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Eleven Jayhawks all-region

June 4, 2008

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Eleven members of the Kansas University track and field teams received a total of 14 all-region honors, as announced by the USTFCCCA on Tuesday.

Seniors Ashley Brown and Crystal Manning and junior Nickesha Anderson earned the distinction in two events.

Of the 43 teams in the Midwest Region, the Kansas women placed fourth while the men, behind regional champions and meet record-holders Egor Agafonov (hammer throw) and Jordan Scott (pole vault), finished 11th. The all-region teams are determined by the student-athletes who finish in the top eight of his/her respective event at regionals.

Seniors Maresia Pencil (800 meters) and Kate Sultanova (pole vault) and juniors Sha'Ray Butler (400 hurdles), Stephanie Horton (pole vault) and Zlata Tarasova (hammer throw) rounded out the eight women's honorees.

Nearly joining all-region recipients Agafonov and Scott at the top of the podium, senior Julius Jiles was all-region in the 110-meter hurdles. The Kansas City, Mo., native placed second to regional-leader and stadium record-holder Shawon Harris of Texas Tech.

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