June 29, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Paris Daniels runs in the prelim women

Jayhawks Women Take First Place at the Big 12 Conference Track and Field Championships

On Sunday afternoon, the Kansas Jayhawks track and field women finished first overall at the conference meet. The Jayhawks held onto the lead over Texas, beating the defending champs, 158-145.

Two top finishes for the women’s 4×100 relay squad and women’s 4×400 teams started the day off on the right foot. Paris Daniels, Denesha Morris, Diamond Dixon, and Tianna Valentine, finished the race with a time of 43.89. Then Daniels, Dixon, Morris and Taylor Washington won the women’s 4×400 relay race. Daniels, finished second in the women’s 100m race, then won the women’s 200m race. She finished the highest scorer of the meet with 25 points.

Andrea Geubelle, won the women’s triple jump with a leap of 13.55(44. 5.5″), her second straight outdoor title. Geubelle, also won the indoor title. Francine Simpson, finished fourth in the event after winning yesterday’s long jump. Jessica Maroszek, then promptly won the women’s discus event with a toss of 56.81m (52’1.75″).

Kansas has one more meet this season before the NCAA outdoor championships, and that is the Georgia Tech Invitational held on May 10-11.


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