In front of a Drake Stadium sellout crowd of 14,504 fans, the University of Minnesota's distance medley relay won the event at the 104th Drake Relays while also setting a new school record. The distance medley win aided the Golden Gophers in placing fourth in the Hy-Vee Cup.
The foursome of Katie Hill, Alena Brooks, Te'Shon Adderley and Laura Docherty ran away with the relay title as they posted a new school record with a time of 11:06.47. Docherty, who bumped down from the 10,000-meters to run the mile leg, received the baton in fourth at the start of anchor leg, but the junior rattled off a split of 4:37 to claim the Gophers' second Drake Relays title in the distance medley. Their record time broke the previous Minnesota best of 11:08.16, which was set in 2007.
The Hy-Vee Cup compiled five relay events over the weekend. Minnesota was tied for second heading into the final relay (4x400) with 16 points, but Minnesota did not have a foursome compete at Drake in that relay. The Gophers ran in four of the five events and placed in three: 4x800, distance medley and 4x100.
Illinois won the Hy-Vee Cup with 42 of the possible 50 points.
Willis also placed in the 100-meter dash as she finished sixth with a time of 11.83, which is the third time this season that she has run under 12 seconds.
Katie Moraczewski had a phenomenal day in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as she took second with a personal-best time of 10:15.37, which was just three second behind the champion. With that time, the junior remains third on Minnesota's all-time list but improved her time by three seconds.
Freshman Becca Dyson competed in the 1,500-meter run and ran a personal-best time of 4:27.96. Her time was nearly three seconds faster than her previous best (4:30.30), which she set last weekend.
The Gophers also had competitors at Macalester College and took first in seven events.