74th Kansas Relays End With Olympic Style
The 74th running of the Kansas Relays ended with Olympic style on Saturday, April 21. Former Kansas greats Jim Ryun and Wes Santee excited the crowd with a tradition lap around
Memorial Stadium, as several Kansas legends and Olympians including Billy Mills and Jim Hershberger gathered to sign autographies for fans and present awards to the winning teams.
(complete results) (4/21/01)
Eight Records Broken In Day Three Of The Kansas Relays
Day three of the Kansas Relays was a day of record breaking performances. Eight Kansas Relays records were broken along with a Memorial Stadium record in the women's
shot put by Kansas State's Rebekah Green. The other records included the men's 4x110 shuttle relay (Nebraska, 59.10),
the women's 4x100 shuttle relay (Nebraska, 54.02), the girls' javelin throw (Kendra Wecker, 166-7), the girls' 300
meter hurdles (Julie Curtis, 43.26), women's sprint medley (SMS, 3:50.74), girls' DMR, 12:29.29) and the girls' pole vault (Lindsey Bourne, 11-11 3/4). (4/21/01)
Decathlon And Heptathlon Athletes Kick Off 74th Kansas Relays
The 74th running of the Kansas Relays kicked off today April 18, with the decathlon and heptathlon events. An action-packed day started at 10:00 a.m. with the running of
the men's 100 meter dash and the women's 100 meter low hurdles.
(Women's Heptathlon) (4/18/01)
Olympic bronze medalist Morrison added to Kansas Relays lineup
Olympic bronze medalist Melissa Morrison has been added to the 100-meter hurdles lineup for this weekend's Kansas Relays, held April 18-21 at KU's Memorial Stadium.
List of competitors announced for 2001 Kansas Relays
Free Clinic To Kickoff The Kansas Relays
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. (4/13/01)
World Record Holder And Olympian Added To Kansas Relays
Yuriy Syedikh (Yur-ee Sid-yeak), the world record holder in the men's hammer throw with a mark of 284-7 will compete at
the 2001 Kansas Relays, "An Olympic Return." Syedikh, a former Track and Field News athlete of the year, has had
over 204 documented throws over 80 meters. Syedikh is a veteran of multiple Olympic teams for the Soviet Union. The
Bill Penny hammer throw takes place on April 19 at 5 pm just outside Memorial Stadium. (4/13/01)
Twenty-One Olympians To Compete At The 74th Running Of The Kansas Relay
The 2001 Kansas Relays "An Olympic Return" will feature some of the world's top track and field athletes, including
Passion Richardson, Robert Howard, Melvin Lister and Brian Lewis. All in all, 21 Olympians will be in attendance, along
with 91 other elite athletes from the track and field community. Meet Director Tim Weaver indicates that the
college and high school fields are the deepest in years. Over 3,000 athletes will compete in the 2001 Kansas Relays,
including 120 collegiate teams and 252 high school teams. Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Colorado
and Kansas will represent the Big 12 in this year's Relays.