Kansas Track and Field Returns to Action

Jan. 12, 2006


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The University of Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams return from a month-long hiatus to compete in the Arkansas Invitational on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

This meet will allow the Jayhawks to compete on the same track that the NCAA Indoor Championships will be run on in March. It will also serve as a homecoming for several members of the Kansas coaching staff. Head coach Stanley Redwine and sprints/hurdles coach Elisha Brewer both competed for the Razorbacks in their college days. Redwine also spent 11 years at UA as an assistant coach, during which time the Razorbacks won nine consecutive NCAA championships. Distance coach Doug Clark served at Arkansas as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 1988-1993. Additionally, horizontal jumps coach Milan Donley previously served as an assistant track and field and cross country coach for the Razorbacks.

KU opened the 2005-06 indoor season by winning two individual event titles at the Kansas State All-Comers Meet on Dec. 10 in Manhattan, Kan. Ten Jayhawks finished in the top four of their event, highlighted by wins in the 60m hurdles by Aaron Thompson (7.96) and in the 600 yard run by Matt Baysinger (1:12.28).

Following this weekend’s meet, the Jayhawks will return home for the KU/KSU/MU Triangular on Jan. 20, the first of two consecutive home meets. The teams will close out the month with the Jayhawk Invitational on Jan. 28 in Lawrence.