Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Women pole vaulters form a waiting line during practice.
United States Representative Jim Ryun fires the starter pistol before the Boy's 1600 meter run. Saturday afternoon's KU Relays were held at Memorial Stadium.
The starter pistol fires during the 79th annual KU Relays.
Emporia tracksters, from left, Andrew Heermann, Ryan Parks and Brandon Childs relax shirtless with teammates.
Kansas Relays staff scramble to switch the hurdles from the women's height to the men's height on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence High's Scott Penny launches the discus at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Penny placed 8th in the event with a best throw of 47.47m.
Lawrence High's Kristina Taylor, takes off with the baton after grabbing it from Sue Schwartz during the 4x400 meter relay. Lawrence High finished third in the event Saturday at the KU Relays.
Leavenworth High's Kendra Bradley, left, edges out Lee's Summit West's Brittany Bruce to take first place in the girls 100 meter dash. Saturday afternoon's KU Relays were held at Memorial Stadium.
Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
From left to right Laverne Jones of Nike, left, Crystal Cox, center, and Muna Lee of USA All Stars, right, race in the women's 4x100 meter invitational relay. USA All Stars finished first in the event during Saturday afternoon's KU Relays.
Lawrence High's Amy Magnuson catches her breath after the 100 meter hurdles. Saturday afternoon's KU Relays were held at Memorial Stadium.
Former KU pole vaulter Amy Linnen chalks her hands before the women's invitational pole vault during the Gold Zone. Saturday afternoon's KU Relays were held at Memorial Stadium.
Baldwin High's Heather Garcia, left, is helped off the track by Free State High's Alysha Valencia after the girls 1600 meter run. Garica finished third in Saturday 's race at the KU Relays.
Wamego High School students Ashley Carpenter, left, and Mandy Eberty, right, cheer on their school's girl's 4x800 meter relay team. They placed second in the event at Saturday's KU Relays.
Track fans beg olympic athletes for autographs.
Missouri Baptist University freshman Onesmus Too leads down the stretch in the men's 4X880 yard relay at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. MBU won with a time of 7:43.22.
Free State's Jessica Johnson hands off to Emily Leiker in the girls sunflower 4X100 meter relay at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. FSHS placed seventh in the event with a time of 52.32 seconds.
Rodney Martin, left, and Josh Norman run toe-to-toe in the men's 100 meter dash invite at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Norman won the event with a time of 10.27 seconds.
Mitch Potter, left leads Leonard Byrd down the back stretch of the men's 400 meter dash invitational at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Potter won the event with a time of 45.77 seconds.
Half mile runners start their two laps around the track at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Pole vaulter Pat Manson's fingers were taped because of ripped skin.
Pat Manson goes up and over the bar in the pole vault.
Pat Manson goes up and over the bar during the men's pole vault invitational. Manson, who placed 4th with a best jump of 18-00.50, has vaulted higher than 18 feet for consecutive 22 years.
Kansas University's Josh Madathil, Missouri State runner Aron Rono and Benson Chesang, running unattached, lead the group during the second lap of the Men's Invitational Mile. Kansas University runners finished third through sixth in the event Saturday at the Kansas Relays.
Margaret Nakintu of Uganda, falls to her knees in celebration after placing first in the women's 1500 meter run. Saturday afternoon's KU Relays were held at Memorial Stadium.
Sprinters complete the last 25 meters in the women's 200 meter dash.
Photographers take pictures of team Sprint Capitol following their victory in the men's 4 X 100.
Kansas' Brett Terp barely misses this attempt at 6-10.75 during a jump off. Terp placed second in the men's collegiate high jump competition on Saturday at the Kansas Relays.
Runners in the women's 800 meter run round a corner at Memorial Stadium.
Lawrence High junior Omar Mohran takes off after receiving the baton from teammate, senior Nathan Hickey. LHS finished fourth in the Boys 4x100 relay finals Saturday at the Kansas Relays.
Muna Lee slows up after crossing the finish line of the women's 4x100 meter relay main event. Lee's team, USA All-Stars won by a long shot with a time of 42.91 Saturday at the Kansas Relays Goldzone II.
Kansas leads the women's 4X100 relay.
Kansas University's 4 X100 meter relay team goes in for a group hug after winning the race.
Former Olympic champion and current U.S. Representative Jim Ryun takes in the Kansas Relays with former Kansas University star runner Wes Santee Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Both men have held prestigious track records, notably in the mile and 1,500 meter run.
Cowley College's Daniel Mania raises his arms in celebration after finishing first in the Men's Mile Invitational. Saturday afternoon's KU Relays were held at Memorial Stadium.
Free State's Alysha Valencia (middle) races in the finals of the Girls 1600 meter run Saturday at the Kansas Relays. Valencia also participated in the finals of the Girls 4x400 relay.
Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin crosses the finish line as the anchor of the 4x100 relay. Gatlin's team, Sprint Capitol, won the Men's Invitational Main Event with a meet record of 38.16 during Goldzone II Saturday at the Kansas Relays.
Justin Gatlin gives his number sign away to track fans at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.