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2011 Kansas Relays - April 23: KU and invitational athletes

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Kansas University freshman Diamond Dixon (1006) emerges ahead of the pack for a victory in the 400-meter dash in this April 23 file photo at the Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium. Dixon, who recently was named Midwest Region Track Athlete of the Year, will compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships today in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Diamond in the rough: Freshman track star Dixon takes top time in country into today’s NCAA championships

When you’re given a name like Diamond, nicknames don’t really seem that interesting. Such is the case for Kansas University freshman track star Diamond Dixon, one of a handful of KU athletes who will compete at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, which begin today in Des Moines, Iowa.


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