For those of you who don’t know, Drake Relays is a three-day long track meet (AKA a week-long party for us Drake students). In other words, Relays is our homecoming. There are a lot of events held on campus in addition to the track meet. For example, this past week I participated in street painting, which is basically a giant paint fight, went to a free Skizzy Mars concert, and watched the country’s best pole-vaulters compete in the Capital Square building.
For my first Relays, I’d say it was a pretty good time.
One of my favorite events was street painting, the event that kicks off Relays. Despite the cold and the struggle of scrubbing off dried paint, it was a blast. Throwing paint at random people and getting paint thrown on you was a lot more fun than I anticipated. I didn’t recognize many of my friends because they were covered in so much paint.
Since running out of meals more than a week ago, I’ve been trying to take advantage of any free food opportunities. But really, anytime there’s free pancakes is a good thing.
Okay admittedly, this was one event I could’ve skipped.
This was a great event to watch. I ran track in high school, so I was excited to attend my first actual Relays track event. All the pole-vaulters were talented and cleared impressive heights.
Skizzy Mars Concert
Despite the rude encounter one of my friends and I had at the beginning of the concert, it was a lot of fun. Skizzy Mars had good energy. Plus, who wants to turn down a free concert?
I went to the track meet on Friday and Saturday, and this also was one of my favorite events to participate in. Again, as a former track runner, sitting in the cold and rain during track meets was something I did a lot. It was almost nice to be huddled under a blanket watching crazy talented athletes run on the blue oval. All nostalgia aside, I loved watching the track events.
All in all, my first Relays was definitely one for the books and I can’t wait until next year.