RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.21 (Track & Field)
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Twenty-two indoor personal records were set by Kansas track & field student-athletes at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Kentucky, on February 3. The meet featured schools from the SEC, ACC and Big Ten Conferences and set the Jayhawks for stellar performances on the day.
Far-and-away the most successful event for both the men’s and women’s teams was the 400-meter dash, where five Kansas men and four Jayhawk women notched personal-best performances.
For the Jayhawk men, junior Ivan Henry placed second with a personal-best time of 47.36 seconds. Right behind Henry were seniors Tre Daniels, who finished third with a time of 47.56 (47.552) and Jaron Hartley, who clocked a personal-best time of 47.56 (47.555) to finish fourth.
Sophomore Isaiah Cole (sixth; 47.79), junior Marcus Davis (ninth; 47.91) and sophomore Cody Johnson (22nd; 49.52) also recorded personal-record times in the event.
Junior Nicole Montgomery was the top finisher for the Kansas women in the 400 meters, clocking in at 54.14 to place fifth, exactly one second slower than her personal-best time that ranks her as the No. 2 performer in KU women’s indoor history in the event.
Senior Megan Linder finished ninth in the event with a personal-best time of 54.56 to become the No. 5 performer in Kansas women’s indoor history, while Mariah Kuykendoll (54.57) and Honour Finley (54.61) finished 10th and 11th, respectively, with personal-record performances of their own.
The Jayhawk squad will split up to compete at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, February 9-10.