The posters were printed. The field of nine professional athletes, including two 2016 Olympic medal winners and two other competitors in the Rio Games, was set.
Suspenseful college quadrangular meets that have been known to come down to the final race have softened the blow of the Kansas Relays no longer attracting big-name professional athletes to the event.
Another day, another record for Kansas junior distance runner Sharon Lokedi.
Both of the Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams placed 17th at the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend and KU junior Hussain Al Hizam won a national title in the men’s pole vault Friday at Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas.
Kansas junior standout runner Sharon Lokedi broke her second school record of the indoor track season Friday, running a time of 8:59.69 in the 3,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic.
After hosting events such as the NCAA West Preliminaries in 2016 and the Big 12 Championships in May, Kansas track and field coach Stanley Redwine was looking forward to see how Rock Chalk Park would be able to accommodate the USATF National Junior Olympics. By Chris Duderstadt
With thousands of athletes in attendance at Rock Chalk Park on Tuesday night, Olympic gold medalists Carl Lewis and Ashton Eaton sat on a podium ready to offer words of advice.
Hurdler Michael Stigler and discus thrower Mason Finley, a pair of former University of Kansas athletes, will represent Team USA at the track and field world championships to be held in London, Aug. 5 to Aug. 13.
Kansas sophomore LaTyria Jefferson placed 18th in the women’s high jump Saturday night at the NCAA Outdoor in Eugene, Ore., and the KU women finished 18th in the team standings.
A pair of All-American performances helped send Kansas’ men’s track team to an 11th-place finish Friday at the NCAA Outdoor in Eugene, Ore.
University of Kansas track standouts Sharon Lokedi and Sydney Conley helped the Jayhawks capture a pair of bronze medals late Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Mitch Cooper (discus), Strymar Livingston (800 meters) and Hussain Al Hizam (pole vault) won their respective events on Sunday at Rock Chalk Park to help the Kansas men's track and field team to a second-place finish at the Big 12 Championships. Sharon Lokedi won the 5,000-meter run to cap a fifth-place finish for the KU women'
Kansas senior Sydney Conley won her second Big 12 title in the women's long jump to lead the Jayhawks on Day Two of the Big 12 track and field championships on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.
Kansas junior Sharon Lokedi won her second Big 12 10,000-meter title Friday night and freshman Gleb Dudarev set a school record in the hammer throw to win that event in the first day of the Big 12 track and field championships at Rock Chalk Park.
The Big 12 track and field championships will take place Friday through Sunday at Rock Chalk Park. The meet gets underway Friday at 11 a.m. with decathletes competing in the 100-meter dash and concludes Sunday night with team-championship presentations.