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Vincent named 'Beautiful Bulldog' and Drake Relays mascot

  • Vincent, owned by Meredith and Chad Green, of Des Moines, Iowa, sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 37th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Vincent, owned by Meredith and Chad Green, of Des Moines, Iowa, sits on the throne after being crowned the winner of the 37th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vincent, owned by Meredith and Chad Green, of Des Moines, Iowa, eats a treat after being crowned the winner of the 37th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Vincent, owned by Meredith and Chad Green, of Des Moines, Iowa, eats a treat after being crowned the winner of the 37th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shireen Carter, of Norwalk, Iowa, sits with her bulldog Lola during judging at the 37th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Shireen Carter, of Norwalk, Iowa, sits with her bulldog Lola during judging at the 37th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. The pageant kicks off the Drake Relays festivities at Drake University where a bulldog is the mascot. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

A 60-pound rescued English bulldog named Vincent has won the 37th annual Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University.

The tongue-in-cheek contest Sunday featured 45 bulldogs dressed up in costumes.

It's the opening event of the Drake Relays, a prestigious track and field meet to be held next week at Drake Stadium. Vincent, a brown and white pup who lives just up the road from the stadium, will serve as the meet's mascot.

Vincent succeeds Tank, whose sturdy frame, gentle personality and camouflage outfit won over the judges in 2015.