Jun 20, 2013; Des Moines, IA, USA; Andrea Geubelle of Kansas wins the womens triple jump in a wind-aided 46-0 1/2 (14.03m) in the 2013 USA Championships at Drake Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Geubelle Wins U.S. Triple Jump Championship

Kansas Jayhawks senior athlete Andrea Geubelle won the women’s triple jump, while other Jayhawks athletes had good showings at the U.S. Track and Field Championships at Des Moines.

Geubelle won with a leap of 13.87 meters (45’6.25). She added another jump that broke 46-feet though it was wind-aided padding her lead in the event. Geubelle, now needs to meet the triple jump B-standard which is a leap of 46-20 meters (46’05) by July 20th to compete for U.S. in the World Championships in Moscow.

Heather Bergmann, and Tianna Valentine both placed eighth in their respective events. Bergmann, finished with a toss of 50.01 meters (164’1″) in the javelin. Valentine, finished eighth in the 100 meter dash as part of the junior event with a time of 12.06.

Jayhawks hurdler Michael Stigler finished 15th in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 51.94. He finished fourth in his semifinal heat with a time of 51.04 on Thursday.

Geubelle is slated to compete tomorrow in the long jump as she attempts to win another event.


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