Michael Johnson and Mary Slaney are still running at record pace.

Nearly nine months after setting the world record in the 200 meters at the Atlanta Olympics, Michael Johnson ran his first 200 of 1997 in the Drake Relays on Saturday.All he did was break the meet record and run the fastest time in the world this year, cracking off a 20.05-second clocking to beat Olympic finalist Obadele Thompson and five other runners.

Ato Boldon's 20.09 was the previous best this year.

Slaney, 38, made her first appearance at the Penn Relays a memorable one, winning the invitational mile in 4 minutes, 26.10 seconds, eclipsing the meet record of 4:33.06 set by Alissa Harvey in 1986.

"It felt good," Johnson said of his Des Moines, Iowa, performance. "I didn't come in expecting any particular time, so I'm pleased with my time. The race felt real good. It felt pretty smooth throughout."

Iowa State and Arizona kept their victory strings going at the Drake Relays.

Jason Woods of Iowa State easily outran his competition to win the 110-meter hurdles in 13.77 and Josh Hagedorn won the shot put with a throw of 63 feet, 7 inches as the Cyclones' streak of winning at least one event at Drake every year since 1981 remained intact. The Cyclones now have 50 victories at Drake since 1981, nearly twice as many as any other school.

Arizona won the university distance medley relay for the third straight year as Bob Keino came through with another strong anchor. Keino had anchored a come-from-victory in the 6,400 relay on Friday.

Slaney went out fast and strong, but after the first quarter-mile, she slowed because of the swirling winds.

"I was running (out front) by myself . . . but I had to slow down because of the wind," she said.