Lolo Jones commits to Drake Relays


April 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Hometown hurdler Lolo Jones is planning to compete in next week’s Drake Relays. Meet organizers say Jones, who grew up in Des Moines, will run in the invitational 100-meter hurdles on April 28.  Jones has won the event at Drake four times but has been beaten each of the last three years.  Jones had previously expressed doubts about returning to Drake in 2012 because of concerns it would interfere with her training for the upcoming London Olympics.  Jones was the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials champion but stumbled during the finals of the 100 hurdles in Beijing. She’s currently ranked No. 7 in the U.S.