Archive for Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vaughn paces KU track

April 10, 2011

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— Sophomore Jesse Vaughn had his best finish of the year with a second-place showing in the ‘B’ section of the men’s javelin, and Kansas University’s track and field team closed out competition at the Texas Relays on Saturday.

Vaughn’s throw of 62.52 meters (205-02 feet) was the second-longest of his career and the third-best toss for KU this season.

Veteran pole vaulter Jordan Scott took home a second-place finish in the ‘A’ section of the men’s pole vault. The senior cleared the bar at 5.50m (18-04.50 feet) on his first attempt, but was unable to top Oral Robert’s Jack Whitt, who cleared the next height at 5.60m (18-04.50 feet).

In the women’s pole vault, senior Jaci Perryman set a personal best in the event with a jump of 4.10m (13-05.25 feet). The mark was the best of the year for the Jayhawks.

Heather Bergmann finished sixth in the ‘A’ section of the women’s javelin. The sophomore hit a distance of 45.62m (149-08 feet), her second farthest of the season.

Juniors Cori Christensen and Rebeka Stowe were KU’s lone representatives in the ‘A’ section of the women’s 1,500 meters. Christensen crossed the finish line in sixth at 4:35.30. Stowe was not far behind, running a 4:35.70 and finishing seventh.

Kansas will compete in the Sooner Invitational on April 15 in Norman, Okla.

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