2013 Drake Relays Friday Recap: A Stunner In the 110 Hurdles, Jenn Suhr Loses, Jeremy Wariner Loses, Brittney Reese Wins

by LetsRun.com
April 26, 2013

Thanks to Midwest grocery chain Hy-Vee, the 2013 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee have more than $500,000 in prize money on the line this year. In the “London Rematch” races, $50,000 is on the line – $25,000 for first, $15,000 for 2nd, and $10,000 for third. In many of the field events, $25,000 is on the line.

Day one of the pro action lived up to the hype as there were some really exciting results. We have recapped Jenny Simpson’s breath-taking win in the women’s 1500 in another piece:

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Wow: Jenny Simpson Impresses With Drake Relays Record and World Lead in 1,500

The other pro events from Day 1 are recapped below.

Men’s 100 Hurdles: Jamaica’s Andrew Riley Pulls A Stunner

With all three Olympic medallists from last year here, it was an absolute stunner that Jamaica’s Andrew Riley, who went out in the first round of the Olympic Games, got the win.

After a false start by silver medallist Jason Richardson, Riley got out well and held off world record holder Aries Merritt in the race that was run into a big headwind. After the finish, a thrilled Riley kept running and slapped hands with the crowd on the turn. Olympic bronze medallist Hansle Parchment was last.

Quick Take #1: The Des Moines track has been good to Riley. Last year, he pulled off the 100/110h double at NCAAs on the very same track.

Andrew Riley pulls a stunner at the 2013 Drake Relays

Andrew Riley pulls a stunner at the 2013 Drake Relays

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                2013 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee                
                     America's Athletic Classic                      
    Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa  - 4/24/2013 to 4/27/2013     

Event 400  Men 110 Meter Hurdles London Games Rematch
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Wind
=====================================================================
Finals                                                               
  1 Andrew Riley                 Puma                     13.43  -3.2
  2 Aries Merritt                Nike                     13.48  -3.2
  3 Ryan Brathwaite              adidas                   13.55  -3.2
  4 Ryan Wilson                  Saucony                  13.58  -3.2
  5 David Oliver                 Nike                     13.59  -3.2
  6 Jeff Porter                  Nike                     13.60  -3.2
  7 Hansle Parchment             Puma                     14.33  -3.2
 -- Jason Richardson             Nike                        FS  -3.2

Men’s 400 Hurdles: Michael Tinsley Picks Up $25,000

Olympic silver medallist Michael Tinsley picked up $25,000 as the London bronze medallist Javier Culson was third.

 Drake Stadium - Site License 
             2013 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee             
                  America's Athletic Classic                   
 Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa  - 4/24/2013 to 4/27/2013  

Event 405  Men 400 Meter Hurdles London Games Rematch
===============================================================
    Name                    Year School                  Finals
===============================================================
Finals                                                         
  1 Michael Tinsley              adidas                   48.55
  2 Johnny Dutch                 United States            48.73
  3 Javier Culson                Puerto Rico              49.33
  4 Justin Gaymon                United States            49.97
  5 Eric Alejandro               Puerto Rico              50.07
  6 LaRon Bennett                United States            51.47
  7 Jamele Mason                 Puerto Rico              51.74
  8 Jon DeGrave                  Unattached               53.69

Men’s 400: Lugeulin Santos Beats Jeremy Wariner

After a good start by 2004 Olymipc champion Jeremy Wariner, 19 year old Olympic silver medallist Lugeulin Santos of the Dominican Republic absolutely ate him up on the backstretch. Santos didn’t really put too much distance on Wariner on the way home but this thing was already over at 200.

“I got out good and I think I eased off too much on the backstretch but I finished better this week than last week. I’ll be fine come USAs – low 44, high 43s,” said Wariner, who ran 45.72 last week in Waco, after the race.

For the record, Wariner hasn’t broken 44 since 2008.

Santos just missed Kirani James’ 2013 world lead of 44.72.

Luguelin Santos Wins

Luguelin Santos Wins

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             2013 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee             
                  America's Athletic Classic                   
 Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa  - 4/24/2013 to 4/27/2013  

Event 390  Men 400 Meter Dash London Games Rematch
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals
===============================================================
Finals                                                         
  1 Luguelin Santos              Puma                     44.74
  2 Jeremy Wariner               adidas                   45.35
  3 Marcus Boyd                  Unattached               45.69
  4 Jarrin Solomon               Trinidad & Tobago        45.76
  5 Lee-Marvin Bonevacia         Curacao                  46.34
  6 Jamil Hubbard                United States            46.37
  7 Luke Lennon-Ford             Mizuno                   46.90

Women’s Pole Vault: Jenn Suhr Comes Up Short In Outdoor Opener

2012 London gold medallist Jenn Suhr, who set the indoor world record at the US idnoor champs in her last competition, failed to get the win here as the win went to London silver medallist Yarisley Silva PRd in grabbing the win (previous pb 4.81m).

Event 480  Women Pole Vault London Games Rematch
==========================================================================
    Name                    Year School                  Finals           
==========================================================================
Finals                                                                    
  1 Yarisley Silva               Cuba                     4.85m   15-11.00
     4.23 4.43 4.53 4.63 4.73 4.83 4.85 4.90                              
      PPP  PPP    O  XXO  XXO  PPP    O  XXX                              
  2 Jenn Suhr                    United States            4.63m   15-02.25
     4.23 4.43 4.53 4.63 4.73                                             
      PPP  PPP  PPP  XXO  XXX                                             
  3 Kylie Hutson                 United States            4.53m   14-10.25
     4.23 4.43 4.53 4.63                                                  
        O  XXO   XO  XXX                                                  
  4 Mary Saxer                   United States           J4.53m   14-10.25
     4.23 4.43 4.53 4.63                                                  
      PPP  XXO  XXO  XXX                                                  
  5 Lacy Janson                  Nike                    J4.53m   14-10.25
     4.23 4.43 4.53 4.63                                                  
       XO  XXO  XXO  XXX                                                  
  6 Becky Holliday               Asics                    4.43m   14-06.25
     4.23 4.43 4.53                                                       
        O    O  XXX                                                       
  6 Melissa Gergel               Unattached               4.43m   14-06.25
     4.23 4.43 4.53                                                       
        O    O  XXX                                                       
  8 Janice Keppler               United States           J4.43m   14-06.25
     4.23 4.43 4.53                                                       
        O   XO  XXX                                                       
  9 Tori Pena                    Ireland                  4.23m   13-10.50
     4.23 4.43                                                            
        O  XXX                                                            
 10 Dallis Caballero             Cuba                    J4.23m   13-10.50
     4.23 4.43                                                            
      XXO  XXX                                                            
 10 Morgann Leleux            SO Georgia                 J4.23m   13-10.50
     4.23 4.43                                                            
      XXO  XXX                                                            
 -- Keterina Stefanidi           Greece                      NH           
     4.23                                                                 
      XXX                                                                 
 -- April Steiner Bennett        Asics                       NH           
     4.23                                                                 
      XXX                                                                 
 -- Kelsie Hendry                Canada                      NH           
     4.23                                                                 
      XXX

Women’s Long Jump: Reese over DeLoach

2009, 2011 and 2012 gold medallist Brittney Reese showed she’s so clutch as she got the win on her last jump over bronze medallist Janay DeLoach.

Brittney Reese in the middle of her clutch 6th jump

Brittney Reese in the middle of her clutch 6th jump

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                America's Athletic Classic                
            Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa            
                     Last Heat Result                     

 Event 340  Women Long Jump Univ/Col
 Heat 2 of 2
======================================================
    Name                 Year School       Finals     
======================================================
  1 Brittney Reese            NIKE          6.94m  2.5
  2 Janay DeLoach             NIKE          6.92m  3.5
  3 Whitney Gipson            NIKE          6.39m  2.4
  4 Mara Griva             SR NEB           6.25m  3.0
  5 Allegra Wells          JR MS            6.22m  1.3
  6 Melissa Norville       SR ILC           6.20m  3.8
  7 Erin Busbee            JR MICH          6.08m  1.1
  8 Kari Heck              FR NEB           6.05m  1.9
  9 Kimsue Grant           SR SMO           5.89m  3.5
 10 Shari Russell          SO MS            5.77m  3.9
 11 Callie Ives            FR AL            5.72m  2.2
 12 Todea-Kay Willis       SR MIN           5.54m  1.7
 -- Amanda Smock              ASIC            DNS

Men’s High Jump: Dusty Jones Wins

Not sure how this one was billed as a London Rematch as none of the five medallist (three guys shared a bronze) were competing.

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                  2013 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee                   
                        America's Athletic Classic                        
       Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa  - 4/24/2013 to 4/27/2013       

Event 415  Men High Jump London Games Rematch
==========================================================================
    Name                    Year School                  Finals           
==========================================================================
Finals                                                                    
  1 Dusty Jonas                  United States            2.31m    7-07.00
     2.06 2.11 2.16 2.21 2.25 2.28 2.31 2.35                              
      PPP    O    O   XO  XXO    O    O  XXX                              
  2 Donald Thomas                Bahamas                  2.25m    7-04.50
     2.06 2.11 2.16 2.21 2.25 2.28 2.31                                   
      PPP    O    O  XXO    O  XPP   XX                                   
  3 Trevor Barry                 Bahamas                 J2.25m    7-04.50
     2.06 2.11 2.16 2.21 2.25 2.28                                        
      PPP  PPP    O  XXO  XXO  XXX                                        
  4 Keith Moffatt                Nike                     2.21m    7-03.00
     2.06 2.11 2.16 2.21 2.25                                             
      PPP  PPP    O   XO  XXX                                             
  5 Ed Wright                    United States            2.16m    7-01.00
     2.06 2.11 2.16 2.21                                                  
      PPP  PPP   XO  XXX                                                  
  6 Jefferey Herron              United States            2.11m    6-11.00
     2.06 2.11 2.16                                                       
      PPP    O  XXX                                                       
  7 Garrett Huyler               United States           J2.11m    6-11.00
     2.06 2.11 2.16                                                       
      PPP   XO  XXX                                                       
  8 Henderson Dottin             Barbados                J2.11m    6-11.00
     2.06 2.11 2.16                                                       
        O  XXO  XXX

 

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