ADM girls, boys compete at Drake Relays, boys golf wins again -

ADM girls, boys compete at Drake Relays, boys golf wins again

ADM-Adel's Hallie Henfling reacts after anchoring her 4x100-meter relay team to a win during the Drake Relays on Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Des Moines.

The ADM girls track and field team competed at the Drake Relays over the weekend.

The Tigers had a number of qualifiers for the Relays and had a few top finishers, with the 4×100 relay team placing first and the 4×200 relay team finishing second.

Head coach Bart Mueller said even getting in the top eight at Drake is a big deal, so to get first or second is a big event.

“We went from being maybe top-five to all of a sudden we’re one and two and then ending up on top at the end of the day in the 4×100 is a pretty incredible experience,” Mueller said.

Senior Olivia Tollari, who was part of the relays, also competed in the long jump and finished eighth.

Though Mueller said she was hoping to go higher, he said it was still a solid performance, with an off-day landing her in seventh at Drake being pretty good.

Olivia Tollari of ADM Adel competes in the long jump at the Drake Relays  Friday, April 29, 2022.

The Tigers will now take the momentum from Drake to prepare for conference, with Mueller saying the theme of conference is momentum and team.

“To win conference you need to have the entire team,” Mueller said. “You need to have every event scoring.”

He added that the strategy will change, saying ADM can score more points if he spreads girls out into different individual events rather than a top relay event.

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