the 2015 kansas relays

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon long jump on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Sarah Kolmer competes in the heptathlon shot put on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon high jump on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Adam Deterding competes in the decathlon pole vault on April 16, 2015.

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K-State’s Tia’ Gamble competes in the 400 meter hurdles on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Tommy Brady strips off his shirt in the pole vault on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Akela Jones decorates her face before the long jump on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Ifeanyi Otuonye and Kaneil Harrison compete in the 4×100 meter relay.

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K-State’s Ivan Hartung competes in the javelin on April 17, 2015.

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K-State’s Zack Bryan competes in the 5000 meter run on April 17, 2015.

People always ask me the same question, “What is your favorite sport to shoot?”

I enjoy shooting most sports including football, basketball, baseball, equestrian, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis and volleyball, but nothing beats track and field for me.

Track and field provides me more opportunities to be creative than other sports. Facial expressions aren’t hidden inside helmets and bodies aren’t covered by pads. It’s challenging to capture an athlete at full sprint or at the peak of their jump. Additionally, there are so many graphic elements during the events that make unique images such as the repetition of the hurdles or the lane lines on the track.

I shot the 88th annual Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas on April 15-17, 2015. The Kansas Jayhawks men and women won the team titles.

-scott weaver

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