The 100th Drake Relays concluded with some impressive performances despite the rainy and chilly conditions. Two-time world champion Jeremy Wariner opened his outdoor season by winning the special invitational 400 in a time of 45.06 seconds.

Wariner says he was glad to be back at Drake despite the conditions. Wariner says he went to the Penn Relays last year to see what it was like and missed Drake. He says the fans at Drake always support you. Wariner says earlier in the week the weather was supposed to be in the 70’s and it didn’t turn out that way, but Wariner says he enjoyed himself.

It as a rough day for Iowa native Lolo Jones who suffered a hamstring injury while running the 100 hurdles and could not finish the race. A total of 12 records were broken during the meet.