Throwers Highlight Impressive Outing for Jayhawks at Razorback Spring Invitational

April 2, 2011


The Kansas men’s and women’s track teams had one of the most successful meets in recent memory on Saturday at the Razorback Spring Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. 12 Jayhawks brought home gold in their respective events with an additional 14 placing third or better. 26 athletes set personal records, while four members broke meet records.

The men’s and women’s throwers were the highlight of the meet for the Jayhawks, sweeping first place in all but one throwing event. In the men’s hammer throw senior Scott Penny kicked off the successful day for the Jayhawks by bringing home gold and a meet record in the event. The throw of 57.48m (188-07ft.) was the senior’s best of his career. Senior Joel Krause also competed in the event, finishing fourth and notching a personal best mark of 42.33m (138-10ft.).

In the women’s discus throw, Jessica Maroszek, brought home a first place finish with a personal best mark of 52.35m (171-09ft.). The freshman’s throw was the third best in school history. On the men’s side, sophomore Mason Finley and senior Brian Bishop finished first and second in the event. Finley, hitting a personal best distance of 60.36m (198-00ft.), marked the fourth best throw in the KU record books, while Bishop recorded a throw of 55.32m (181-06ft.).

Both golds in the men’s and women’s shot put went to KU representatives on Saturday afternoon. On the men’s side, senior Brian Bishop took first place and set a meet record with a throw of 16.39m (53-09.25ft.). Joel Krause also competed in the event, finishing fourth with a mark of 14.93m (48-11.75ft.). In the women’s shot put, freshman Jessica Maroszek grabbed her second win of the day and set a personal record when she hit a distance of 14.80m (48-06.75ft.) on her third attempt.

In the men’s javelin the Jayhawks took the top three spots. Johann Swanpoel continued his fantastic start to his Jayhawk career by placing first in the event and set a meet record with a mark of 67.83m (222-06ft.). Sophomore Jesse Vaughn took second in the event with a throw of 62.36m (204-07ft.) and sophomore Iain Trimble hit a mark of 62.20m (204-01ft.), placing third.

Senior Jordan Scott made his return in the men’s pole vault for the Jayhawks on Saturday evening. The reigning NCAA champion didn’t disappointing in his 2011 season debut, nabbing first place with a jump of 5.20m (17-00.75ft.). Freshman Alex Bishop took third with a vault of 4.90m (16-00.75ft.), while senior Cooper Merrill reached a height of 4.75m (15-07.00ft.) to place fourth.

Sophomore Kyle Clemons crossed the finish line in 46.62 in the men’s 400 meters, to give him another first place finish in the event. Senior Keron Toussaint set a new personal best, finishing third with a time of 47.22. In the women’s 400 meters the three Jayhawk participants finished back-to-back. Sophomore Taylor Washington finished fourth with a time of 55.01, senior Kendra Bradley fifth with a time of 55.24, a personal record, and junior Shayla Wilson ran a 55.32 to finish sixth.

In the women’s triple jump Andrea Guebelle notched a distance of 12.72m (41-08.75ft.) to finish first. The sophomore won the event for the second straight year and was just two inches from breaking the meet record, set by herself a year ago.

Each the top five finishers were Jayhawks in the women’s 3,000 meters. Junior Rebecca Stowe won the event, crossing the finish line in 9:46.34, a personal best and the fourth fastest time in school history. Rounding out the top five were senior Kara Windisch at second with a time of 9:47.70, senior Amanda Miller at third in 9:50.41, freshman Kyra Kilwein at fourth in 9:51.94 and freshman Tessa Turcotte in fifth with a time of 9:56.34.

The KU men also had an impressive showing in the 3,000 meters, with the Jayhawks’ top three runners finishing second, third and fourth. Junior Don Wasinger ran in 8:24.26 to finish in second. The time was a personal best and also broke the meet record, which Wasinger set a year ago. Senior Nick Caprario finished third in a time of 8:25.13, also a personal best, while junior Greg Bussing finished fourth with a time of 8:25.76.

Natalie Becker earned her first win as a Jayhawk in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. The freshman crossed the finish line in 11:09.09, the fourth fastest time in KU history.

The women’s 4X100 meter relay team ran the second fastest time in school history on Saturday afternoon en route to a fourth place finish in the event. Senior Kendra Bradley, Freshman Diamond Dixon, Sophomore Francine Simpson and Sophomore Denesha Morris crossed the finish line in 44.91 in a race where the top four finishers were separated by just .55 seconds.

The Jayhawks will look to continue their solid start to the outdoor season next weekend when they travel to Austin, Texas for the Texas relays on April 8 and 9. The following weekend they will be in Norman, Okla. for the Sooner Invitational on April 15.

Kansas Agate 4/2/11

Razorback Spring Invitational

Women’s Results

100 Meters

4. Denesha Morris, 11.69

100 Meter Hurdles

10. Kathryn Lupton, 14.67

200 Meters

10. Francine Simpson, 24.49

400 Meters

4. Taylor Washington, 55.01

5. Kendra Bradley, 55.24 ***Personal Record

6. Shayla Wilson, 55.32

400 Meter Hurdles

9. Kathryn Lupton, 1:03.42

13. Timmie Morris, 1:07.99

800 Meters

18. Anna Barber, 2:21.25

20. Maddy Rich, 2:22.22

1,500 Meters

5. Cori Christensen, 4:33.40

18. Rebeka Stowe, 4:41.18

19. Kyra Kilwein, 4:41.78 ***Personal Record

20. Kathleen Thompson, 4:41.95 ***Personal Record

3,000 Meters

1. Rebeka Stowe, 9:46.34 ***Personal Record

2. Kara Windisch, 9:47.70

3. Amanda Miller, 9:50.41

4. Kyra Kilwein, 9:51.94

5. Tessa Turcotte, 9:56.34 ***Personal Record

14. Riley Wertenberger, 10:40.17 ***Personal Record

20. Charlene Browne, 10:58.89

22. Devin Wiegers, 11:00.42

23. Madison Moser, 11:01.19

25. Allie Marquis, 11:18.40

3,000 Meter Steeplechase

1. Natalie Becker, 11:09.09 ***Personal Record

4X100 Meter Relay

4. Kansas ‘A’ (Bradley, Dixon, Simpson, D. Morris), 44.91

Kansas ‘B’ (Geubelle, Lupton, Neville, Washington), DQ

4X400 Meter Relay

2. Kansas ‘A’ (Bradley, Dixon, D. Morris, Washington), 3:40.91

7. Kansas ‘B’ (Barber, Christensen, Lupton, T. Morris), 3:57.13

High Jump

4. Rebecca Neville, 1.60m (5-03ft.)

Pole Vault

5. Jaci Perryman, 3.85m (12-07.50ft.) ***Personal Record

6. Tara Turnbull, 3.70m (12-01.50ft.) ***Personal Record

7. Demi Payne, 3.70m (12-01.50ft.) ***Personal Record

9. Julia Cummings, 3.50m (11-05.75ft.)

10. Sarah Hedberg, 3.50m (11-05.75ft.) ***Personal Record

11. Abby Jones, 3.50m (11-05.75ft.)

16. Abby Row, 3.30m (10-09.75ft.)

Claire Christie – NH

Triple Jump

1. Andrea Geubelle, 12.72m (41-08.75ft.)

Shot Put

1. Jessica Maroszek, 14.80m (48-06.75ft.) ***Personal Record

5. Heather Bergmann, 12.84m (42-01.50ft.)

7. Elise Umbarger, 11.55m (37-10.75ft.)

Discus Throw

1. Jessica Maroszek, 52.35m (171-09ft.) ***Personal Record


1. Heather Bergmann, 46.82m (153-07ft.) ***Meet Record

9. Rebecca Neville, 26.50m (86-11ft.)

Men’s Results

100 Meters

8. Alex Hernes, 11.12

12. Bruce Tyner, 11.29

110 Meter Hurdles

11. Nick Canton, 16.07

200 Meters

14. Alex Hernes, 22.78

16. Bruce Tyner, 23.06

400 Meters

1. Kyle Clemons, 46.62

3. Keron Toussaint, 47.22 ***Personal Record

400 Meter Hurdles

6. Pieter Marx, 54.10 ***Personal Record

9. Issac Bradshaw, 56.34

800 Meters

6. Dominique Manley, 1:53.18

10. Nick Seckfort, 1:55.33 ***Personal Record

13. Brendan Soucie, 1:55.87 ***Personal Record

15. Sam Jones, 1:56.66

16. Dalen Fink, 1:56.96

18. Sean Proehl, 1:58.14

21. Derrick Perry, 2:00.86

22. Ebo Browne, 2:01.04

1,500 Meters

3. Donny Wasinger, 3:49.96

5. Josh Munsch, 3:51.05

17. Nick Caprario, 4:01.03

18. Greg Bussing, 4:02.12

22. Sean Proehl, 4:09.55

3,000 Meters

2. Donny Wasinger, 8:24.26, ***Personal Record

3. Nick Caprario, 8:25.13, ***Personal Record

4. Greg Bussing, 8:25.76

10. Zach Zarda, 8:34.09

14. Josh Baden, 8:48.03

16. Ben Wilson, 8:59.85

21. Clay Schneider, 9:25.55

22. Emilio Trujillo, 9:38.97

3,000 Meter Steeplechase

3. Eric Dyson, 9:46.37

4X400 Meter Relay

6. Kansas ‘B’ (Fink, Perry, Seckfort, Jones), 3:21.35

9. Kansas ‘C’ (Browne, Hernes, Tyner, Soucie), 3:26.34

Kansas ‘A’ (Clemons, Marx, Toussaint, Manley) – DNF

High Jump

6. Nick Giancana, 2.01m (6-07ft.) ***Personal Record

Nick Canton, NH

Pole Vault

1. Jordan Scott, 5.20m (17-00.75ft.)

3. Alex Bishop, 4.90m (16-00.75ft.)

4. Cooper Merrill, 4.75m (15-07.00ft.)

10. Kevin Hays, 4.15m (13-07.25ft.)

Long Jump

4. Darryl Trotter, 6.95m (22-09.75ft.) ***Personal Record

5. Jareb Stallbaumer, 6.90m (22-07.75ft.)

Triple Jump

2. Jareb Stallbaumer, 14.63m (48-00.00ft.) ***Personal Record

3. Darryl Trotter, 14.62m (47-11.75ft.)

Shot Put

1. Brian Bishop, 16.39m (53-09.25ft.) ***Personal Record

4. Joel Krause, 14.93m (48-11.75ft.)

Discus Throw

1. Mason Finley, 60.36m (198-00ft.) ***Personal Record

2. Brian Bishop, 55.32m (181-06ft.)

8. Joel Krause, 42.93m (140-10ft.)

Hammer Throw

1. Scott Penny, 57.48m (188-07ft.) ***Personal Record

4. Joel Krause, 42.33m (138-10ft.) ***Personal Record

Javelin Throw

1. Johann Swanpoel, 67.83m (222-06ft.) ***Meet Record

2. Jesse Vaughn, 62.36m (204-07ft.)

3. Iain Trimble, 62.20m (204-01ft.)

7. Dan Hitman, 50.22m (164-09ft.)