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|Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:05|
By REX HINDS
John H. Outland, the head football coach at the University of Kansas, founded the Kansas Relays in 1923. He got the idea for the Kansas Relays from the Penn Relays. These relays were, and still are, held at the University of Pennsylvania. They are the oldest and largest track relays in the United States.
John Outland thought that there should be an event like the Penn relays in Kansas; thus in 1920, he approached Kansas basketball coach Forrest Clare Allen, also known as Phog Allen, who was also the athletic director and a football coach at the University of Kansas. Three years later in 1923, the Kansas relays were founded.
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