DES MOINES, Iowa – Kentucky track and field All-American Faith Ross was named Most Outstanding Performer at the 110th edition of the Drake Relays, the meet organizers announced on Monday after Ross dominated the hurdles events at the competition last weekend.
Ross became the third collegian to sweep the 100- and 400-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays and first since 2004.
Kentucky returned to the Drake Relays for the first time in more than 30 years and on the first full day of competition, Ross gave the Wildcats a historic victory.
The three-time All-American raced to a 58.21 time to win the women’s university-college 400m hurdles. UK’s first Drake Relays event win since 1988.
She returned Saturday to win the 100-meter hurdles by pulling away over the last half of the race to finish in 13.30 and edge Iowa’s Jenny Kimbro, a three-time Big Ten indoor champion.
The 110th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee featured the 54th consecutive Saturday sellout cheering on the great performances from the athletes above and the nearly 5,000 competitors inside Drake Stadium. The 111th edition of America’s Athletic Classic is scheduled for April 22-25, 2020. The Drake Relays took place in front more than 42,000 announced fans over four days of action (Info per Drake Athletic Communications).