Kansas Track & Field Roundup

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Over the past few weeks, numerous Kansas track & field student-athletes have been participating in meets around the world. Once again, here is a collective summary of their work on the track and in the field, as well as their accomplishments achieved.

Ferguson places fourth at Pan American U20 Championships
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Kansas’ Treyvon Ferguson competed in the men’s triple jump final at the Pan American U20 Championships at Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Sunday, July 21, where the rising sophomore placed fourth overall.

Up against athletes from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Brasil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, two from Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as USA teammate Jamar Davis, Ferguson’s best jump of the day came on his first attempt, a mark of 15.91 meters (52-2.5 ft.). In addition to being his best jump of this meet, it was also the rising sophomore’s fourth-best mark of the year. He ends his freshman campaign donning the Crimson and Blue as the No. 5 men’s triple jump performer in KU track and field history.

Final Results: https://panam2019.org/Resultado.aspx?eve=696&pru=1163&ser=1

Emilianov runner-up at European Athletics Under 23 Championships
GAVLE, Sweden – Two Kansas track & field student-athletes competed in the European Athletics U23 Championships 2019 at Gavlehov Stadium Park in Gavle, Sweden, July 11-14.

Coming off successful sophomore campaigns in 2018-19 for Kansas, Alexandra “Sasha” Emilianov and George Evans both made the trip to Sweden to compete in their countries’ U23 Championships respective discus throws.

The Moldova national champion as of June, Emilianov had the top entry in the women’s discus field heading into the U23 Championships with her 61.62 meters (202-5 ft.) mark, which not only bested the field of competition, but also set a new KU record in the event.

In Sweden, Emilianov finished runner-up in the women’s discus throw with a top mark of 57.30 meters, which was behind only Croatia’s Marija Tolj at 62.76 meters.

Evans competed for Great Britain as one of 24 athletes from 18 different countries vying for the U23 men’s discus title. In the qualification rounds, the Inverness, Scotland, native finished in 16th place overall with a top mark of 51.90 meters, which, unfortunately, did not advance him through to the finals.

Women’s Results: https://www.european-athletics.org/competitions/european-athletics-u23-championships/results/

Men’s Results: https://www.european-athletics.org/competitions/european-athletics-u23-championships/results/