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Carter Morton leads Drake Relays decathlon after first day of events – UNI Athletics

Carter Morton leads Drake Relays decathlon after first day of events - UNI Athletics

UNI track and field at the Drake Relays

  • April 26-30, 2022
  • Drake Stadium  |  Des Moines, Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — UNI track and field decathlete Carter Morton is leading the Drake Relays field after the first day. 

Teammates Zack Butcher and Drew Bartels are among the top five, sitting in third and fourth, respectively. 

Morton had the top mark in long jump with a leap of 7.12 meters (23 feet, 4.5 inches). He also won the high jump, clearing 2.04 meters (6-8.25).

The Panthers swept the top three places in long jump with Bartels and Butcher taking second and third, respectively. 

Bartels and Butcher finished 1-2 in the 100-meter dash in 10.99 seconds and 11.05 seconds. Matt Davis and Morton were fourth and fifth. 

Butcher led the field in the 400-meter dash in a time of 48.88 seconds with Bartels and Morton taking third and fourth. 

On the women’s side, Lydia Berns-Schweingruber finished the first day of the heptathlon  in third place. 

Kelly Proesch and Sydney Durbin rounded out the top 10, sitting in seventh and ninth. Amanda Lietz was in 12th place. 

The men’s events will get underway with the 110-meter hurdles at 10 a.m. tomorrow, and the women will open with the long jump at 11 a.m. 



Assistant coach Alexina Teubel opened the Panthers’ appearance at the 2022 Drake Relays with a third-place finish in the Grand Blue Mile. 

The event returned to Downtown Des Moines on April 26 for the first time since 2019. Emily Lipari defended her title to finish first in the group of 11 women’s runners, with a finish time of 4:32.30. 

Jen Randall and Alexina Teubel finished in second and third place, with 4:32.68 and 4:34.28 respective finish times.


Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championship Presented by Toyota Top-10

  1. Emily Lipari, 4:32.30
  2. Jen Randall, 4:32.68
  3. Alexina Teubel, 4:34.28
  4. Allie Wilson, 4:36.75
  5. Alycia Cridebring, 4:40.40
  6. Anna Connor 4:40.85
  7. Emily Richards, 4:44.35
  8. Lauren Berman, 4:46.35
  9. Karisa Nelson, 4:49.97
  10. Katie Follett, 4:58.25



The Panthers will wrap up Thursday with Seb Gearhart and Drake Hanson in the unseeded 800-meter run at 5:08 p.m. 

Paige Holub will compete in the unseeded division of the 1,500-meter run at 5:16 p.m. tomorrow.