Drake Relays single-session tickets on sale

DES MOINES – The time to grab tickets to see some of the most elite athletes in the world is now.

Tickets for the 2014 Drake Relays went on sale Thursday and fans can get single-session tickets for $35 for Friday and $40 for Saturday. The field already features 17 athletes who have medaled at either the most recent Olympics and/or the World Championships as well as Des Moines native and Olympian Lolo Jones.

Fans can purchase tickets to one of the four available sessions online at www.DrakeRelays.org or by calling the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-DOGS.

The Drake Relays will once again feature the top high school competitors in the state, a deep collegiate field and world-class competition featuring modern-day track and field legends. The most anticipated elite race pits World Champion and No. 1 ranked LeShawn Merritt against 2012 Olymic gold medalist and world’s No. 2 ranked Kirani Jones in the 400-meter dash.

That race will be one of the five Moscow World Championship rematches staged on Friday night as part of Hy-Vee night at the Drake Relays. Jones also will run in the shuttle hurdle relay on Friday night.