Battle of the birds

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 in Alumni News, News, and Sports


The two favorite teams at the 2013 NCAA Track and Field Championships included the Kansas Jayhawks going up against the hometown Oregon Ducks at historic Hayward Field. Old friends, roommates and former KU track teammates, Jon Hays, c’93, and Rome Poracsky, ’89, took in the action Saturday, dubbing it the “Battle of the Birds.” Hays shared this picture with us via Twitter. Poracsky (pictured left above), a walk-on distance runner at Kansas in ’89, became a Duck after transferring to the University of Oregon at Eugene, where track culture runs strong. He now lives in Hillsboro, OR. Hays, who spent time living in Eugene with Poracsky after graduating from KU, now lives in the Bay area working for the University of California Berkeley.

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