Sioux City (KTIV) – The 56th running of the Sioux City Relays were held on the campus of Morningside College on Saturday. For the second year in a row, bad weather forced all of Friday’s events to be cancelled but there was a full schedule of events on Saturday.
In the men’s 800 meter, Dordt’s Matthew Van Eps took the lead in the final turn and ran away from the pack to take first place. In the girls 100 meter hurdles, South Sioux City’s Megan Hanson pulls away late in the race to take first place and in the boys 110 meter hurdles, Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s Max Murphy takes first. Teammate Austin Freiberg would finish in second.
“I really had no idea how it was going to play out,” said Dordt Sophomore Matthew Van Eps. “My strategy was try to stick behind the top few people and then kick it in the last 200 and it worked out.”
Moving on to the girls 100 meter dash. Sioux City West Freshman Holly Daux led from start to finish en route to a first place finish with a time of 12.28 seconds. In the boys 100 meter dash, Sioux City East’s Ardell Inlay takes the win. He missed the meet record by just four one-hundredths of a second.
“I constantly keep getting better,” said Sioux City West Freshman Holly Daux. “I thought like I might peak but I keep getting better so that’s good.”
“It just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I run faster and faster every meet so it makes me feel great,” said Sioux City East Senior Ardell Inlay.