Missouri Edges Kansas in Track and Field Dual
Jan. 15, 2010
COLUMBIA, Mo. –
For the second year in a row, the Kansas track and field team fell short in its head-to-head battle with Missouri, as the Tigers won the dual meet by a score of 191-171. Despite the loss, the Jayhawks had several solid performances, including six individual victories on the women’s side and seven on the men’s.
“Well it was a good meet, but not a great one because we went there to win, not just to have a few strong individual performances,” said Head Coach Stanley Redwine. “Unfortunately, we discovered a few areas where we are lacking depth and we really need to develop those further in order to be more competitive.”
Highlighting the meet was freshman Andrea Geubelle, who earned her first NCAA qualifying mark of the season, leaping 12.74 meters (41-09.75 ft.) in the triple jump, to easily meet the provisional standard. Geubelle, a product of University Place, Wash., also won the long jump event, with a mark of 5.97 meters (19-07.00 ft.).
Senior All-American pole vaulter, Jordan Scott, and freshman Mason Finley also hit provisional marks at the KU vs. MU dual, a feat they have both accomplished at least once already this season.
Scott won the pole vault for the second week in a row, after clearing 5.35 meters (17-06.50 ft.), which was nearly a six-inch improvement from his vault at the Bill Easton Classic on Jan. 8. Freshman Corey Shank finished second in the pole vault behind Scott, clearing a season-best 5.05 meters (16-06.75 ft.), which was just shy of the provisional qualifying standard.
Finley threw the shot put 18.31 meters (60-01.00 ft.), which marked the third time this season he has met the provisional standard in the event and the third time he has won the shot put in as many meets.
Senior Reggie Carter also had an impressive day, as he won two individual titles in the 60-meter and 400-meter dash. The Bensalem, Pa., native ran 6.95 in the 60-meter dash and 49.38 in the 400.
Freshman Kyle Clemons won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.32, while finishing second to teammate Carter in the 60-meter dash by just four-hundredths of a second.
Nate Scherzer won the high jump event, clearing 2.00 meters (6-06.75 ft.).
On the women’s side, junior-captain Amanda Miller and sophomore Kara Windisch went one-two in the 3,000 meters, with both KU athletes setting personal records in the event. Miller ran a 9:52.73, while Windisch clocked in at 9:53.26.
Kansas dominated in the pole vault, taking the first six spots on the score sheet. Jaci Perryman and Abby Jones had the top mark of the day, as both cleared 3.70 meters (12-01.50 ft.).
Elizabeth Beisner also recorded an individual victory, as she won the high jump and matched her personal record of 1.63 meters (5-04.25 ft.).
The Jayhawks did sweep the distance medley relay event, as the women’s team of Rebeka Stowe, Kathryn Lupton, Cori Christensen and Bonds combined for a winning-time of 11:48.82, and the men’s quartet of Bret Imgrund, Derrick Perry, Ryan Peterson and Donny Wasinger took first after crossing the finish line in 10:14.03.
The Jayhawks return to action on Friday, Jan. 29 when they host their final home meet of the indoor season, the Jayhawk Invitational in Anschutz Pavilion.