Geubelle Competes at First NCAA Championship
March 13, 2010
2010 NCAA Indoor Championships Highlight Video: Geubelle
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –
Kansas freshman Andrea Geubelle competed in her first NCAA Track and Field Championship Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas. Geubelle was not able to advance to the finals of the triple jump event, as the University Place, Wash., native fouled on each of her three attempts in the preliminary round.
Although Geubelle did not record a mark, her first two jumps on Saturday were very strong and looked to be her best of the season had she not fouled off the board.
“Andrea is certainly ready to compete at this level,” said KU horizontal jumps coach Wayne Pate. “The first two jumps that she finished were definitely the best I’ve seen from her all year and probably would have qualified her for the finals. It was really unfortunate she fouled, but I am proud of her efforts.”
Geubelle, who jumped a season-best 42-04.25 feet two weeks ago at the Big 12 Championships, was the only freshman to earn a spot in the triple jump at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships.
The Kansas men finished tied for 40th at the championships with four total points, which were earned by freshman Mason Finley, who took fifth in the men’s shot put on Friday. The KU women’s team tied for 46th with three points, tallied by the distance medley relay squad that finished sixth in the event on Friday. There were 60 total teams competing at the national meet on the men’s side and 61 on the women’s. Florida captured the men’s team title with 57 points, followed by Texas A&M and Oregon, who both finished with 44 points. On the women’s side, Oregon took home the team trophy with a commanding 61 points, which bested the score of the second-place team from Tennessee by 25 points. LSU was third with 35, followed closely by Florida (33) and Texas A&M (31).
With the conclusion of indoor nationals, Geubelle and the rest of the Kansas track and field team will look ahead to the outdoor season, which kicks off for the Jayhawks at the Razorback Spring Invitational on March 26.