Archive for Sunday, April 27, 2003

Jackson, Bookman win at Drake Relays

April 27, 2003


— Kansas University's Anson Jackson and Leo Bookman claimed titles during Saturday's final day of competition at the Drake Relays.

Jackson won the men's 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.00. Bookman, the 2003 NCAA Indoor 200 champion, was first in the 200 with a regional-qualifying time of 20.82.

The Jayhawks have qualified 20 athletes for regionals.

KU's men's distance medley relay team of Cameron Schwehr, Jeremy Mims, Brandon Hodges and Abraham Kimeli finished 12th in 10:03.87, but the 400 relay of Jackson, Mike Walker, Aaron Thompson and Bookman were third with a time of 40.46.

Benaud Shirley was 11th in the triple jump with a leap of 48-10.

On the women's side, Sondra Rauterkus was third in the high jump with a distance of 5-81¼2, her fifth consecutive regional-qualifying mark. The sprint medley relay team of Brooklyn Hann, Duchess Williams, Stacy Keller and Angela Pichardo placed eighth in 3:58.64.

Laura Lavoie finished seventh in the invitational 1,500 in 4:25.48, and Megan Manthe came in seventh in 4:29.89. Jennifer Widerstrom was 12th in the women's university hammer throw with a toss of 166-07.

KU has seven winners at UMKC Invitational

Kansas City, Mo. -- The Jayhawks had seven first-place finishers and four seconds Saturday during the final day of the UMKC Invitational.

KU's Dan Ferguson won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:38.56, Lantz Tolson won the 300 hurdles in 54.75 and Jeremy Hull claimed the pole vault crown with a mark of 16-023¼4.

Mike Mehring (14-051¼2 in pole vault), Brett Terp (6-4 in the high jump) and the 1,600 relay team (3:23.11) all finished second.

Adam Fitts was fourth in the hammer throw (160-04), Mark Menefee was third in the 1,500 (3:52.97), Eric Isley was fifth in the 800 (1:55.38), Eric Black was fifth in the 400 (51.26) and Eric Sloan was fifth in the steeplechase (9:59.98).

For the KU women, the 1,600 relay won with a time of 3:52.95, Emily Hess won the high jump with a leap of 5-5, Jenny Woodward won the 400 hurdles in 1:04.71 and Tiffany Cherry finished first in the 100 in 12.08.

Cherry also took third in the 200 (25.38), followed by teammate Chaarisse Bacchus (25.70).

Arrah Nielsen (2:17.67) and Lauren Brownrigg (2:18.91) finished 2-3 in the 800.

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