Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson sophomore Tiffanie Sinacek fell short of the Drake Relays record in the high jump but she bettered her personal record by plenty. Sinacek cleared five-nine to win the competition and her previous best was five-five. She missed three attempts at five feet ten-and-a-quarter-inches. That would have set a new Relays record.Iowa City West’s Danica Haight’s fourth attempt in the shot put traveled 42-feet six -and-a-quarter-inches then she waited anxiously as it held up for the win. She says she was scared by a few of the throws, but they weren’t enough to beat her.Her goal was to throw 42-feet.Minnesota anchorman Ryan Ford held off a late charge on the final lap of the race as Minnesota won the four by 16-hundred meter relay for the first time and held off defending champion Notre Dame in the process. He says you can feel it when they’re coming up on you and you run scared. Korene Hinds wanted to lower her world best time in the three thousand meter steeple chase to under two minutes and fifty seconds but instead had to settle for just smashing the Drake Stadium record. Hinds finished in nine minutes, 52-point-oh-four seconds, nearly five seconds below the previous mark. She says she’s happy with it but not satisfied because she hoped for a better time. Hinds says the conditions were perfect for a fast time.
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