LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas junior Kim Clark recorded a first place finish in the unseeded 800-meter run with a time of 2:11.30 in the opening day of the 77th annual Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium. The day was highlighted by sunny skies as many watch an exciting distance carnival.
"Without a doubt this is the best distance carnival we have seen in my time at Kansas," Meet Director Tim Weaver said. "The combination of tough competition, a great atmosphere and outstanding weather gave us a exceptional start to what promises to be a fantastic weekend."
Wichita State sophomore Desiraye Osburn won the 3000-meter run in a time of 10:05.98, while Mary Grene of Athletics Wichita took home the 1500-meter title in a time of 4:55.52.
On the men's side of competition, Nick Welihozkiy won the hammer throw with a mark of 210-09. Kansas State's Ryan Creadick threw the hammer a regional qualifying distance of 185-08 to finish second overall, while teammate Mathew Chesang recorded a first place finish in the 5000-meter run with a time of 14:29.69.
KU sophomore Adam Fitts finished third in the hammer with a season-best mark of 181-07 and freshman John Cook recorded a season-best in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.17.
The Kansas Relays continue tomorrow, Friday, April 16, beginning with the boy's javelin at 8:00 a.m. (men's results) (women's results) (quotes) (4/15/04)