In the 2015 All-Athletics.com competition scoring of multi-day track and field events around the world, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee earned an impressive fifth place ranking. The event garnered the highest rank for an invitational event as the top four were all championship meets.
Courtesy Bulldog Athletics
The ranking is based on a detailed system that includes the following factors:
Result Score: The actual results achieved in the competition
Participation Score: The level of the participating athletes
WR Bonus: World Records achieved in the competition
Points are earned if an athlete is an Olympic or World Champion medalist, is a world record holder or is world ranked in their event. This year’s Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee included six indoor or outdoor world record holders, 21 Olympic medalists and 38 athletes ranked in the top 10 in the world their event.
The top five track and field events were:
1. USA Outdoor Championship – Eugene, OR 180,047
2. Toronto Pan American Games – Canada 174,571
3. Cheboksary European Team Championships – Russia 171,469
4. NCAA Div. I Championship – Eugene, OR 169,732
5. Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee – Des Moines, IA 167,686