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Monday, May 18, 2009

KU women 10th, men 12th at Outdoor

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— Lauren Bonds placed third in the women’s 1,500 meters, and Nickesha Anderson totaled nine points for the Kansas University track and field team Sunday to highlight the third and final day of the 2009 Big 12 Outdoor for the Jayhawks at the Terry & Linda Fuller Track.

The Kansas women finished in 10th place with 29 points, while the men placed 12th with 12.5 points.

Bonds ran a time of 4:27.92 to finish third.

In the deep women’s 100 meters, Nickesha Anderson took fourth place with a time of 11.50. Anderson went on to place fifth in the 200 in 23.53.

Sasha Cunningham placed sixth in her first 400-meter hurdles final in 1:02.61.

The Kansas men’s 4x400-meter relay team placed sixth overall among the two heats.

The KU 4x100-meter relay team of Aubree Dorsey, Nickesha Anderson, Kendra Bradley and Victoria Howard placed seventh in 3:44.33.

Mackenzie Wills, Kelsey Erb and Donny Wasinger each scored a point for Kansas with eighth-place finishes in their respective events. Wills recorded a pole vault of 3.70 meters (12 feet, 11⁄2 inches), Erb posted a high jump of 1.69 meters (5-61⁄2) and Wasinger ran a time of 4:01.87 in the 1,500 meters.

Comments

Clarence Haynes 11 years, 3 months ago

For a school with the past legacy as a national track and field power, recent results at the Big XII and at the NCAA levels are a complete embarrassment. It even surprises me that recent artcles in this and other media give high plaudits to athletes finshing eighth, tenth, and fouteenth in their events. For KU Track and Field, that frankly is a low standard and something that needs to be corrected. I don't know if the issue is recruiting, facilities, and/or coaching, but with the advent of the new track and field facility, this is as good a time as any for A.D. Perkins and Coach Redwine to collectively do some serious soul searching that leads to a strategy that better assures that human and financial resources are effectively allocated to a program in which our student athletes readily compete at a much higher level.

speedy 11 years, 3 months ago

coach easton would never haver let you on the track. time to reload everything and everyone.

speedy 11 years, 3 months ago

i,ve always wondered why KU never took advantage of the past greats in track and field. billy mills, bill dotson, wes santee, nieder,tidwell,al orter,. they should have been on call every couple of years to come visit and share exp. with the newer people. where did the tradition go? someone dropped the ball! go schedule Baker for meets now. fix the coaching. i know the runners try hard but somthing is missing!

speedy 11 years, 2 months ago

i,ve always wondered why KU never took advantage of the past greats in track and field. billy mills, bill dotson, wes santee, nieder,tidwell,al orter,. they should have been on call every couple of years to come visit and share exp. with the newer people. where did the tradition go? someone dropped the ball! go schedule Baker for meets now. fix the coaching. i know the runners try hard but somthing is missing! first thing i,d change would be restore the bright red singlets,tops, that intiminated the other schools. there was no greater sight than to see 6 KU runners out front leading a steeplechase race at the relays or the conf. championships. they may never have finished that way but they were trying that hard. if bill dotson could break 4 min. mile with his time from HS, and wes could go to 4 min and harold hadley could prove you good become great too. we all could not be billy mills but we thought we could be champions. AND NOT FINISH 12th.

yates33333 11 years, 2 months ago

This is a sad day for KU. When I was a student the track program was penthouse quality, today it is s*ithouse, period. Can't the new AD get a coach and program going that will at least be a moderate reflection of the old days. Besides why does the LJW say, "finished 12." Hells, Bells, they finished dead last.

yates33333 11 years, 2 months ago

P.S. speedy. why leave Bill Alley, Glen Cunningham and Jim Ryan out of the list of past greats?

Anthon Bowleg 11 years, 2 months ago

I know from first hand experience just recently graduating from KU that it is not the athletes. The track team has a high standard of athletes that are landed but only certain event groups excell also Stanley does a poor job motivating his athletes. By spring soph. year most are looking to graduation or transfer or just drop out. There lies your problem. Athletes need to buy into the coaching and trust it, that doesn't happen at Kansas.

FlaHawk 11 years, 2 months ago

Redwine has suffer from many poor years in X-Country and Track and Field. This years Big XII Outdoor is a new low for the program, Lew make Stanley go away and return the Hawks to at least a middle running. throwing, jumping Big XII team.

Bill Easton is turning over in his grave over the embarassment to the school he loved and built into a perenial NCAA front-runner and a two time NCAA OUtdoor championship tem (and this was before they had Indoor).

imahawk 11 years, 2 months ago

Maybe coach redwine should look for the good in the athletes that he has recruited instead of looking for the "goods" on his athletes. He has been lucky through the years to have a couple of good athletes each year that came with superb talent and rides that. No development of his recruits. And how about other KU coaches that question why sprinters would consistently be running miles???? And long distance coaches encouraging athletes to not eat?? And traveling meals consisted of stopping at Mall Food Courts? Really? Kick this one to the curb like he did so many of his athletes.

speedy 11 years, 2 months ago

for YATES i did not forget them and the others from my time of the 50,s and 60,s. we had lots of athletes who were the spirit of KU. We had world record holders!!!!!!!!!! what happened after Ryan? it used to be kan. hs produced 4 min 20sec milers every year. they all got down to the 4 min mile range. where are they? why ku does not win the cross country every year is beyound me. with womens T&F we should have a great team coming up from the hs,s. where do they go? SW misery st? oregon? K st.? i rem in the 60,s when I ST. had only 2 scholarships for their program. they came back. why are the penn relays on tv and ku relays not even on cable? KU was always outstanding in BB and TRACK.

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