The live broadcast will include pro finals in the women's 400m hurdles, men's 1500m, women's 100m hurdles, men's 110m hurdles, men's high jump, men's pole vault, and women's long jump. Highlights will also be shown from the men's 400m, men's 400m hurdles, and women's 1500m. Full pro entries are here and highlights from the fields are at the bottom of this post. All times listed are in U.S. Eastern time.
Perhaps the best races are the men's and women's 110/100 meter hurdles, which feature both world record holders and a total of three Olympic gold medalists. Women's world record holder Keni Harrison will try to take down Rio medalists Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin, while defending men's Olympic gold medalist Omar McLeod returns to Des Moines to defend his Drake Relays title against 2012 Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Aries Merritt.
The 1500s are outstanding as well. Clayton Murphy has run 1:43.60 and anchored the U.S. to IAAF World Relays 4x800m gold the last two weekends. On Saturday, he'll move up to the 1500 against Olympic steeplechaser Hillary Bor and 2012 London silver medalist Leo Manzano.
The women's race has one of the deepest American-heavy fields ever composed, featuring American Olympians from 800m to 5K facing off against studs from abroad and the American amateur ranks. Rio bronze medalist (and Iowa native) Jenny Simpson will defend her Drake Relays title against an incredible field that includes Kate Grace, Brenda Martinez, Shelby Houlihan, Charlene Lipsey, Nicole Sifuentes, Sammy Watson, Kaela Edwards, and Nikki Hamblin.
Women's 400m hurdles (3:02 PM): Ashley Spencer, Cassandra Tate, Georganne Moline
Men's 1500m (3:11 PM): Clayton Murphy, Hillary Bor, Leo Manzano, Andy Bayer, Johnny Gregorek, Daniel Herrera, Eric Speakman
Women's 100 m hurdles (3:37 PM): Keni Harrison, Nia Ali, Kristi Castlin, Tiffany Porter, Cindy Ofili, Queen Harrison, Dawn Harper-Nelson
Men's 110 m Hurdles (3:51 PM): Omar McLeod, Aries Merritt, David Oliver, Andrew Pozzi
Men's High Jump (2:45 PM): Derek Drouin, Mike Mason, Ricky Robertson, Trevor Barry
Men's Pole Vault (3:00 PM): Sam Kendricks, Logan Cunningham, Augusto Dutra
Women's Long Jump (3:45 PM): Brittney Reese, Lorraine Ugen, Christabel Nettey
Men's 400m: LaShawn Merritt, Kirani James, Tony McQuay, David Verburg
Men's 400m Hurdles: Bershawn Jackson, Javier Culson, Jehue Gordon, Michael Stigler
Women's 1500m: Jenny Simpson, Kate Grace, Brenda Martinez, Shelby Houlihan, Charlene Lipsey, Nicole Sifuentes, Sammy Watson, Kaela Edwards, Alexa Efraimson, Amanda Eccleston, Marta Freitas, Nikki Hamblin
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Archived Competition Footage
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