Former U.N.I. standout Mat Clark won his second Drake Relays Decathalon title. Clark won the final event, the 15 hundred meter run to finish with 7,500 points. Clark said he knew the time he needed to make the points to qualify for the U.S. championships and was pleased to be able to get it.
Clark won his first Relays title in 2009, and says “it doesn’t get any better than this.” He says it feels like his hometown to come back to Drake.
Clark was second after the first day of competition, and says it is his first meet all year, and he felt rusty to start.
Dakotah Goodell from Williamsburg won the girls high school discus with a throw of 140 feet. Goodell says she worked hard to accomplish it as it was her biggest dream.
Goodell’s winning throw was a personal record. She says it felt good the whole way and she knew it would be a good throw when she released it.
By John Martenson KGRN Grinnell