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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Kansas tracks wins 13 events in Missouri Spring Opener

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The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams visited Columbia, Missouri to compete in the Missouri Spring Opener this weekend, winning 13 events throughout the two-day meet.

KU began day two in the field, where junior Alexandra Emilianov won the women’s discus with a throw of 55.78m (183-0 ft.). In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Toni Englund got her outdoor season off to a strong start by clocking a personal-best 14.76 to win the race.

On the men’s side of the hurdles, freshman Cameron Wilmington led the way in the 110-meter hurdles by running a 14.76 to clock in as the fastest collegian in the event.

In the women’s 400 meters, junior Anna Siemens ran the fastest time of her outdoor career by clocking a 54.79 to win the event.

Kansas took the top-three spots in the women’s 100 meters, led by senior Jedah Caldwell’s mark of 11.84. Junior Morganne Mukes finished second with a 12.11, followed by freshman Ahmya McKeithan in third with a time of 12.16.

Kansas finished the day with a pair of victories in the men’s and women’s 4x400 meter relays. The women’s quartet of Anna Siemens, Erin Sermons, Jedah Caldwell and Jana Shawver finished in 3:45.06. In the men’s 4x400 meter relay, Darius Releford, Cameron Wilmington, Justice Dick and Xavier Wolf teamed up for the win with a time of 3:14.17.

Kansas will compete in the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas next weekend.

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