Nebraska is the next stop for the Kansas track teams. The Jayhawks will participate in the Husker Invitational on Saturday at the Devaney Center in Lincoln.
It will be KU's last meet before the Jayhawks return to Lincoln for the Big Eight Indoor on Feb. 23-24.
Last weekend at the Jayhawk Invitational, Brian Martin established a school indoor record with a clocking of 21.70 in the 200-meter dash. Martin is a junior from Lawrence.
Also last weekend, Mike Evers won the septathlon at the KSU Invitational. Evers is a junior from Marrionette Park, Ill.
Three KU players will compete in the Rolex National Indoor championships today through Sunday in Dallas. Sophomore Enrique Abaroa, ranked No. 13 nationally, will be in men's singles and juniors Jenny Atkerson and Kylie Hunt will be in women's doubles. They're ranked No. 2 nationally. Hunt is also entered in the singles competition.
With the Big Eight championships scheduled Feb. 14-17 in Oklahoma City, the Jayhawks will take this weekend off to rest and prepare for the league meet. KU's women have won 12 of 13 duals while the men are 10-4 in head-to-head competition. Kansas will go in as the favorite in the men's portion of the Big Eight meet. Nebraska is favored over Kansas to capture the women's title.
KU's season will start this weekend at the Duel in the Desert in Phoenix, Ariz. Kansas will meet New Mexico State at 3 p.m. Friday, Grand Canyon at 11 a.m. on Saturday, then New Mexico State again at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Indoor season will begin on Feb. 17 at the Jayhawk Indoor Classic in Anschutz Pavilion. KU will be joined by Arkansas, Creighton and Drury in the four-team meet. KU will also play host to the Kansas-Midwest Cup on March 16.
Junior Angie Halbleib has 165 career three-point goals, second on the Big Eight's all-time chart ... Freshman Nakia Sanford is 24 rebounds shy of cracking KU's top 10 freshman rebounding list ... Junior Tamecka Dixon ranks second in Big Eight scoring with a 17.5 average.