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Alexandra Emilianov - Track & Field - Kansas Jayhawks

Alexandra Emilianov

Position Throws
Class Junior
Hometown Chisinau, Moldova
High School Liceul Natalia Gheorghiu

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
Indoor School Record (Shot Put) – 16.80m (55-1.5 ft.)
Outdoor School Record (Discus) – 60.26m (197-8 ft.)
Outdoor School Record (Shot Put) – 17.25m (56-7.25 ft.)
2021 Outdoor First Team All-American (Discus)
2021 Indoor Second Team All-American (Shot Put)
2021 Indoor Big 12 Champion (Shot Put)
2020 Tokyo Olympics Qualifier (Discus)
2019 IAAF World Championship Participant
2019 Outdoor First Team All-American (Discus)
2019 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (Discus)
Texas Tech Open Meet Record (Shot Put) 15.67m (51-5 ft.) – 2/1/19-2/2/19
2018 Outdoor Second Team All-American (Discus)
2018 Outdoor Big 12 Champion – Discus

2022 INDOOR (Jr.)
Tied the school record in the shot put at the Bob Timmons Challenge, throwing 16.u80m (55-1.5 ft.).

2021 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Won the shot put and discus at the Mizzou Spring Opener … Won the Discus at the ORU Invitational with a throw of 57.73m (189-5 ft.) … Threw a school record 60.26m (197-8 ft.) in the discus at the Rock Chalk Classic, winning the event … Threw a school record 17.25m (56-7.25 ft.) in the shot put at the Big 12 Championship, placing third … Also placed second at the Big 12 Championship in the discus, throwing 55.422m (181-10 ft). .. Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary in the shot put and discus, throwing 59.16m (194-1 ft.) to advance to the NCAA Championship … Placed eighth at the NCAA Championship in the discus throw, with a throw of 57.60m (189-0 ft.), earning first team All-American honors.

2021 INDOOR (Jr.)
Won the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular shot put, throwing 16.03m (52-7.25 ft.) … Threw 16.08m (52-9.25 ft.) to win the shot put at the Jayhawk Classic … Threw 16.10m (52-10 ft.) to place second in the shot put at the Arkansas Qualifier … Won the Big 12 Indoor shot put title with a throw of 16.74m (54-11.25 ft.) … Advanced to the NCAA Championship, where she placed 15th in the shot put with a throw of 16.74m (54-11.25 ft.).

2020 INDOOR (Jr.)
Opened her season at the Jayhawk Classic (1/23-1/24), where she threw 15.41m (50-6.75 ft.) to win the event … At the Tyson Invitational (2/14-2/15), she threw 16.51m (54-2 ft.) in the shot put, winning the event … Set a personal best and became the No. 3 performer in KU history at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/28-2/29), where she threw 16.68m (54-8.75 ft.) to place as the runner-up.

2019 OUTDOOR (So.)
Finished second in the discus at the ESU Spring Invitational (3/23) with a mark of 57.47 meters (188-6 ft.) which is the No. 3 mark in the NCAA and the No. 9 mark in KU history … Won the discus with a mark of 56.17 meters (184-3.5 ft.) and posted a second place finish in the shot put with a mark of 16.27 meters (53-4.5 ft.) for the No. 5 and No. 6 marks in KU history at the Battle on the Bayou (4/6) … Finished second in the discus at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20) with a mark of 56.21 meters (194-1 ft.) … Big 12 (5/10-5/12) Champion in the women’s discus, throwing 58.01m (190-04 ft.) … Placed third overall at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship in the shot put, throwing 16.15m (53-00 ft.) … Earned a trip to the NCAA West Preliminary (5/23-5/25) in Sacramento, throwing 55.36m (181-07 ft.) in the discus … Earned First Team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships (6/5-6/8) in Austin, where she threw 58.90m (193-03 ft.) to place fourth overall … Qualified for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar representing Moldova, where she placed 28th overall.

2019 INDOOR (So.)
Finished third in the shot put at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18) with a mark of 15.25 meters (50-00.50 ft.) … Threw a personal-best mark of 15.93 meters (52-3.25 ft.) in the shot put at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) which made her the No. 5 shot put performer in KU history … Set the meet record at the Texas Tech Open (2/1-2/2) with a mark of 15.67 meters (51-5 ft.) in the shot put … Finished fourth in the shot put at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23) with a mark of 15.65 meters (51-4.25 ft.).

2018 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Became the No. 2 performer in KU history in the discus in her first-career outdoor appearance, finishing second in the premiere section of the event at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) with a throw of 55.58 meters (182-4 ft.) … Won the discus at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a mark of 55.42 meters (181-10 ft.) … Broke the school record in the shot put at the National Relay Championships (4/27-28) with a mark of 16.64 meters (54-7.25 ft.) to place third and won the discus with a mark of 54.49 meters (178-9 ft.) … Broke the school record in the discus at the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13) and won the event with a mark of 60.24 meters (197-8 ft.) … Also placed fifth in the shot put at the conference meet … Placed sixth in the discus at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24-26) with a mark of 54.68 meters (179-5 ft.) to earn a trip to the NCAA Championships in the event and finished 27th in the shot put with a mark of 15.39 meters (50-6 ft.) … Earned Second Team All-America honors in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/6-9), finishing 12th with a mark of 51.30 meters (168-4 ft.).

2018 INDOOR (Fr.)
Won the shot put in her first collegiate meet, the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26) with a mark of 15.55 meters (51-0.25 ft.) … Finished fourth in the shot put at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) with a mark of 15.63 meters (51-3.5 ft.) making her the No. 5 performer in KU women’s indoor history in the event.

HIGH SCHOOL
Won gold at the 2015 U18 World Championships in Columbia in the discus with a throw of 52.78 meters (173-2 ft.) … Won the shot put and discus at the 2016 U18 European Championships in Georgia, with marks of 18.50 meters (60-8.5 ft.) and 58.09 meters (190-7 ft.) … Took third at the 2016 U20 World Championships in Poland in the discus with a throw of 53.08 meters (174-2 ft.) … Won the discus at the 2017 U20 European Championships in Italy with a throw of 56.38 meters (185-0 ft.)

PERSONAL
Daughter of Ivan and Tatiana Emilianov … Undecided on a major.

Track & Field 👟 Jayhawk Trio Set to Compete at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships

A duo of Jayhawks will be in action at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon July 15-24, including Bryce Hoppel and Alexandra Emilianov.

Track & Field 👟 Alexandra Emilianov Named USTFCCCA Women’s Midwest Region Field Athlete of the Year

Kansas track and field senior Alexandra Emilianov was named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) women’s Midwest Region Field Athlete of the Year on Thursday, after placing as the runner-up in the women’s discus at the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships last week.