To the editor:
During the recent NCAA track and field championships, I had the opportunity to see the performances up close. As an Oregon Track Club official and local high school track coach, I was in a position to observe the Kansas University women and their competitiveness and support of each other over the four days.
They showed great determination when competing, and their encouragement of each other was extraordinary, and in spite of the challenge of competing against one of the favorites, the University of Oregon, on their home facility, the Jayhawk ladies did not back down. When their championship had been confirmed, the enthusiasm, pride and class was evident in these fine young ladies and their coaches.
You all should be very proud of the accomplishment of the KU women and their coaches for the first women’s championship of any kind at KU and for a job well done and a fitting end to this year’s championships.