Andrea Geubelle Qualifies For World Junior Championships In Long Jump
June 24, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas rising sophomore Andrea Guebelle placed second in the long jump at the 2010 USA Junior National Track and Field Championships here Thursday, qualifying to represent the United States at the 2010 World Junior Championships.
Geubelle placed second with her leap of 6.20 meters (20-04.25 ft.). Geubelle, a native of University Place, Wash., held the lead through the first five jumps of the competition before being edged by .01 meters for the title.
“I am really excited to make the World Junior Championship team” said Geubelle who earned All-America honors in both the long jump and triple jump at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. “I am a little disappointed I didn’t win the title here, but just knowing I secured a spot on the US team is a great feeling. Now I just need to turn my focus to the triple jump and try to be a double qualifier.”
Geubelle will compete for a spot on the World Championships team in the triple jump on Friday at 1:10 p.m. She recorded her season’s best mark of 13.39 meters (43-11.25 ft.) earlier this season at Drake Stadium during the Drake Relays.
Jayhawk rising junior Rebeka Stowe advanced to the finals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with her time of 10:11.48. Stowe, a native of Olathe, Kan., qualified on time after finishing seventh in her heat. She will compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals on Sunday at 1:15 p.m.
Also advancing was KU rising sophomore Kyle Clemons in the 400 meters. Clemons narrowly missed setting a new personal best as he turned in a time of 46.02 in the opening round of the 400 meters. He finished fourth in his heat, which included 2004 Olympic Champion Jeremy Warriner, but advanced to Friday’s semifinal round which will be at 7:35 p.m.
Senior Lauren Bonds, who earlier in the day was named a 2009-10 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, competed in the 1,500 meters clocking in at 4:21.74. Bonds did not advance to Saturday’s finals of the 1,500 meters.
Kansas rising sophomore Rebecca Neville was unable to complete the heptathlon competition after suffering an injury to her right hamstring. Neville was forced to withdraw from the competition Thursday afternoon prior to competing in the long jump. She was in sixth place entering the final three events in the heptathlon.
United States Junior/Senior National Championships
Des Moines, Iowa/Drake Stadium
Long Jump (Juniors)
2. Andrea Geubelle, 6.20m (20-04.25 ft.)
12. Rebeka Stowe, 10:11.48 (advance to final)
17. Lauren Bonds, 4:21.74
Kyle Clemons, 46.02 (advance to semifinal)