DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake Relays is adding a women's 800-meter race to this year's meet.
Officials announced Tuesday that they've lined up eight of the top 10 800-meter runners in the U.S. The field will include Ajee Wilson and Brenda Martinez, the second and third-ranked 800 runners in the world.
Meet officials also say that the world's top-ranked 110-meter hurdler, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France, will compete at Drake.
American LaShawn Merritt will be back to defend his meet title in the 400.
The Drake Relays will be held from April 23-25 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.