Kansas Track and Field Claims 15 Individual Victories at Arkansas

March 27, 2010

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –

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In the first meet of the 2010 outdoor season, Kansas track and field saw 15 individual victories and a number of personal records set at the Razorback Spring Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

“Everyone fought really hard today,” said KU head coach Stanley Redwine. “We had several event winners who showed great determination and fight. The performances and actual marks will continue to improve as the season progresses, but it is great to see our athletes competing well in the first meet of the outdoor season.”

Freshman Andrea Geubelle swept the horizontal jump events in commanding fashion. She won the long jump with a mark of 20-04.50 feet, which was more than a foot further than the second-place finisher. Geubelle also captured the win in the triple jump, leaping 41-10.50 feet to again best her competition by nearly two feet.

Freshman Heather Bergmann and sophomore Micah Wesley had a successful day in their respective throwing events, as Bergmann won the javelin and Wesley took home the title in the shot put. Bergmann, a native of Concordia, Kan., and the No. 1 ranked javelin thrower in the nation coming out of high school, threw 146-8 feet, while Wesley set a new PR of 44-9 feet en route to her victory in the shot.

On the track, Kendra Bradley raced to a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash, recording a career-best time of 12.10(w). She was followed by freshman Taissa Makhmayeva, who took fourth in the event after clocking in at 12.31 (w). Freshman Tara Grosserode was the top finisher in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.05.

The women’s distance squad had several new faces, as freshmen Kathleen Thompson, Kyra Kilwein, Allie Marquis, Tessa Turcotte, Brenna Farren and Natalie Becker all made their debut in the Crimson and Blue after redshirting the indoor season.

Marquis and Turcotte finished in fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 3,000 meters, just behind junior Amanda Miller, who took third overall in a career-best time of 9:52.55.

Senior Allison Knoll and junior Riley Wertenberger also set personal records in the event, as Knoll clocked in at 10:41.35 and Wertenberger finished with a time of 10:43.06, which marked a 47-second improvement from her previous PR.

On the men’s side, Keith Hayes recorded the fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 14 seconds flat. That time is currently seventh on the nation’s overall performance list. Sophomore Lawson Montgomery finished fourth overall in the 110 and 400-meter hurdles, setting a new PR in both events. The Bennington, Kan., native clocked in at 14.64 in the 110 hurdles and 54.30 in the 400 hurdles.

Redshirt freshman Austin Bussing had an impressive race in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, recording a time of 9:24.80, which is currently among the nation’s top 15.

Sophomore Donny Wasinger won both the 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters, while junior Nick Caprario finished third behind Wasinger in the 3,000 with a career-best time of 8:37.66.

The Jayhawk men were equally successful in the field events, earning five individual medals. Iain Trimble, who was competing in his first meet in nearly two years, won the javelin with a toss of 210-10 feet.

Senior Brian Bishop had only one attempt in the discus, but it was enough to claim the victory, as the Cantrall, Ill., native recorded a winning-mark of 169-2 feet.

Junior Jordan Scott cleared 17-08.50 feet to win the pole vault event, while sophomore Nick Canton leaped to a new PR of 6-08.75 feet in the high jump.

The Jayhawks went 1-2 in the men’s triple jump, as Corey Fuller jumped 49-0.75 feet to win the event and Darryl Trotter took second with a mark of 47-01.50 feet.

Kansas track and field will next head to Austin, Texas for the Texas Relays on April 1-3.

Kansas Results

WOMEN

W 100M Dash

1. Kendra Bradley – 12.10w

4. Taissa Makhmayeva – 12.31

W 200M Dash

4. Denesha Morris – 24.15

9. Kendra Bradley – 25.15

W 400M Dash

3. Denesha Morris – 55.44

4. Shayla Wilson – 56.25

W 800M Run

1. Tara Grosserode – 2:17.05

3. Anna Barber – 2:20.34

W 1,500M Run

4. Amanda Miller – 4:48.61

5. Kathleen Thompson – 4:51.26

6. Kyra Kilwein – 4:56.58

W 3,000M Run

3. Amanda Miller – 9:52.55

4. Allie Marquis – 9:58.71

5. Tessa Turcotte – 10:11.36

8. Kyra Kilwein – 10:32.81

9. Brenna Farren – 10:35.81

10. Lindsay Schaefer – 10:37.25

11. Allison Knoll – 10:41.35

12. Riley Wertenberger – 10:43.06

15. Natalie Becker – 10:52.34

17. Devin Wiegers – 11:03.33

19. Cassi Sokol – 11:41.05

W 100M Hurdles

3. Rebecca Neville – 14.35w

4. Kathryn Lupton – 14.79w

W High Jump

2. Kelsey Erb – 1.60m (5-3 ft.)

3. Elizabeth Beisner – 1.60m (5-3 ft.)

W Pole Vault

5. Jaci Perryman – 3.65m (11-11.75 ft.)

6. Julia Cummings – 3.65m (11-11.75 ft.)

7. Kate Colvin – 3.65m (11-11.75 ft.)

8. Abby Jones – 3.45m (11-03.75 ft.)

9. Sarah Hedberg – 3.45m (11-03.75 ft.)

10. Tara Turnbull – 3.45m (11-03.75 ft.)

11. Claire Christie – 3.25m (10-8 ft.)

12. Alex Colvin – 3.25m (10-8 ft.)

W Long Jump

1. Andrea Geubelle – 6.21m (20-04.50 ft.)

4. Jamaica Collins – 5.74m (18-10 ft.)

W Triple Jump

1. Andrea Geubelle – 12.76m (41-10.50 ft.)

4. Jamaica Collins – 11.31m (37-01.25 ft.)

W Shot Put

1. Micah Wesley – 13.64m (44-9 ft.)

5. Mary Lacy – 11.77m (38-07.50 ft.)

W Discus Throw

4. Micah Wesley – 41.03m (134-7 ft.)

5. Mary Lacy – 40.66m (133-4 ft.)

W Hammer Throw

3. Elise Umbarger – 43.48m (142-8 ft.)

W Javelin Throw

1. Heather Bergmann – 44.70m (146-8 ft.)

2. Lacey Cunningham – 41.04m (134-7 ft.)

4. Amanda Radovich – 36.73m (120-6 ft.)

MEN

M 100M Dash

5. Reggie Carter – 10.62w

M 200M Dash

3. Kyle Clemons – 21.63w

M 400M Dash

5. Keron Toussaint – 47.82

6. Jarrell Rollins – 48.13

10. Jacob Breth – 49.87

13. Chandler Frigon – 50.39

M 800M Run

7. Ryan Peterson – 1:55.79

8. Derrick Perry – 1:55.92

9. Sam Cosgrove – 1:55.94

11. Sam Jones – 1:56.87

14. Corey Mims – 2:01.33

15. Ebo Browne – 2:04.04

M 1,500M Run

1. Donny Wasinger – 3:53.39

6. Bret Imgrund – 4:04.65

7. Kaleb Humphreys – 4:12.24

M 3,000M Run

1. Donny Wasinger – 8:28.73

3. Nick Caprario – 8:37.66

5. Kaleb Humphreys – 8:42.93

6. Bret Imgrund – 8:46.03

7. Josh Baden – 8:46.77

9. Dan Van Orsdel – 8:59.19

13. Diego Ladron – 9:16.68

M 110M Hurdles

1. Keith Hayes – 14.00

4. Lawson Montgomery – 14.64

10. Keyen Porter – 16.34

M 400M Hurdles

4. Lawson Montgomery – 54.30

8. Isaac Bradshaw – 55.52

13. Dustin Rowe – 58.32

14. Keyen Porter – 59.24

M 3,000M Steeplechase

1. Austin Bussing – 9:24.80

2. Kaman Schneider – 10:15.55

M High Jump

1. Nick Canton – 2.05m (6-08.75 ft.)

3. Nate Scherzer – 1.95m (6-04.75 ft.)

M Pole Vault

1. Jordan Scott – 5.40m (17-08.50 ft.)

2. Ryan Hays – 4.75m (15-7 ft.)

4. Clint Robison – 4.75m (15-7 ft.)

4. Cooper Merrill – 4.75m (15-7 ft.)

M Long Jump

2. Eric Fattig – 7.16m (23-6 ft.)

5. Jareb Stallbaumer – 6.98m (22-11 ft.)

8. Darryl Trotter – 6.80m (22-02.75 ft.)

9. Corey Fuller – 6.60m (21-8 ft.)

M Triple Jump

1. Corey Fuller – 14.95m (49-0.75 ft.)

2. Darryl Trotter – 14.36m (47-01.50 ft.)

M Shot Put

3. Joel Krause – 15.75m (51-08.25 ft.)

M Discus Throw

1. Brian Bishop – 51.56m (169-2 ft.)

M Javelin Throw

1. Iain Trimble – 64.26m (210-10 ft.)