After a one-year hiatus from competition at the Kansas Relays, Nichole Denby will return to Lawrence to run in her specialty event, the invitational 100-meter hurdles. Denby is a three-time Kansas Relays champion in the event, as well as the Kansas Relays record holder.
A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Denby won Relays gold in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and her winning time of 12.72 in 2007 stands as the meet record.
In 2008, Denby competed at the U.S. Olympic team trials and was leading the race until suffering a spill on one of the final hurdles, damaging her Olympic aspirations for that year. She holds a personal best time of 12.54, which was achieved in Eugene, Ore., in 2008.
Denby will run in the Invitational 100-meter hurdles at 1:25 p.m. Saturday. Admission into the meet will be granted to those wearing a 2010 Kansas Relays button. The buttons are $10 for adults and $5 for students, youth and seniors. Children under 5 are admitted for free, as are KU students with a valid KU ID.
There is also a Kansas Relays family plan which includes two adult and two student/youth buttons for $20.