Greatest Memories from the Drake Relays
Surrounding the 2013 Drake Relays, we will post here your greatest memories from past Relays. Email yours to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To start, we’ll post ours. We wouldn’t expect your memories to go back as far!!
> First trip to the Drake Relays - marching in the parade as a member of the Irwin HS marching band, 1956
> Seeing Clyde Duncan, Des Moines Tech, run 9.3 100y, 1958
> As a high schooler, sitting in the stands behind legendary Texas Southern coach Stan Wright and his team as his great sprinters (Ray Sadler, etc.) were burning up the track in the relays
> Not for my performances, just running in Drake for ISTC-SCI, 1960-63
> HS coach of Betty Lundblad, Prairie HS, Gowrie; member of Iowa All-Star team that beat the previously undefeated Texas Belles in an exhibition 4X110y relay, 1964
> Returning to the Relays as college coach with 800m winner, Wendy Knudson, 1977
> Listening to friend Jim Duncan announce the Relays, many years
> Coming back to the Drake Relays in 2011 after many-years absence
Lyle Knudson, editor, IOWATFXC.COM