Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Six Jayhawks to compete in track and field events at NCAA Indoor National Championships


Six members of the Kansas University track and field team will make the trip to College Station, Texas, this weekend to compete in the NCAA Indoor National Championships.

Sophomore Mason Finley, sophomore Andrea Geubelle, freshman Diamond Dixon and the members of the women’s 4X400 meter relay team will be competing.

Finley, who was the runner-up at the Big 12 Championships, will be competing in the shot put Friday. He has the longest throw in the nation this season at 20.71 meters (67-11.50 feet) and will be competing in the indoor championships for the second straight year.

Geubelle will also be competing in her second national championships and will be participating in the triple jump on Saturday.

Dixon will be competing in the 400 meters Friday. She currently holds the school record in the event, at 53.10, which she set at the Big 12 Championships. Dixon will also be competing in the 4X400 meter relay along with sophomore Denesha Morris, junior Shayla Wilson and senior Kendra Bradley. Last week at the Alex Wilson Last Chance Invitational, the women set the school record in the event with a time of 3:35.65.


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