K Club, Kansas Athletics mourn the loss of track & field alumnus Louis Stroup
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Louis Stroup, who was a member of the Kansas track & field team from 1954-57 passed away on Wednesday, January 16 at the age of 83.
Stroup, whose twin brother Larry was also a member of the Jayhawk track & field team from 1954-57, helped Kansas to eight total Big Seven team championships in his time in Lawrence, winning all four indoor and outdoor titles during his career.
Along with the eight team conference championships, Stroup was a three-time Big Seven champion as a member of the one-mile relay team. In 1956, Stroup teamed with his brother Larry, Ray Wyatt and Lowell Janzen to win the outdoor conference title. In 1957, Stroup won conference crowns during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, joining forces with Mike Cummins, Bob Franklin and Wyatt to win the indoor title and Cummins, Janzen and Wyatt to bring home the outdoor relay championship.
“Louis was a great man and a great representative of Kansas Athletics and Kansas track & field,” KU head coach Stanley Redwine said. “We are praying for the Stroup family and know Louis will be greatly missed by all.”
Residing in Pittsburg, Kansas, Stroup was a dedicated member of K Club, attending nearly every event with his brother Larry.
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