KU Track Marks Another Successful Weekend with Emporia State Relays

April 8, 2012

Complete Results

Emporia State Relays
Junior Paris Daniels’ 23.53 200-meters is the second-fastest in school history.

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Results at a Glance (Top 5 Performers)
Women’s 100 Meters (prelims)
1 Paris Daniels 11.34q
3 Alisha Keys 11.85q
Women’s 100 Meters (Finals)
1 Paris Daniels 11.29
3 Alisha Keys 11.77
Women’s 200 Meters
1 Paris Daniels 23.53
2 Alisha Keys 24.14
4 Francine Simpson 24.32
5 Andrea Geubelle 24.48
Men’s 200 Meters
2 Shawn Smith 22.02
Women’s 400 Meters
1 Denesha Morris 55.01
Men’s 400 Meters
4 Mike Hester 49.39
Women’s 800 Meters
1 Diamond Dixon 2:13.97
2 Shayla Wilson 2:24.26
4 Maddy Rich 2:17.72
Men’s 800 Meters
4 Kenneth McCuin 1:54.89
5 Brendan Soucie 1:55.31
Women’s 1,500 Meters
5 Sara Seiwald 4:53.21
Women’s 5,000 Meters
1 Tessa Turcotte 17:31.89
3 Kyra Kilwein 17:39.52
5 Devin Wiegers 19:09.11
Men’s 5,000 Meters
1 Josh Baden 14:39.78
Women’s 100m Hurdles (prelims)
2 Lindsay Vollmer 14.28q
Women’s 100m Hurdles (finals)
2 Lindsay Vollmer 14.04
Men’s 110m Hurdles (prelims)
3 Michael Stigler 14.26q
Men’s 110m Hurdles (finals)
4 Michael Stigler 14.11
Women’s 400m Hurdles
3 Timmie Morris 1:04.45
Men’s 400m Hurdles
3 Isaac Bradshaw 55.43
Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase
1 Eric Dyson 9:27.58
2 Kaman Schneider 9:31.00
Women’s 4x100m Relay

Daniels, Morris,
Keys, Simpson


Women’s 4x400m Relay


Wilson, Rich,
Morris, Barber


Men’s 4x400m Relay


Clemons, Hester,
McCuin, Stigler


Jones, Seckfort,
Manley, Hermes

Women’s High Jump
2 Lindsay Vollmer 5-05 ft.
Women’s Pole Vault
2 Jaimie House 12-09.50 ft.
3 Sarah Hedberg 12-05.50 ft.
4 Abby Row 11-11.75 ft.
Men’s Pole Vault
2 Alex Bishop 17-04.50 ft.
3 Greg Lupton 17-00.75 ft.
9 Aaron Blevins 15-01.00 ft.
12 Kevin Hays 13-07.25 ft.
NH Casey Bowen
Men’s Long Jump
3 Chris Toombs 23-09 ft.
Women’s Triple Jump
2 Jamaica Collins 38-07.50 ft.
5 Amanda Caines 37-06.50 ft.
Men’s Triple Jump
3 Darryl Trotter 48-06.75 ft.
Men’s Discus (Unseeded)
4 Taylor Dawson 131-07 ft.
Men’s Javelin
3 Iain Trimble 198-00 ft.

EMPORIA, Kan. – Jayhawks claimed victories in 11 events Saturday as KU track and field competed at the Emporia State Relays Saturday. Paris Daniels entered the top-five of the KU performance lists in two events while a host of Jayhawks moved up in both the national and conference rankings.

Daniels took event crowns in two events, winning both the 100 meters and 200 meters. The St. Louis native started the day with a career-best time in the 100-meter dash finals. Daniels sprinted to the finish in a blazing 11.29 to take the gold by nearly .3 seconds. The time moves the junior to second on the all-time school performance list and ranks in the top 10 in NCAA this year. It also puts her at No. 4 in the Big 12 conference.

Daniels again hit the starting blocks later in the day in the 200 meters alongside five of her KU teammates. She was never challenged in the event that featured nearly 40 competitors. She clocked in with a time of 23.53, beating out KU freshman Alisha Keys, who recorded a time of 24.14. For the second time in the afternoon Daniels climbed into the top-15 of the national rankings as well as into the top-10 in the conference.

Fellow junior Denesha Morris also had a career outing as she collected a new personal record of her own. Morris, who has been a member of three All-American 4×400-meter relay teams, was the lone KU competitor in the 400 meters Saturday afternoon. The Manchester, Jamaica native made the lap around the track in a career-best time of 55.01 to claim the event victory by over a second.

A pair of Jayhawks swept the winner’s stand in the men’s and women’s 5,000 meters. Tessa Turcotte reigned in the first collegiate victory of her career, crossing the finish line in 17:31.89, while junior Josh Baden ran to a personal-best time of 14:39.78 to seal the win on the men’s side.

Another KU duo had a solid outing in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase as Eric Dyson and Kaman Schneider finished first and second, respectively. Dyson clocked in with a time of 9:27.58, while Schneider was close behind at 9:31.00. The marks were personal bests for both Jayhawk competitors

Diamond Dixon took part in the 800-meter race Saturday evening. The sophomore All-American, who is among the nation’s best in the 400 meters, didn’t waiver from her undefeated season in the first half-mile race of her collegiate-career. Dixon made the two laps in 2:13.97 and joined three of her KU teammates who each finished within the top six places.

In the field, junior Chris Toombs was the Jayhawks’ top competitor as he was in action in the long jump. The junior college transfer hit a wind-aided mark of 7.24 meters (23-09 ft.) on his third attempt to move up to the No. 3 spot on the leaderboard. Third is where Toombs ended his day, however the mark is a career-best and ranks among the top 10 in the Big 12

The Jayhawks will get one final tune-up before the Kansas Relays when they head to the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas on April 17. Log on to kuathletics.com for a complete recap of the day’s action and follow updates on twitter at KU_Track.