DRAKE RELAYS: Pros Put On A Show

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After a break from the track to compete in the winter Olympics Lolo Jones returned to Drake stadium, Friday.

Bobsledding is in the rear view mirror, hurdles are now back in focus.

Jones competed in a brand new event, the elite shuttle hurdle relay for the pros. And Lolo doesn’t disappoint. Running the second leg and paired with three of the fastest hurdlers in the world, her USA red team wins in 50.93 seconds.

It’s the second fastest time ever in the world.

“In bobsledding we had a saying, it’s a team within a team because I can’t help them drive and I can’t help them hurdle but we’re a team so if we all do our effort we’ll have a good race together. It was very similar to bobsledding,” the Roosevelt alum said.

One of the most anticipated races was a world championship 400 meter rematch.

Two-time gold medalist Lashawn Merritt edged out Kirani James in a time of 44.44 seconds, a new world best.

In a two hour span, seven world best marks are set.

There’s also a new Relays record in the high jump.

Derek Drouin smashed the previous mark clearing 7’ 10 ½”.

Brian Brown, the previous record holder and event director, was seen shrugging his shoulders. It was bound to go down sometime.


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