Trio of Jayhawks Compete on Final Day of Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas– The University of Kansas track & field team saw three compete on fourth and final day of the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Saturday. At the meet’s conclusion, Kansas saw four event victors, two NCAA-leading marks and a school record broken during the four day event held inside Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Two Jayhawk women saw solid outings on the track Saturday afternoon as sophomore Hannah Richardson and senior Natalie Becker took part in the A-Section of the 1,500 meters. The Glendale, Mo. native, Richardson, posted the fastest time of her young Jayhawk career after crossing the finish in 4:24.18. The time was good enough to earn Richardson a 10th-place finish overall and the No. 18-ranked time in the NCAA this season. Becker was not far behind as she completed her race in 4:27.28 to take 12th overall. The time was just two seconds off of her career best in the event.
Earlier in the day sophomore Daina Levy competed in the B-Section discus. The Auburn transfer managed to hit a mark of 46.75 meters (153’4″) on her third attempt to tally a ninth-place finish.
Next week the Jayhawk will split for a pair of meets across the country. The distance group will head west to the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday, April 4. The rest of the team will journey south to compete in the Battle on the Bayou in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday, April 5. Be sure to follow the Jayhawks’ progress by logging on to KUAthletics.com and following on Twitter at @KUTrack.
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