KU Men Vault to No. 8

Feb. 8, 2006


The University of Kansas men’s track and field team is ranked No. 8 in the country in the new Trackwire.com national poll. The team entered the rankings on Jan. 16 at No. 13, dropped to 18th the following week and moved back up to No. 15 in last week’s edition.

The Trackwire 25 projects a hypothetical score for the NCAA meet, factoring in injury reports and other variables supported by information gathered from coaches and NCAA-qualifying competitions across the country. Kansas’ projection this week was 24 points for the NCAA Indoor Championships. This projection is generated by scoring the Dandy Dozen, a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squads in each NCAA event.

The KU men’s and women’s track and field teams travel to Ames, Iowa, and Fayetteville, Ark., for the ISU Classic and the Tyson Invitational this weekend. Both are two-day meets and are set to get underway on Friday, Feb. 10.