Lolo Breaks Record

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Going home never gets old to Oakley’s Lolo Jones.

The Des Moines native shattered her own Drake Relays record in the 100-meter invitational hurdles Saturday, winning her fourth straight meet title in 12.74 seconds. The only real suspense for the world indoor 60 hurdles champion came at the end of the race, when Jones turned to see if the wind would keep her out of the record books.

The times held up, and Jones – who had a record time wiped out in 2007 because it was wind-aided – took a triumphant winning lap on her old high school track. Jones also broke the Drake Stadium record of 12:92, set by Perdita Felicien in 2001.

Lolo Jones broke her own Drake Relays record in the 100-meter invitational hurdles, winning her fourth straight meet title in 12.74.

"It’s exciting to be back and to give an opportunity for people to see me run who have never get a chance to," said Jones, who won her first world title in the 60-meter hurdles at the World Indoor Championships in March. "It’s just good for people to finally see me in my full speed."

Author

Staff Writer

Date

April 28, 2008