After day one at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, the Kansas Jayhawks women’s team is in first place.
Long jumper Andrea Geubelle kick started the team’s effort on Wednesday with a second-place finish in the event. Geubelle’s best jump came in her final leap as she went 6.50 meters (21’4″). TCU’s Lorriane Ugen won the event in the end, though Geubelle’s finish was the best for a Kansas long jumper since 1982. Geubelle is next up on Friday as the triple jump event takes place.
Alena Kreychk, and Heather Bergmann both added points to the women’s total in the hammer throw
. Kreychk tossed the hammer 68.22 meters(223’10”) while Bergmann finished with a 50.90 meters toss.
The women’s 4×100 meter relay team qualified for the finals as did Michael Stigler in the 400-meter hurdle race. Diamond Dixon, Denesha Morris, Paris Daniels, and Tianna Valentine finished second in their heat after a slow start to make the event final. The group wom the NCAA West Prelims event over a week ago in Austin. Stigler won his heat with a time of 49.65.
Tomorrow, Lindsey Vollmer begins her campaign in the heptathlon as the headliner for the Jayhawks. Vollmer is a favorite to win the event.
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