Stowe Shatters Steeplechase Record at Payton Jordan Invitational

May 1, 2011

PALO ALTO, Calif. –

Kansas junior Rebeka Stowe shattered her own 3,000-meter Steeplechase record here at Sunday’s Payton Jordan Invitational hosted by Stanford University. In addition to Stowe’s record-setting performance, six other Kansas athletes set new personal bests at the meet.

Stowe, who was running the race for the first time in 2011 trimmed 10 seconds off her previous career-best and school record time of 10:03.41 which set ran at last year’s Payton Jordan Invitational, by clocking in at 9:53.12. Stowe’s time on Sunday moves her into second place on both the Big 12 and NCAA 3,000-meter Steeplechase list.

Junior Cori Christensen turned in a personal best time in taking first place in her heat in the 800 meters. Christensen clocked in at 2:09.81 on Sunday evening, narrowly missing a spot on the KU top five times chart.

Two Jayhawk women set personal bests in the 5,000 meters in Kara Windisch and Kyra Kilwein, Windsich was the top KU runner in the event with her time of 17:14.15. She was followed by Amanda Miller who crossed the finish line in 17:15.24. Tessa Turcotte was the third Kansas finisher with her time of 17:25.07, followed by Kilwein with her new top time of 17:28.28.

The KU men were led by Josh Munsch who set a new personal best in the 1,500 meters. Munsch completed his four laps in 3:48.21. Austin Bussing also set a new top time in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase as he clocked in at 9:05.28.

Donny Wasinger and Nick Caprario each competed in the 5,000 meters with Wasinger finishing with a time of 14:24.86 and Caprario finishing just behind him at 14:35.61, which was a new personal best.

Payton Jordan Invitational (Stanford, Cali.)



800 Meters

1. Cori Christensen, 2:09.81 ***Personal Best***

3,000 Meter Steeplechase

5. Rebeka Stowe, 9:53.12 ***Personal Best***School Record***

5,000 Meters

16. Kara Windisch, 17:14.15 ***Personal Best***

17. Amanda Miller, 17:15.24

18. Tessa Turcotte, 17:25.07

20. Kyra Kilwein, 17:28.28 ***Personal Best***


1,500 Meters

3. Josh Munsch, 3:48.21 ***Personal Best***

3,000 Meter Steeplechase

21. Austin Bussing, 9:05.28 ***Personal Best***

5,000 Meter Run

7. Don Wasinger, 14:24.86

16. Nick Caprario, 14:35.61 ***Personal Best***