The start of the 100-Yard Dash. Note that they are running from south to north, instead of the traditional north to south. Marshall Dill of Michigan State won the event with a time of :09.3. Dill also won in 1973 (:09.6) and in 1975 (:09.6).
Al Feuerbach, an Iowa native, won the shot put with a toss of 69'6.5", a Drake Relays record. At the time Feuerbach owned the world record in the shot put, and had a total of five Drake Relays victories in the event.
An unidentified runner on the left (possibly Philip Ndoo of Eastern New Mexico) and Charlton Ehizuelen of University of Illinois. Ehizuelen won the Triple Jump in 1974 with distance of 55' 2.25" and was named Drake Relays Outstanding Athlete.
Eastern New Mexico's Mike and Tom Boit, both originally from Kenya. Mike ran the anchor legs of the Four-Mile Relay and the Distance Medley. Mike also won the Mile-Run with a time of 4:07.4. Tom is presumably his brother, probably on a relay team.
Ronald Reagan enjoys the Drake Relays in 1974. Reagan used to broadcast the Drake Relays in the 1930s, then went on to work as the chief sports announcer for WHO in Des Moines. In 1974 Reagan was the Governor of California. Sitting next to Reagan…