A slobbering brown and white bulldog named Meatball will serve as the official mascot for the 101st annual Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Meatball was crowned the Beautiful Bulldog yesterday at the annual dog pageant. He beat out 49 competitors who came from as far away as South Carolina to compete in the event. As winner, Meatball received a key to the city, a royal cape and crown. He’ll make numerous public appearances at Drake Relays events, which continue through Saturday. The Des Moines dog was accompanied by nearly a dozen people who wore “Team Meatball” shirts. Meatball was clad in a simple blue Drake University shirt, but others sported more outrageous outfits. One dog was dressed in pompoms, another wore a Superman cape, and Butch from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, wore a doggy-sized version of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson’s jersey. He earned the title of Mr. Congeniality.