Kansas Track and Field Completes Day One
Feb. 6, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Amanda Miller placed third in the women’s 3,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York, N.Y., to highlight the first day for the Kansas track and field team at the New Balance Track and Field Center. Several Jayhawks were in action on day one in both New York as well as Lincoln, Neb., at the Husker Invitational.
Miller competed for the victory before finishing third out of 50 runners in a career-best time of 9:53.31. The sophomore from Overland Park, Kan., ended up just 1.41 seconds out of second place and 2.08 seconds behind the winner. Fellow sophomore teammate Kara Windisch placed ninth in a career-best time of 10:05.60.
The best Kansas performances in Lincoln came from two multi-eventers, freshman Corbin Kratovil and junior Jacob Breth. In the third event of the heptathlon, the shot put, Kratovil finished in second place with a throw of 13.22 meters (43-04.50 ft.) while Breth was right behind in third with a toss of 13.15 meters (43-01.75 ft.). Kratovil also finished sixth in the high jump (1.90 meters, 6-02.75 ft.) with Breth coming in seventh place (1.87 meters, 6-01.50 ft.).
Back over on the east coast, senior Charity Stowers had a good showing in the women’s 500 meters, placing 13th out of 57 runners in a career-best time of 1:15.93.
Senior Jarrell Rollins, the Kansas school record holder in the 500 meters, finished in 18th at the New Balance Invitational with a 500-meter time of 1:05.62. Sophomore Keron Toussaint placed 21st in a time of 1:05.85.
Senior Stephanie Horton finished in seventh place in New York in the women’s shot put with a throw of 14.47 meters (47-05.75 ft.). Junior Kelsey Erb placed eighth in the women’s high jump, leaping 1.63 meters (5-04.25 ft.). Senior Eric Fattig had a solid performance at the New Balance Invitational, placing sixth in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.12 meters (23-04.50 ft.). Senior Dustin Turner finished in 15th place with a jump of 6.87 meters (22-06.50 ft.). Action continues Saturday at both the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and the Husker Invitational, with the women’s mile kicking off day two in New York at 8 a.m. CST and the events beginning at 9:30 a.m. CST in Lincoln.