Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kansas freshman Diamond Dixon takes third place in 400


— Kansas University freshman Diamond Dixon placed third in the 400 at Friday’s NCAA Outdoor track and field meet at Drake Field.

The El Paso, Texas, native, who finished in 51.88, became KU’s first female Jayhawk to earn All-America honors in that outdoor event. Dixon finished just .38 behind the second-place runner. Texas A&M;’s Jessica Beard won the race.

In other action, KU sophomore Mason Finley placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 62-13/4.

KU sophomore Andrea Geubelle placed eighth in the triple jump in 42-10.25.


Dyrk Dugan 8 years, 11 months ago

so much for our two top 15 team finishes. I though Mason and Diamond could both win their events....but we have Miss Dixon for three more years. Congrats to both! Go Jayhawks!

haydenhawkco 8 years, 11 months ago

Good job Diamond - she got beat by 2 seniors so she could be the one to beat next year. I think all the rain delays caused some problems for the young athletes. Mason looked good but just couldn't get in a rhythm. Diamond has another shot today with the 4x400 relay, Stowe in the steeple chase and Wasinger in the 1500m.

Clarence Haynes 8 years, 11 months ago

Beard (TAM) 51.0 , Atkins (Auburn) 51.50, and Dixon 51.88. Congrats Diamond!

Zac Graves 8 years, 11 months ago

As a former KU trackster, I wanted to say you guys (and the rest of the team) are doing a great job of keeping up the tradition! Congrats!

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