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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kansas women snare 1st title in track

Kansas University’s women’s track and field team celebrates its Big 12 Indoor title on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Ames, Iowa.

Kansas University’s women’s track and field team celebrates its Big 12 Indoor title on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Ames, Iowa.

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Kansas University’s Paris Daniels poses on the medals stand after winning gold in the 200, helping the KU women to their first Big 12 Indoor team championship on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Ames, Iowa.

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Kansas University’s women’s track and field team celebrates its Big 12 Indoor title on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Ames, Iowa.

— Kansas University claimed three more individual titles, and the KU women’s track-and-field team won its first Big 12 title on Sunday at the Big 12 Indoor.

KU’s Andrea Geubelle won the triple jump, Diamond Dixon won the 400 and Paris Daniels claimed the school’s first league 200 Indoor title.

“Everyone did a great job today,” 13th-year KU coach Stanley Redwine said. “We knew it would take a total team effort, and that’s what happened for us. This is just a result of a lot of effort paying off. The coaches have done a great job helping the kids. The athletes have stepped up. We’ve been working hard, and now all that work has finally paid off.”

KU’s women finished with 150.5 points for KU’s first league track title — men’s or women’s — since the men won the 1983 Big Eight Indoor.

Kansas’ men finished sixth Sunday.

Geubelle defended her triple-jump title with a mark of 13.49 meters (44 feet, 31⁄4 inches) on her first attempt. Teammate Francine Simpson placed third at 12.41 meters (40 feet, 8 3⁄4 inches).

Dixon repeated as 400-meter champ in a season-best time of 52.52 seconds.

Daniels set the facility record and set a personal best with a time of 23.15 seconds in the semifinals, then won the title in 23.29.

Earlier, Daniels had placed fourth in the 60 in 7.40 seconds, behind teammate Tianna Valentine (second, 7.39 seconds).

Colleen O’Brien, Ashley Shearer and pentathlon champion Lindsay Vollmer scored in the high jump. O’Brien was third at 1.76 meters (5-91⁄4), Shearer tied for fifth at 1.71 meters (5.7 1⁄4 feet), and Vollmer was sixth at the same height.

Texas was second in the women’s team race with 148 points, and Iowa State was third with 142.

Texas won the men’s title with 135 points and was followed by Oklahoma (108.5), Kansas State (96), Baylor (79), Texas Tech (76) and KU (74.5).

WOMEN

Team scores: Kansas 150.5, Texas 148, Iowa State 142, Baylor 72, Oklahoma State 48, Texas Tech 43.5, Kansas State 41, Oklahoma 38.5, TCU 37, West Virginia 20.5.

Kansas Finals Results

60 — 2. Tianna Valentine, 7.39. 4. Paris Daniels, 7.40.

200 — 1. Daniels, 23.20.

400 — 1. Diamond Dixon, 52.52. 7. Denesha Morris, 54.70.

1,000 — 5. Hannah Richardson, 2.49.91.

Mile — 5. Natalie Becker, 4:50.32.

3,000 — 24. Becker, 9.57.47. 26. Richardson, 10:08.08.

4X400 relay — 4. D. Morris, Daniels, Washington, Dixon, 3:37.73.

Distance medley relay — 4. Becker, Washington, McKenna, Richardson, 11:31.35.

High jump — 3. Colleen O’Brien, 1.76 meters (5-9 1⁄4). 4. (tie) Ashley Shearer, 1.71 (5-7 1⁄4. 6. Lindsay Vollmer, 1.71 (5-7 1⁄4).

Pole vault — 2. Natalie Bartnovskaya, 4.23 meters (13-10 1⁄2). 4. (tie) Demi Payne, 3.88 (12-8 3⁄4). 6. Jaimie House, 3.88 (12-8 3⁄4). 7. (tie) Sarah Hedberg, 3.73 (12-2 3⁄4).

Long jump — 1. Francine Simpson, 6.59 meters (21-7 1⁄2). 2. Andrea Geubelle, 6.51 (21-4 1⁄4). 5. Sydney Conley, 6.13 (20-1 1⁄2).

Triple jump — 1. Geubelle, 13.49 (44-3 1⁄4). 3. Simpson, 12.41 (40-8 3⁄4). 12. Amanda Caines, 11.26 (36-11 1⁄2).

Shot put —4. Anastasiya Muchkayev, 16.62 (54-6 1⁄2). 8. Jessica Maroszek, 15.65 (51-4 1⁄4).

Weight throw — 1. Alena Krechyk, 21.38 (70-1 3⁄4).

Pentathlon — 1. Vollmer, 4,123 points. 6. Neville, 3,778.

MEN

Team scores: Texas 135, Oklahoma 108.5, Kansas State 96, Baylor 79, Texas Tech 76, Kansas 74.5, Oklahoma State 73, Iowa State 61, TCU 38.

Kansas Finals Results

400 — 3. Kyle Clemons, 47.04.

600 — 2. Michael Stigler, 1:09.77. 3. Kenneth McCuin, 1:09.88.

1,000 —6. Reid Buchanan, 2:26.38.

Mile — 3. Josh Munsch, 4:03.09.

3,000 — 10. Munsch, 8:11.14. 24. Evan Landes, 8:27.90. 29. Josh Baden, 8:36.39. 34. Brendan Soucie, 9:01.96.

5,000 — 12. Landes, 14:43.37.

60 hurdles — 5. Stigler, 7.96.

4X400 relay — 2. Stigler, Hester, Clemons, McCuin, 3:08.06.

Distance medley relay —4. Soucie, Hester, Seckfort, Munsch, 9:44.87.

High jump — 7. Jonathan Fuller, 2.08 (6-9 3⁄4). 10. Nick Giancana, 2.03 (6-8).

Pole vault — 1. Alex Bishop, 5.17 (16-11 1⁄2). 2. Casey Bowen, 5.17 (16-11 1⁄2). 3. (tie) Regan Gilbert, 5.17 (16-111⁄2). 8. Greg Lupton, 5.02 (16-5 1⁄2). 13. Nick Maestretti, 4.87 (15-11 3⁄4).

Long jump — 8. Brian Katzfel, 6.97 (22-10 1⁄2).

Comments

akgjenkintown 1 year, 6 months ago

Wonderful accomplishment. Rock Chalk Lady Hawks.

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kuballhawk 1 year, 6 months ago

Incredible!!! Congratulations, ladies!! So proud to be a Jayhawk.

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BigBlue4KU 1 year, 6 months ago

The track team WINS a conference title and the LJW sticks the article buried behind former Jayhawks in the NBA?

Wow, no wonder the only sport Kansas has is men's basketball! Sad!

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BigBlue4KU 1 year, 6 months ago

CONGRATS, ladies! Makes us proud of your hard work and success!

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Cody Stumma 1 year, 6 months ago

Why is this not the main article?

I would think that any KU sports team winning the Big 12 Championship Title > Bill Self's 500th possible win...

Regardless, Congrats girls!

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