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Drake Welcomes Boldon as New Relays Director

DES MOINES, Iowa — Drake University has a new Drake Relays director.

Blake Boldon will replace Brian Brown, who held the position for 11 years before leaving for a job at Missouri. 70 more words

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Fulbright Application

All summer I have been working on a Fulbright application for a research grant to make a documentary about women coffee farmers in Vietnam.  There is still a lot to go, but I feel good about what I’ve done.

Updates coming soon.

2016

Warren Central grad blossoms into hurdling phenom

TERRE HAUTE — No one saw it coming. How could they?

One day, Adarius Washington is a slower-than-mediocre high school half-miler. Two years later, he is an all-state hurdler. 930 more words

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A Production Well Done!

Drake Broadcasting System’s 2016 Drake Relays broadcast went fantastically!  I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented team of producers, sports broadcasters, reporters, and camera operators!   15 more words

2016

After Kidney Transplant, Olympic Champion Merritt Has Heart Set On Rio Gold

Aries Merritt wasn’t sure he’d wake up after kidney transplant surgery.

“You know they give you all the disclaimers,” Merritt said.

All he knew for certain was that… 1,812 more words

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Donahue named Most Outstanding Performer at Drake Relays

Pleasant Valley’s Carly Donahue has been named the most outstanding performer at Drake Relays.  The Spartan standout won the 100 and 400 hurdles, anchors the sprint hurdle relay, and was part of the 4X4.  33 more words

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Stephanie Jenks sets Drake Relays girls career record with nine titles

DES MOINES, Iowa — After a weekend filled with injury and heartbreak, Stephanie Jenks left the Drake Relays walking tall.

The Linn-Mar of Marion (Iowa)  senior entered the meet with eight meet titles and a legacy to complete. 206 more words

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