- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A former University of Kansas track coach who led his teams to 13 Big Eight indoor titles and 14 outdoor championships has died at the age of 91.

The Lawrence Journal-World (https://bit.ly/1Drqstm ) reports former KU assistant athletic director Richard Konzem told friends on Wednesday that Bob Timmons died Tuesday in Lawrence.

Timmons led Kansas to the NCAA indoor championship in 1966, 1969 and 1970. The Jayhawks also tied with BYU and Drake for the 1970 outdoor title.

Timmons was famous for coaching track great Jim Ryun, who in 1964 became the first high school athlete to run the mile in less than 4 minutes.

News of his death brought an outpouring of condolences, including from Ryun, who says Timmons helped him achieve things he never thought possible.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com

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