Track and field teams head to “Blue Oval” for Drake Relays

The boys and girls track team will head to the 108th Drake Relays in Des Moines this Thursday through Saturday with 34 total qualifications

This Thursday through Saturday the track and field teams will head to the 108th annual Drake Relays held at Drake University in Des Moines. Tickets can be purchased outside of the stadium. The Drake Relays is a unique event, as all four classes are combined for the opportunity to compete against each other. To have qualified, athletes needed the best marks in the state so far this year in their event, with each event has a different number of qualifying athletes. Athletes are limited to compete in a maximum of four events. Below are the events contested at the Drake Relays with number of total qualifiers listed in parentheses.

Individual running events

100 dash (32)

100 hurdles/110 hurdles (32)

400 hurdles (16)

800 meter run (16)

1500/1600 meter run (21)

3000/3200 meter run (21)

Field events (24)

Long Jump

Shot Put


High Jump


4×100 meter relay (80)

4×200 meter relay (32)

4×400 meter relay (32)

800/1600 meter medley relay (24)

4×800 meter relay (16)

Shuttle hurdle relay (16)

Click through the slideshows to view the boys and girls qualifiers, seeds are listed in parentheses. Relay teams are listed in the order they competed in their qualifier.

Photos by Leah Dusterhoft, Kara Wagenknecht and Sarah Longmire