Women's 4X400 Meter Relay Team Sets School Record at Alex Wilson Last Chance
March 5, 2011
SOUTH BEND, Ind. –
The KU women’s 4X400 meter relay team broke the school record in the event Saturday afternoon at the Alex Wilson Last Chance Meet in South Bend, Ind. Senior Kendra Bradley, Freshman Diamond Dixon, Sophomore Denesha Morris, and Junior Shayla Wilson crossed the finish line in 3:35.65 which was .21 of a second faster than the previous mark set by Manning, Butler, Stowers, and Anderson during the 2008 season. On Saturday, the women finished fourth and were just 1.65 seconds from qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships next weekend in College Station, TX.
Other Jayhawks were in action in South Bend on Saturday. Junior Rebeka Stowe set a personal best in the mile run and finished ninth with a time of 4:45.68. The mark was also the sixth fastest mile time in KU history. Sophomore Taylor Washington notched a sixth place finish in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.61, her best of the season, and the eighth best in school history. In the women’s 800 meters, Junior Cori Christensen ran her second best time of the season, crossing the finish line in 2:12.18 and finishing 22nd.
The women’s 4×400 relay team is waiting to see if they will qualify for the NCAA Championships. 3:34.00 is the time needed for automatic qualifying. The NCAA will take all automatics plus up to 12 teams based on a descending order list in the 4×400 relays. The final qualifiers will be announced on Monday.
Kansas Agate 3/5
Alex Wilson Last Chance
Women’s 400-Meter Dash
6. Taylor Washington, 55.61
Women’s 800-Meter Run
22. Cori Christensen, 2:12.18
9. Rebeka Stowe, 4:45.68 ***Personal Best
16. Josh Munsch, 4:09.04
Women’s 4X400 Meter Relay
4. Bradley, Dixon, Morris, Washington, 3:35.65 ***School Record