GOLD ZONE to feature elite athletes at Kansas Relays

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    In a brand new three-hour format named the GOLD ZONE, more than 100 elite athletes will compete at the 78th Kansas Relays on April 23. The event will feature an impressive array of athletes, who’ll compete from 2-5 p.m., Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.

    Events to take place during the GOLD ZONE include the finals of all dashes, the 4×100 and 4×400 relay finals, the invitational high jumps and pole vaults, the women’s steeplechase and the men’s mile run.

    Featured athletes highlighting the GOLD ZONE include Maurice Greene, Marion Jones, Nick Hysong, Inger Miller, Jearl Clark and Savatheda Fynes. Local Olympians include Muna Lee from Kansas City, Mo; Charlie Gruber of Lawrence, Kan; Derrick Peterson of Columbia, Mo; and Melvin Lister from Leavenworth, Kan.

    For more information on the Kansas Relays, a complete GOLD ZONE schedule and ticket information, visit

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