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KU’s Battle, Tarasova earn NCAA track bids

May 28, 2006

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— Kansas University senior Sheldon Battle and freshman Zlata Tarasova advanced to the NCAA Championships after their top-five finishes in their events at the NCAA Midwest Regional track meet on Saturday.

They will join Egor Agafonov, Charisse Bacchus, Paul Hefferon and Cody Roberts as the Jayhawks' automatic qualifiers for the national meet.

Tarasova, who finished second in the hammer at the Big 12 Championships, joined teammate Agafonov as the regional champion in the event. Her toss of 204-5 was her best of the season.

Battle's toss of 62-61â2 was good for third overall and qualifies him for his second-straight NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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