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Mike Jay - “Track Guy”

No way could he have envisioned it in 1975 while attending his first Drake Relays, but in 2003 Mike attended his 28th consecutive Drake Relays, but this time from the press box. In 2005 Mike Jay became the lead announcer for the coed IAHSSA/IGHSAU state meets – becoming the esteemed Voice of the Drake Relays in 2006. Throughout his announcing career Mike has called numerous races at all levels of competition (NCAA Division I Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field Championships, several NCAA Division I Regional Cross Country meets). The hard work and dedication that Mike pours into his PA announcing was recognized in 2014 when he was honored as the Nation’s Top Track and Field Announcer by Track and Field Writers of America (TAFWA).

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Kennedy King - Lead Designer

Kennedy was an individual Iowa State Champion in the 800m, a 2014 Drake Relays Champion in the 4x800, and a part of the 2013 & 2014 State Championship Teams at Assumption High School. She took her track career to the next level at Grand View University where she studied Graphic Design and English. While at Grand View, Kennedy was a part of the 2018 Indoor All-American 4x4 team and a two-time NAIA Champions of Character recipient. Kennedy graduated from Grand View in 2018 and is currently working as a Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

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Joseph Jay

Joseph was a 3-time Iowa state meet qualifier in both cross country and track and field. Upon graduating from CCHS in 2006, he continued his education at the University of Iowa - beginning his own financial advising firm in Iowa City in 2012.

When not researching stocks or watching CNBC, Joseph spends time with his three favorite things, his wife Casey, daughter Annabelle and dog Brittany. Every April you can find Joseph alongside his father in the announcer’s booth of the Drake Relays.

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Jon M. Jay

Graduating in 2007 from Columbus Community, Jon was involved in track and field his first three years of high school. Being more of a supporter than an athlete, he loved to travel with his father to cross country and track and field events all around the Midwest.

Because of his love for agriculture, Jon’s career has taken him to the Pacific Northwest to manage grain handling facilities, but more recently has moved him back to Iowa to be a Farm Marketing Advisor.