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Free State runners sign with Kansas

For the past three seasons, Free State High’s cross country teams have consistently been among the best in the state. Two of the big reasons for the annual success were the performances from Free State senior Ethan Donley and Claire Sanner. The two seniors made a step toward the next level on Tuesday, signing their letters of intent to run cross country and track for Kansas University. By Bobby Nightengale

KU's Stigler, Albers earn top awards

NCAA 400 hurdles track champion Michael Stigler and three-time NCAA volleyball tournament participant Chelsea Albers were selected as Kansas University’s male and female athletes of the year at Sunday’s Rock Chalk Choice Awards at the Lied Center.

Timmons recalled warmly by friends

It’s time to share a few stories about Bob Timmons, the former Kansas University track coach from 1966 to ’88 who died on Tuesday at the age of 91.

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They said it: Reflections on the late Bob Timmons

Bob Timmons died on Tuesday night at the age of 91. Here are some tributes from former athletes and friends of the former KU track coach. Thanks to Tim Weaver for sharing some of the comments he compiled during his tenure as KU Relays organizer.

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‘He was visionary’: Hall of Famer Bob Timmons dies at 91

Bob Timmons' teams captured 13 Big Eight Indoor titles, 14 Outdoor titles and four CC league titles. He led KU to NCAA Indoor titles in 1966, ’69 and ’70. His ’70 outdoor team tied for the NCAA title. His four NCAA crowns are most of any head coach in KU athletics history. By Gary Bedore

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Former KU track coach Bob Timmons dead at 91

Ex-KU official: 'He led life to the fullest;' set the bar, expectations

Legendary former Kansas University track coach Bob Timmons has died, a family representative confirmed to the Journal-World.

Stigler takes fourth in 400-meter final

Kansas senior Michael Stigler came just fractions of a second from punching his ticket to the World Championships as he finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdle final Saturday at the USA Championships.

Stigler advances at U.S. Track & Field Championships

Kansas senior Michael Stigler advanced to the 400-meter hurdle final at the USA Track & Field Championships Friday night inside Hayward Field.

Next stop for Stigler: USA Championships

With the vivid memory of crossing the finish line first at the recent NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, fresh in his mind, Kansas University’s 400-meter hurdler Michael Stigler is setting his sights even higher.

Big 12 honors 50 KU freshmen

Fifty Kansas University freshmen were named to the All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the league announced Thursday.

Kansas athletes compile 3.0 GPA

More than half of Kansas University’s student-athletes on active rosters recorded a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, and 31 had a perfect 4.0 as the department recorded a combined GPA of 3.0 for the spring semester.

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Golden year: ‘Maturity’ key to Michael Stigler’s hurdle crown

Newly crowned 400-meter hurdle national champion Michael Stigler doesn’t have to think too hard to remember the details that led up to last weekend’s championship run because they’ve been ingrained for years. By Matt Tait

Tye Carter signs with Kansas track

Overnight javelin sensation Tye Carter has decided to continue his young track-and-field career at Kansas University, which he said has guaranteed him a partial scholarship.

Levy 19th in discus

Kansas University junior Daina Levy placed 19th in the women’s discus Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor track and field championships.

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Finally first: Kansas' Michael Stigler claims hurdles crown

After consecutive runner-up finishes at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Kansas University senior Michael Stigler finally found gold.

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