Lolo Jones commits to Drake Relays

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April 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drake Relays director Brian Brown says Des Moines native Lolo Jones has committed to run in her hometown meet later this month. Jones won the 100-meter hurdles every year from 2005-08 at Drake. She then lost three straight before pulling out in 2012, an Olympic year, because of poor weather conditions. Jones will compete against rival Kellie Wells and Dawn Harper for a $50,000 purse, the largest ever offered in the U.S. Jones finished fourth in the 100 hurdles at the London Games, while Harper won the silver medal and Wells took bronze.