Peter runs for 4 wins at Drake Relays

Kristin Otto

Texas made a bold statement on the last two days of competition at the 103rd Annual Drake Relays, the last meet of the regular outdoor season.

With 12 UT athletes competing in 12 events, Longhorns secured the top mark in two preliminary races and claimed four overall victories.

Instrumental in four of six team wins, sophomore Allison Peter was the prominent figure that paved the path for Texas’ success in Des Moines, Iowa.

On Friday morning, Peter united with Morgan Snow, Christy Udoh and Chalonda Goodman to compete in the 4×100 meter relay prelims. The foursome reigned in a first-place finish, matching its season-best time of 44.22 seconds.

Not more than two hours later, a recharged Snow was ready to go in the 100-meter hurdle, crossing the finish line with the fourth best time in the event’s prelims.

In the 100-meter, two more Longhorns had top-eight qualifying times. Clocking in at 11.67, Peter led the group of 28 sprinters.

Rounding out the first day of competition for UT with a top-three preliminary finish, four more Longhorns secured spots to compete in the last event of the meet, the 4×400-meter relay finals.

In the first of four Longhorn-dominated event finals, Peter found an individual victory in 100-meter finals.

Following Snow’s second overall finish in the 100-meter hurdles finals, the Longhorns came together to break a Drake Relay’s record with a winning time of 43.58 in the 4×100 meter relay finals.

Led by Angele Cooper, who ran a leg as a freshman in the winning Texas 4×100 meter relay team, a Texas quartet closed out the Drake Relays with a victory in the 4×400 meter relay finals.

Printed on Monday, April 30, 2012 as: Relay team sets record time at Drake Relays