Finley and Mayfield Strike Gold as KU Has Impressive Showing on Friday of Kansas Relays

April 20, 2012

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Kansas Relays
Fri. April 20, 2012
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Junior Heather Bergmann attempts a throw in the javelin, an event she won with a 49.44m (162-02 ft.) throw. As a team Kansas won four of eight field events, Friday at the Relays.

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Results at a Glance
Women’s 100 meter hurdles (Prelims)
23 Timmie Morris 15.54w
Men’s 110 m hurdles (Prelims)
10 Michael Stigler 14.47
Women’s 200 meter dash
1 Alisha Keys 24.10w *Qualified
2 Denesha Morris 24.23w *Qualified
Men’s 200 meter dash (Prelims)
16 Shawn Smith 22.25w
19 Michael Hester 22.33w
21 Alex Hermes 22.48w
23 Daniel Prioleau 22.55w
Women’s 100 meters (Prelims)
1 Paris Daniels 11.31w *Qualified
5 Alisha Keys 11.80 *Qualified
7 Diamond Dixon 11.71w *Qualified
8 Andrea Geubelle 11.72w *Qualified
Men’s 100 meters (Prelims)
12 Shawn Smith 10.76w
14 Daniel Prioleau 10.82w
Women’s 400 meter hurdles (Prelims)
23 Timmie Morries 1:06.12
Men’s 400 meter hurdles (Prelims
1 Michael Stigler 51.47 *Qualified
18 Isaac Bradshaw 55.47
Women’s Shot Put
7 Jessica Maroszek 14.78m (48-06 ft.)
Women’s Distance Medley Relay
1 Kansas 11:39.27
Cori Christensen
-Maddy Rich
-Rebekah Stowe
-Shayla Wilson
Men’s Distance Medley Relay
1 Kansas 10:02.95
Don Wasinger
-Josh Munsch
-Brendan Soucie
-Dalen Fink
Women’s Triple Jump
8 Jamaica Collins 11.67m-w (38-03.50 ft.)
Women’s 400 meters
1 Paris Daniels 53.88 *Qualified
2 Taylor Washington 54.40 *Qualified
Men’s 400 meters
2 Kenneth McCuin 47.90 *Qualified
3 Michael Hetser 48.03 *Qualified
Women’s High Jump
1 Allison Mayfield 1.80m (5-10.75 ft)
5 Colleen O’Brien 1.65m (5-05.00 ft)
8 Ashley Shearer 1.65m (5-05.00 ft)
Men’s Pole Vault
1 Alex Bishop 17-02.75 ft.

Greg Lupton

16-06.75 ft.

Regan Gilbert

15-07.00 ft.

Aaron Blevins

15-01.00 ft.

Kevin Hays


Women’s Javelin


Heather Bergmann

162-02 ft.

Allison Mayfield

137-01 ft.
Women’s 4×100 Relay Prelims


45.14 *Qualified

-Alisha Keys

-Francine Simpson

-Denesha Morris

-Diamond Dixon

Men’s 4×100 Relay



41.91 *Qualified

-Shawn Smith

-Chris Toombs

-Michael Stigler

-Daniel Prioleau

Men’s Shot Put


Mason Finley

63-05.25 ft.

Joel Krause

55-03.50 ft.

Taylor Dawson

39-09.25 ft.

Men’s Triple Jump

Darryl Trotter


Men’s 3000 meter


Kaman Schneider


Eric Dyson


Women’s 4xMile Relay




-Ragan Allen

-Sara Seiwald

-Tessa Turcotte

-Kathleen Thompson

Men’s 4xMile Relay




-Reid Buchanan

-Austin Bussing

-James Wilson

-Zach Zarda

Men’s Javelin


Johann Swanepoel

244-05 ft.

Jesse Vaughn

212-02 ft.

Daniel Hitman

187-04 ft.

Women’s 4×400 meter

relay (Prelims)


3:39.34 *Qualified

-Paris Daniels

-Diamond Dixon

-Danesha Morris

-Shayla Wilson

Men’s 4×400 meter

relay (Prelims)


3:13.66 *Qualified

-Dominique Manley

-Mike Hetser

-Kenneth McCuin

-Michael Stigler

LAWRENCE, Kan. – It was a banner day for the Jayhawks on day three of the Kansas Relays as a total of four individual KU student-athletes took gold. The first-place podium also became a familiar perch for Crimson and Blue relay teams as three of them came away with fastest times. Headlining the breakout performance for Head Coach Stanley Redwine and his `Hawks was their prowess in the field events, capturing half of the non-running events including four in a row during one stretch.

On the women’s side, former Kansas volleyball standout Allison Mayfield took home gold in her first ever collegiate Relays appearance as she finished first in the high jump with a height of 1.80m (5-10.75 ft.), beating out more than two dozen competitors. Mayfield’s highest jump was good enough for third-best on KU’s all-time list. The senior two-sport athlete also claimed eighth place in the javelin with her distance of 41.78m (137-01 ft.). Coming in first place in that event was another Jayhawk, junior Heather Bergmann, who wound up with a distance of 49.44m (162-02 ft.) to capture gold.

The Kansas men were equally as successful in the field Friday, as Mason Finley successfully defended his two-time championship crown coming in. The now three-time champ heaved the shot put a distance of 19.89m (63-05.25 ft.) for the title. The winning throw was good enough to be the nation’s leading mark this year.

Sophomore Alex Bishop made it four-straight field events that Kansas athletes captured, compiling a height of 5.25m (17-02.75 ft.) in the pole vault. Sophomore Johann Swanpoel almost made it five out eight field events for KU, but narrowly missed first in the javelin with a throw reaching 74.51m (244-05 ft.). Coming in first in that event, coincidentally enough, was KU alum Scott Russell who captured his ninth javelin title in 12 tries with his 80.60m (264-05 ft.) performance.

Kansas also ran well as a team Friday, finishing first in both the women’s and men’s distance medley relay. Cori Christensen, Maddy Rich, Rebeka Stowe and Shayla Wilson kept the KU women’s three-year win streak in the event alive with their 11:39.27 performance, and the men made it two in-a-row in the DMR with their 10:02.95 time. Don Wasinger, Josh Munsch, Dalen Fink and Brendan Soucie brought home the gold for the Jayhawks in that event.

Later on in the evening Kansas got back up on the first place podium, bringing home the gold in the Men’s 4×1 Mile Relay. The team of Reid Buchanan, Austin Bussing, James Wilson and Zach Zarda earned a time of 17:17.13, which was the fastest time in the event in eight years.

A number of Jayhawk runners will have a lot of momentum under their belt heading into finals on Saturday as many of them had stand-out performances in the preliminaries. KU had a total of three individual competitors finish first in four separate events. Those fastest finishers included Alisha Keys in the 200-meters (24.10w), Paris Daniels in the 100 meters (11.31w) as well as the 400 meters (53.88), and Michael Stigler in the 400-meter hurdles, with his time of 51.47. As a team, KU came in first in the preliminaries of the women’s 4×100-meter relay, with their 45.14 time, as well as the women’s 4×400-meter relay (3:39.34). The men joined the preliminary party in the day’s final race, capturing first place and qualifying for finals with their fastest time of 3:13.66 in the 4×400-meter relay.

The final day of competition in the 85th Kansas Relays gets underway at 8 a.m., with the first event featuring KU athletes at 10 a.m., the men’s long jump. Follow all the day’s action through the meet central page at and follow on twitter at KU_Track. The live web broadcast will begin via Jayhawk All-Access at 9:30 a.m.

-Denesha Morris earned a new KU career best performance in the 200, with her wind-aided qualifying time of 24.23 during preliminaries.

-Andrea Geubelle earned a collegiate best time in the prelims of the 100-meter dash with her wind-aided qualifying mark of 11.72.

-Geubelle compiled another KU career best time in the 100-meters with her wind-aided 11.72 performance during preliminaries.

-Allison Mayfield’s height of 1.80m (5-10.75 ft.) in the high jump was the third best jump in KU program history.

-Joel Krause threw a new KU career best distance of 16.85m (55-03.50 ft.) in the shot put… He surpassed his old distance of 16.44m, he threw earlier this month at the UTEP Relays.

-Junior Daniel Hitman had a collegiate best throw in the javelin with his distance of 57.11m (187-04 ft.)