Friday at the 87th Annual Kansas Relays featured several of our area high school teams in a busy afternoon of competition, as well as the host school, Kansas.
Beginning on the collegiate side, The KU women’s Distance Medley Relay’ team broke the 11-year old Kansas relays record with a time of 11:31.21. The Kansas men also won the DMR for the 4th consecutive year. They clocked in at just under 10 minutes.
Olympic gold medalist diamond dixon moves on to the 400m final on saturday after posting the 4th fastest prelim time.
The Jayhawks Lindsay Vollmer finished in a tie for 3rd in the women’s high jump.
On the high school level, our Scholar Athlete of the Week Ally Zerbe competed in the javelin. She advanced to the finals and finished 4th overall with her best throw being 42.67 meters.
The topeka high girls 4×100 meter relay team won their heat and qualified 5th overall for Saturday’s final.
The Lady Trojans Raianna Maples will also compete in the 100 meter final on Saturday. Attention then shifted to downtown.
After rain pushed the shot put to the Douglas County Fairgrounds last year, a beautiful evening here in downtown Lawrence means the event has once again hit the streets of downtown.
Crowd favorite, and Olympic bronze medalist from the 2012 Olympics, Reese Hoffa, finished in third, while former Missouri Tiger Christian Cantwell won the event on his second-to-last throw that went 21.36 meters, just more than 70 feet.