the top-eight in her first-ever Drake Relays competition. She threw for a distance of 47-09 for her season-best mark.

Corey Szamlewski put up a season-best mark in the pole vault, jumping for a height of 16-4.25. Weston Riesselman rounded out the Panther field competitors, putting up a solid jump of 23-10.75 in the long jump.

UNI will finish up the Drake Relays tomorrow with the final day of competition. The Panthers will kick the day off with the shuttle hurdle relays starting at 8:30 a.m.

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