Lavillenie starts the summer and extends his unbeaten streak with Drake Relays win

World Athlete of the Year Renaud Lavillenie opened his summer season with a victory in a ‘street vault’ competition held as part of the Drake Relays, clearing on his first attempt in the US city of Des Moines on Wednesday

Drake Relays finds new home for popular pole vault event

The Drake Relays pole vault is leaping out of the mall and landing on Court Avenue. Relays officials announced Tuesday that the fan-favorite event, held at Jordan Creek Town Center for several year…

With a new school record from Tori Franklin at the Drake Relays and a day full of seven wins and 14 personal records, Michigan State track & field had a successful day of competition on Saturday. The team was dispersed, with the jumpers and hurdlers at the nationally-renowned Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, while the majority of the team competed at the Hillsdale College Gina Relays.

With a new school record from Tori Franklin at the Drake Relays and a day full of seven wins and 14 personal records, Michigan State track & field had a successful day of competition on Saturday. The team was dispersed, with the jumpers and hurdlers at the nationally-renowned Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, while the majority of the team competed at the Hillsdale College Gina Relays.

Derek Drouin clears 2.40m at Drake Relays

Canadian Olympic champion Derek Drouin claimed high jump gold in the NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday.

Iowa State's Paige Johnston (5266) and Ejiroghene Okoro (1128) exchange the baton during the 4x1600 meter relay in the Drake Relays on Thursday, April 24. Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune

Iowa State's Paige Johnston and Ejiroghene Okoro exchange the baton during the meter relay in the Drake Relays on Thursday, April Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune

Iowa State's Alyssa Gonzalez starts her leg of the distance medley at the Drake Relays on Saturday in Des Moines. Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune  http://amestrib.com/sports/drake-relays-notebook-isu-s-second-shot

Iowa State's Alyssa Gonzalez starts her leg of the distance medley at the Drake Relays on Saturday in Des Moines. Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune http://amestrib.com/sports/drake-relays-notebook-isu-s-second-shot

Gooris Stakes Claim to Drake Relays Crown

Gooris Stakes Claim to Drake Relays Crown

The tongue-in-cheek contest is the opening event of the Drake Relays, a prestigious track and field meet to be held next week at Drake Stadium.  Meatball and Daffodil will serve as alternates for the Drake Relays if for some reason Vincent can't fulfill his duties — which will mostly entail photo shoots and an introduction during Saturday's opening ceremony.  Vincent succeeds Tank, whose sturdy frame, gentle personality and camouflage outfit won over the judges in 2015.

An English bulldog named Vincent has claimed top dog status at the annual Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University

Track centerpiece. Drake relays. Iowa high school state track and field.

Iowa high school state track and field.

Bad Weather Produces Good Results (haiku) "Iowa shuts down -  Ohio State, Drake Relays, - four by one hundred" 2017 Drake Relays  4x100 Finals  Women Iowa A

Bad Weather Produces Good Results (haiku) "Iowa shuts down - Ohio State, Drake Relays, - four by one hundred" 2017 Drake Relays Finals Women Iowa A

Jamaica's Omar McLeod defied difficult, rainy conditions to clock a world-leading 13.08sec on Saturday to win the 110m hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jamaica's McLeod sizzles in Drake Relays rain

Jamaica's Omar McLeod defied difficult, rainy conditions to clock a world-leading on Saturday to win the hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

DRAKE RELAYS

Drake Relays

Drake University hosts the Drake Relays during April. This vintage t-shirt is dedicated to all the hard working athletes that compete in Drake Relays!

Huckleberry sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 34th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, April 22, 2013

Now that's a title to drool over: Huckleberry named winner of 34th annual bulldog 'beauty' contest

Huckleberry sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, April 2013

2012 Drake Relays Pole Vault in the Mall Presented by HyVee - Produced, shot, and edited by Matthew Mobley.

2012 Drake Relays Pole Vault in the Mall Presented by HyVee - Produced, shot, and edited by Matthew Mobley.

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