Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee Assembles A Phenomenal Lineup in the Men’s 800 Meters

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Six of the top 10 American 800-meter runners are set to make two laps around the Blue Oval as part of the men’s 800 meters at the 107th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The field includes the recently crowned indoor World Champion and the indoor World Championships bronze medalist.Leading off the field is Boris Berian, the newly minted World Champion is the top-ranked American runner after also claiming the U.S. Indoor title. Matthew Centrowitz, the top American and an Olympian at 1,500 meters will step down to the 800 meters and event in which he’s ranked third in the nation.Erik Sowinski, who competed collegiately at Iowa, returns to the Blue Oval after earning a bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships and finishing his 2015 season as the No. 4 competitor in the country.Sowinski will be joined by another Iowa product in Tyler Mulder, a native of Orange City and graduate of UNI.Also in the field are the Nos. 5, 7 and 8 runners in the U.S. In Casimir Loxsom, Charles Jock and Mike Rutt, respectively. Robbie Andrews, Ryan Martin and Johnny Gregorek round out the collection of elite American half-milers that will be featured on the Blue Oval.The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee men’s 800 meters is scheduled for 2:02 p.m. on April 30.Single-session tickets for the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are now on sale as are all-session and multi-session tickets. To secure your seats at Drake Stadium, visit www.DrakeRelays.org, www.DrakeTix.com or by calling the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-3647.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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