Senior Daina Levy’s season-best toss in the hammer throw highlighted 10 Kansas University individual wins at the Rock Chalk Track and Field Classic on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.
It seemed fitting that Michael Stigler’s quest for the 2016 Olympic Games started in earnest Saturday at the 2015 Kansas University graduate’s favorite home meet — the Kansas Relays.
Reese Hoffa, all 5-foot-11, 325-pounds of him, mimicked a fashion model as he walked down the runway toward the circle during introductions before the sixth-annual Downtown Lawrence Olympic Shot Put competition Friday at the intersection of Eighth and New Hampshire streets. By Gary Bedore
The buzz starts a day early, when pedestrians stop on sidewalks and watch city workers build the shot-put sector on Eighth Street between Vermont and New Hampshire. Everyone who sees it spreads the word that the behemoths are back in town, ready to super-charge another night in front of a big, boisterous crowd. By Tom Keegan
Seven-time Big 12 pole vault champion Jordan Scott has traveled the world competing in track meets both big and small the past decade or so. By Gary Bedore
The NCAA revealed Wednesday that Kansas University tied an athletic department record with six teams scoring a perfect APR score of 1,000 for the 2014-15 school year. By Matt Tait
The huge success of the Downtown Shot Put has inspired an offshoot event for this week’s Kansas Relays, which open Wednesday morning and conclude Saturday night. The pole vault is moving off site for the first time this year, a brainchild of Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger, according to meet director Milan Donley. The parking lot outside of the Salty Iguana (southwest corner of Sixth and Wakarusa) will be turned into a pole vault runway and pit for the event schedule to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University officially announced Wednesday that the Street Pole Vault Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Kansas Relays.
Kansas University’s men’s 4X400-meter relay team placed third to cap the Jayhawks’ final day Saturday at the Texas Relays.
Kansas University’s Sharon Lokedi shattered the longest-standing record in Kansas University track and field history on Friday.
Both Kansas University’s men’s and women’s 4X400-meter relay teams advanced to the event finals of the Texas Relays on Friday.
A career-best from pole vaulter Nick Meyer in his first outing of the outdoor season highlighted a solid afternoon from the Kansas track and field team at the Texas Relays Thursday. Meyer turned in an NCAA top-10 clearance en route to the top-collegiate finish in the event.
Kansas University sophomore Nicolai Ceban placed 15th in the men’s shot put Saturday at the NCAA Indoor.
A pair of Kansas University athletes turned in All-American performances on Day One the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday night inside the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Kansas University’s track and field team will have three entries at the NCAA Indoor on March 11-12 in Birmingham, Ala., it was announced Tuesday night by the NCAA.