KU Hosts Jayhawk Invitational Friday

Jan. 26, 2005


The University of Kansas track and field teams will host the 18th annual Jayhawk Invitational this Friday (Jan. 28) at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion and the Bill Easton Track. Athletes from 35 schools will be competing in the non-scored event.

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Events will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the women’s weight throw. The last event scheduled is the men’s 3200-meter relay, which is scheduled for 8:15 p.m.

“It is always fun to host the Jayhawk Invitational,” Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine said. “It gives our fans a chance to see us compete.

“We will have really good competition, there will be some good athletes from other schools coming in. It means a lot for our athletes to compete well at home, they want to do well in front of the home fans,” Redwine added.

The Jayhawks have enjoyed early success in the indoor season. Freshman Ekaterina Sultanova broke the school record in the pole vault with a provisional qualifying mark of 13-7.25 at the Arkansas Invitational.

Sultanova’s senior teammate also provisionally qualified in the meet with a 12-11.50 effort in the event. Senior Brooklyn Hann won the triple jump as she tied her own school record with an NCAA provisional effort of 42-3.25.

Last weekend at the annual KU/KSU/MU Triangular, junior thrower Sheldon Battle had two NCAA provisional qualifying performances. Battle took first place in the shot put with a best throw of 59-01.50 and finished second in the weight throw with the second- best toss in KU history of 67-07.50.

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