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Track & Field

KU thrower 6th, Ottawa alum 9th at World Junior Championships

Kansas University thrower Mitchell Cooper earned a sixth-place finish in the discus on Saturday at the IAFF World Junior Championships.

Kansas’ thrower makes finals

Kansas University sophomore Mitchell Cooper placed eighth in qualifying at the discus competition at the World Junior Championships and advance to today’s finals.

KU’s Stigler 2nd at U.S. Track

Kansas University senior Michael Stigler finished runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles at the USA Track&Field Championships on Sunday.

Current, former Jayhawks compete at USA Outdoor Track Championships

Kansas University alumnus Kyle Clemons earned a bronze medal in the 400-meter race on Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

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Stigler second, Vollmer injured at outdoor NCAA track championships

Kansas University track and field juniors Michael Stigler and Lindsay Vollmer both entered day three of the NCAA Championships Friday with individual event titles in reach, but neither could reach the top of the podium.

KU heptathlete Vollmer begins title defense

Kansas University junior Lindsay Vollmer sits in second place after the first four events of her heptathlon title defense, Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

KU long jumper Conley 7th at NCAA Outdoor; Stigler tops semifinal

Kansas University sophomore Sydney Conley earned first-team All-America honors Wednesday, placing seventh in the long jump finals at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

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Vollmer sets sights on another heptathlon title

It’s been a shade over a year since Kansas University’s Lindsay Vollmer clutched a bouquet of yellow flowers and shiny national championship trophy in her left hand and raised her right hand high into the air while wearing a smile that tried to make sense of all that had just happened.

Lessons learned, KU jumper Conley ready to win

Kansas University sophomore Sydney Conley knew her friends and family were expecting her to take first place in the long jump last week at NCAA West Preliminaries. Though she was jumping at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, her hometown, with plenty of supporters watching, finishing first wasn’t her goal. By Bobby Nightengale

KU thrower Maroszek ready for spotlight at NCAA Outdoor

At some track and field meets, a thrower can feel slighted. Plenty of spectators come not to watch the discus, shot put, javelin or hammer throw events, but to enjoy the bursts of speed on display around the track. Certain venues even render throwers less visible, sending them to compete outside of the stadium, away from the vast majority of the crowd and the spotlight. Jessica Maroszek doesn’t take such scenarios personally. By Benton Smith

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Up-and-comer: KU hurdler Stigler overcame slow start

As Kansas University junior hurdler Michael Stigler illustrated by coming from way behind to win the first of his three Big 12 400-meter hurdle titles, it’s not how you start, rather how you finish. By Tom Keegan

KU track qualifies relays for NCAA Outdoor

Two Kansas University relay teams qualified Saturday for the NCAA Outdoor track and field meet June 11-14 in Eugene, Oregon.

Kansas sends two more to NCAA track

Two more Kansas University track-and-field athletes on Friday earned trips to the NCAA Outdoor Championships based on top-12 performances at the West Preliminary at John McDonnell Stadium.

Four Jayhawks advance at track and field prelim

Four Kansas University track-and-field athletes advanced, and one qualified for the NCAA Championships on Thursday at the NCAA West Preliminary.

KU track lands 41 prelim entries

Kansas University learned Thursday that 41 entries had been accepted into the preliminary round of the NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held May 29-31 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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