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Kansas University heptathlete Mercedes Smith takes off from the block a the start of the 200-meter run during the Kansas Relays on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Rock Chalk Sports Park.

And they’re off: Kansas’ Vollmer skips Relays-opening heptathlon

Lindsay Vollmer is not competing in the heptathlon at this week’s Kansas Relays. Instead, her coaches have entered her in the high jump, 100 hurdles and possibly a relay. By Gary Bedore

Today 12:05 a.m.

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“All my teammates and coaches said, ‘If it’s your time, it’s your time.’ It was my time. As a kid growing up, that’s what I wanted to do. Now I’ve got the opportunity to do that and provide for my family.”

— Former Jayhawk Ben McLemore on April 9, 2013, shortly after announcing his decision to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. McLemore, who later was drafted No. 7 overall by the Sacramento Kings, was in Lawrence for two seasons but played just one.

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