Kansas Track and Field: 10 Athletes Advance to Nationals

Over the first two days of competition at the West Prelims in Austin, Texas, 10 Kansas Jayhawks athletes have earned spots at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The National meet is scheduled for June 5-8 at Eugene, Oregon.

Jessica Maroszek, won the discus event with a toss of 55.18 meters (181″0). Maroszek, earned an All-American spot last year, making her a favorite once again this year.

Diamond Dixon, advanced to the NCAA Nationals in the 400m dash with a run of 52.61. Dixon has been named All-American the last two years in this event.

Kyle Clemons, also advanced to Eugene in the 400m dash with a time of 45.49. He posted the fourth-fastest time at the Prelim’s.

Michael Stigler, advanced in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 49.90. The sophomore will run with Clemons later on Saturday as part of the men’s 4×400 relay team.

Paris Daniels, Christen Guenther, and Natalia Bartnovskaya all advanced in their respective events. Daniels, made it in the women’s 200m dash, Guenther and Bartnovskaya both advanced in the women’s pole vault.

Early on in the meet, Alena Krechyk advanced to Eugene with a toss of 67.85 meters(222″7) in the hammer throw. She will compete for her third national championship.

Over on the men’s side in the event, Jonathan Miller advanced in the discus with a throw of 56.12 meters (184’1″). Miller finished 12th at the meet, as he just qualified for the Nationals.

And finally, Andrea Geubelle and Sydney Conley both will make the trip to Eugene in the women’s long jump event. Geubelle is a heavy favorite in this event.

Today is the final day of qualifying with the men and women both having contenders in the relay races.

May 25, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Diamond Dixon of Kansas advanced to the NCAA National Championships in the 400 meter run. Dixon, will compete today in the women’s relay event for the Jayhawks.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


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