Jayhawks Record Three Provisional Marks at Arkansas Invite
Jan. 14, 2005
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –
The University of Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., Friday night at the Randal Tyson Track Complex. In this non-scored event, the Jayhawks tallied three NCAA provisional qualifying marks.
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The story of the night was the effort by freshman Ekaterina Sultanova in the pole vault. Sultanova broke the Kansas record and won the event with a best effort of 13-7.25, in just her second collegiate meet. The Jayhawks finished one-two in the pole vault as senior Amy Linnen placed second with a 12-11.50 effort that is also a NCAA provisional mark.
“Ekaterina is a great story,” Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine said. “She is a great competitor and she has a very bright future at the University of Kansas.”
Senior Brooklyn Hann won the triple jump as she tied her own school record with a NCAA provisional effort of 42-3.25. Freshman Crystal Manning also did well in the event as she placed third with a mark of 39-8.50.
“Coming into the meet we were just trying to see where we were at this point and we broke school records,” Redwine added. “That shows where we are headed as a team.”
Senior Kim Clark placed second in the 800-meters with a time of 2:11.86, while junior Charisse Bacchus finished second in the long jump with a jump of 19-6.75.
On the men’s side, junior Sheldon Battle won the weight throw with a best toss of 61-00.25, edging senior teammate Colin Dutton, who finished second with a throw of 56-7.25. Battle also placed third in the shot put (47-8.50).
In the 60-meter dash, former Jayhawk great Leo Bookman won the event, running for Team Nike with a time of 6.82. Jayhawk junior Aaron Thompson finished second in the event with a personal best time of 6.93.
KU scored two-second place finishes as junior Brett Terp was the runner-up in the high jump (6-6), and junior Cameron Schwehr placed second in the mile (4:06.32). Senior Jeremy Mims took third in the 800-meters with a time of 1:51.15.
“I thought we had a solid meet,” Redwine added. “Overall we competed good, for the majority of the team, we are in pretty good shape and I think we are headed in the right direction.”
With the 2005 indoor season now in full swing, the Jayhawks will prepare for the KU/KSU/MU Triangular next Friday in Manhattan, Kan.