Jayhawks See Success at John McDonnell Invite

April 10, 2010


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Kansas track and field performed as a complete and capable team Saturday at the John McDonnell Invitational, returning home with eight individual victories and several personal records.

“It was a total team effort today,” said KU head coach Stanley Redwine. “It is a lot of fun to see our athletes competing hard and finding the strength and determination to fight for every race. The people we expected to do well delivered, and we are starting to see those athletes who are right in the middle really step up.”

Highlighting the meet for the Jayhawk women were freshmen Taissa Makhmayeva and Kathryn Lupton in the 400-meter hurdles and senior Lauren Bonds in the 1,500-meter run. On the men’s side, freshmen Mason Finley and senior Brian Bishop went one-two in the discus, while freshman Kyle Clemons and sophomore Keith Hayes turned in impressive performances in the 400-meter dash and 110-meter hurdles, respectively.

Bonds won the Invitational 1,500 meters with a time of 4:21.75, which is currently eighth in the West region and 12th overall in Division I track and field.

Makhmayeva was the runner-up in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, finishing the race in a season-best time of 59.86, which ranks seventh in the West region. Lupton, who was competing in the event for the first time this year, took fourth overall with a time of 1:01.46, which is also among the top 30 in the West.

Sophomore Rebeka Stowe was victorious in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, as she smashed her previous PR by nearly 45 seconds. Her time of 10:41.61 is currently third in the Big 12 Conference and 12th in the West region.

Senior Elizabeth Beisner, sophomore Shayla Wilson and senior Kendra Bradley also had career days. Beisner took second in the high jump, after clearing 1.70m (5-7 ft.), which was two inches higher than her previous PR. Wilson and Bradley finished second and third in the 400-meter dash, both in personal-best times. Wilson clocked in at 55.27, while Bradley was close behind at 55.45.

Freshman Heather Bergmann captured the win in the javelin with her throw of 44.41m (145-8 ft.).

For the Jayhawk men, Clemons sprinted to victory in the Invitational 400-meter dash, recording the fifth-best time in the West region of 46.43. Hayes crossed the finish line of the 110-meter hurdles in a season-best time of 13.85, which is fifth in the West region and eighth overall in Division I track and field.

For the second week in a row, Finley won the men’s discus competition, as he recorded a season-best mark of 59.16m (194-1 ft.). With that performance, Finley ranks third in not only the West region, but in the entire nation. Bishop took second behind Finley in the discus, also with a season-best throw of 55.86m (183-3 ft.). He now sits in ninth in the West region.

In addition to his runner-up finish in the discus, Bishop won the men’s shot put with a personal record of 16.29m (53-05.50 ft.). Iain Trimble also found himself in the winner’s circle, as he won the javelin with a mark of 67.41m (221-2 ft.).

Coming off the best performance of his career in Austin, Texas, junior Jordan Scott won the pole vault event with another solid mark of 5.50m (18-00.50 ft.). Senior Ryan Hays vaulted to a new PR of 5.05m (16-06.75 ft.), while freshman Corey Shank recorded his first mark of the outdoor season of 4.90m (16-03.75 ft.).

Eric Fattig also had an impressive day, as he jumped 7.46m (24-06.75 ft.) in the long jump, which was good for second place and marked a new personal record for the senior.

The Jayhawks now look forward to their one home meet of the outdoor season and one of the most anticipated spring events in the state of Kansas; the Kansas Relays, held at Hershberger Track and McCook-Olympic Field at Memorial Stadium. The Relays kick off on Wednesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. with the heptathlon and decathlon events and continue through Saturday, April 17.

This year, the Kansas Relays will showcase some of the world’s elite athletes in Veronica Campbell Brown, Churandy Martina, Brendan Christian, Dexter Faulk and Nichole Denby. Admission into the 83rd edition of the Kansas Relays will be granted to those wearing a 2010 Kansas Relays button. The buttons are $10 for adults and $5 for students, youth and seniors. Children under five are admitted for free, as are KU students with a valid KU ID. There is also a Kansas Relays family plan which includes two adult and two student/youth buttons for $20. This year, Kansas Relays is partnering with Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Research Center to promote breast cancer awareness. The Kansas track and field team will be wearing special singlets during the event to show their support, while fans and spectators who donate to the “Jayhawks for a Cure” campaign will receive a commemorative button.

For news, articles and updates on the 2010 Kansas Relays, as well as a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.kuathletics.com/sports/c-relay/

Kansas Results

John McDonnell Invitational – Saturday, April 10



4. Micah Wesley – 38.32m (125-8 ft.)

5. Mary Lacy – 37.88m (124-3 ft.)

High Jump

2. Elizabeth Beisner – 1.70m (5-7 ft.)

8. Kelsey Erb – 1.55m (5-1 ft.)


1. Heather Bergmann – 44.41m (145-8 ft.)

2. Lacey Cunningham – 39.00m (127-11 ft.)

8. Amanda Radovich – 31.06m (101-11 ft.)

Long Jump

5. Jamaica Collins – 5.66m (18-7 ft.)

Triple Jump

4. Jamaica Collins – 11.46m (37-07.25 ft.)

Pole Vault

5. Julia Cummings – 3.85m (12-07.50 ft.)

6. Tara Turnbull – 3.65m (11-11.75 ft.)

9. Kate Colvin – 3.65m (11-11.75 ft.)

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

13. Sarah Hedberg – 3.25m (10-8 ft.)

14. Alex Colvin – 3.05m (10-0 ft.)

Shot Put

2. Micah Wesley – 13.97m (45-10 ft.)

4. Mary Lacy – 12.30m (40-04.25 ft.)

100m Hurdles

5. Kathryn Lupton – 14.43

400m Hurdles

2. Taissa Makhmayeva – 59.86

4. Kathryn Lupton – 1:01.46

400m Dash

2. Shayla Wilson – 55.27

3. Kendra Bradley – 55.45

800m Run

4. Anna Barber – 2:19.90

6. Claire Hall – 2:24.56

7. Amanda Akin – 2:34.64

1,500m Run

7. Kathleen Thompson – 4:48.51

9. Kyra Kilwein – 4:50.05

12. Kellie Schneider – 5:09.43

800m Run (Invitational)

4. Cori Christensen – 2:10.39

1,500m Run (Invitational)

1. Lauren Bonds – 4:21.75

3,000m Steeplechase

1. Rebeka Stowe – 10:41.61

4. Devin Wiegers – 12:04.40



1. Mason Finley – 59.16 (194-1 ft.)

2. Brian Bishop – 55.86 (183-3 ft.)

Long Jump

2. Eric Fattig – 7.46m (24-06.75 ft.)

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

7. Darryl Trotter – 6.82m (22-04.50 ft.)

Shot Put

1. Brian Bishop – 16.29m (53-05.50 ft.)

2. Joel Krause – 15.98m (52-05.25 ft.)


1. Iain Trimble – 67.41m (221-2 ft.)

3. Jesse Vaughn – 57.05m (187-2 ft.)

Triple Jump

2. Corey Fuller – 14.71m (48-03.25 ft.)

3. Darryl Trotter – 14.22m (46-8 ft.)

Pole Vault

1. Jordan Scott – 5.50m (18-0.50 ft.)

3. Ryan Hays – 5.05m (16-06.75 ft.)

4. Corey Shank – 4.90m (16-03.75 ft.)

10. Clint Robison – 4.75m (15-7 ft.)

11. Cooper Merrill – 4.75m (15-7 ft.)

100m Dash

7. Eric Fattig – 11.12

110m Hurdles

2. Keith Hayes – 13.85

3. Lawson Montgomery – 14.20

7. Keyen Porter – 14.91

400m Dash

6. Chandler Frigon – 50.27

9. Jacob Breth – 51.82

400m Dash (Invitational)

1. Kyle Clemons – 46.43

3. Reggie Carter – 47.38

5. Jarrell Rollins – 48.03

400m Hurdles

9. Lawson Montgomery – 55.08

11. Isaac Bradshaw – 55.72

14. Keyen Porter – 56.56

4x100m Relay

2. Hayes, Carter, Clemons, Porter – 41.03

800m Run

3. Sean Proehl – 1:56.53

4. Derrick Perry – 1:58.06

6. Ebo Browne – 1:59.86

7. Corey Mims – 2:00.16

800m Run (Invitational)

9. Keron Toussaint – 1:53.70

11. Sam Jones – 1:55.54

1,500m Run

6. Zach Zarda – 4:01.12

8. Sam Cosgrove – 4:02.08

9. Kaleb Humphreys – 4:02.14

13. Clay Schneider – 4:08.98

14. Levi Huseman – 4:10.35

1,500m Run (Invitational)

20. Bret Imgrund – 3:54.93

22. Donny Wasinger – 3:56.77

3,000m Steeplechase

2. Austin Bussing – 9:23.19

5. Kaman Schneider – 10:14.08

4x400m Relay

7. Rollins, Toussaint, Perry, Frigon – 3:19.16

9. Bradshaw, Montgomery, Jones Mims – 3:26.47

10. Browne, Proehl, Schneider, Cosgrove – 3:32.96