Jayhawks pick up 2 wins, 10 PRs at Arkansas Qualifier
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kansas track & field picked up two wins at the Arkansas Qualifier at Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Friday. Along with the two wins, the Jayhawks recorded 10 personal-bests at the meet.
The first win of the day came from senior pole vaulter Alexis Romero. The Reno, Nevada native won the women’s vault with a clearance of 4.08 meters (13-4.5 ft.). Romero attempted at a personal best height of 4.22 meters (13-10 ft.) but was unable to make the bar. The clearance is a season-best for Romero and ranks her 10th in the Big 12 this season.
Freshman Cordell Tinch picked up Kansas’ second win of the meet with a personal-best leap in the long jump. Tinch hit a mark of 7.49 meters (24-7 ft.) for the win. Tinch also placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal record time of 8.06 seconds, which ranks sixth in the Big 12 this season and made the freshman the No. 7 performer in KU history in the event.
Kyle Rogers placed second in the pole vault with a clearance of 5.45 meters (17-10.5 ft.). The clearance ranks the sophomore fourth in the Big 12 and puts him in at No. 15 in the NCAA, putting him in potential qualifying position for the NCAA Championships in March.
Gabbi Dabney recorded a personal-best time in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking in at 8.59 seconds in the final, moving her in to No. 7 on the KU all-time performers charts.
Kansas sent the women’s 4×400-meter relay and distance medley relay teams, as well as two women’s 800-meter runners to the Alex Wilson Invitational, set for Saturday, February 16, at Loftus Sports Center in South Bend, Indiana.
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