Amanda Miller placed third in the women’s 3,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational to highlight the first day for the Kansas University track and field team.
Miller was third of 50 runners in a career-best time of 9:53.31. KU’s Kara Windisch was ninth in 10:05.60.
Other KU results: Charity Stowers, 13th in the 500, 1:15.93; Jarrell Rollins, 18th in the 500 in 1:05.62; Keron Toussaint, 21st in the 500 in 1:05.85; Stephanie Horton, seventh in women’s shot put, 47 feet, 53⁄4 inches; Kelsey Erb, eighth, women’s high jump, 5-41⁄4; Eric Fattig, sixth, men’s long jump, 23-41⁄2; and Dustin Turner, 15th, long jump 22-61⁄2.
A KU split squad also headed to Lincoln, Neb.
The best Kansas performances in Lincoln came from two multi-eventers, freshman Corbin Kratovil and junior Jacob Breth. In the third event of the heptathlon, the shot put, Kratovil finished in second place with a throw of 43-41⁄2, while Breth was third at 43-13⁄4.