RCW: From the office of ... Stanley Redwine

Head track and field/cross country coach Stanley Redwine cherishes these two mementos he picked up during an outstanding 2015 from Kyle Clemons. 

“These two stuffed animals are from Kyle Clemons’ 2015 year. He won the bronze medal at the Pan Am Games in the 400-meter dash and that is where he reached a personal best. To me, this is a celebration of Kyle setting that PR. This one is for the World Championship, where the team won a gold medal in the 4×400-meter relay. Any time you win a gold medal at the World Championships, that’s big time. It also represents hard work paying off,” Redwine explained.

In addition to his accomplishments in 2015, Clemons made Team USA for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. As a member of the 4×400-meter relay team, Clemons ran a leg in the preliminary round to help the squad advance to the finals. In the final, Team USA claimed gold, which earned Clemons the ninth KU track & field Olympic Gold medalist and the school’s first male gold-medal winner since Al Oerter won the discus in Mexico City in 1968.