KU Track and Field Heads to Lincoln
Feb. 3, 2005
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
The University of Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Lincoln, Neb., Friday and Saturday to compete in the Bob Sevigne Husker Invitational. The meet is not a team scored event.
The event will take place at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track. In this highly competitive meet the Jayhawks will face Alabama, Baylor, Colorado, Drake, Iowa, Kansas State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, South Dakota State, SW Missouri State, Stanford, Tennessee, UTEP, Washington State and Wyoming.
Last weekend KU hosted the 18th annual Jayhawk Invitational. Kansas scored 14 first place finishes in the event, with the women’s team taking nine wins.
Senior Brooklyn Hann posted the second-best time in school history in the 60-meter hurdles as she won the event handily with a time of 8.52. Hann replaced her own personal record in the event.
On the men’s side, the Jayhawks finished one-two in two events. Junior Sheldon Battle continued his dominance in the weight throw as he won the event with a best throw of 65-04.25. Senior teammate Colin Dutton finished second in the event with a personal best throw of 59-02.00.
KU also took the top two spots in the 1,000 meters. Junior Cameron Schwehr won the event in 2:25.72, while junior Joshy Madathil placed a close second in 2:26.52.
“Our team is starting to do what we are expecting them to do and what they are capable of doing,” Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine said.
“The competition will be really good at the Husker Invitational. We will race against good competition like we would face at the NCAA Championships,” Redwine added. “We have to be prepared physically and mentally for this meet.”
The Husker Invitational will begin Friday at 1 p.m. with the heptathlon and conclude Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with the men’s 4×400 meter relay.