The Relays Are Coming, The Relays Are Coming!

The Relays Are Coming, The Relays Are Coming!

Apr 17, 2012

Don’t get me wrong, the Drake Relays are probably my favorite thing about Drake University. I love the atmosphere, the races and the fact elite athletes make the trek to the Blue Oval to compete in front of a packed Drake Stadium crowd. The Relays have really helped me not only fall in love with track and field, but also the athletic communications field. The Drake Relays gave me my first shot to work a big event and I fell in love with all of the inter-workings of an event of its magnitude.

With that said, I’m in shock that the 103 edition of the Drake Relays are less than a week away. ¬†Every year it seems like they have just crept up on me, and this year has been no different. However, I am very excited for this year’s edition as I hope to make my last Relays as an undergrad memorable. Every year at the Drake Relays I end up doing a different task, as my freshman year I covered it for the student newspaper, my sophomore year I helped out in the media mixed zone and last year I helped with the press box operations. This year, I am in charge of the media supplement and will help with the notes during the event, along with helping the media out in the press box. These tasks are in addition of covering all of the Drake track and field athletes that will compete in front of a home crowd.

Sometimes I wish that I had a Paul Revere to give me the heads up that the Relays are right around the corner, but seeing that they are next week, I know its go time.  This will probably be my last post until after Relays, so my next blog will most likely be about the 103rd running of the Drake Relays after the event.