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Rodney Milburn won a Gold Medal in 1972 at the Munich Olympics (13:24) and set a world record in the 120 yard hurdles (13.00) (June 25, 1971 - ). He also set a world record in the 110 meter hurdles(13.10) (July 22, 1973 - ). Milburn was also…

Yvonne Marie West of Western Illinois University, 1971 Relays Queen.

Yvonne Marie West of Western Illinois University, 1971 Relays Queen, with a Relays official.

Al Feurerbach, who won the 1972 shot put with a distance of 68-9 1/2, a Drake Relays record.

Al Feuerbach won the 1972 shot put with a Drake Relay record toss of 68-9 1/2. Feuerbach, an Iowa native, held the World Record in the shot put. Over the years he amassed a total of five Drake Relays victories.

Herb Washington of Michigan State, winner of the 100-Yard Dash with a time of :09.6, with the Relays Queen Jean Abernathy of Northeast Missouri State University.

Jim Ford, a sprinter from Drake, is added to the Jones Hall of Fame.

Jim Ryun runs unattached in the Invitational One-Mile Run. Ryun finished a disappointing 7th place. Apparently he had been suffering from dysentery, and didn’t want to disappoint the crowd by dropping out. The race was won by Robert Maplestone of…

Lucian Rosa of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside wins the Marathon with a time of 2:22.13, a new Drake Relays record. He won the marathon again in 1973 and in 1975. His 1975 time of 2:18.57 set a new Drake Relays record.

Des Moines Mayor Richard E. Olsen gets ready to fire the starting gun for the marathon.