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Friday, January 28, 2022

Facility records fall at KU track’s final indoor home meet

KU junior Zach Bradford celebrates during the Jayhawks' home meet on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

KU junior Zach Bradford celebrates during the Jayhawks' home meet on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

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The Kansas track and field team recorded a pair of facility records at the final home indoor track meet of the 2021-22 season on Friday.

KU junior Zach Bradford broke the men's pole vault record and Avryl Johnson broke the women's 1,000-meter mark at Anschutz Sports Pavilion.

Bradford broke his fourth facility record in as many meets, clearing 5.75 meters (18-10.25 ft.) to break his previous facility record of 5.67 meters (18-7.25 ft.) set earlier this season.

Johnson broke a 2-year-old facility record by running a 2:47.82, breaking the previous record of 2:49.87 set by Wichita State’s Rebekah Topham. KU's Sommer Herner also beat the facility record with a time of 2:49.42 to finish second.

In all, the Jayhawks won 17 events on Friday, including a pair of victories by sophomore Cameron Wilmington in the 60 meters and 60-meter hurdles. Wilmington started by winning the 60-meter hurdles finals in 8.06 seconds, before winning the 60 meters finals in 6.85 seconds.

In the men’s weight throw, KU's Nick McMillin set a personal best mark of 16.93 meters (55-6.50 ft.) to win the event.

Junior Rylee Anderson continued her impressive season in the women’s high jump. After tying the KU school record at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular two weeks ago, Anderson cleared 1.83 meters (6-0.00 ft.) to win the event on Friday.

Kansas now will hit the road for five consecutive meets before postseason competition, starting with the Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska, February 4-5.

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