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KU track nets six provisional marks

March 3, 2002

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Freshman Brooklyn Hann set the Kansas University triple-jump record with a leap of 42-feet, 31*4 inches at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday in South Bend, Ind.

Her record-setting jump was one of five NCAA provisional marks the Jayhawks met at the Notre Dame meet.

Senior Jennie Wonder raced to a school record of 8.36 in the 60-meter hurdles. KU senior Katy Eisenmenger matched her season-best mile time of 4:45.65, while the KU distance medley relay team of Laura Lavoie, Stacy Keller, Arrah Nielsen and Eisenmenger ran a season-best 11:32.89.

Kansas' other provisional mark was the men's distance medley relay team of Brandon Hodges, Leo Bookman, Derec Lacio and Brian Blachly, which clocked a provisional time of 9:47.8.

At the Nebraska Last Chance Meet, KU pole vaulter Vadim Gvozdetskiy improved his provisional mark to 17-11. The mark puts him as high as fifth in the nation, which guarantees him a spot at the NCAAs.

"We had some good performances but unfortunately not every one hit a qualifying mark," KU coach Stanley Redwine said. "We're excited about our athletes who did well. Vadim and Brooklyn really turned in some good performances. Jennie Wonder also ran just a great race."

KU's provisional qualifiers will have to wait for the results from all the last chance meets to be compiled to find out their fates for the NCAA Championships March 8-9.

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