KU Track Names Bishop, Vollmer and Geubelle as Athletes of the Week

Jan. 28, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior Andrea Geubelle, junior Alex Bishop and sophomore Lindsay Vollmer were named KU track & field’s Athletes of the Week following their performances at the Jayhawk Classic Friday in Lawrence. Geubelle earns the award for the second time this season, while Bishop and Vollmer were honored for the first time in 2013.

Alex Bishop // JR // Phoenix, Ariz. // Pole Vault
For the second time in less than a week, Bishop recorded a new personal best in the pole vault. The Phoenix, Ariz., native cleared the 5.31 meter (17-5 ft.) bar on his third and final attempt at height, propelling him to a third-place finish overall. The mark is a centimeter better than his winning mark from a week ago at the UCS Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev., and ranks him 12th in the national rankings and second in the Big 12.

Lindsay Vollmer // SO // Hamilton, Mo. // Pentathlon
Vollmer broke the 15-year-old school pentathlon record formerly held by KU great Candace Mason Dunback. The sophomore collected an impressive point total of 1,101 points in the first event of the day, the 60-meter hurdles to go along with her personal best time of 8.53. Personal bests in the high jump and long jump propelled her to a Kansas and facility record of 4,073 points. The total is fifth-highest in the NCAA rankings currently and leads the conference rankings.

Andrea Geubelle // SR // University Place, Wash. // Triple Jump
As has become a weekly tradition, the KU women saw another outstanding performance Geubelle, one that moved her name near the top of the national lists once again. Competing in the triple jump Friday afternoon, the senior leaped her way to an easy victory, recording a mark of 13.45 meters (44-1.5 ft.) on her final attempt of the day. The jump is just an inch off the NCAA-leading mark and is her best ever inside Anschutz Pavilion. Geubelle now finds her name in the nation’s top-five in both the triple jump and long jump with just over a month before the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Kansas’ 2013 Athletes of the Week

MEN Women
Dec. 9 Jonathan Fuller (HJ) Paris Daniels (60m, 200m)

Jan. 7 Kyle Clemons (600yd) Andrea Geubelle (TJ)
Michael Stigler (400m)

Jan. 14 Kyle Clemons (600yd) Natalia Bartnovskaya (PV)

Jan. 28 Alex Bishop (PV) Lindsay Vollmer (Pent)
Andrea Geubelle (TJ)