LAWRENCE, Kan. -- A free track clinic given by the Kansas Relays and the University of Kansas track and field athletes and coaches will take place at 2:30 p.m. on April 18, 2001 at Memorial Stadium.
The clinic will raise awareness about the Kansas Relays and act as a kickoff celebration to this years 74th annual event. There will be 50m to 60 grade school children from the Douglas county community including many from the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.
"We thought this was a great way to get the kids involved in the Relays, and it also gives us a chance to teach them about the excitement of track and field," said Tim Weaver, Kansas Relays Meet Director. "I really want to get the whole community involved in this historical event."
Wednesday is the official start of the Relays and the track clinic includes various track and field related activities such as a 50 meter dash, relay handoffs, ball throw, long jump and many more events. Elementary and junior high students have also been invited to compete in the Kansas Relays on Saturday with a 400 meter relay for 6th, 7th and 8th graders at 10:30 am and 50 meter dashes for 1st through 5th graders at 1:36 pm.