April 18-21, 2018
Witness athletes, from high-schoolers to Olympians, compete in the 91st Kansas Relays at one of the world’s premier track & field facilities, Rock Chalk Park.
On Friday and Saturday, enjoy on-site Food Trucks.
On Saturday a Kids Fun Zone will be set up at Rock Chalk Park from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
See the schedule, order tickets and more at the 2018 Kansas Relays Meet Hub>
More than 600 athletes competed in the very first Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium on the University of Kansas campus on April 20, 1923. The Relays have taken place every year since besides 1943 – 1945 when Memorial Stadium was used as housing for students after World War II, and from 1998-1999 when Memorial Stadium was being renovated. The Relays moved to Rock Chalk Park in 2014.
Notable athletes/events in Kansas Relays History:
- Tom Poor: Won the high jump at the first Kansas Relays; placed 4th at the 1924 Olympics.
- Ed Weir: Set a world record for the 120 meter high hurdles at the Kansas Relays in 1926.
- Glen Morris: Broke the American record in the decathlon at the Kansas Relays in 1936.
- Harrison Dillard: Set the world record in the 120 meter high hurdles at the Kansas Relays in 1948.
- Al Oerter: Won the Kansas Relays shot put titles each year from 1956-1958, and went on to win four Olympic golds.
- Wes Santee: Won the Kansas Relays title in 1952 and 1954, registered the 2nd fastest American time in the mile in 1954.
- Jim Ryun: Set what is still the Relays one-mile record in 1967.
- Bruce Jenner: Won the decathlon at the Kansas Relays in 1971 and 1974. Went on to win the 1976 decathlon Olympic gold medal.
- Merlene Ottey: Won most outstanding performer titles each year from 1981-83, and still owns the 100 & 200-meter dash records.
- Stacy Dragila: Set the American women’s pole vault record at the Kansas Relays in 1996.
- Maurice Greene: Set a new stadium & meet record in the 400-meter relay in 2000. That year he won Olympic gold in the 100-meter.