Jayhawks Still No. 1 Heading into Kansas Relays
April 16, 2013
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas women’s track & field team will compete on its home track as the top-ranked team in the nation this week as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) dubbed KU No. 1 for the fourth-consecutive week.
With several strong performances at the John McDonnell Invitational last weekend in Fayetteville, Ark., the Jayhawks kept their spot atop the national rankings for another week. KU now boasts a NCAA-leading streak of 18-consecutive weeks ranked within the top-five of the Coaches’ list.
Two NCAA top-10 performances last week came from senior Paris Daniels and junior Diamond Dixon. Daniels sped to a win in the 200 meters, clocking in at 22.76. The time is the third-fastest in the NCAA this year and ranks the St. Louis native fourth in the world so far in 2013.
Dixon notched a runner-up finish after completing the second-fastest 100-meter race of her career. She crossed the finish in a wind-aided 11.37, the No. 10 time posted in the NCAA this year.
Nine other Jayhawks and one relay team also boast top-10 marks in the nation, including three KU long jumpers, Francine Simpson, Sydney Conley and Andrea Geubelle. Geubelle also still holds the nation’s top triple jump mark, now for the third-straight week.
The KU women will be able to show off their NCAA-leading team this weekend when they host the 86th running of the Kansas Relays. Events are set to start Wednesday, April 17 and last through Saturday, April 20. Log on to kansasrelays.com for an event schedule, results and additional information on the meet. Also follow all week long on Twitter through KU_Relays or KU_Track.
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