Greene County’s Maddy Sigler begins the second leg of the 4-by-100-meter relay prelims at the 2019 Drake Relays last April in Des Moines. The Rams finished 89th with a time of 53.48.  BRANDON HURLEY | JEFFERSON HERALD

TRACK AND FIELD: Drake Relays postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Relays officials and Drake University plan to reschedule the 2020 event which was set for late April

Drake University has postponed the 2020 Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom along with related special events and programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was announced in the afternoon of March 12. The 111th edition of the event was scheduled for April 22–25 at Drake Stadium.
The health, safety, and well-being of Drake Relays presented by Xtream participants and fans, along with guidance from local and national health officials, have been at the forefront of the decision-making process. Recent directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Iowa Department of Public Health, and City of Des Moines regarding large gatherings make it clear that postponing the Drake Relays presented by Xtream is necessary. We will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and will work with local, state, and national officials to reschedule the Drake Relays presented by Xtream at a date that ensures the health and wellbeing of participants and fans.
The state of Iowa suspended all high school sports back on March 16, hoping to eventually resume on April 13.
The postponement of the Drake Relays presented by Xtream also postpones all events associated with the Drake Relays presented by Xtream, including the Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Grand Blue Mile, and Drake Road Races. Drake University and Drake Relays presented by Xtream leadership are working to reschedule these events and other campus activities associated with the Drake Relays presented by Xtream.
Drake University canceled all on campus courses through at least April 3, with online courses being held during said time frame.
For more information on the postponement of the 2020 Drake Relays presented by Xtream and to access other campus resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit

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