Sport: Rival Relays

Among U. S. intercollegiate and interscholastic sports, track & field is unique in its economy. A large part of it is concentrated into two events: the Penn Relay Carnival at Philadelphia and the Drake Relay Carnival at Des Moines, huge rival track & field conventions that draw a combined total of 5,000 competitors. Last week, held simultaneously as usual, these two carnivals sent the outdoor track & field season off to a running start.

At Des Moines, in the 28th Drake Relays, there were 39 events, 184 schools represented, 2,000 competitors. In the 43rd...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!