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April 23, 2010

2009-2010 Season - 800 relay wins heat at Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa - The 800 meter relay team of Ainsley Fedler (Burlington HS, Burlington, Iowa), Brittany Bennett (Annawan HS, Annawan, Ill.), Morgan Gale (Oregon HS, Oregon, Ill.) and Catherine Foreman (St. Joseph-Ogden HS, St. Joseph, Ill.) won its heat at the Drake Relays on Friday, April 23 in Des Moines, Iowa. The foursome combined to clock a time of 1:46.79 and with that won the first heat of the event. That time eventually placed the Vikings 11th overall.

The 400 relay team of Fedler, Katie Bedene (Grayslake North HS, Lake Villa, Ill.), Valerie Bach (Palatine HS, Palatine, Ill.) and Foreman ran :51.03 and placed fifth in its heat. The distance medley unit of Hannah Hottle (Monmouth-Roseville HS, Monmouth, Ill.), Amy Walsh (Cary-Grove HS, Cary, Ill.), Sarahbeth Jones (Warren Township HS, Wadsworth, Ill.) and Annie Heifner (Oregon HS, Oregon, Wis.) finished 13th in 12:31.99. The 1600 relay of Bennett, Hottle, Walsh and Jones ran 4:01.97 and ended up in 25th place.