KU thrower Alexandra Emilianov sets another school record at Big 12 meet

A school record went down for the Kansas track and field program during the second day of the Big 12 Outdoor Championship in Manhattan on Saturday.

Junior Alexandra Emilianov set a school record in the women’s shot put with a launch of 17.25m (56-7.25 ft.), which came on her sixth and final throw of the event. It was good enough to net her a third-place finish, while Kansas State junior Taylor Latimer won the outdoor title with a toss of 17.73.

It marks the second time in as many meets that Emilianov has set a school record in women’s shot put. She did so with a mark of 16.87m during the Rock Chalk Classic on April 30. Emilianov now has the top-four shot put performances in program history.

Emilianov, who is from Chisinau, Moldova, will compete in the women’s discus competition during the third and final day of the Big 12 Championships on Sunday. She won an outdoor title in that event in 2019.


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