Erik Kynard high jumps in Hy-Vee

Erik Kynard high jumping in Hy-Vee

WAUKEE, IA – The Drake Relays began with a new tradition on Monday. Ten high jumpers met at a local Hy-Vee grocery store to participate in a high jump competition to kick off the event.

It has since coined the nickname, “Hy-Vee High Jump”, making it the first of it’s kind.

Former Kansas State Wildcat, and Olympic silver medalist from the London Games, Erik Kynard won the event by clearing the bar set at 7’6″.

Close to 1,000 people witnessed the event.

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