The Kansas Jayhawks track and field squad competed over the weekend at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Arizona. Jayhawks junior pole vaulter Natalia Bartnovskaya was the talk of the meet after she leapt 4.41 meters (14’5.5″) This jump earned her a national qualifier. The vault was Bartnovskaya’s career best and the number one in the Jayhawks record book.
Bartnovskaya’s teammate Christian Guenther scored a solid leap with a vault of 4.21 (13’9.75″). The Kansas women’s 4×400 team also showed why they are one of the best units in the country with a time of 3:32.26 easily defeating second-place Arkansas by five seconds. The unit of Diamond Dixon, Taylor Washington, Denesha Morris, and Paris Daniels posted the eighth fasted time this season in track and field.
Not to be out-done, the Kansas men in the same event posted their first win of the season over the host team from Arizona State. The men’s 4×400 team of Kyle Clemons, Michael Hester, Michael Stigler, and Kenneth McGuin ran a 3:05.95 time, which ranks eighth in the nation this season.
Senior Andrea Geubelle also competed over the weekend. The great long jumper posted a mark of 6.31 meters (20’4.5″) good for third in the event.
Next weekend, the team travels to Arkansas for the John McConnell Invitational.
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