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RELAYS REWIND: A look at the Drake Relays from all angles

May 31, 2006
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Everybody loves the Drake Relays Parade … and a parade with balloons, well, that's just too much giddiness for words.


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Drake Relays Parade Marshals Daniel and Patricia Jorndt, both Drake alums, toss candy to children along the route.


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A member of the Isiserettes takes a big step during the Relays parade.


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Members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity (and friends) brighten up a spot on Carpenter Avenue.


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These students from Drake's KDCS radio station hunt up some rocking tunes to entertain the street painters.


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Memo to students who might've misbehaved during Street Painting: Sentwali Bakari, dean of students, had his video camera going all day.


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Ericca Saddoris, director of residence life, bleeds blue for DU, but she didn't need a coat of paint to prove it.


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The Drake Outdoors Club served hotdogs and hamburgers that were (mostly) paint free.


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The 2006 Street Painting was a day of painted faces - both the student, above, and on the street, below.


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Whatever Head Women's Basketball Coach Amy Stephens makes her Bulldogs do in practice, it can't be as tough (or as gross) as what hoops star and sophomore education major Lindsay Whorton endured trying to make this dig in mud volleyball.


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Dozens of Drake students turned out for the Iowa Health Department's free mumps vaccination at the American Republic Health Center in late April during a state-wide mumps outbreak.


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Richard J. Hartig, PH'73, GR'81, winner of the 2006 College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Weaver Medal of Honor, chats with current students during the Weaver Medal reception during Relays week.


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"Oh dear, I believe we got too much Tide in the machine again." Fear not residence life staff, rather than surviving a laundry disaster in one of the quads, these students are enjoying Drake's first-ever foam dance party, held Thursday, April 27,


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This future Bulldog enjoyed a tasty ice cream cone during the University's 125th anniversary birthday party Friday, April 28, during an afternoon break in Relays action.


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Paul Morrison, JO'39, carries the torch during the opening ceremonies at Relays Under The Lights on Relays Friday.


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Dave Blank, athletic director, lights the cauldron that was set up in the southwest corner of the stadium to signal the official opening of the 97th running of the Drake Relays.


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A 12-minute fireworks display capped off a night of songs, parades and races at the first-ever Relays Under The Lights.


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Is it real or is it bronze? Hannah, the winner of the 2006 Most Beautiful Bulldog contest, upstages the unveiling of a bronze bulldog statue that will stand guard outside the new Drake Plaza, which is under construction on the former 28th Street southwest


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Drake President David Maxwell helps Elaine Hanna Wright and Andy Wright "unleash" the bronze bulldog at the dedication ceremony. The Wrights, along with the Class of 1997, donated the money to make the bronze addition possible.


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Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter pose with the hardhats they donned before putting the first bricks in place on the base of the new archway. The couple donated $500,000 to create the Drake Plaza, which is scheduled for completion this summer.


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Some of the people who made the revitalization of Drake Stadium possible - from public officials to alumni and private donors - cut a ribbon on Saturday to rechristen the rejuvenated building.


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Members of the classes of 1996, 1997 and 1998 gathered at the Science Center of Iowa to celebrate their years at Drake and greet new additions to the Bulldog family.


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Drake Law School alumni share stories of days gone by at the Law School reunion at the Four Points Sheraton during Relays weekend.


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Members of the classes of 1964, 1965 and 1966 enjoy dinner and memories at the Des Moines Club.


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This racer probably barely noticed his splashdown during Saturday's steeplechase event. The last full day of Relays competition finished in a constant rainfall from morning to the final event.


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Christian Cantwell watches his throw during the men's special invitational shot put. He broke the Drake Relays record with a throw of 22.10 meters - the best throw in the world this season.


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Grace, speed and skill: Rain or shine, the Drake Relays showcase the human body in its most perfect form competing at the highest level.