Dixon Honored by Governor at State Capitol

Sept. 28, 2012

TOPEKA, Kan. – University of Kansas junior sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Diamond Dixon was recognized by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback at the capitol building Friday morning. Dixon was a member of the 4×400-meter Olympic relay team that won gold in London in August.

Along with Dixon, KU track & field head coach Stanley Redwine and track & field administrator Chris Howard accompanied the Houston, Texas, native to the capitol building in Topeka, where she received an official proclamation from the Kansas Governor.

Dixon was first given a tour of the capitol building, seeing both the Senate and the House of Representative chambers.

Following the tour, the group went to the offices of the Governor, where Dixon and Brownback discussed her trip to London, her race at the Olympic Stadium and the gold medal, which Dixon had brought along to show off.

After a quick picture session with Dixon, Governor Brownback signed a proclamation explaining Dixon’s accomplishments both in London and her first two seasons as a member of the KU track & field team.

Dixon and the rest of the Kansas track & field team will open their 2012-13 indoor season on Thursday, Dec. 6 when they host the Bob Timmons Challenge. The meet will be held in Anschutz Pavilion on the KU campus.

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