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Easy, breezy: KU’s Stigler wins 400 hurdles, MOP title at Relays

Confident U.S. Olympic hurdles contender Michael Stigler didn’t let 30 mph wind gusts bother him Saturday during his first-ever race at Rock Chalk Park. By Gary Bedore

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Olympian-turned-underdog Cantwell victorious in downtown shot put

Christian Cantwell, who placed fourth in the shot put in the 2012 Olympics after winning silver in ‘08, has heard he’s over the hill at the still-young age of 33. “I was reading some stuff leading up to this. Everybody was talking about (Ryan) Whiting and (Reese) Hoffa, this and that, and they never once brought my name up. I was like, ‘Damn, did I drop off the face of the earth?’ It was like they forgot about me or something,” an animated Cantwell said after winning Friday’s downtown Lawrence shot put with a throw of 70 feet, 1 inch. By Gary Bedore

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Hammer time: Med school-bound Levy competes as KU thrower while she can

Kansas University sophomore hammer thrower Daina Levy can’t imagine choosing between two of her greatest loves — track and medicine — in the future. By Gary Bedore

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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

Kansas Relays begins today

Kansas University’s track and field teams will open the 87th annual Kansas Relays today at newly constructed Rock Chalk Park.

Kansas track gets 9 wins

Kansas University claimed victories in nine events Friday and Saturday at the Sun Angel Track & Field Classic.

KU women’s track second at Bayou

Kansas University’s women’s track-and-field team placed second and the KU men third at the Battle on the Bayou, which concluded Saturday at Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

Distance runner breaks KU track record

Kansas University’s Natalie Becker ran the fastest 5,000-meter race in KU history (16:20.80) on Friday at the Stanford Track and Field Invitational.

Shot put returns to downtown

The downtown shot put, a popular event the past three springs, will be back for a fourth with another field loaded with Olympians, the Lawrence Sports Corporation announced Thursday.

Big 12 honors Kansas’ Vollmer

Kansas University junior Lindsay Vollmer was named Big 12 Female Track & Field athlete of the week, the league announced Wednesday.

KU track finishes competition at Texas Relays

Kansas University’s women’s track and field team finished its four days of competition at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with three events on Sunday.

Kansas track wins 2 at Texas Relays

Michael Stigler defended his 400-meter hurdle title, and Colleen O’Brien won the B-section high jump to highlight Kansas University’s day at the Texas Relays on Friday.

NCAA-leading victories pace KU track at Texas Relays

Kansas University track and field juniors Lindsay Vollmer and Clint Bowen kicked off their outdoor seasons with nationally ranked victories, Thursday at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

Kansas' Vollmer in third in heptathlon

Kansas University’s Lindsay Vollmer won the shot put portion of the heptathlon and was in third place overall after four of seven events Wednesday at the Texas Relays.

KU women’s track ranked 10th

The defending national champion Kansas University women’s outdoor track and field team enters the season ranked 10th, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association announced Thursday.

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