Jayhawks Add More NCAA Marks at DeHart Invitational
Jan. 27, 2007
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Junior Egor Agafonov earned an automatic NCAA qualifying mark in the weight throw at the DeHart Invitational in <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Albuquerque, N.M., to cap off a successful weekend for the University of Kansas track and field teams. Junior Crystal Manning was one of three other Jayhawks to secure a provisional NCAA mark at the event.
Agafonov, the reining Big 12 champion in the event, recorded a toss of 71-02.50 to win the event. The junior now owns the second best throw in the nation and has won the event at every meet this season for the Jayhawks.
Manning, a junior who finished fourth in triple jump at the 2006 Big 12 Indoor Championships, leapt 42-03.50 in the event, surpassing the provisional NCAA mark and finishing fourth in the event.
Pole vaulters Kate Sultanova and Britany Parker both improved and cleared new season bests in the event. Sultanova, a junior, finished second in the pole vault with a NCAA provisional mark of 13-08.25 and Parker, a freshman finished third with a provisional mark of 13-04.25.
Sophomore Ashley Brown just missed a provisional mark in the 60m hurdles again, winning the event in a career-best 8.43 seconds. Junior Colby Wissel won the men’s mile run in a time of 4:18.42.
Junior Julius Jiles finished third in the 60 meter hurdles and sophomore Victoria Howard also took home a third-place finish in the 200m dash. Junior Barrett Saunders took fourth in the long jump (24-00.25) and sophomore Zlata Tarasova placed third in the weight throw (61-10.25).
Despite missing their middle distance runners, the women’s team took seventh at the event while the men placed eighth.
The teams return to the track on Feb. 2, when they head to Lincoln, Neb., for the Husker Invitational.