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Monday, April 24

Hershberger dives, ends long drought

Jim Hershberger spent $125,000 of his own money for the artificial track at Memorial Stadium. Pretty expensive landing pad.

Large Relays crowd big surprise

If you own a program for the 47th annual Kansas Relays, you're one of the lucky ones. The programs were sold out by 12:30 p.m. as an astonishing 32,000 persons, lured by upper 70-degree temperatures and, of course, Jim Ryun, witnessed Saturday's show.

Schur chose high jump, doesn't regret it now

Early this year Barry Schur had to make a decision. It was a choice between the decathlon and high jump.

Wednesday, April 19

On the bench

Elbel managing umpteenth event

This and that about the 47th annual Kansas relays: Ed Elbel, as much a fixture at the Relays as Memorial Stadium, begins his umpteenth year as meet manager. Elbel, a professor emeritus of physical education, has been helping run the show for more than 40 years...