Track & Field

Conley paces Kansas track

Junior Sydney Conley won two of Kansas University’s 17 event titles at the Bob Timmons Track and Field Challenge on Saturday at Anschutz Pavilion.

Column: 50 years after Olympic gold, Billy Mills has sweet memories

Billy Mills, who shocked the world 50 years ago today by winning the gold medal in the 10,000 meters at Tokyo, considers his memories and friendships from his days in Lawrence priceless. By Tom Keegan

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Who’s the man? Stigler repeats as top male athlete

Kansas University track hurdler Michael Stigler repeated as the Male Athlete of the Year, while volleyball player Caroline Jarmoc won Female Athlete of the Year at Sunday’s third-annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards at Lied Center.

KU track athletes snare pair of seconds

Kansas University senior Michael Stigler and junior Sydney Conley each earned a second-place finish as they competed for the United States at the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) U23 Championships.

KU thrower 6th, Ottawa alum 9th at World Junior Championships

Kansas University thrower Mitchell Cooper earned a sixth-place finish in the discus on Saturday at the IAFF World Junior Championships.

Kansas’ thrower makes finals

Kansas University sophomore Mitchell Cooper placed eighth in qualifying at the discus competition at the World Junior Championships and advance to today’s finals.

KU’s Stigler 2nd at U.S. Track

Kansas University senior Michael Stigler finished runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles at the USA Track&Field Championships on Sunday.

Current, former Jayhawks compete at USA Outdoor Track Championships

Kansas University alumnus Kyle Clemons earned a bronze medal in the 400-meter race on Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

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Stigler second, Vollmer injured at outdoor NCAA track championships

Kansas University track and field juniors Michael Stigler and Lindsay Vollmer both entered day three of the NCAA Championships Friday with individual event titles in reach, but neither could reach the top of the podium.

KU heptathlete Vollmer begins title defense

Kansas University junior Lindsay Vollmer sits in second place after the first four events of her heptathlon title defense, Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

KU long jumper Conley 7th at NCAA Outdoor; Stigler tops semifinal

Kansas University sophomore Sydney Conley earned first-team All-America honors Wednesday, placing seventh in the long jump finals at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

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Vollmer sets sights on another heptathlon title

It’s been a shade over a year since Kansas University’s Lindsay Vollmer clutched a bouquet of yellow flowers and shiny national championship trophy in her left hand and raised her right hand high into the air while wearing a smile that tried to make sense of all that had just happened.

Lessons learned, KU jumper Conley ready to win

Kansas University sophomore Sydney Conley knew her friends and family were expecting her to take first place in the long jump last week at NCAA West Preliminaries. Though she was jumping at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, her hometown, with plenty of supporters watching, finishing first wasn’t her goal. By Bobby Nightengale

KU thrower Maroszek ready for spotlight at NCAA Outdoor

At some track and field meets, a thrower can feel slighted. Plenty of spectators come not to watch the discus, shot put, javelin or hammer throw events, but to enjoy the bursts of speed on display around the track. Certain venues even render throwers less visible, sending them to compete outside of the stadium, away from the vast majority of the crowd and the spotlight. Jessica Maroszek doesn’t take such scenarios personally. By Benton Smith

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Up-and-comer: KU hurdler Stigler overcame slow start

As Kansas University junior hurdler Michael Stigler illustrated by coming from way behind to win the first of his three Big 12 400-meter hurdle titles, it’s not how you start, rather how you finish. By Tom Keegan

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