Windisch Leads Kansas Track and Field in Ames

Feb. 14, 2009

Tyson Invitational Results

ISU Classic Results

LAWRENCE, Kan. – With a good majority of Kansas track and field athletes scheduled to compete Saturday in their respective events, a few Jayhawks made the most of their opportunities Friday at the ISU Classic in Ames, Iowa, and the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

Sophomore Kara Windisch had the best KU finish at either meet, placing third in the women’s 5,000 meters at the ISU Classic after running a career-best time of 17:27.57. Senior Hayley Harbert was not far behind Windisch, finishing in fifth place in 17:33.66.

Also in Ames, junior Elizabeth Beisner finished sixth in the high jump with a leap of 1.61 meters (5-03.25 ft.). Freshman Kaleb Humphreys ran a season-best time in the 3,000 meters, clocking in at 8:43.52 to finish in eighth place.

In the men’s 60-meter hurdles at the Tyson Invitational, freshmen Keith Hayes and Keyen Porter earned spots in Saturday’s consolation race, placing 16th and 21st, respectively. Hayes ran a time of 8.14 while Porter clocked 8.20.

Jordan Scott, the nation’s leading pole vaulter, and Lauren Bonds are among the Jayhawks looking to compete for event championships on Saturday.

“Jordan is really fired up and ready to better his performance from a week ago,” Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine said. “On the women’s side, I definitely think Lauren Bonds should do well in the mile. She and Jordan are going to be our leaders tomorrow.”

Action starts back up again Saturday morning at 10 a.m. CST at the Tyson Invitational with the women’s high jump, while competition in Ames begins with the women’s mile at 9:30 a.m. CST.

“In addition to trying to better our performances, we need to learn how to compete with the best,” Redwine said. “The upcoming meets are more and more competitive, and I think we have to learn how to compete with more competitive people.”