Kansas Track and Field to Send Six Members to NCAA Indoor Championships
March 7, 2011
Six members of the KU track and field team will make the trip to College Station, Texas this weekend to compete in the NCAA Indoor National Championships. Sophomore Mason Finley, sophomore Andrea Geubelle, freshman Diamond Dixon, and the members of the 4X400 meter relay team will be looking to bring KU its first individual indoor national championship since 2008.
Mason Finley, who was the runner up at the Big 12 Championships, will be competing in the shot put. He has the longest throw in the nation this season at 20.71m (67-11.50ft.), and will be competing in the Indoor Championships for the second straight year. Andrea Geubelle will also be competing in her second indoor national championships, and will be participating in the triple jump. Geubelle currently has the third longest triple jump in KU history at 13.01m (42-08.25ft.), which she set at the Big 12 Championships two weeks ago. Diamond Dixon will be competing in the 400 meters on Friday. She currently holds the school record in the event, at 53.10, which she also set at the Big 12 Championships. Dixon will also be competing in the 4X400 meter relay along with sophomore Denesha Morris, junior Shayla Wilson, and senior Kendra Bradley. Last week at the Alex Wilson Last Chance Invitational the women set the school record in the event with a time of 3:35.65.
Finley is set to compete on Friday at 6:50pm. Geubelle will start at 3:30pm Saturday. Dixon will participate in the 400 meter prelims on Friday at 5:00pm. If she qualifies she will run in the finals at 5:40pm on Saturday. The women’s 4X400 relay will be held at 7:10pm on Saturday.