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Monday, March 29, 2021

Kansas track earns 16 event victories during weekend at multiple meets

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The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams completed a successful weekend at the 93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and the Oral Roberts Invitational on Saturday. The Jayhawks won a total of 16 events throughout the weekend.

At the Texas Relays, sophomore Avyrl Johnson became the No. 9 performer in KU outdoor history in the women’s 800 meters by running a 2:08.58 to place fifth overall.

Later on in the meet, the 4x400 meter relay team of Honour Finley, Jedah Caldwell, Mariah Kuykendoll and Erin Sermons ran the ninth-fastest time in KU outdoor history in the event, clocking a 3:32.64 to place fourth overall.

The Jayhawks also won 11 events on Saturday at the ORU Invitational.

KU claimed wins in the men’s discus throw (George Evans), women’s discus (Alexandra Emilianov), men’s shot put (Weston Perini), men’s long jump (Creed Puyear), women’s 1,500 meters (Ally Ryan), women’s shot put (Toni Englund), women’s pole vault (Taylor Starkey), women’s 100 meters (Morganne Mukes), men’s 5,000 meters (Chandler GIbbens), women’s 5,000 (Lona Latema) and the Kansas women’s 4x100 meter relay.

Kansas will be back in action at the Missouri Invitational on April 9 and April 10.

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