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Keeney makes history for the Lightning on the Blue Oval

CCA and Liberty High results from the 2019 Drake Relays
Liberty High’s Ashlyn Keeney made school history winning the 3,000-meter run Thursday, April 25, at the 2019 Drake Relays in Des Moines. (File photo by Chris Umscheid)

DES MOINES- Liberty High’s Ashlyn Keeney made school history with her effort in the 3,000-meter run Thursday, April 25, at the 2019 Drake Relays in Des Moines. A freshman, Keeney won the event in 9:39.64, making her the first Liberty High student athlete to win at the Drake Relays, and also setting the fastest time for a freshman in state history. Her time is also the eighth-fastest in the United States, ever, by a freshman. Keeney was also the runner-up in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:09.99.
Liberty High qualified athletes in 11 events while Clear Creek Amana (CCA) qualified two events for the historic relays, which were held from Wednesday, April 24, through Saturday, April 27, at Drake University.

Thursday, April 25
Girls 3,000-meter run — 1, Ashlyn Keeney, Liberty High, 9:39.64. 20, Cami Mac, Liberty High, 10:39.82.
Girls discus — 20, Ainsley Schrock, Clear Creek Amana, 112-08.
Friday, April 26
Girls 100-meter hurdles (Prelims) — 4, Taylor Cannon, Liberty High, 14.69q.
Girls 100-meter hurdles (Finals) — 4, Cannon, Liberty High, 14.62.
Girls 800-meter sprint medley relay — 17, Liberty High (Chaise Lange, Tayshauna McGee, Devon Dunson, Keeney), 1:52.17.
Girls 800-meter run — 2, Keeney, Liberty High, 2:09.99.
Girls 4x800-meter relay — 11, Liberty High (Mac, Anna Reese, Keeney, McKenzie Logan), 9:46.56.
Boys 400-meter dash — 10, Drake Woody, Liberty High, 50.62.
Saturday, April 27
Girls 4x100-meter relay (Preliminaries) — Liberty High (Lange, McGee, Elizabeth Davis, Cannon), DQ.
Girls 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay (Preliminaries) — 9, Liberty High (Jada Murphy, Davis, Izzy Woody, Cannon), 68.36.
Boys 4x100-meter relay (Preliminaries) — 52, Clear Creek Amana (Zach Kabbage, Gage Freeman, Trever Stockman, Alex Figueroa), 45.15.
Girls 1,500-meter run — 13, Mac, Liberty High, 4:50.59.
Boys 400-meter hurdles — 11, Woody, Liberty High, 55.84.