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On This Day In History | 1961

November 11, 2017
XC 1957

Coane (2nd from left) in 1957

On this day 56 years ago, Tonnie Coane ’59 helped lead the Kansas University men’s cross country team to the Big 8 Conference title.

The Jayhawks took 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 10th to rack up just 26 points in a dominant showing over Oklahoma State (78), Colorado (78), Missouri (121), Kansas State (131), Oklahoma (147), Nebraska (153), and Iowa State (176). Coane took 7th overall on the 3 mile Lawrence Country Club course in Kansas.

Kansas had won thirteen straight titles until Oklahoma ended their streak in 1960. Coane helped ensure the Jayhawks would bring the title back home.



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