Fourteen records were broken and one was tied as the 102nd Drake Relays closed out Saturday night in Des Moines. The final two days of the meet played out under sunny skies.
Drake Relays director Brian Brown says there were a lot of highlights for him, including the great weather for the competition.
One record that was tied was the one Brown owns in the high jump. Brown says it was interesting to see the level of talent in the long jump. He says the fans love the high jump, and he says it was bitter sweet because he thought the record would be broken.
Brown says he was impressed with the marks in the high school competition despite the cold weather that has plagued the first half of the season. He says it shows the importance of the Drake Relays to the high school athletes who want to compete at a high level.
By John Martenson KGRN Grinnell