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Franklin Junior High School (Cedar Rapids) takes home an award in 1961. Joe E. Brown, the 1961 Relays Parade Marshal presents them with their prize.

Relays Queen Meredith Auld, from the University of South Dakota, hands out awards to some athletes.

Meredith Auld from the University of South Dakota prepares to be crowned Queen of the 1961 Drake Relays. Holding the crown is Drake University President Henry Harmon.

Athletes in the Mile Walk A.A.U. Invitational. Jack Blackburn of Ohio won the event with a time of 6:58.4.

Wilma Rudolph sets herself for 100-Yard Dash. Rudolph won the event with a time of :11.1. She was first woman to win a Drake Relays event. Rudolph also won a bronze medal for 4x4 in the 1956 Olympics and 3 gold medals for 100-meter, 200-meter, and…

Wilma Rudolph won the 100-Yard Dash in 1961 with a time of :11.1. She was first woman to win a Drake Relays event. Rudolph also won a bronze medal for the 4x4 at the 1956 Olympics and three gold medals for the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter…

Wilma Rudolph signs autographs for the runners she raced against in the 100-Yard Dash. Rudolph won the 100-Yard Dash with a time of :11.1. She was the first woman to win a Drake Relays event. Rudolph won a bronze medal in the 1956 Olympics, and 3…

Kansas' Ted Riesinger hands off to Bill Dotson in the Four-Mile Relay. Kansas won the event with a time of 16:57.0. Team members were Mike Fulghum, Bill Thornton, Riesinger and Dotson.

Baylor leads Missouri, Drake, and other schools at the first handoff of the 1962 Mile Relay. The University of Missouri team, made up of David Stormer, Bill Rawson, Greg Pelster and Jim Baker won the event with a time of 3:11.6.

Runners from Adel and Pella Christian on the handoff in the High School Sprint Medley Relay during the 1962 Drake Relays.