Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee Adds Women’s High Jump And Unveils Shuttle Hurdle Relay Teams

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – As the countdown ticks down to the the start of the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, Relays director Brian Brown announced another wave of Relays news and events on Tuesday, April 19.The 2016 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee has added an additional Rio Olympic Games preview to the slate with a star-studded women’s high jump field. The event will give fans to the opportunity to see many Relays favorites along with one of track and field’s future stars, Vashti Cunningham. Cunningham, an 18-year-old from Las Vegas, Nev., recently soared on to the world stage by winning the Indoor World Championship after claiming the USA Indoor title by clearing 6-6.25. The Drake Relays will be her second meet since turning professional following her world indoor title. She is also the daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham.The upstart Cunningham will be challenged by a veteran field that includes three-time Olympian, Relays Hall of Famer and American record holder Chaunte Lowe along with five-time Olympian Amy Acuff. Weeks ago, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee announced world class fields in the men’s 110-meter hurdles and women’s 100-meter hurdles while promising even more excitement for the shuttle hurdle relay.Today, Brown delivered on that promise with the unveiling of teams for a one-of-a-kind coed shuttle hurdle relay. The event, set for Friday’s Hy-Vee Night at the Relays will pair some of the top men’s and women’s hurdlers together in four, four-person teams to vie for the Relays title.Those teams will include Jasmin Stowers and Jackie Coward teamming up with Aries Merritt and Hansle Parchment. A second team features Dawn Harper-Nelson, Queen Harrison, David Oliver and Andrew Riley. Also competing is a squad of Kristi Castlin, Nia Ali, Ronnie Ash and Spencer Adams. The final team is made up of Brianna Rollins, Kendra Harrison, Aleec Harrison and Omar McLeod.Combined, those 16 competitors boast six Olympic appearances and five Olympic medals with nine of them finishing the 2015 season ranked in the top 10 in the world.The 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee begins next week with action starting inside Drake Stadium on April 27 and continuing through April 30. For more information on the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee visit www.DrakeRelays.org. To secure your tickets, visit www.DrakeTix.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

The Haven is offered on seven Breakaway class big

first_imgThe Haven is offered on seven Breakaway class “big ships” – Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy, and later this year, Norwegian Encore when she enters service. The high-end offering is also available on NCL’s Jewel class ships: Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Pearl.On Breakaway class ships there are up to 100 suites in The Haven and on Jewel class the number varies between 40 and 50 suites. There are up to nine different suite categories available, ranging from Penthouses to Spa Suites, Owners Suites and 3-Bedroom Garden Villas, all with balconies.The Haven by Norwegian | Norwegian Bliss – Haven SundeckFrom scheduling a relaxing massage on board at Mandara Spa® to planning an exciting shore excursion, or reserving a table, The Haven’s concierge attends to all of the guest’s needs. Private butlers unpack luggage or can be called upon to serve breakfast in bed.The concierge will also arrange VIP seating for The Haven guests to Norwegian Cruise Line’s award-winning Broadway entertainment on its ships, including Jersey Boys, Burn the Floor, Priscilla, Kinky Boots and Footloose.And when it’s time to unwind, guests also enjoy exclusive beach club ambience in The Haven Courtyard, where privacy and tranquillity are paramount.The Haven by Norwegian | Norwegian Joy – Haven CourtyardFind out more about The Haven by Norwegian here, and see upcoming issues of LATTE for further insight.This content was produced in partnership between LATTE and Norwegian Cruise Line.Go back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterHidden away at the top of select Norwegian Cruise Line ships is The Haven by Norwegian®, an exclusive enclave accessible by private keycard, featuring the cruise company’s most luxurious and well-appointed accommodation.Here, guests can bask in the tranquillity of The Haven Courtyard with a private pool and sundeck, indulge in unparalleled personal service by a certified butler and concierge who will make all the arrangements on board and on shore; plus, guests are just steps away from unique specialty restaurants, award-winning shows and all the exciting activities the ship has to offer.The Haven by Norwegian | Norwegian Getaway – CourtyardNicole Costantin, VP Sales, Australia and New Zealand for Norwegian Cruise Line says The Haven by Norwegian “completes our offering”.“We have spectacular ships with amazing entertainment for all ages and beautiful dining options for all different tastes. The Haven by Norwegian just gave us that extra sip of luxury,” Costantin said. “We have beautiful French restaurants onboard the ships that are absolutely divine, with Versace crockery and curtains. It’s amazing. And with The Haven by Norwegian, we now have accommodation that matches that high-end dining option. We can cater for the full spectrum of guest.”The Haven by Norwegian | Norwegian Joy – Haven RestaurantThe Haven by Norwegian | Norwegian Bliss – Restaurant outdoorIntroduced nearly 10 years ago, Costantin says The Haven is the first product to sell-out each time a new NCL program is released. Over time the product has evolved, with Costantin saying product is now more inclusive.“All beverages are now included, dining everywhere is included, the priority booking at specialty restaurants is handled by a 24 hour concierge. Guests have a butler, a white table in-suite dining option, every night there are treats such as cheese platters or chocolate dipped strawberries.”last_img read more