Archive for Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sophomore sprinters spark KU track squads

January 29, 2011

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Kansas University sophomore sprinters Denesha Morris and Kyle Clemons each turned in victorious performances in leading the KU track and field teams at the Jayhawk Classic on Friday at Anschutz Pavilion.

KU claimed eight individual titles and top finishes in all four relays.

Morris turned in the third-fastest time in Kansas history in winning the 60 meters in 7.47. Morris earned her third title of the indoor season in the 60 meters and set a new personal-best time in the event. She also finished third in the 400 meters with her personal-best time of 55.86.

Clemons won the 400 title in 48.27 in his first race of the season in the event.

Junior Rebeka Stowe won the 3,000 in 9:45.55. Her time ranks as the fifth-fastest time in KU history.

Kansas also won the men’s 600 and 800.

KU senior Keron Toussaint won the 600in 1:21.18, which ranks second on the KU all-time chart. Freshman Dalen Fink was the winner in the 800in 1:56.07, his top time of the season.

Kansas freshman thrower Jessica Mareszek won the shot put title with her mark of 13.85 meters (45-5.25 feet).

Sophomore Taylor Washington finished second in the 600.

KU went 1-2 in the men’s mile run as freshman Josh Munsch was the first to cross the finish line with his time of 4:15.79, while sophomore Greg Bussing was second in 4:20.26. The Jayhawks also took first and second place in the 3,000, with senior Nick Capario taking the top spot with his time of 8:22.63. Red-shirt freshman Josh Baden was second in 8:42.52.

Jayhawk freshman Diamond Dixon recorded the second-fastest time in school history in the 400 meters as she ran a 54.64 and placed second. Also taking home a second-place finish was sophomore Andrea Geubelle in the long jump. Geubelle soared 5.73 meters (18-9.50 ft).

The Jayhawks will travel to New York City next weekend for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

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