Day One of 2008 Kansas Relays in the Books
April 16, 2008
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The 81st Annual Kansas Relays got underway on Wednesday with portions of the decathlon and heptathlon being completed at Memorial Stadium under sunny but windy conditions.
In the men’s decathlon, Nick Adcock of Missouri leads the field with 3,905 points after five events in day one. Kansas sophomore Jacob Breth is the closest Jayhawk competitor, currently in seventh-place with 3,230 points.
The women’s heptathlon also began Wednesday, with Minnesota junior Liz Roehrig currently in the lead with 3,591 points. KU heptathlete Chelsea Helm sits in 12th-place with 2,401 points after one full day of competition.
The decathlon and heptathlon competitions conclude Thursday. Kansas Relays running events begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday and start again at 9 a.m. on Friday. The first field events are at 8 a.m. on Friday. The final day of competition begins at 8 a.m. with the Boy’s Discus. Saturday’s running events start with the Boy’s 110-meter hurdles at 9 a.m. and continue through the final event of the meet, the Men’s 1,600-meter relay at 5:35 p.m. Most of the Invitational events featuring the meet’s Elite athletes will take place between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Admission into the meet will be allowed only by those people wearing a 2008 Kansas Relays button. Buttons cost $10 for adults and are good for admission to all four days of the Kansas Relays. Children under the age of five and KU students are free. A 30% group discount will be applied to all orders of 20 or more adult Kansas Relays admission buttons. Discount buttons for Senior Citizens and all students with a valid ID are $5. A Kansas Relays Family Pack consisting of two adults and two students admissions will be offered for just $20.
Contact the Kansas Athletics ticket office at 800-34-HAWKS (2957) or go to http://kuathletics.collegesports.com/tickets/kan-tickets.html to purchase admission buttons.