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KU women’s track climbs to first at Big 12 Outdoor

May 5, 2013


— Two Kansas University women’s track and field athletes claimed individual Big 12 Outdoor titles Saturday at the league meet.

Francine Simpson repeated as Big 12 long-jump champion, and Lindsay Vollmer won the heptathlon title. The KU women lead the team standings by 12 points entering today, the final day of competition.

Kansas’ men’s track team sits in seventh place.

Other Jayhawks to place Saturday were: Rebecca Neville (fifth place, women’s heptathlon), Anastasiya Muchkayev (eighth, women’s shot put), Jonathan Fuller (sixth, men’s high jump), Nick Giancana (seventh, men’s high jump) and Jonathan Miller (sixth, men’s discus).

Several KU women qualified for today’s finals: Paris Daniels (200, 100), Diamond Dixon (200, 400), Denesha Morris (400), Natalie Becker (1500) and Hannah Richardson (1500).

DeMario Johnson (100, 200), Kyle Clemons (400), Brendan Soucie (800) and Michael Stigler (400 hurdles) will run in the men’s finals.


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