Jayhawks Set School Records at Husker Invite
Feb. 5, 2005
LINCOLN, Neb. – At day two of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., the University of Kansas track and field team saw two school records fall. The Jayhawks set new school bests in the women’s pole vault and the triple jump.
Freshman Ekaterina Sultanova broke her own school record in the pole vault, as she won the event with a best vault of 13-7.75. This breaks the previous record of 13-7.25 that she recorded just three weeks ago. The Jayhawks finished one, two in the pole vault as senior Amy Linnen improved on her NCAA provisional qualifying mark with a personal best vault of 13-3.75.
Senior Brooklyn Hann also rewrote the KU record books in the triple jump. Hann replaced herself on the all-time list as she won the event with a mark of 42-04.25. Hann’s previous school record was 42-3.25.
“Prior to this weekend we said that we wanted to step up in the big meets,” Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine said. “Brooklyn and Kate did that today.”
“We had several people that did well and had personal records. This was a non-scored event but we had some really good performances,” Redwine added. “We need our athletes to continue and get better as we prepare for the Big 12 and NCAA Championships.
The Jayhawk’s 4×400 relay team of Tiffany Bradley, Hann, Octavia Garrett and Kim Clark took second place with a time of 3:43.87.
On the men’s side, Big 12 cross country champion Benson Chesang competed in his first meet of the indoor season. Chesang won the 3,000 meters with the third best time in school history of 8:05.28. Freshman Colby Wissel placed third in the 3,000 with a time of 8:23.14.
Other notable finishes on the men’s side included freshman Matt Baysinger’s third place finish in the 600 (1:10.59), sophomore Grady Sullivan’s fourth place finish in the mile (4:18.72) and sophomore Brandon Hodge’s fifth place finish in the 800 (1:53.42).
The Jayhawks will compete at two events next weekend. Some student athletes will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the John McDonnell-Tyson Invitational, while other KU athletes will compete at the ISU Classic in Ames, IA. Both events will take place on Friday and Saturday.