World record-holder Jim Ryun was the key man as Kansas prepared a 15-man squad to go to Knoxville, Tenn., to bid fo the NCAA outdoor track and field championships. KU had twice won the outdoor title. KU also won the indoor title for college the past winter but San Jose State was the strong outdoor favorite in the spring of 1969.
40 years ago: Ryun leads KU squad to NCAAs
June 13, 2009