2015 Drake Relays Presented by HyVee

April 23, 2015 to April 25, 2015
Des Moines, IA

Wright has struggled in recent years and said she "forgot what it feels like to run well". Here, her 2:01.65 time wasn't super fast, but she got a lot of scalps and won a big (both in size and amount) check.

World Athletics:

A big surprise was PV WR holder Renaud Lavillenie only finishing 3rd as Sam Kendricks and Shawn Barber tied for 1st. Francena McCorory ran a 50.13 world leading 400 time, beating Sanya Richards-Ross by almost a full-second. Will Claye got a WL in the TJ.
*Saturday quotes from Drake Relays

LRC Drake Relays Recap: Ajee Wilson Holds off Brenda Martinez for $20,000, King James Breaks Michael Johnson's Meet Record

Ajee Wilson showed why she's America's best hope for distance gold in Beijing, Kirani James impressed, Lashawn Merritt didn't, Aleec Harris remained undefeated, Bershawn Jackson is back, Derek Drouin still likes Drake, and Loyola of Illinois pulled the upset in the 4x800.

LRC Drake Relays Preview: Talk About Tremendous Early Season Matchups - Ajee vs Brenda vs Chanelle vs Alysia for $20,000, Kirani James vs Lashawn Merritt @ 400, Leo vs Centro in the Mile

The US pro track season starts off with a bang tonight with Ajee Wilson, Brenda Martinez, Chanelle Price, and Alysia Montano racing for $20,000, plus Kirani James vs LaShawn Merritt for $20,000, Ashton Eaton vs the hurdlers, and more. Saturday Leo Manzano and Matt Centrowitz square off in the mile.


Other big names competing include Dawn Harper-Nelson, Queen Harrison, Renaud Lavillenie, Javier Culson, Michael Tinsley. Lolo Jones pulled out with a "minor injury".

LRC Matt Centrowitz With a Hat on Backwards Wins Over Manzano, Heather Kampf Repeats at Grand Blue Road Mile Which is Part of Drake Relays

Results, video of finishes from local tv station. Some of the stars will be back for the track mile on Saturday. The big distance matchup is Ajee Wilson vs Brenda Martinez at 800m on Friday night.

LRC Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee Announces First Wave Of 2015 Athletes And Events

A highlight will be the addition of an elite women's 800 with Brenda Martinez and Ajee Wilson. Other top names competing include Renaud Lavillenie, Jenn Suhr, LaShawn Merritt vs Kirani James and a deep 110H and HJ competition.

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