Women’s Track Finishes 13th in Program of the Year Standings
NEW ORLEANS – The University of Kansas women’s track & field and cross country program turned in its highest finish in the Program of the Year standings it was announced by the USTFCCCA Tuesday. The Jayhawks took 13th following the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track seasons. It marks the first time the KU women have finished inside the top-20 in the Program of the Year standings.
The Jayhawks finished 52nd in the final team standings at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last week in Eugene, Oregon. The KU women also posted a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in March. Those finishes, paired with Kansas’ 27th-place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in November, gave the team its highest finish in 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.
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