KU Men Win Bob Timmons Invitational

Sept. 4, 2004


The Kansas Jayhawks men’s cross country team were victorious, while the women’s team finished second, Saturday morning at the Bob Timmons Invitational, which was held at Rim Rock Farm. The men’s 8k race featured nine teams and the Jayhawks finished 42 points ahead of second place Hillsdale College.

The individual winner of the men’s race was Kansas senior Chris Jones, who ran unattached with a time of 25:58.53. In the scoring column, KU recorded the top three runners. Sophomore Tyler Kelly had an impressive day with a second place finish and the best 8k time of his career with 26:12.53. Third place went to Jayhawk freshman Colby Wissel. In his first collegiate race, Wissel recorded an impressive time of 26:21.14. Junior transfer Matt French rounded out the top five with a time of 26:23.02.

“I like what I saw in our first race,” Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine said. “We got off to a good start and our freshmen were very impressive.”

On the women’s side the Jayhawks took second place out of eight teams. Kansas State was the overall winner, edging out KU by three points 44-47.

Faithy Kamangila of Oral Roberts was the winner of the 5k women’s race with a time of 17:59.75. Kansas senior Megan Manthe was the Jayhawks top finisher. Manthe finished third with a time of 19:13.91. Freshman Connie Abbott finished 10th in her first collegiate race with a time of 20:03.75. The Jayhawks also received help with the 13th thru 16th place finishes, with those runners being freshman Alicia McGregor (13th, 20:14.32), sophomore Dena Seibel (14th, 20:14.74), freshman Lisa Morrissey (15th, 20:15.20) and freshman Hayley Harbert (16th, 20:16.47).

Next Saturday (Sept. 11), the Jayhawks will travel to Topeka to compete in the Kansas State Wildcat Invitational.