From site: News & Events
Date: Friday, April 26th, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm
Duration: 4 hours
Sponsored by: News & Events
Contact: Jenny Tschudy
From 1937 to 1979 the Beloit Relays were one of the premier track & field events in the nation. Now, after 34 years, the Relays return on April 26-27 at Karris Track at Strong Stadium.
Action begins on Friday evening, April 26, with the Discus, Javelin and 3000m Steeplechase. Things really get going on Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m., featuring the conclusion of the field events plus finals in 22 track events, including the "Feature Race," the Mile, to close the Relays. Be a part of this history-making event. The Beloit Relays.
The history of the Beloit College Relays reads more like a "Who's Who" of Midwestern track and field, and even of the nation.
The Relays were started in 1937 by Louis E. Means, who was athletic director at Beloit from 1936 until 1945. More than 10,000 athletes from more than 50 colleges and universities have competed in the Relays.
In the early 1960s, the meet was expanded to include high school events, and many boys' and girls' teams competed over the next ten years. (read more)