Spearmon, Suhr nab Drake Relays honors


April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES (AP) — Sprinter Wallace Spearmon, Jr. and pole vaulter Jenn Suhr have been named the Most Outstanding Performers for this year’s Drake Relays. Spearmon won the men’s 200 meters in 20.02 seconds on Saturday, breaking Michael Johnson’s 15-year-old meet record. Suhr set a new meet record with a winning effort of 15 feet, 3 inches on Saturday after winning an indoor exhibition at a nearby mall earlier in the week. James Harrington of Cedar Falls High and Erin Hawkins of Des Moines Roosevelt High earned the honors for the prep divisions. Fifteen Drake Relays records fell during this year’s meet, which was plagued by chilly and windy conditions during the final two days of competition.