If an athlete could be inducted into a collegiate Hall of Fame twice, Diamond Dixon would have as good a shot of any: Once for her athletic achievements. Once more for what her name has meant to the program.
Kansas junior standout runner Sharon Lokedi continued her record-setting season Thursday, shattering a few records in the 5,000-meter run at the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park.
After competing in the various rounds of the third-annual Kansas Relays Street Pole Vault, the seven athletes were called back to the stage. This time, the voice doing so was not one from a Kansas Relays official, nor that of the PA announcer, whose voiced boomed over the speakers in the Salty Iguana parking lot.
If Royals general manager Dayton Moore had taken the podium during the World Series parade of 2015 and announced, “We’re hiring a new manager,” and that was the first Ned Yost had heard of it, it would have come as no less a surprise than what happened in the wake of a successful USA Track and Field Junior Olympics event at Rock Chalk Park.
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.
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
Cale Wagner, a Nebraska freshman competing unattached, led the Kansas Relays decathlon Wednesday after the first day of competition.
Kansas University officially announced Wednesday that the Street Pole Vault Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Kansas Relays.
One never really knows what to expect out of the Downtown Lawrence Shot Put. Not even its defending champion, Christian Cantwell.
Michael Stigler had his Friday all mapped out. Venture out to Rock Chalk Park. Jog. Stretch. Pretty simple.
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.
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.
Just about everything in life has a face. Here, Bill Self is the face of basketball, Jim Ryun the face of the mile, Mike Amyx, barber shears in hand, the face of Lawrence politics.
Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger is taking a different tack to return the Kansas Relays to its former glory. By Matt Tait
Kansas University All-American Lindsay Vollmer took the overnight lead in the heptathlon as the Kansas Relays kicked off Wednesday at Rock Chalk Park.
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
When “Born to Run” hit The New York Times best-seller list in 2009, millions of readers discovered for the first time a mysterious indigenous Mexican tribe for whom hundred-mile runs on rugged canyon trails had been a way of life for generations. Little do most know, thousands in Lawrence witnessed the Tarahumara Indians’ endurance-running prowess more than 80 years earlier. By Sara Shepherd
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
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.
Confident U.S. Olympic hurdles contender Michael Stigler didn’t let 30 mph wind gusts bother him Saturday during his first-ever race at Rock Chalk Park. By Gary Bedore