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Jim Ryun runs in the Four-Mile Relay. The team of Ryun, Allen Russell, Gene McClain and Tom Yergovich won with a time of 16:43.0.

Jim Ryun gets ready to pass a Southern Illinois University opponent in the one-mile relay. Prairie View A & M University won the event with a time of 3:07.7.

Jim Ryun approaches the finishline in the four-mile relay. The team of Ryun, Allen Russell, Gene McClain and Tom Yergovich of Kansas won the event with a time of 16:43.0.

Randy Matson of Texas A & M competes in the discus. Matson won the discus in 1965, 1966 and 1967. Those same years he won the Relays discus competition as well. In 1964 he won the Olympic Silver medal for shot put, and in 1968 he won the Olympic Gold…

Randy Matson of Texas A & M competes in the discus. Matson won the discus in 1965, 1966 and 1967. Those same years he won the Relays discus competition as well. In 1964 he won the Olympic Silver medal for shot put, and in 1968 he won the Olympic Gold…

Van Nelson leads in the Three-Mile Run. He won with time of 13:21.3. Nelson was the first athlete to win two different events for three consecutive years. In 1967 Nelson also won the Six-Mile Run (28:48.5), an event he won in 1966 (28:48.6) and 1968…

Van Nelson of St. Cloud State University runs the 1968 3-mile run at a Drake Relays record setting pace. He finished with a record time of 13:17.4. His 6-mile relay team from St. Cloud State was victorious in 1966, 1967 and 1968. Nelson won the…

Christine Sheets of Oklahoma State, the 1968 Relays Queen congratulates members of the University of Kansas' distance medley relay team. Standing next to the Queen is Jim Ryun.

Elliott Evans of Drake nears the finish line while relay team member Gordie Hoffert jumps in celebration. Behind Evans are team members Dave Compton and Dennis Hunt. Drake won the four-mile relay with a time of 16:39.7.

Jim Ryun and teammates on the medal stand after one of Kansas' victories. In 1968 Ryan ran in the two-mile relay and the distance medley with Curt Grindal, Mark Ferrell, Gene McClain and Ben Olison.