Sunday, December 8, 2013

KU track begins indoor season


Kansas University men’s and women’s track and field teams won seven events as they opened the 2013-14 indoor season with the Bob Timmons Challenge on Saturday at Anschutz Pavilion.

Diamond Dixon led the KU women with a victory in the 60-meter dash. Dixon was also a member of KU’s winning 4x400 relay team, along with Alisha Keys, Rhavean King and Whitney Adams. King also won the 600 yards.

Michael Stigler led the Kansas men with his victories in the 600 yards and the 4x400 relay. DeMario Johnson, Dominique Manley and Kenneth McCuin joined Stigler on the winning relay team. KU’s Dalen Fink won the 1,000 meters, and Jonathan Fuller took first in the high jump.

“Overall, I thought we were pretty competitive today, and that’s what I like to see,” KU coach Stanley Redwine said. “We know what we need to focus on in training now as we move forward to the bigger meets. The good thing about today was the freshmen got the nerves out and learned how to compete. It was good news all around.”

Next for the Jayhawks is the Bill Easton Classic, which will be held Jan. 10 at Anschutz Pavilion.


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