Kansas claims track victories

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Kansas University’s track and field team received victories from freshman Ivan Henry, senior Jaime Wilson, sophomore Jaron Hartley and senior Drew Matthews in the men’s 4x400-meter relay, and from sophomore Nicolai Ceban in the shot put Saturday in the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

The KU women had a season-best in the 4x400-meter relay, with junior Whitney Adams, junior Zainab Sanni, freshman Nicole Montgomery and sophomore Adriana Newell placing fifth in 3:40.30.

The Jayhawks split their squads, with part of the team going to Ames, Iowa, for the ISU Classic. KU junior Strymar Livingston ran one of the fastest indoor 800 times in school history, finishing eighth in 1:49.16, which was a career best indoors for Livingston.

Other career bests for KU in Ames came from junior Daniel Koech (800m, 1:52.80), junior Kelli McKenna (mile, 4:57.22), sophomore Matt Anyiwo (800m, 1:53.54) and sophomore Hannah Dimmick (800m, 2:11.74).

TYSON INVITATIONAL

Saturday at Fayetteville, Ark.

Kansas results

MEN

4x400 relay — 1. Henry, Wilson, Hartley, Matthews, 3:10.83.

Triple jump — 13. Ezekiel Welch, 45-9.

Shot put — 1. Cole Ceban, 63-2.

WOMEN

200 — 9. Zainab Sanni, 23.84.

4x400 relay — 5. Adams, Sanni, Montgomery, Newell, 3:40.30.

Pole vault — t.9 Laura Taylor, 12-71⁄2.

Triple jump — 12. Kelly McKee, 39-5; 17. Deanna Dougherty, 37-10.

Shot put — 16. Anastasiya Muchkayev, 47-51⁄4; 20. Dasha Tsema, 44-41⁄4.

ISU CLASSIC

Saturday at Ames, Iowa

Kansas results

MEN

60 (prelims) — 29. Braden Kleinschmidt, 7.30.

400 — 34. Alex Wilson, 49.71.

800 — 8. Strymar Livingston, 1:49.19; 39. Daniel Koech, 1:52.30; 46. Matt Aniywo, 1:53.54; 54. Adel Yoonis, 1:54.86; 61. Anthonio Humphrey, 1:57.12.

Mile — 19. Brandon Bernal, 4:13.99; 27. Bryce Richards, 4:22.37.

4x400 relay — 9. Anyiwo, Wilson, Giusti, Yoonis, 3:19.55.

High jump — 10. Kai Shean, 6-63⁄4; 11. Joel Long, 6-43⁄4.

WOMEN

400 — 16. Morgan Lober, 56.87; 19. Megan Linder, 56.98; 29. Dorie Dalzell, 57.87; 31. Wumi Omare, 58.32.

800 — 26. Hannah Dimmick, 2:11.74; 30. Lydia Saggau, 2:12.81.

Mile — 29. Kelli McKenna, 4:57.22; 32. Riley Cooney, 4:48.85; 39. Malika Baker, 5:00.67; 49. Nashia Baker, 5:08.53.

4x400 relay — 7. Linder, Dalzell, Lober, Omare, 3:46.90.

Pole vault — 16. Morgan Griffiths, 11-93⁄4.

Triple jump — 8. Taryn Tempel, 36-93⁄4.

Shot put — 13. Olivia Vincent, 37-51⁄4.