Meet & Greet: Four Drake Relays Champions
Join The Des Moines Register for this exclusive meet and greet with four world-class track and field stars who will compete at the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. A Des Moines Register reporter will host the question and answer session with time for you to ask your own questions and meet the athletes personally.
• 4:45 p.m. Welcome
• 4:50 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
• 5:20 p.m.- 5:45 p.m. Meet & Greet with Athletes
• 6:00 p.m. Pole Vault at Capital Square (open to the public)
Meet the Athletes:
Tina Hillman, two time NCAA Champion in the Shot Put while competing at Iowa State University, returning to take on multiple Olympians in the women’s shot put, Tina was the Drake Relays Runner-up in the Women’s Collegiate Shot Put last year.
Shelby Houlihan, 2016 Olympian from Sioux City, Iowa, 2017 US Indoor Champion in both the 1 mile and 2 miles, she is an eight-time Drake Relays Champion and she is the only Iowa high school girl to win three events in a single year. She was in the Olympic finals in Rio in the 5000m.
Bershawn “Batman” Jackson, 2005 World Champion 400m Hurdles, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalists & two time defending Drake Relays Champion, returning to Des Moines to compete in the Drake Relays again on Friday.
Clayton Murphy, 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist 800m and the 2016 NCAA 1500m Champion, Drake Relays Champion in both 2015 and 2016, returning to challenge the Drake Relays & Drake Stadium 1500m record on Saturday
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at DesMoinesRegister.com/RelaysEvent.