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Inika McPherson high jumps as Power Ranger at Drake Relays

Olympian Inika McPherson took her first high jumps at the Drake Relays on Friday night dressed as a “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” character.

She finished the competition in more normal attire, taking runner-up to Rio teammate  196 more words


Drake Relays Come to an End with More Local Winners

DES MOINES – The 109th running of the Drake Relays is in the books.  There were plenty of fast times at the blue oval.

Some local winners from Saturday include the Waukee girls 4X800, Dowling girls shuttle hurdle relay, SE Polk girls 4X400, and the Waukee boys 4X400. 26 more words


Andre De Grasse beaten in first race in nine months at Drake Relays

Triple Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse looked rusty in his first race since July, finishing fourth in the Drake Relays 100m after a slow start on Saturday. 288 more words


Love Affair With Drake Relays Allowed Couple to Call Iowa Home

JOHNSTON, Iowa  —  For Lindsey Jo Andrews and her husband Jordan, opening up Heartland Soles Running and Walking Store in Johnston nearly two years ago was a dream come true. 391 more words


Special Olympics Iowa Teams Compete at Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Eight Special Olympics Iowa teams competed in the 4×100 meter relay at the Drake Relays on Friday.

Athlete Brandon Baier said he was excited to compete because he came to the relays when he was a kid. 76 more words


Great Weather, Plenty of Fast Times at the Drake Relays

DES MOINES – Action started bright and early at 8am for the 109th running of the Drake Relays at the blue oval on Friday.

Plenty of local winners, and some great times to go along with the great weather. 28 more words