On day one of the Big 12 track and field outdoor conference meet, the Kansas Jayhawks women ranked second in the nation, put on a good show. Led by a strong outing from the pole vaulters, Kansas put up 20 points, good for third place.
Jayhawks pole vaulter Natalia Bartnovskaya and Christen Guenther finished second and third in the event. Bartnovskaya vaulted 4.26 meters (13’11.75”), while Guenther was just behind at 4.16m (13 7″7.75). Jamie House finished in fifth place for Kansas, adding to their stellar day.
In other action, Lindsey Vollmer took a strong lead in the women’s heptathalon, after dominating the 100-m hurdles, high jump, and shot put. Vollmer totaled 3,490 points after the day’s action, while teammate Rebecca Neville is in fifth place.
The Jayhawks men enjoyed a quiet day setting the stage for a busy two days ahead. Two long distance runners for the men did take place in the 10,000 meter run. Josh Baden finished 15th in the event with a run of 30:54.47, while James Wilson ran 30:58.43.
Women’s shot put, men’s pole vault, and long jump events take center stage on Saturday, as do preliminary action for Sunday’s main events.
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