Englund in 2nd in heptathlon after day 1 of 92nd Kansas Relays presented by RCB Bank

LAWRENCE, Kan. – After day one of the 92nd Kansas Relays presented by RCB Bank, three Kansas women’s track & field athletes sit in the top-six in the heptathlon with freshman Toni Englund leading the way for the Jayhawks.

Englund, a Leawood, Kansas native, sits in second place with 2,891 points after four events, finishing first in the 100-meter hurdles, third in the high jump and fourth in the 200-meter dash. She also posted a seventh-place finish in the shot put.

Englund’s wind-aided time of 14.64 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles and her 26.09-second finish in the 200-meter dash both mark career bests.

Freshman Cameryn Thomas and senior Teri Huslig join Englund in the top six, sitting fourth and sixth, respectively, in the heptathlon after day one. Thomas tallied 2,850 points, while Huslig has 2,728 points.

Thomas notched a third-place finish in the shot put, two fifth-place finishes (high jump and 200m) and a sixth-place finish (100mH), earning two personal-bests in the process. Thomas improved her career best in the 100-meter hurdles to a wind-aided 15.22 seconds and later posted a new best in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 26.16 seconds.

Like Englund and Thomas, Huslig also posted personal bests in the 100-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash, finishing with a wind-aided time of 15.44 seconds in the hurdles and a time of 26.04 seconds in the 200 meters.

The trio of Jayhawks wrap up the final three events of the heptathlon tomorrow beginning at 11 a.m. with the long jump. The javelin and 800-meter run will follow.

Kansas junior Gleb Dudarev is set to compete in the hammer throw tomorrow at noon and running events kickoff at 8 p.m. Thursday night.