Sunday, July 11, 2010

KU’s Finley, Scott win at track and field meet in Florida


— The Kansas University track and field team had a strong showing on Friday in the NACAC Under-23 Track and Field Championships with sophomore thrower Mason Finley and senior Jordan Scott winning the discus and the pole vault events, respectively.

The event is made up of athletes from 32 member nations. Two athletes are chosen to represent their nation for each sport. Aside from Finley and Scott, KU distance runner Rebeka Stowe is also in the field, as well as head coach Stanley Redwine, who is leading the women’s coaching staff and working with the distance runners.

Finley’s final toss was measured at 59.59 meters (195 feet, 6 inches).

Scott, the 2010 NCAA pole vault champion, topped the field by clearing 5.56 meters (18-2.75 feet).

Today, Stowe will run in the 3000-meter steeplechase.


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