Jayhawk Track to Compete at Texas Relays

April 6, 2005

AUSTIN, Texas – This week the University of Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to the Texas Relays. The meet will take place Wednesday thru Saturday night, at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. The four-day meet features some of track and field’s best and brightest from the high school, collegiate and professional ranks. Action will kick off on Wednesday with distance and multi-events, which will lead to three days of intense track and field action.

The Jayhawks that don’t travel to Austin for the Texas Relays will head to Emporia, Kan., for the State-Farm Euler Invitational, which will be held on Saturday.

This past weekend, six of the Jayhawk throwers had a great showing at the Missouri Relays. Junior Jen Widerstrom broke the school record in the hammer with a toss of 182-01, while junior Sheldon Battle won two events; the hammer (184-10) and discus (188-07). Junior Gavin Ball turned in a season-best, regionally-qualifying effort of 59-04.25 as he won the shot put.

In harsh weather conditions, KU junior Denita Miller made it two for two on the year as she won the women’s javelin with a throw of 149-01.

With just two weeks remaining before the Kansas Relays, the Jayhawks will travel to two events next weekend. KU will travel to the Mount SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., and the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Mo.