Kansas Track & Field Trio Earns Regional Honors
June 3, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – Senior jumper Andrea Geubelle, head coach Stanley Redwine and assistant coach Wayne Pate claimed Midwest Regional Awards it was announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday. Geubelle was named the region’s female field athlete of the year for the first time in her career. Redwine and Pate each earned their respective awards for the second-consecutive season, as Redwine was honored with the women’s head coach of the year and Pate with the women’s assistant coach of the year.
Geubelle, a senior from University Place, Wash., won all three of the triple jump events she competed in this outdoor season. She broke the KU school record with her mark of13.85 meters (45’1.75″) at the Georgia Tech Invite, a leap that is No. 2 in the NCAA. Her top long jump mark of the year of 6.53 meters (21’5.25″), ranks No. 5 in the nation. She won her second-straight Big 12 triple jump title and finished runner-up in the long jump.
Redwine, now in his 13th season as head coach, oversaw the KU women’s team that was ranked No. 1 in the national rankings for eight of the 10 weeks this season and currently boast 13 athletes that rank in the top-10 in their respective events. The KU women claimed the program’s first Big 12 title after seeing eight Jayhawks win individual league crowns. Redwine coached Diamond Dixon to her third-straight Big 12 400-meter title, as well as KU’s 4×400-meter relay. Kansas also successfully advanced 13 entries to the upcoming NCAA Championships in Eugene. Redwine was also named the Big 12 Women’s Coach of the Year in May.
Pate, who is in his sixth-year as the horizontal jumps and combined events coach for KU, mentored three of his athletes to Big 12 titles in 2013. His athletes combined for 52 of the team’s 158 points as KU claimed their first Big 12 team title. Pate pupil, Geubelle, did not lose a triple jump final this year, went on to claim her second-straight Big 12 crown in the event and qualify for the national meet in both the long jump and triple jump. Long jumper Francine Simpson and heptathlete Lindsay Vollmer also won Big 12 titles, with Vollmer also advancing to the NCAA meet. Pate was named the nation’s assistant coach of the year for the 2012 outdoor season as well as the 2013 indoor season.
Geubelle, Pate, Redwine and the rest of the nationally-ranked Kansas men’s and women’s track & field teams are in Eugene, Ore. preparing to begin the NCAA Outdoor Championships set for June 5-8. Log on to KUAthletics.com and follow on Twitter at KUTrack to keep track of the Jayhawks’ progress throughout the week.
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