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The Return Of Jarring Jim

February 20, 1939

More than six years after breaking Jim Thorpe’s decathlon record, James Bausch – KU football, basketball, and track star extraordinaire – makes an unexpected visit to his alma mater.

Mills’ Moment

April 21, 1984

The University of Kansas inducts Olympic gold medallist Billy Mills into its Athletics Hall of Fame.

Four For Four

October 15, 1968

Former Jayhawk Al Oerter uncorks a toss of 212 feet, 6.5 inches in the discus finals at the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City, becoming the first person to win a gold medal for the same event at four consecutive Olympics.

Ryun’s Run

April 23, 1966

KU freshman track star Jim Ryun knocks nearly eight seconds off the Kansas Relays record for the mile run in a race that launches perhaps the greatest three-month stretch of his remarkable career.

The Great Race

April 21, 1923

At 1:00 in the afternoon, on cinders still soaked by the previous day’s rain, the first events of the inaugural Kansas Relays get underway in the newly completed Memorial Stadium.