DES MOINES (USA): Former top high jumper Brian Brown informed that he is ending as Meet Director for the historic Drake Relays in Des Moines. He also said that Hy-Vee, the presenting sponsor has renewed their commitment to the Drake Relays for 5 years beginning this past Relays. Drake just completed the installation of a brand new Mondo track surface. Video board and sound system also were replaced this summer totaling 2.5 Million improvements to Drake Stadium. The dates of the 2017 Drake Relays are April 26th - April 29th and will feature a host of "Rio Rematch" events.
RunBlogRun opines: Brian Brown will be sorely missed at the Drake Relays. His legacy, however, the support of Hy-Vee, one of the finest sponsors of our sport in decades, will continue! We hope that the new leadership at Drake Relays understands and appreciates the unique relationship that they have with Hy-Vee, which has put in over a reported $500k a year into Drake Relays for the past six years!