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Jones named outstanding women’s performer

April 29, 2008
DES MOINES — World Indoor champion Lolo Jones won her fourth straight Drake Relays title Saturday and the hometown hero has been named the outstanding women’s performer of the event.

Jones won the individual 100-meter hurdles in a meet and stadium record time of 12.74 seconds.

Georgia sophomore Chris Hill set a meet record in the university-college javelin at 268 feet, 1 inch and was selected as the outstanding men’s performer. Hill’s throw is the best throw by any collegian this spring and the No. 2 throw by an American.

The outstanding high school boys performer was Burlington senior Jarred Herring.

The Northern Iowa football and track recruit won the 100 in 10.69 and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

A.G. Bradford of Davenport North was the outstanding high school girls performer. The senior finished in the top three in four events over the weekend. She swept the individual hurdle events with titles in the 100 and 400 hurdles to become only the fourth to achieve that feat in meet history. Her 400 time set a meet record and was the No. 2 time in Iowa high school history.

Bradford also was second in the high jump and ran anchor on the third place sprint medley relay team.

Six meet records were set and another was tied at the 99th running of the Drake Relays.


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