Relays tickets now on sale

Tickets for the 98th running of the Drake Relays, to be held April 26-28, are now on sale at the Drake Athletic Ticket Office.


Tickets can also be ordered at 515-271-3647 or online at www.drakerelays.org.


Eight records were set at the 2006 Drake Relays including four in the women’s division, three in the high school division and one in the men’s division.


“I’m really excited about the potential for this year’s meet, especially with Drake hosting the NCAA Midwest Regionals,” said Brian Brown, in his second year as director of the Drake Relays. “We will have several new teams coming here that want to compete at our facility before the regional meet. There are several schools with outstanding track traditions that also are returning, and we’ve also been in contact with several elite athletes.”


In its 10th decade, the 2007 Drake Relays will be aiming for its 42nd straight sellout of the Saturday program.


Reserved seats for Friday’s afternoon session are $25 for adults and $13 for children 18 younger. Tickets for the Friday night session are $20 for adults and $10 for children.


All seats for Saturday’s session are $30. This year’s Drake Relays will once again feature a Thursday distance carnival on April 26. All seats are general admission at $5 for the Thursday program.

Relays fans have witnessed 14 world records, 45 American records and 59 national collegiate records.