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Seven track Jayhawks All-Americans

March 13, 2012

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Seven Kansas University track and field athletes collected 10 All-America distinctions, it was announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It’s the most All-Americans during an indoor season in program history and comes on the heels of the Jayhawks’ runner-up finish at the NCAA Indoor over the weekend in Nampa, Idaho.

KU juniors Andrea Geubelle, Denesha Morris and Taylor Washington and sophomore Diamond Dixon earned first-team All-America honors for the second-consecutive season.

Geubelle, from University Place, Wash., won the Indoor triple-jump title, and Dixon won the 400 on Saturday.

Joining Geubelle on the long jump All-America list is junior Francine Simpson. Simpson placed sixth at nationals.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Dixon, Washington, Morris and junior Paris Daniels also earned spots on the first team.

Alena Krechyk — 13th in the Indoor weight throw — was a second-team All-American.

Daniels also was second-team in the 200 meters after her 11th-place finish.

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