Men's Track Makes Giant Leap In USTFCCCA Rankings

April 5, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas’ men’s track and field team was featured in this week’s national rankings by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) that were released Tuesday afternoon. The Jayhawk men made their first appearance of the season, while the KU women dropped out of the poll after being ranked 14th in the Preseason Poll.

Behind the outstanding field performances for the KU men over the weekend, the Jayhawks made a splash entering the rankings at No. 12, while receiving 126.55 points in the computer generated poll. Kansas was just outside of the national rankings in the preseason poll, garnering the 26th spot.

Sophomore thrower Mason Finley claimed the discus title, senior thrower Brian Bishop won the shot put with a meet record mark, freshman thrower Johann Swanepoel and senior vaulter Jordan Scott claimed first place in the pole vault at the Razorback Spring Invitational last weekend. In addition sophomore sprinter Kyle Clemons won the 400 meters and junior runner Donny Wasinger took second in the 3,000 meters and third in the 1,500 meters for KU.

The Jayhawks will be back in action this weekend when they travel to Austin Texas for the 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, April 6-9. Kansas results from the meet can be found at