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Finley leads KU track at Big 12 championships

February 27, 2011

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— The Kansas University women’s track and field team finished eighth and the men finished 11th at the Big 12 Indoor Championships on Saturday at the Devaney Center.

Sophomore Mason Finley was the top Jayhawk finisher, taking second in the shot put but failing to defend his Big 12 title by six inches. His throw of 19.94 meters (65-5 feet) earned him a spot in the NCAA championships in two weeks.

“I got second. I wish I would have gotten first,” Finley said. “I lost to a really good thrower, so that definitely keeps me humble. I’m just going to try to improve and get ready for nationals.”

Two Jayhawks and one KU relay team took third-place finishes.

Stowe finished third in the women’s mile, with a time of 4:47.01. Freshman Diamond Dixon broke the school record again in the women’s 400, finishing third in 53.10 seconds. The women’s 4x400 relay team ran its best race of the year, finishing third in a time of 3:36.31.

In the men’s 400, Kyle Clemons finished fourth and set a new personal record with a time of 46.83.

Sophomore Andrea Geubelle also took fourth in the women’s triple jump with a jump of 12.86 meters (42-8.25 feet).

In the women’s pole vault, Jaci Perryman finished fourth (4.02 meters, 13-2.25 feet).

Keron Toussaint took fifth (1:11) in the men’s 600.

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