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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Geubelle wins title; KU women’s track leads at NCAA Indoor Championships

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— Kansas University senior Andrea Geubelle claimed the long jump championship while teammate Francine Simpson took bronze on the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships, Friday at Randal Tyson Center. The KU women sit in first place with 20 points.

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Associated Press

Kansas’ Andrea Geubelle competes in the long jump during the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Fayetteville, Ark. Geubelle won the event with a jump of 21 feet, 6 inches.

Geubelle’s long jump national title is KU’s first in school history. She is the sixth national champion in KU women’s track and field history.

Geubelle’s best jump was 6.55 meters, Simpson’s 6.41, as the duo combined for 16 points in the event, the most ever for Kansas in a single event at an NCAA championship meet, indoor or outdoor.

Geubelle will attempt to defend her indoor triple jump title tonight.

Alena Krechyk earned the KU women their first three points of the competition in the weight throw with a toss of 20.95 meters to finish sixth. Paris Daniels ran a 23.37 in the 200-meter final to finish eighth overall and claim one team point.

Defending 400-meter national champion Diamond Dixon qualified for tonight’s final with a 52.77-second time, seventh-fastest among qualifiers.

Kyle Clemons, the lone KU male competing at the national meet, turned in a semifinal time of 46.95 in the 400-meters to finish 15th overall.

The KU women will continue their bid today for the program’s first team title in NCAA history.

Comments

April13 7 years ago

Come on Diamond....smoke 'em - KU needs this!

Brandon Deines 7 years ago

Big day, ladies. Congrats on the year so far, and good luck.

MinnesotaJay 7 years ago

Congratulations to Andrea and the rest of the team on a great day one. Keep it up!

Beate Williams 7 years ago

Congratualtion ladies on a great first day. A win in the 400 and two places in the triple jump and the championship belongs to KU. Good luck and keep up the good work.

Dyrk Dugan 7 years ago

i think Andrea needs to win the TJ...i don't think we have anyone else competing in it. Diamond probably won't win the 400....but a top three would be nice. we need the pole vaulter to go top 3, and then our 4x400 team to top three...and then we'd have a real shot.

Lonnie Ross Dillon 7 years ago

NOt sure why you say she won't win...she's the defending champion.

Ross Cargo 7 years ago

Way to go Andrea! Keep it going ladies.

kumax 7 years ago

Keep it going Lady 'hawks! Its great to see Kansas' Track & Field making waves again.

Ray Winger 7 years ago

I think Andrea has a serious case of: "Want to...", that I wish she could instill into the other student athletes.
Congrads Andrea!! 'You Go', Girl!

Dave Coen 7 years ago

Let's bring home a national championship and bring back the glory of Kansas Track & Field. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!

KJD 7 years ago

Women's Team Final Scores:

56 Oregon

44 Kansas

43 LSU

42.5 Arkansas

Kansas Individual Champions:

Long Jump, Andrea Geubelle, SR

Triple Jump, Andrea Geubelle

Pole Vault, Natalia Bartnovskaya, JR

Congratulations Lady Jayhawk's! Taking second, beating both LSU and Arkansas, is huge. Exciting closing night.

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