Hayes, Stowe Lead KU at USA Championships

June 27, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan – Keith Hayes placed fourth in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, and Rebeka Stowe qualified for the finals of the women’s 1,500 meters to lead Kansas at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Hayes ran a time of 13.46 in the finals to take fourth. The freshman from Wichita, Kan., qualified for the finals by posting a time of 13.56 in the prelims, the third-best preliminary time.

Stowe booked her spot in the finals with a time of 4:40.74, the 12th-best time of the prelims. The freshman from Olathe, Kan., will run in the finals Sunday at 5:05 p.m. CDT.

Jordan Scott was the lone current Jayhawk competing in the USA Senior Championships. The junior from Watkinsville, Ga., placed 16th in the men’s pole vault, recording a jump of 5.40 meters (17-08.50 feet).

Freshman Shayla Wilson ran a time of 57.19 in the prelims of the women’s 400 meters, falling short of the finals with the sixth-best time of heat one (13th overall).

Donny Wasinger, a freshman from Winona, Minn., ranked 20th in the prelims of the men’s 1,500 meters with a time of 4:00.51, not enough to qualify for the finals.

Former KU All-American Crystal Manning finished in fifth place in the USA Senior Championships women’s triple jump, recording a jump of 13.73 meters (45-00.50 feet).

Nickesha Anderson competed in the women’s 100 meters at the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) National Senior Championships Saturday. The Hanover, Jamaica, product ran a time of 11.72 in the prelims to come up shy of a berth in the finals. Anderson will compete Sunday in the prelims of the women’s 200 meters at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

Corey Fuller (triple jump) along with Kaleb Humphreys and Donny Wasinger (5,000 meters) will compete for Kansas Sunday at the USA Junior Championships. Check www.kuathletics.com for the latest updates on the KU athletes competing in Eugene.