Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bishop leads KU at Big 12 meet


— Kansas University’s Brian Bishop finished in third place in the men’s discus with a career-best throw, and four Jayhawks qualified for five finals to lead Kansas on Day Two of the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Terry & Linda Fuller Track.

Bishop had already qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships heading into the Big 12 Championships, and he took it to another level on Saturday. The junior from Cantrall, Ill., recorded a personal-best throw of 187 feet, 6 inches to take the bronze in the discus. Bishop finished just four inches behind runner-up Tyler Hitchler of Nebraska and one foot, eight inches back of the winner, Oklahoma’s Luke Bryant. Bishop earned six points for the Kansas men with his performance.

Nickesha Anderson will be competing in both the 100 and 200 finals today.

Lauren Bonds took the top spot in the 1,500 meters prelims to advance to today’s finals. Bonds, a junior from Hutchinson, stayed around third place for much of the race before kicking it into high gear on the backstretch to take the victory in heat one of the 1,500-meter prelims with a time of 4:34.95.

Donny Wasinger qualified for the finals in the men’s 1,500 meters, leading at the beginning of heat three before settling for second with a time of 3:51.90.

Sasha Cunningham posted the seventh-ranked time in the prelims of the women’s 400-meter hurdles to earn a spot in the finals. The freshman ran a personal-best time of 1:01.92 to qualify.


FlaHawk 11 years, 4 months ago

Would have been nice to disclose the team scores, although KU is in really bad shape again,

What happen to Jordon Scott? I noticed he was not intered in the PV at Big XII Championships?

Love the comprensive and in depth coverage of Track at KU!

KUPROUD 11 years, 4 months ago

Yes, poor coverage. But our track program has gone south from its glory days. It's not a money-making sport, but maybe Lew can focus some energy that direction.

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