Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Seven track Jayhawks All-Americans


Seven Kansas University track and field athletes collected 10 All-America distinctions, it was announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It’s the most All-Americans during an indoor season in program history and comes on the heels of the Jayhawks’ runner-up finish at the NCAA Indoor over the weekend in Nampa, Idaho.

KU juniors Andrea Geubelle, Denesha Morris and Taylor Washington and sophomore Diamond Dixon earned first-team All-America honors for the second-consecutive season.

Geubelle, from University Place, Wash., won the Indoor triple-jump title, and Dixon won the 400 on Saturday.

Joining Geubelle on the long jump All-America list is junior Francine Simpson. Simpson placed sixth at nationals.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Dixon, Washington, Morris and junior Paris Daniels also earned spots on the first team.

Alena Krechyk — 13th in the Indoor weight throw — was a second-team All-American.

Daniels also was second-team in the 200 meters after her 11th-place finish.


Alex Berger 8 years ago

So we have basketball and indoor track as our marquee programs. That's a start!

Clarence Glasse 8 years ago

Always like to see our track and field teams do well. KU track and the KU Relays were highlights for me when I was growing up. There's a special kind of enjoyment, unique unto itself, in being at a track meet at KU. ------- RCJH!

bennettcl 8 years ago

It's because our track has the most beautiful setting of any track facility in the country with seating for 50k+. I did enjoy watching the steeple chase a long time ago at the Kansas Relays. Nothing is funnier than when a runner hits the hurdle and crashed head first in to the little pond.

indianajayhawk 8 years ago

Great job ladies! KU has a storied history of track & field and I'm excited to see the program returning to prominance. You make the Jayhawk Nation proud!

Dirk Medema 8 years ago

As fantastic as it is to run in the shadow of the Campanile, getting an olympic calibur track would be just as nice as getting the Anschutz track was better than running in the Fieldhouse. This should be a nice step in that direction.

Good luck with the outdoor season as well.

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