Relay squad earns top-10 mark at Drake Relays

(L-R): Travis Tupper and Kirk Wicks
(L-R): Travis Tupper and Kirk Wicks

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In one of the country's most well-known track and field meets, the Simpson men's track and field team had three relays take part at the four-day competition.

The 4x200-meter relay had the Storm's best showing with a seventh-place nod, while a team from the University of Kentucky took first. The quartet of Craig Garrison, Travis Tupper, Troy Vittetoe and Kirk Wicks clocked an impressive 1:27.92.

Three of those four members competed in the 4x100-meter relay as well. Garrison, Tupper and Wicks were joined by Kellen Fitch to earn a time of 42.76 for 17th. That same trio ran in the 4x400-meter relay with Chase Wetterling starting out of the blocks to help the team run a time of 3:21.01 for 29th.

Simpson will travel to Dubuque on Friday for the Loras Twilight meet that begins at 3:30 p.m.

Relay Results
4x100 — 17. Kirk Wicks, Craig Garrison, Travis Tupper, Kellen Fitch, 42.76
4x200 — 7. Craig Garrison, Travis Tupper, Troy Vittetoe, Kirk Wicks, 1:27.92
4x400 — 29. Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper, Craig Garrison, Kirk Wicks, 3:21.01