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Track & Field

KU's Muchkayev 15th

Kansas University’s Anastasiya Muchkayev placed 15th in the Triton Invitational’s women’s invitational shot put with a throw of 15.66 meters.

Levy highlights Kansas track

Kansas University junior Daina Levy claimed the top collegiate finish in a field of some of the top hammer throwers in the nation Friday at the Triton Invitational. She added a season-best mark in the discus and was joined by two other Jayhawks in top-25 finishes at the event in La Jolla, California.

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Cantwell claims crown for second time in Downtown Lawrence Shot Put

One never really knows what to expect out of the Downtown Lawrence Shot Put. Not even its defending champion, Christian Cantwell.

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Change in plans can’t stop Stigler

Michael Stigler had his Friday all mapped out. Venture out to Rock Chalk Park. Jog. Stretch. Pretty simple.

Column: Shot put circuit perfect for TV

Five years of interviewing shot putters and watching them compete sparked a light bulb in my head, a genuinely good idea, one I’m putting down on paper here before it dies of loneliness or gets trampled by the debris that flies around up there in stops and starts, billions of tumbleweeds caught in that ceaseless wind storm between my left and right ears.

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Vollmer sets Relays mark in heptathlon

Lindsay Vollmer had just set a Kansas Relays record Thursday at Rock Chalk Park, with her heptathlon-winning score of 5,767 points. Instead of basking in the victory or pondering her place in Kansas University history, though, the senior’s mind entered an inner-debate.

Saturday's portion of Kansas Relays called off because of expected bad weather

Busy day of track and field slated for Friday

There will be no Kansas Relays events held Saturday.

Quad format helps Relays return to roots

Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger is taking a different tack to return the Kansas Relays to its former glory. By Matt Tait

Vollmer leads heptathlon

Kansas University All-American Lindsay Vollmer took the overnight lead in the heptathlon as the Kansas Relays kicked off Wednesday at Rock Chalk Park.

Kansas’ Stigler Relays must-see

Michael Stigler’s 48.44 time in the 400-meter hurdles, set at the Texas Relays, remains the fastest mark in the world thus far in 2015. He’s a must-watch at this weekend’s Kansas Relays. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Shot putter says street sweet

Late-blooming, world-class shot put athlete Kurt Roberts has competed all over the world, thanks to his ability to launch a 16-pound lead ball long distances. His favorite venue? The Kansas Relays Downtown Shot Put. By Tom Keegan

Jayhawks claim track victories

Kansas University junior Hannah Richardson won her second straight 1,500-meter race, and Michael Stigler won the 110 hurdles to highlight KU’s Saturday showing at the John McDonnell Track and Field Invitational.

Jayhawks sweep high jump events

Kansas University seniors Nick Giancana and Colleen O’Brien claimed victories in the high jump Friday in the John McDonnell Invitational.

Downtown shot put event set for April 17

The Downtown Lawrence Men’s Shot Put is back for a fifth spring and is scheduled for Friday, April 17, in its usual location, on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire Streets, the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday.

KU’s Richardson first in 1,500

Hannah Richardson won the 1,500 meters, and six Kansas University track-and-field athletes earned runner-up finishes at the Baylor Invitational on Friday at Clyde Hart Stadium.

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