Riley Bauer places fifth at Drake Relays
A trio of area high school events competed in the 108th annual Drake Relays held inside the Drake Stadium in Des Moines on the beautiful blue oval on Thursday, April 27-29.
The top performance came from defending Class 1A state champion Riley Bauer of North Union in the 1,600-meter, where the Warrior junior finished in fifth place with his clocking of 4:22.70 in that race on Saturday afternoon.
Bauer started slow, covering the first 400-meters in 1:05.28 and was in 19th place before making his move in the second 400 when he moved into sixth place as he ran a 1:08 to run the first 800-meters in 2:14.18.
Riley ran the next 400 in 1:06.85 and was in fifth place at 3:31.02 going into the bell lap where Bauer ran a 1:01.68 to end up in the top five in the race.
For more on this story, please see the May 4 issue of Kossuth County Advance.