Jeff Hartwig talks with Kellie Suttle before her turn at the pole vault. Suttle is a two-time Olympian, competing in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. In 2001 she broke 15 feet for the first time to win the Pole Vault at the Drake Relays.
Relays Director Bob Ehrhart is acknowledged during his last Drake Relays before retiring. Ehrhart served as Relays Director from 1969-2000 and was also the head coach of the men's track team from 1969-1992.
Suzy Favor Hamilton smiles after winning the Special Invitational 800-Meter Run. Favor Hamilton won the event with a time of 2:01.68. Suzy Favor Hamilton has won 7 U.S. National Championships and is a 3 time Olympian
Paul McMullen after winning the Special Invitational Mile Run with a time of 3:59.12. McMullen competed in the 1996 Olympics, and in 1997 suffered a tragic lawn mowing accident where he lost parts of 2 toes. In his return in 1998, he won the USA…
Kellie Suttle of Bell Athletics wins the 1998 Womens Special Invitational Pole Vault with a height of 13'9 3/4". Suttle went on to win the event in 1999, 2000, and 2001. She is also a two-time Olympian, competing in both 2000 and 2004.
Kellie Suttle and Jeff Hartwig talk during the Drake Relays. Suttle won the Women's Special Invitational Pole Vault with a height of 13'9.75" and Hartwig won the Men's Special Invitational Pole Vault with a height of 19'0.25".