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Jerome Biffle won the Long Jump with a distance of 23' 11.5". Biffle also won the event in 1950 with a distance of 24' 11.5".

Jim Zabel, center, the sports announcer for WHO Radio. Zabel started with WHO im 1944 and covered the Drake Relays beginning in 1948. Zabel went on to cover sporting events across Iowa for over 50 years. He familiar voice can still be heard on WHO…

Presentation of Relays Queen Mary Campbell of Southern Methodist University. Cambell is seated on the top of the back seat in the front car and in the car behind her is the Drake Court.

Mary Campbell of Southern Methodist University was the 1949 Relays Queen.

Mary Campbell of Southern Methodist University, 1949 Relays Queen. Here she speaks with WHO Radio.

Rice University pulls ahead of the University of Missouri for the win in the One-Mile Relay with a time of 3:16.4. Members of the Rice University team were Jim Hoff, Tom Cox, Otha Byrd and Art Brown.

Don Gehrmann crosses the finish line in the Sprint Medley Relay. The University of Wisconsin won the event with a time of 3:28.5 and Gehrmann ran the anchor leg in 1:53.5.

Results from the Bulova Phototimer. The high speed camera was mounted on top of a station wagon. The back of the wagon was a makeshift dark room. This was the latest in photofinish technology in the 1940s and 1950s.

Results from the Bulova Phototimer. The high speed camera was mounted on top of a station wagon. The back of the wagon was a makeshift dark room. This was the latest in photofinish technology in the 1940s and 1950s.

Crowded stands at the Drake Relays. Note the mass of television and film cameras atop the press box.