KCHA Sports Report (4/4)

An in-state softball contest in Iowa City today will feature Iowa hosting Northern Iowa. The Panthers are 18-14 overall and coming off a Missouri Valley Conference series that saw them take two of three games from Missouri State.

That’s UNI coach Ryan Jacobs who says the Panthers will face an Iowa team that has gone up against a very challenging schedule.

Iowa is 15-17 after dropping all three games of a weekend series at Maryland.

Jenny Simpson will try to set an American record in the two-mile run at this month’s Drake Relays. Simpson is a five-time Relays champ who won bronze in the 15-hundred meter run at the Rio Olympics.

That’s Relays director Blake Boldon who says it is the first time Drake has offered the event.

Simpson was born in Webster City and considers Drake her home track.

Boldon says they are being forced to alter the track to host the race.

The Drake Relays are April 25 through the 28.

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