Sound Off

Now that the running track in Memorial Stadium has been refurbished and the Kansas Relays are returning this month after a two-year absence, will the facility still be known as Hershberger Track?

Yes. A sign designating it as such is located just east of the scoreboard. In 1969, Jim Hershberger, a former KU track athlete, donated $125,000. The gift enabled Kansas officials to replace the track's cinders with an artificial surface. In 1983, Hershberger donated an additional $90,000 for renovation work. The Kansas Relays are scheduled April 19-22.


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