FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. Three Kansas University track and field athletes competed during the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday at Randal Tyson Track Center.
Junior Sheldon Battle placed ninth in the weight throw, heaving a toss of 68-01.50; junior Charisse Bacchus placed 10th in the long jump after a leap of 20-00.50; and senior Jeremy Mims ran in the preliminaries of the 800-meter race, posting the eighth-best time of 1:49.41.
Mims on Thursday was named Most Outstanding Male Athlete in the Midwest by the U.S. Track Coaches Assn.
Battle will compete today in the shot put, and Mims will run the 800 finals at 6:45 tonight. Also, senior Brooklyn Hann will compete in the triple jump, and senior Amy Linnen and freshman Ekaterina Sultanova will compete in the pole vault.