Kansas Relays Live Results

April 18, 2009

Live Results

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The fourth and final day of the Kansas Relays is underway. Live results can be found here throughout the day.

Lauren Bonds qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships with a victory in the women’s 1,500 meters, following the lead of teammate and pacesetter Kellie Schneider before breaking away from the field. Bonds, a junior from Hutchinson, Kan., picked up the title with a career-best time of 4:27.36.

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Day Four

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Seton Hall – Women’s Sprint Medley Relay Champions

On today’s performance:

“I have to give it up to all my teammates. We went out there and did what we had to do. Last year we won but we got disqualified. We just wanted to come back with a vengeance and wanted to win this time. Without these three ladies we could not have done this.”

On the rainy conditions:

“No, we’re used to running like this. We had to come out here and win because we knew all of the other girls would be affected by it. Some of us run cross country so we run in bad weather. Plus, we’re from New Jersey, so we are used to the cold. We know we can run better than the girls who aren’t used to it.”

Seton Hall – Men’s Sprint Medley Relay

On today’s performance:

“It was alright. We came out here with a mindset to win so all of us did our best.”

On today’s competition:

“Everyone was running well. They all pushed us to the time we ran. It was competitive, but our time wasn’t very good. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be running ten seconds faster, but it is early and wet. We did have a little bit of an advantage being from Jersey, which is an hour ahead.”

Terrel Cotton — Men’s 200 Meter Dash Champion

On today’s performance:

“I ran pretty well considering the cold weather. I had a good performance today.”

On the competition:

“There is a lot of good competition out here. I’ll see a couple of them throughout the rest of the season.”

Saint Louis — Women’s Two Mile Relay Champions

On today’s performance:

“It’s only the second time since indoor in the four-by-eight that we have run together, so we didn’t know what to expect. I think we ran our best out there. We all came together and ran well.”

On the competition:

“We are heading to Drake next week so we will see a lot of competition there. This is getting us ready for it. After that we have conference, so we are putting things together and we will see how it works out.”

Jatoya Moore (Unattached) – Women’s 200 Meter Dash Champion

On winning the race:

“It felt pretty good. I was kind of nervous because it’s morning and your body’s not up yet. But it felt pretty good winning.”

On the wet conditions:

“I’m used to it. It doesn’t bother me, as long as it’s not thunderstorms.”

Pittsburg State — Men’s Two Mile Relay Champions

On today’s performance:

“It was really good for the team that we had. We were supposed to have a faster guy running with us, but he’s running later today so he decided to rest. We had a senior, John Garrett, step up really big. He probably beat his personal record by two or three seconds, so it was a great day.”

On the cold and rainy weather conditions:

“It wasn’t really that bad. It was a little drizzly on my sunglasses, but other than that, it was a really great day temperature-wise.”

Florissant Valley CC – Women’s 4×100-Meter Relay Champions

Bionca Gildon

On winning the race:

“It felt very good. It’s the second time that we’ve done that. We won it last year (at the Kansas Relays) too. We’re very happy about it.”

On the wet conditions:

“(It affected us) a little bit. But it’s good to work through it. It feels good defending our title.”

Raymon Parker (Iowa Central) – Men’s Long Jump Runner-Up

On coming in second to his teammate:

“It feels pretty good. It’s a tough loss though, because he’s my teammate. But it’s also good because he’s my teammate. It’s good to take second to someone I know.”

On witnessing his teammate and Long Jump Champion get injured:

“Once he hit the board, I felt it for him. We work so hard in practice. Hopefully he’ll be okay later on.”

Merritt Dietz (Oklahoma State) — Women’s Discus Champion

On the win:

“It was okay. Last year I was able to really put together one of my best throws here, but this year wasn’t one of my better days. Still, a win is a win and any time you are able to win at a meet like the Kansas Relays it is special.”

On dealing with the wet conditions:

“It was raining this morning, but it has started to dry up a bit. It wasn’t too bad because the conditions were better than we expected them to be.”

Jennifer Hensel (Minnesota State-Moorhead) — Women’s Pole Vault Champion

On her win:

“First of all, I’m happy. I just wish I could’ve made a few more bars. I haven’t had much practice yet.”

On her Kansas Relays experience:

“This is my fourth Kansas Relays. I’m a senior. I won the Pole Vault last year, so it feels good to win again.”

Jeffery Julmis (Cloud County CC) — Men’s 110-Meter Hurdles Champion

On his performance:

“I’m just happy I dipped at the line like my coach has been telling me, so it was a good race. I hit a couple hurdles, but it’s alright. At least I finished.”

On his expectations for the season:

“I’m trying have a season-best of 13.5 seconds. So, hopefully, God will help me get that best.”

Ben McKim (Northwest Missouri State) – Men’s Shot Put Winner

On not qualifying for last year’s competition:

“I came my freshman year, which was two years ago. Last year, I had a tough time coming out of the gates in the beginning so I didn’t throw a distance far enough to get here to throw.”

On winning the event after not qualifying last year:

“It felt great. To have such a frustrating year, not only did I struggle out of the gates last year, I had a pretty rough year altogether last year. To come back this year and be able to win here and throw 58, I was stoked.”

On his loud yells as he throws:

“You have to have a good yell. Every thrower needs a good yell. It helps the shot put go farther.”

Florissant Valley CC — Men’s 4X100-Meter Relay Champions

Anthony Riley

On his team’s performance:

“We gave it all that we had. We are a small JUCO team trying to prepare for the next level and trying to get a little faster. We were pretty happy with our time. We have run it better this year but I guess it was just the weather.”

On the competition at the Kansas Relays:

“We competed against some good relay teams, especially the team in lane four (Kansas City Community College). They were a great team. I ran against some of those guys in the 100 meters.”

Lauren Bonds (Kansas) — Women’s 1,500 Meter Run Champion

On qualifying for regionals:

“I wanted to qualify for regionals this weekend, so I am glad to get it out of the way.”

On running at Memorial Stadium:

“It was awesome. My mom was here and all of my teammates are here. It was really exciting and fun.”

On setting a good pace:

“Setting a good pace was all up to my teammate Kellie Schneider. I owe so much to her for coming out here and rabbiting today. It was only two days after her own race so I am really indebted to her.”

On her plan for the rest of this season:

“I am going to go to Drake next weekend, try to run a little faster and maybe run an 800. I will just try to have fun the rest of this year until conference season.”

Silas Kisorio (Oklahoma Christian) – Men’s 1,500 Meter Run Champion

His thoughts on his performance:

“I thought that I might get a sub-3:40. I was hoping to get some more push but that is all I had today.”

On the importance of the rabbit:

“It is really important. You do not know what pace you are going so the rabbit will give you the right pace.”

On the wet conditions:

“The wet track definitely made a difference. When I was really close to the rabbit he would splash mud up in my face so I had to back up a little bit.”

On running in the Kansas Relays:

“It means a lot for me to run here because these are my peers.”

Leander Ernest (Missouri State) — Women’s 800 Meter Run Champion

On her performance today:

“Today was okay and the weather was nice. I tried to run a good 800 but I didn’t do that today. I guess I just run to win, which is stupid and my coach would be mad. I did what I could today. Even though I cant go back and run it again, I wish I could. I am okay with what I did today. I’m not happy but it is okay.”

On running in the Kansas Relays:

“It is great because you get fans cheering you on, which is always good. I like the way they have the video cameras everywhere and all of the interviews. It is really nice and it is a good meet. It gets me hyped and makes me want to compete.”

Julius Bor (Cloud County CC)Men’s 800 Meter Run Champion

On his performance today:

“It was good, but I thought it was a little slow. On the second lap I decided to just go for it and see what happens.”

On the wet track:

“It makes a difference. It makes it slower and you can’t run as fast.”

On competing in the Kansas Relays:

“I like running in the Kansas Relays. I won here last year so I came back here to win again. I really like running in the Kansas Relays.”

Santana Lowery (Florissant Valley) – Women’s 100 Meter Dash Champion

On the win:

“I did well, but I didn’t run quite as fast as I thought I would because of the weather.”

On her goals:

“My goals for the rest of the season are to crack 11.1 in the 100 meters and 22.6 in the 200 meters.”

Romel Lewis (Kansas City Community College) – Men’s 100 Meter Dash Champion

On the win:

“Well, I am not originally a 100-meter runner. I am originally a 400-meter runner, so I am just learning the race each time I run it. This wasn’t my best race, but I am still excited to get the win. I was just trying to do what my coach told me to do. I tried to stay low as far as I could and then relax and try to take it home.”

On the track conditions:

“The weather wasn’t very warm and as a result I think I could run faster. The track itself was okay. I liked the track.”


Day Three Recap

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Complete Results

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Stephanie Horton won the women’s shot put, Jordan Scott won the men’s pole vault and two Jayhawk legends recorded wins in their return to the Kansas Relays to highlight a sunny, action-packed third day of the Relays Friday at Memorial Stadium.

Horton won the championship in the women’s shot put, posting a personal season and Kansas season-best throw of 15.47 meters (50-09.25 feet). The senior from Tigard, Ore., defeated runner-up and teammate Emily Reimer, who recorded a throw of 15.14 meters (49-08.25 feet). Both Horton and Reimer had qualified for regionals prior to this meet, and both of their marks met the regional standard once again.

Scott, competing unattached, soared to victory in the men’s pole vault with a jump of 5.50 meters (18-00.50 feet). The victory was Scott’s first-ever at the Kansas Relays. Fellow KU vaulter Kirk Cooper was the runner-up, equaling his season-best, regionally qualifying vault of 5.05 meters (16-06.75 feet).

Former KU All-American Crystal Manning, the triple jump runner-up at the 2009 U.S. Indoor Championships, took the title in the women’s triple jump. Manning recorded a mark of 13.59 meters (44-07.00 feet) to run away with the title by 3-04.75 ft.

Kansas hall of famer Scott Russell, a 2008 Olympian for Canada, earned his fourth consecutive Kansas Relays title and sixth in seven years in the men’s javelin. The Windsor, Ontario, native recorded a throw of 75.08 meters (246-04 feet) to win by 9-07 feet over John Hetzendorf, also competing unattached.

Kelsey Erb nearly pulled out the victory in the women’s high jump, tying for second place with the same mark recorded by the winner, Tako Niare of Lindenwood. Erb’s jump of 1.70 meters (5-07.00 feet) was a season-best for the junior from Bucklin, Kan.

Corey Fuller continued his successful freshman campaign, recording the day’s best jump with a legal wind, 15.25 meters (50-00.50 feet). Despite having the best legal jump, the freshman from Baltimore, Md., placed second behind Pittsburg State’s Kiara Jones. Jones leaped a wind-aided 15.26 meters (50-00.75) to get the win. Fuller’s mark was yet another regional qualifier.

Freshmen Keyen Porter and Keith Hayes earned their way into Saturday’s finals of the 110-meter hurdles with victories in their respective heats. Porter, who hails from Blue Springs, Mo., ran 14.49 in heat three to rank second among all competitors. Hayes, a product of Wichita, Kan., posted a time of 14.55 in heat four to give him the No. 3 overall time. Freshman Lawson Montgomery earned the eighth and final spot in the finals after recording a time of 14.89, third-best in the first heat.

Hayes would later qualify for the finals of the men’s 400-meter hurdles as well, gliding to victory the fourth heat with a time of 54.55. His time ranked No. 5 overall.

In the prelims of the women’s 100 meters, Victoria Howard won her heat to qualify for Saturday’s finals. The senior from Overland Park, Kan., ran a season-best time of 11.82, good for the No. 3 spot overall.

Sha’Ray Butler won the fifth heat of the women’s 400-meter hurdles prelims with a time of 1:03.29 to qualify for tomorrow’s finals. The senior from Lancaster, Texas, had the fourth-best time overall among the five heats.

Kansas had three athletes qualify for the finals in the men’s 400 meters, which will take place tomorrow. Reggie Carter won the third heat in a season-best time of 48.45 to take the fourth spot overall. Jarrell Rollins also won his heat, finishing with a time of 48.47, also a season-best. Keron Toussaint tied his season best of 48.54 to earn the seventh spot in the finals.

The KU women took second in the prelims of the 4×100-meter relay, qualifying for the finals with a season-best time of 45.82. The Jayhawk women’s 4×400-meter relay team qualified for the finals as well, dominating heat one to earn the third overall spot at 3:48.62.

The Kansas men’s 4×400-meter relay team likewise qualified for Saturday’s finals, clocking in at 3:13.82 to earn the third spot in the finals.

In his final Kansas Relays, Patrick McGowan tied for second in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. The senior from Springdale, Ark., posted a time of 9:29.07 to finish 2.03 seconds behind the winner, Jackson Toroitich of Butler County CC.

Freshman Rebeka Stowe placed third in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, running a time of 11:25.25.

The fourth and final day of collegiate action at the Kansas Relays begins Saturday at 8:40a.m. CDT with the women’s sprint medley relay. Continued live results can be found for the 2009 Kansas Relays at www.kuathletics.com, www.kansasrelays.com or http://www.deltatiming.com/results/events_byschedule.aspx?yf=2009&mf=kansas_relays.


Day Two Recap

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Four Kansas track & field athletes won their respective events Thursday to highlight day two of the Kansas Relays for the Jayhawks here at Memorial Stadium.

Amanda Miller won the women’s 5,000 meters in emphatic fashion, lapping several runners while posting a personal-best time of 17:24.15. The sophomore from Overland Park, Kan., defeated second-place Olivia Martinez of Wichita State (17:42.29) by 18.14 seconds for her first career Kansas Relays title.

Kara Windisch turned in a dominating performance as well, leading by over 100 meters for most of the race en route to winning the women’s 3,000 meters by 16.63 seconds over Pittsburg State’s Caitlin Laskowski. Windisch posted a time of 10.21.01 to earn the title.

Lauren Bonds won heat five by 2.90 seconds en route to winning the women’s 800 meters (unseeded) by the same margin. The junior from Hutchinson, Kan., won for the first time this outdoor season and came up just shy of her season-best time in the 800. Bonds is also scheduled to compete in the 1,500 meters at the Relays on Saturday.

Kellie Schneider ran a personal-best time of 4:45.36 to win the women’s 1,500 meters (unseeded). The junior from Kenosha, Wis., led for most of the way, taking the title by 2.66 seconds for her first career victory. Teammate Megan James placed third with a personal-best time of 4:48.21.

Freshman Donny Wasinger finished in second place in the competitive men’s 5,000 meters, recording a time of 14:34.11 to finish 5.82 seconds behind the winner, Carison Kemei of McKendree, and 5.97 seconds ahead of the third-place finisher, teammate Bret Imgrund. Imgrund, a junior from Shawnee, Kan., ran a career-best time of 14:40.08.

Zlata Tarasova recorded another regional mark in the women’s hammer throw, posting a throw of 55.31 meters (181-05 feet) to place second behind Wichita State’s Chandra Andrews (200-00 feet).

Austin Bussing, competing unattached, was the winner in the men’s 1,500 meters (unseeded) with a time of 4:00.71.

Day three of collegiate action at the Kansas Relays begins Friday at 9:05 a.m. CDT with the preliminaries of the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Continued live results can be found for the 2009 Kansas Relays at www.kuathletics.com, www.kansasrelays.com or http://www.deltatiming.com/results/events_byschedule.aspx?yf=2009&mf=kansas_relays.


Day One Recap


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Day one of the 2009 Kansas Relays is in the books, with five decathlon and four heptathlon events completed. Corbin Kratovil led the way for the Kansas track & field team Wednesday at Memorial Stadium, as he stands in second place overall in the decathlon with 3,512 points.

“Corbin had an awesome day,” Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine said. “He performed better in some of his events than he has all year.”

Kratovil took the victory in the men’s shot put, posting a throw of 12.65 meters (41-06.00 ft.). The freshman from Martin, S.D., recorded a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters, finished in third place in the long jump, tied for third in the high jump and took fifth in the 400 meters.

Jacob Breth, the lone other Jayhawk competing Wednesday, stands in fifth place overall with 3,380 points through one day of the decathlon. The junior from Wichita, Kan., won the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 49.52, defeating runner-up Justin Hickey of Wichita State by 1.20 seconds. Breth also recorded a personal-best of 5.94 meters (19-06.00 feet) in the long jump.

“Jacob didn’t do as well in some of the events, but he came back in the 400 and finished really well,” Redwine explained. “Both he and Corbin are doing very well, and that’s very exciting for KU.”

The leader through one day in the decathlon is Minnesota’s Joey Schwecke, who totaled 3,728 points on day one. Arkansas State’s Amy Bowman leads the heptathlon with 3,102 points through four events.

“Both Corbin and Jacob can have a really good day tomorrow,” Redwine said. “Normally one of them does well one day and the other one the other day, but they should both have a really good day tomorrow. I think if they do, both of them can finish just about where they are now. In the 1,500, Jacob can do really well. Corbin is still developing in some of those areas but I think both of them can do a pretty good job tomorrow. We’re looking forward to great things.”

Day two of the Kansas Relays begins Thursday at 8:30 a.m. CDT, kicking off with the decathlon’s 110-meter hurdles. Live results can be found for the 2009 Kansas Relays at www.kuathletics.com, www.kansasrelays.com or http://www.deltatiming.com/results/events_byschedule.aspx?yf=2009&mf=kansas_relays.