Monday, April 26, 2010

Drake Relays Photo Gallery -- by Gene Niemi

As is the annual tradition, the bulk of the state's top track and field athletes traveled south over the weekend to compete in the Drake Relays. The Gopher women won two relays -- the 4 x 800m and 4 x 1600m -- while the Gopher men took home winners' hardware in the decathlon and triple jump thanks to R.J. McGinnis and Oladipo Fagbemi, respectively.

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DtB contributor Gene Niemi was in Des Moines for the meet and offers these photos.

Gabriele Anderson anchors the Gophers' champion 4 x 1600m relay.

Rikita Butler hands off to Alena Brooks on the Gophers' 3rd-place DMR.

Heather Dorniden leads the pack in the Special 1500m. Laura Januszewski (in back) would finish 2nd in 4:15.62, Doniden was 9th in 4:22.84.

Megan Duwell takes the baton from Elizabeth Yetzer in the Gophers' Drake Relays record-setting 4 x 1600m effort, while former Eastview standout McKenzie Melander hands off for Iowa.

Minnesota State Mankato's Brittany Henderson (center) sprints to 4th in 11.87 in the University/College 100m.

Gopher Matt Fisher jumping to a 4th-place finish in the University/College high jump.

Augsburg's Shanek Telphia anchors the team's 4 x 100m relay.

Find complete Drake Relays results HERE.

Find Flotrack video coverage of the meet HERE.

Photos by Gene Niemi.


Megan said...

The SMR actually placed 7th, not 3rd. Both Rikita and Alena ran in the DMR as well which placed 3rd.

Megan said...

My roommate is a chinese major and just translated the chinese comment...just want to comment that the chinese post is really perverted...

Charlie said...


Thanks for the correction.

The offending post has been removed as well.

-- Charlie