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KU women place 7th at NYC track meet

February 5, 2012

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— Kansas University senior thrower Elena Krechyk set a KU record in the weight throw, and the women’s team placed seventh on Saturday at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

The Kansas men’s team placed 20th.

“There are definitely some areas where we can improve, but I thought it was great getting experience against a different class of athletes,” KU coach Stanley Redwine said. “We had a lot of personal best and people moving into the KU top-five lists. Still with that, we need to be looking to place higher at these types of meets.”

Krechyk finished as the runner-up at the invitational, but she broke her own record, which she set last week at the Jayhawk Classic. With her throw of 20.42 meters Saturday, she is the first woman in KU history to break the 20-meter mark in the event.

The Jayhawks will travel to two separate meets on Friday. The distance runners and horizontal jumpers will compete in the Husky Classic in Seattle, while the rest of the team will travel to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

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