Jayhawk Track And Field Hosts Dual With Missouri Friday

Jan. 12, 2011


Kansas track and field will participate in its own version of the Border Showdown on Friday, Jan. 14, when it takes on Missouri in Anschutz Pavilion. The Jayhawks will look to avenge last year’s dual meet loss to Mizzou, where the Tigers edged KU with a score of 191-171 in Columbia.

Last year’s meet marked the second-straight season the two teams met up for a dual meet. Prior to that, the two schools had not met in a dual meet since. The Tigers won the men’s title with a total score of 95-86, while also capturing the women’s crown by a slim margin (96-85). Missouri holds a 36-17 advantage in the all-time series versus KU.

Eleven Jayhawks competing Friday took home titles last season. Amanda Miller, Jaci Perryman, Andrea Geubelle, Rebeka Stowe, Kathryn Lupton, Cori Christensen, Mason Finley, Kyle Clemons, Derrick Perry, Ryan Peterson and Donny Wasinger won their respective events at the dual last season. Geubelle came away with two individual victories as she won both the long jump and triple jump. The Jayhawks took home both 4×800-meter relay titles.

Finley will headline the meet for the KU men as he will compete in the shot put for the first time this season. A 2010 All-American in the shot put, Finley owns a personal best indoor mark in the event of 19.25m (63-2 ft). Clemons will compete in the 60, 200 and 4×400-meter relay for KU, while Wasinger will compete in the mile and 4×800 meter relay.

On the women’s side, the Jayhawks will look for strong performances from Geubelle in both the long jump and triple jump. Stowe will compete for the first time this season, as she will run in the mile and on the 4×800-meter relay team. Perryman, who won the pole vault at last weekend’s Bill Easton Classic, will lead a strong group of Jayhawk vaulters and sophomore Francine Simpson will compete in the long jump, 60 meters and 200 meters.

Field events will commence at 1:30 p.m., followed by the track events at 3 p.m., Friday at Anschutz Pavilion.