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DC Relays 2018

WATCH: Dennis Anderson Relays Return Home, Davis County Dominates

By Jason Van Arkel, April 16, 2018

For the first time since 2015, Davis County hosted the Dennis Anderson Relays on Friday, showing off its brand-new track surface for the first time in varsity competition. The Mustangs christened the new track in style, winning both the girls and boys team championships. Albia, Cardinal, EBF, Moravia, Pekin and Van Buren all competed in the field, with each area school capturing at least one event title. Check out our highlight video from the meet, and read below for all the area event winners.


Photojournalist: Sara Van Arkel


Davis County‘s run to the girls team title was led by Alysa Shirkey, who won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Katie Hunter also won two individual events, claiming the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles for the Lady Mustangs. Bryce Dixon ran first in the 400 meters, Madison Matheny won the 3,000-meter race, and the team of Sophie Spargur, Stacy Wetterich, Olivia Murry and Dixson ran first in the 4×400.

The Van Buren girls won five events, including Audrey Smith in the 1,500 meters and Grace Davidson in the high jump. The Warriors also claimed three relay races. Ceyda Nazli, Madison Bartholomew, and Chloe and Grace Davidson won both the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. Kylee Bass, Hannah Charbonneau, Anna Neeley and Smith combined to take the 4×800.

The Pekin girls earned three 1st-place finishes, with Remi Duwa claiming the 800-meter race. Cate Roth, Sophie Wittrock, Zoey Wright and Emilee Linder won the sprint medley relay, while Roth, Wittrock, Linder and Duwa captured the distance medley relay.

The Albia girls came home with two top finishes. Hannah Isley captured the high jump title, then joined Abbey Griffin, Allie Major and Jenny Kelley to win the shuttle hurdle relay.



The Davis County boys won six events on their way to a team championship at home. Kenny Cronin dominated the distance races, winning both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. The Mustangs were also strong in the field events; Colin Allen won the discus, Dayton Rysdam captured the shot put, and Jaxson Sharp won the high jump. The team of Garl Norman, Reegan Warning, Seth Emmons and Cronin combined to win the distance medley relay.

The Cardinal boys had another strong meet, winning five events. Trey Albert won both the 400-meter hurdles and the high jump. Colby Aschenbrenner took the 100-meter dash, and joined Jarrett Greiner, Max Bentancourt and Gabe Reyes in winning the 4×200 relay. Colby and Mason Aschenbrenner combined with Greiner and Reyes to win the sprint medley relay.

The Albia boys also won five events, even though they didn’t win their signature event, the 4×400 relay. Wade Meyers won the 200-meter dash, Landon Noe took the 800-meter race, and Tyler Stringfellow captured the 100-meter hurdles. Pete Sarver, Stringfellow, Cade Crall and Drew Winke combined to win both the 4×100 relay and the shuttle hurdle relay.

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont had one event win, as did Moravia and Pekin. Trey Moore won the 400-meters for EBF. Wil and Nick Martin, Chace Hamilton and Tucker Babbitt led Moravia to an upset win over Albia in the 4×400 relay. Brayden Sobaski, Cole Earnest, Brady Latcham and Tanner Conger led Pekin to a win in the 4×800 relay.