KU Women Sit 14th in Program of the Year Standings
NEW ORLEANS –The University of Kansas women’s track & field and cross country program has moved into the top-20 of the latest Program of the Year standings it was announced by the USTFCCCA Monday. The Jayhawks sit 14th following the cross country and indoor track seasons. It marks the first time the KU women have ranked among the top-20 in the Program of the Year standings.
The KU women are coming off a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend in Birmingham, Alabama. That finish, paired with Kansas’ 27th-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in November, has the team inside the top-20 of the standings for the Program of the Year Award, which honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Championships.
In order to be eligible for the award, teams must qualify for each of the NCAA Championships. Scoring is based on the team’s finish at each NCAA Championship in cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field with the lowest total score for all three championships combined determining the award recipient.
The outdoor season will kick off in two weeks when the Jayhawks journey to the Texas Relays March 30-April 2. The KU women will look to up their rank in the Program of the Year standings at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to be held in Eugene, Oregon June 8-11.
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