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Storms trim NCAA Prelims to two days

Heavy rain, strong winds and lightning made made it impossible to hold a track meet on Thursday afternoon/evening at Rock Chalk Park. Thus, the first day of the NCAA West Prelims were beset with delays until first day’s action was officially postponed at 6:53 p.m. By Gary Bedore

KU-hosted track regional runs Thursday-Saturday

Kansas University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams will play host to the 2016 NCAA West Preliminary track and field championships today through Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

Kansas track qualifies 32 for NCAAs

The Kansas University track and field program learned Thursday afternoon that 32 entries between the men’s and women’s teams have been accepted into the preliminary round of the 2016 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held May 26-28 at Rock Chalk Park.

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Redwine named top Big 12 coach

Kansas University track and field coach Stanley Redwine has been selected as the 2016 men’s Big 12 Coach of the Year by the league’s coaches, it was announced by the conference office Thursday.

KU men second, women take fourth at Big 12 Outdoor

Kansas University’s men’s 4X400-meter relay team of Jaron Hartley, Ivan Henry, Stryman Livingston and Tre Daniels won the final event of the day to punctuate the Jayhawks’ second-place finish in the team standings at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday.

Vaulter Taylor paces KU at Big 12

Kansas University’s Laura Taylor placed fourth in the pole vault to highlight the Day Two performances by Jayhawks on Saturday at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

KU track nabs 3 titles

Kansas University won three individual tittles on the first day of the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at the Lowdon Track complex.

30 KU athletes on academic list

A total of 30 Kansas University student-athletes were named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Teams, the league office announced Tuesday.

KU men’s track nationally ranked

For the first time since 2014, Kansas University’s men’s track and field team is ranked in the national Top 25.

KU vaulter Meyer claims crown

Kansas University junior Nick Meyer became the 10th Jayhawk in school history to break the 18-foot barrier in the pole vault while winning the event Saturday at the Ward Haylett Invitational.

KU thrower Levy honored by Big 12

Kansas University senior thrower Daina Levy was named the Big 12 track-and-field athlete of the week after a season-best mark and victory in the hammer throw at the Rock Chalk Classic.

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FSHS vaulter Hicks thrilled to pick KU

When Callie Hicks entered high school, she never pictured herself as a pole vaulter. Until three years ago, the Free State High senior spent most of her time focusing on gymnastics. By Bobby Nightengale

KU track claims 10 individual wins

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.

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Stigler reigns supreme in hurdles

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.

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By a long shot: Canada’s Nedow puts it out there at Downtown Shot Put

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

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