RunningNetwork Gallery Celebrates the 101rst Drake Relays, photos courtesy of John Barnhart, note by Larry Eder

ASICS America is the sponsor of the 101rst Drake Relays, one of the oldest and most prestigious meets in the U.S. This is their second year of sponsorship, and they brought in most of their top athletes. Diane Pickler not only won, but set a meet record for the heptathlon! LoLo Jones had a fast time, early season, but placed second in 12.68, among the others!

The Drake Relays celebrates all that is good with our sport in the Midwest. Like, Kansas Relays, Texas Relays, Mt. SAC and Penn Relays, big relay meets give the fan and young athlete a chance to see competition at its purest! Great relays, early season competitions where Mother Nature, at times, is tougher than one's competitors!

Enjoy the pictures of athletes in this gallery!

Special thanks to John Barnhart/Stylecraft, and Ben Cesar/ASICS America.



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