Kansas Women Lead Big 12 Conference Track and Field Meet Entering Final Day


The second ranked Kansas Jayhawks women’s track and field team leads the Big 12 conference meet with one more day of action to take place tomorrow. Kansas has amassed 53 points thus far, leading their closest competition by 12 points.

Francine Simpson won the women’s long jump with a leap of 6.67m (21 10″75) to win the event for the second straight season. Simpson’s jump was the best at Kansas ever, and the eighth best in the world this year.  The Jayhawks picked up a second place finish in the same event from Andrea Geubelle, who jumped 639m (20 11″75).

Lindsey Vollmer scored 5,644 points in the woman’s heptathalon, easily winning the event. Vollmer, moved up to seventh place in the nation for the event. Rebecca Neville finished fifth place in the event.

The Kansas men had a solid day, not winning an individual event though putting up some solid numbers. Jonathan Fuller finished sixth in the men’s high jump, while Nick Giancana ended up seventh. Jonathan Miller ended up sixth in the men’s discus.

Tomorrow, brings more big names for the Jayhawks as Diamond Dixon and Paris Daniels both will race on the track in two events. Kansas men competing include Michael Stigler at the 400m hurdles, and Kyle Clemons who finished with the top time at the 400m dash.

 

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