On a typical football Saturday in Manhattan, Kan., a sea of purple and silver stream through the city and Aggieville, where the bars have watch parties that grant access to the game for those who can’t be a part of the 50,000 people in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. But then welcome in the Kansas Jayhawks [...]
Just behind the finish line of the Rim Rock Classic, fifteen Jayhawk runners stood with their arms around each other and smiled as family members took pictures. The results had not yet been released, but the runners knew they ran a successful race. Minutes earlier, Donny Wasinger, senior men’s team captain, had led a string [...]
It was the first cross country race of the season: the Bob Timmons Classic at Rim Rock Farm. The Kansas women’s team featured three Jayhawks wearing the blue uniforms for the first time. Assistant coach Michael Whittlesey previously said this freshman class for the women’s team was the best he has recruited in his four [...]
During the 1950s and 1960s, the University of Kansas men’s cross-country team was a consistent powerhouse of the sport. In those two decades of glory, the Jayhawks captured 15 conference titles — they swept the entire 1950s — and won a national championship in 1953. Fast forward to 2012, and there is a buzz brewing [...]
The Kansas cross country teams, both men and women, accomplished what they set out to do at their home course on Saturday in the Bob Timmons Classic. As the first men’s Jayhawk runners approached the finish line of the Rim Rock Farm course they appeared just as assistant coach Michael Whittlesey said he wanted them [...]
The cross country teams will take to Rim Rock, the Jayhawks home course, on Saturday focused on what this race can potentially build for the future of the program. The captains of the teams will not be running. The Bob Timmons Classic will not involve a list of Division I programs, but it is a [...]
Unlike the men’s cross country team, the women don’t have a clear No. 1 runner to lead the pack. This year’s team has a disadvantage from an elite talent level since they don’t have a front runner they can rely for each race. “It’s cliché for our sport that we need a strong front five, [...]
When a team’s best player goes down with an injury, the team has two choices. One, they can go through the motions and act like he was the whole reason they were good. Or two, they can strive to be better and make up for the loss. The latter of the two is what the [...]
The Kansas track and field team is preparing for the first meet of the track and field season.
The cross country men’s and women’s team fail to reach nationals
The men’s and women’s teams will race on Saturday in the Midwest Regional meet looking to advance to nationals.
Senior Rebeka Stowe, an All-Big 12 runner for two consecutive seasons, set a new personal best at a race last Saturday. Despite her success, Stowe stays focused, enjoying her experience as a Jayhawk and looking to improve more and more.
Veteran runners work with coaches to keep team in the right mindset.
Although the team didn’t place first, numerous runners earned personal bests