Drake Relays confident in meet safety

Sports

April 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake Relays director Brian Brown says officials are confident that athletes and fans will be safe during next week’s meet. Brown was asked on multiple occasions about event security Tuesday in the wake of pair of recent explosions at the Boston Marathon. Though Brown declined to go into details about the meet’s security protocol, he says officials are “prepared” to host the event at Drake Stadium from April 25-28. Drake released a statement Tuesday saying that the public will be notified if the event decides to change its existing security plans. Brown says campus and Des Moines police, along with state and federal officials, help coordinate the annual safety plan for the meet.