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Sprinter sets two records for Kansas

January 26, 2008

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KU Indoor Track and Field team in action Friday

The Kansas Indoor Track and Field team was in action on Friday at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion. Enlarge video

Four races into her Kansas University track-and-field career, junior Nickesha Anderson has set four records.

Anderson set two records - in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes - Friday at the Jayhawk Classic at Anschutz Pavilion.

Anderson won the 60 in 7.38 seconds, supplanting Tiffany Cherry's previous school record of 7.41 in 2006.

Then Anderson beat the 16-year-old Anschutz record in the 200 meters when she won the event in 23.85. The previous record-holder was Kathy Travis of Nebraska in the 1992 Big Eight Championships.

KU senior Julius Jiles also recorded an NCAA provisional time in the men's 60-meter hurdles: 7.91.

Though already posting higher provisional marks in previous meets, seniors Crystal Manning (triple jump) and Kate Sultanova (pole vault) and sophomore Jordan Scott (pole vault) once again exceeded the NCAA qualifying marks in winning their respective events.

Other women taking home titles from the Jayhawk Classic included juniors Sha'Ray Butler in the 400-meter dash with her time of 56.96 and Charity Stowers in the 600-yard run (1:25.30). Sophomore Lauren Bonds won the 1,000 in 3:00.97, and junior Ashley Brown won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.62, and Kelsey Erb won the high jump at 1.68 meters (5-foot-6).

On the men's side, senior Matt Baysinger set the Anschutz Pavilion standard with his winning time of 1:20.08 in the facility's inaugural 600-meter run. Senior Paul Hefferon won his second race of the year with a victory in the mile at 4:18.39 and senior Jarrell Rollins won the 600-yard run (1:12.28).

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