Despite finishing in the bottom half of the Big 12 Championships, Kansas Track and Field had multiple stand out performers who set multiple meet, school and facility records. The Jayhawks took home two Big 12 titles from senior Gleb Dudarev, who won his fourth career Big 12 title in the men’s hammer throw, and sophomore Zach Bradford in the pole-vault.
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Freshman Victoria Gorlova became the No. 4 performer in KU outdoor history in the women’s triple jump. Freshman Lona Latema became the No. 7 performer in KU outdoor history in the women’s 5,000 meters.
The Kansas men's and women's track and field teams bring home two big wins from the Sooner Invitational in Oklahoma and Michael Johnson Invitational in Texas.
Kansas junior Zach Bradford has been named the Big 12 Athlete of the Week after breaking his own KU indoor school record with a pole vault clearance of 5.81 meters.
Kansas track and field recorded wins in three events at the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Missouri.
Kansas men's and women's track and field won in 13 events at the Missouri Spring Opener in Columbia, Missouri. Sophomore Toni Englund clocked a personal best 14.76 in the 100-meter hurdles.
The Jayhawks began their outdoor track season in Austin, Texas this Saturday. They topped the leaderboard in the women's 400 meter dash and men's pole vaulting.
Five Kansas track and field athletes qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Championships are scheduled to run from March 11-14 in Fayetteville, Arkansas on ESPN3.
Kansas Track and Field competed in the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa on Friday and Saturday. The Jayhawks had a successful weekend, producing 11 first-place finishes, and a school record.
Kansas women's track and field get sixth place at the Arkansas Qualifier and finished with 27 points. Juniors Toni Englund and Avryl Johnson, and sophomore Sommer Herner all posted personal bests in their respective events.
The Kansas men's and women's track and field teams traveled to Lubbock, Texas this past weekend to compete in the Texas Tech Invitational. Several KU athletes set personal bests including junior Zach Bradford and freshman Cameron Wilmington. Along with the Kansas men's track and field team, the women's track and field team had three women finish in the top-20 in the women's 200-meter.
Kansas track and field hosted Wichita State and Kansas State in the Jayhawk Classic last Friday and Saturday. As a team, Kansas won both the men’s and women’s meets, with the men scoring 237 points and the women scoring 207 points.