Morris and Clemons Lead KU at Jayhawk Classic
Jan. 28, 2011
Complete Results in PDF Format
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Jayhawk sophomore sprinters Denesha Morris and Kyle Clemons each turned in victorious performances in leading the Kansas track and field teams at the 2011 Jayhawk Classic here Friday at Anschutz Pavilion. Overall, KU claimed eight individual titles and top finishes in all four relays.
Morris turned in the third-fastest time in Kansas history in winning the 60 meters with her time of 7.47. Morris earned her third title of the indoor season in the 60 meters and set a new personal best time in the event. She also finished third in the 400 meters with her personal-best time of 55.86.
Clemons took home the 400 meters title as he turned in a time of 48.27 in his first race of the season in the event.
“Overall, I thought we ran really well as a team,” said Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine. “We’re continuing to get better week by week, and we are very excited with what happened today.”
Junior Rebeka Stowe had a good showing in winning the 3,000 meters. Stowe, who was running the race for the first time this season, clocked in at 9:45.55. Her time ranks as the fifth-fastest time in KU history.
Kansas also got wins in the men’s 600 meters and 800 meters. KU senior Keron Toussaint took home the 600-meter run title with his time of 1:21.18, which ranks second on the KU all-time chart. Freshman Dalen Fink was the winner in the 800 meters with his time of 1:56.07, his top time of the season.
Kansas freshman thrower Jessica Mareszek took home the shot put title with her mark of 13.85 meters (45-05.25 ft). Sophomore Taylor Washington finished second in the 600 meters. Washington, who was the 2010 Big 12 Champion in the 600-yard dash, clocked in at 1:33.59.
KU went one-two in the men’s mile run as freshman Josh Munsch was the first to cross the finish line with his time of 4:15.79, while sophomore Greg Bussing followed him in second place with his time of 4:20.26. The Jayhawks also took first and second place in the 3,000 meters with senior Nick Capario taking the top spot with his time of 8:22.63. Redshirt freshman Josh Baden finished in second place, clocking in at 8:42.52.
“For the first time in a while all of our home meets were at the beginning of the season,” said Redwine. “Everybody wants to showcase their talents on their home campus. Everyone wants to do well at home and I think they did a very good job of that today. They will be confident going into the other meets – they will be able to show the country what they are capable of, and we are very excited about that. It is a week by week progression, and hopefully things will continue to get better.”
Jayhawk freshman Diamond Dixon recorded the second-fastest time in school history in the 400 meters as she ran a 54.64 and finished in second place. Also taking home a second place finish was sophomore Andrea Geubelle in the long jump. Geubelle soared 5.73 meters (18-09.50 ft).
KU sophomore Kyra Kilwein finished second in the mile run with her time of 5:01.69, her top time of the season. Sophomore Cori Christensen took home second place in the 800 meters with her time of 2:14.61.
The Jayhawk relay teams were extremely successful as both the men’s and women’s teams finished on top in the distance medley relay and the 4×400-meter relay. For the KU women, Natalie Becker, Christensen, Maddy Rich and Amanda Miller joined forces for a first place finish in the distance medley event with their time of 12:03.73. The KU men’s team composed of Munsch, Brendan Soucie, Sean Proehl and Bussing were first with their time of 10:20.12.
Kendra Bradley, Washington, Morris and Dixon led KU to victory in the women’s 4×400-meter relay with their time of 3:43.61. The KU men also won the relay as Nick Seckfort, Derrick Perry, Isaac Bradshaw and Alex Hernes passed the baton around in 3:15.19
“Everyone has to continue to improve indivudially,” said Redwine. “Our upcoming meets will be against the best teams in the nation. If we want to be one of the best teams in the nation will we have to go out and prove it on the track, and that’s what we’re aiming to do.”
The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to New York City next weekend for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational which will be held Feb. 4-5.
Jayhawk Classic Results
1. Denesha Morris, 7.47
3. Francine Simpson, 7.65
4. Kendra Bradley, 7.73
2. Diamond Dixon, 54.64
3. Denesha Morris, 55.86
4. Kendra Bradley, 57.13
2. Kyra Kilwein, 5:01.69
3. Natalie Becker, 5:12.29
5. Kathleen Thompson, 5:18.77
13. Madison Moser, 5:34.51
2. Taylor Washington, 1:33.59
3. Shayla Wilson, 1:33.60
5. Anna Barber, 1:40.81
2. Cori Christensen, 2:14.61
1. Rebeka Stowe, 9:45.55
2. Amanda Miller, 9:49.73
5. Riley Wertenberger, 10:27.93
14. Devin Weigers, 11:04.79
2. Andrea Geubelle, 5.73m (18-09.50 ft.)
11. Jamaica Collins, 5.00m (16-04.75 ft.)
5. Jamaica Collins, 11.38m (37-04.00 ft.)
7. Abby Row, 3.20m (10-06.00 ft.)
1. Jessica Maroszek, 13.85m (45-05.25 ft.)
4. Elise Umbarger, 12.48m (40-11.50 ft.)
8. Heather Bergmann, 12.23m (40-01.50 ft.)
15. Elise Umbarger, 13.35m (43-09.50 ft.)
1. Kansas `B’
Becker, Christensen, Rich, Miller, 12:03.73
3. Kansas `A’
Kilwein, Wilson, Thompson, Stowe, 12:27.24
1. Kansas `A’
Bradley, Washington, Morris, Dixon, 3:43.61
1. Kyle Clemons, 48.27
17. Alex Hernes, 52.51
18. Bruce Tyner, 52.55
23. Isaac Bradshaw, 52.98
1. Keron Toussaint, 1:21.18
1. Dalen Fink, 1:56.07
4. Brendan Soucie, 1:57.52
5. Nick Seckfort, 1:58.14
7. Sean Proehl, 1:59.12
15. Patrick Helmick, 2:02.27
23. George Browne, 2:02.33
1. Josh Munsch, 4:15.79
2. Greg Bussing, 4:20.26
1. Nick Capario, 8:22.63
2. Josh Baden, 8:42.52
7. Kaman Schneider, 8:54.90
2. Nick Canton, 2.00m (6-06.75 ft.)
6. Nick Giancanna, 1.95m (6-04.75 ft.)
12. Jareb Stallbaumer, 6.53m (21-05.00 ft.)
3. Darryl Trotter, 13.86m (45-05.75 ft.)
6. Scott Penny, 17.14m (56-03.00 ft.)
1. Kansas `A’
Munsch, Soucie, Proehl, Bussing, 10:20.12
1. Kansas `A’
Seckfort, Perry, Bradshaw, Hernes, 3:15.19