The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


April 24, 2013

Banker clears time hurdle


"I like it more than the open 400," he said. "The hurdles break up the race into 10 to 11 different parts. Being a 400 runner, it's (an advantage) at the beginning and end where you go as fast as you can. I feel like my 400 experience gives me some endurance at the end."

The Drake experience should give Banker an idea of where he stands among the statewide competition. Then, he can try to get his times closer to those of school record-holder Ethan Holmes (52.47), who won the state title in the event in 2008 and was second in 2009.

Drake qualifiers Here is a list of area track athletes who have qualified for this week's Drake Relays in Des Moines, along with the time and day of the event. Thursday Name School Event Time Sarah Schoel Central DeWitt long jump 3:30 p.m. Friday Name School Event Time Aubree Taylor Maquoketa 100 hurdles 8 a.m. Jake Feldpausch Central DeWitt 100 8:46 a.m. Deshond Robinson Clinton 100 8:46 a.m. Justin Alden Cal-Wheat long jump 9:30 a.m. Josh Kirk Maquoketa long jump 9:30 a.m. Clinton boys 800 relay 1:27 p.m. Northeast girls 400 relay 5:15 p.m. Camanche boys 400 relay 6 p.m. Clinton boys 400 relay 6 p.m. Central DeWitt boys 400 relay 6 p.m. Maquoketa boys 400 relay 6 p.m. Clinton boys 1,600 relay 9:05 p.m. Central DeWitt boys 1,600 relay 9:05 p.m. Saturday Name School Event Heat Time Jason Banker Clinton 400 hurdles 2:03 p.m.

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