๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Bradford Sets School Record on Final Day of Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

LINCOLN, Neb. โ€“ On the final day of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, Kansas sophomore Zach Bradford broke the school record in the menโ€™s pole vault, vaulting 5.71m (18-8.75 ft.) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday.

Bradford set the record on his first attempt at the height, breaking Hussain Al-Hizamโ€™s record of 5.70m (18-8.25 ft.) set at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2018. After clearing the school record, Bradford attempted 5.76m (18-10.75 ft.) but narrowly missed on all three attempts. His clearance at 5.70m (18-8.75 ft.) was more than enough for him to win the event and set the No. 3 mark in the NCAA this season.

In addition to Bradfordโ€™s record-setting day, the Jayhawks accounted for 14 personal best performances and four top-three finishes.

In the menโ€™s triple jump, sophomore Treyvon Ferguson claimed the victory by jumping 15.70m (51-6.25 ft.), just off of his personal best of 15.73m (51-7.25 ft.) set at last weekโ€™s Carolina Challenge. Ferguson entered this weekendโ€™s competition ranked No. 23 in the NCAA.

In the menโ€™s and womenโ€™s 200 meters, Kansas put together a series of top-three finishes from seniors Ivan Henry and Jedah Caldwell. In the womenโ€™s 200 meters final, Caldwell put together a race of 23.97 to finish third overall, while Henry placed third overall in the menโ€™s version, coming in with a personal best 21.41. Henry’s run of 21.41 moved him up to second on the all-time KU indoor list, trailing only Leo Bookman, who holds the school record of 20.42 set in 2004.


Junior Alexandria Emilianov finished second overall in the womenโ€™s shot put, recording her best throw of 16.35m (53-7.75 ft.) on her final attempt. The throw was enough to mark a new personal best and move her into first in the event, until Nebraskaโ€™s Kristina Insingo retook the lead on her final attempt. Emilianov’s throw of 16.35m (53-7.75 ft.) was the eighth best throw in KU indoor history, while making her the No. 3 performer in KU history.

The Jayhawks closed out the weekend in the womenโ€™s 4×400 meter relay final, where the team of Mariah Kuykendoll, Zantori Dickerson, Jedah Caldwell and Honour Finley won the event in 3:38.53.


Following this weekendโ€™s Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, the Jayhawks will split between the Iowa State Classic and the Tyson Invitational on February 14-15. For a full Kansas track & field schedule, click here.