Leading the Kansas field events in this weekend’s Drake Relays will be shot putters Steve Wilhelm and Karl Salb (left and right) and pole vaulter Bill Hatcher (center). In last weekend’s Kansas Relays, Wilhelm and Salb threw the 16-pound iron ball 66-3 and 66-10 respectively in the open shot.
The efforts were good enough to place Salb third and Wilhelm fourth behind world record-holder Randy Matson and former Emporia State ace Al Feuebach. In the meantime Hatcher was impressive himself with a vault of 16-6 to place second behind Rice’s Dave Roberts who cleared 16-9 for the top spot.
Following the Drake Relays, the Jayhawks will return home for May 1 dual with Iowa State.
That meet will serve as a tune-up for the May 21-22 Big Eight Conference Outdoor Meet to be held in Stillwater, Okla.