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CREDITS Guide Design Brad Gilbert Writing and Editing Brad Gilbert Covers Jackie Berra

Contributors Erin Penning, Katy Lonergan, Candace Dunback, Kevin McCarty and the KU track and field staff Photography Jeff and Laura Jacobsen, University Archives

Printing The 2012 media guide was printed by Pittcraft Printing of Pittsburg, Kan. Copyright Any commercial use of information or photographs herewith is prohibited without prior written consent of the University of Kansas Athletic Dept. Copyright 2012

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2012 KU TRACK & FIELD

Rock Chalk Jayhawk Quick Facts/Schedule ..........4 Media Info/Standards ...........6 Kansas Tradition ................8 Jayhawks in the Hall .......... 10 KU Coaches/KU HOF ...... 12 Kansas Relays ................. 14 All-Americans ................ 16 Sprint Success ................. 18 Hurdles........................... 19 Distance ......................... 20 Cross Country ................ 21 Relays ............................ 22 High Jumps .................... 23

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Horizontal Jumps.............24 Pole Vault .........................25 Throws ............................26 Multi’s .............................27 The Stanley Redwine Era ....28 The Assistants ..................30 This is KU .......................32 Facilities ..........................34 Athletic Excellence ..........36 KU Tradition ...................38 Academics .......................40 Famous Alumns ...............41 Welcome to Lawrence .......42 Big 12 Conference...........44

Season Preview

The Staff

Men’s Outlook ............... 46 Men’s Roster .................. 48 Women’s Outlook .......... 49 Women’s Roster ............. 51 Roster Breakdowns......... 52

Stanley Redwine ............. 54 Elisha Brewer ................... 56 Tom Hays ........................ 57 Andy Kokhanovsky.......... 58 Wayne Pate ...................... 59 Michael Whittlesey .......... 60 Donley/Williamson ......... 61 Operations Staff ............... 62 Support Staff.................... 63 Sheahon Zenger .............. 64 Burnadette Gray-Little ....... 65 Athletics Administration..... 66

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The Men Clemons/Finley .................. 68-69 Swanepoel/Wasinger........... 70-71 Baden/Bishop/Blevins ..............72 Bowen/Bradshaw/Buchanan ..........73 Bussing/Canton ........................74 Dawson/Day/Dyson.................75 Fink/Freeman/Galli..................76 Giancana/Gilbert/ Gonzalez/Harsin.......................77 Hays/Helmick/Hermes ............78 Hester/Hitman Hoag/Jockisch ..........................79 Jones/Katzfey............................80 Krause/Landes/Lupton .............81 Manley/McCuin/Miller.................82 Munoz/Munsch .......................83 Perry/Prioleau/Proehl ..............84 Ka. Schneider/Ke. Schneider/Seckfort ... 85 Sloan/Smith/Soucie .........................86 Stigler/Trimble/Trotter ....................87 Trujillo/Tyner/Vaughn .....................88 B.Wilson/J.Wilson/Zarda.................89

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The Women

Year In Review

Record Book

Kansas History

Bergmann/Dixon ............92-93 Geubelle/Maroszek..........94-95 Morris/Stowe ..................96-97 Washington/Wilson .........98-99 Allen/Barber/Becker .......... 100 Caines/Christensen............. 101 Christie/Collins .................. 102 Cummings/Daniels/Francis ..... 103 Hedberg/House/Keys......... 104 Kilwein/Krechyk ................ 105 Lupton/Mayfield/Milbourn ......106 T. Morris/Moser/Neville .......107 O’Brien/Payne/Rich.......... 108 Row/Schaffer/ Seiwald/Simpson ................ 109 Tate/Tauscher/Thompson ...... 110 Turcotte/Vollmer/Yost ........ 111 Wiegers/Windisch .............. 112

Men’s Review ...............114 Men’s Titles ...................115 Men’s Performance Lists ....116 Women’s Review............. 117 Women’s Titles...............118 Women’s Perform. Lists ........119 Academic Honors ...........120

Men’s Indoor Records..........122 Men’s All-Time Indoor Lists......123 Women’s Indoor Records.......124 Women’s All-Time Indoor Lists ...125 Men’s Outdoor Records ........126 Men’s All-Time Outdoor Lists .....127 Women’s Outdoor Records....128 Women’s All-Time Outdoor Lists ...129 American/World Records......130

KU Track & Field History ..........132 Women’s Outdoor Conference

Year-by-Year Results ............139 Kansas Relays .......................140 National Championships ......143 Olympians............................145 Men’s Indoor All-Americans .....146 Men’s Outdoor All-Americans ... 147 Women’s All-Americans .......148 Men’s Indoor Conference Champions ...........................149 Men’s Outdoor Conference Champions ...........................152 Women’s Indoor Conference Champions ...........................155

Champions...................... 156 Team Honors ................ 157 All-Time Captains ......... 158 Campus Directions ........ 159 KU Track Online .......... 160

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quick facts

University of Kansas

Big 12 Conference

Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors PMS Colors Chancellor Athletics Director Associate AD/Track and Field Admin. Affiliation Conference Website

Lawrence, Kan. 1866 29,462 Jayhawks Crimson and Blue Blue 293, Crimson 186 Bernadette Gray-Little Sheahon Zenger Chris Howard NCAA Division I Big 12 www.kuathletics.com

2012 Track and Field Staff Head Coach Sprints/Hurdles Distance Vertical Jumps Throws Horizontal Jumps Dir. of External Operations Dir. of Team Operations Kansas Relays Meet Dir. Kansas Relays Asst. Dir. Administrative Assistant Office e-mail Track Office Phone Track Office Fax Track Office Address Home Facility (Indoor) Meet Contact Number Home Facility (Outdoor) Press Box

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Stanley Redwine (Arkansas ‘85) 12th Year at Kansas/18th Year as Head Coach Elisha Brewer (Arkansas ‘98) Michael Whittlesey (Conn. ‘90) Tom Hays (Kansas ‘89) Andy Kokhanovsky (Abilene Christian ‘98) Wayne Pate (Indiana ‘91) Vince Bingham (Missouri Baptist ‘87) Tegan Thornberry (Kansas ‘03) Milan Donley (Southern Colo. ‘81) Josh Williamson (Kansas ‘04) Debbie Luman dluman@ku.edu 785-864-3486 785-864-5525 1651 Naismith Drive Lawrence, Kan. 66045 Bill Easton Track/Anschutz Pavilion 785-864-7975 Hershberger Track/Memorial Stadium 785-864-5593

Interim Commmissioner Chuck Ninas Assistant Commissioner (Comm.) Bob Burda Track and Field Contact Cassandra Novy Mailing Address 400 East John Carpenter Freeway Irving, Texas 75062 Switchboard 469-524-1000 Media Relations Fax 469-524-1025 Web Site www.big12sports.com

2012 Team Information Men’s 2011 Big 12 Finish (I/O) Women’s 2011 Big 12 Finish (I/O) Men’s 2011 NCAA Finish (I/O) Women’s 2011 NCAA Finish (I/O) Men’s Big 12 Champions (returning/lost) Women’s Big 12 Champions (returning/lost) Men’s All-Americans (returning/lost) Women’s All-Americans (returning/lost) Men’s NCAA Champions (returning/lost) Women’s NCAA Champions (returnin/lost)

8th/6th 7th/7th 26th/18th 30th/23rd (1/1) (2/0) (4/1) (9/1) (0/1) (0/0)

Team History Seasons of Track and Field (M/W) Men’s NCAA Team Titles (I/O) Women’s NCAA Team Titles (I/O) Men’s Conference Titles (I/O) Women’s Conference Titles (I/O)

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Indoor Meet Bob Timmons Challenge Bill Easton Classic Kansas vs. Missouri Jayhawk Classic New Balance Invitational Husky Classic ISU Classic Tyson Invitational Big 12 Indoor Championships Arkansas Last Chance Alex Wilson Last Chance ISU NCAA Qualifier NCAA Indoor Championships

March 27-31 Ma March 30-31 Ma April 14 Ap A April 18-21 Ap May 4 Ma May 11-13 Ma Ma May 24-26 June 6-9 Jun Jun June 15-17 JJune Jun Ju un 22-July 1

Outdoor Texas Relays Stanford Invitational John Jacobs Invitational Kansas Relays Arkansas Twil Twilight illig ight Championships Big 12 Cham mpionships NCAA West P Pr Preliminary reli elliminaryy NCAA Outdo Outdoor do oor or Championships USA Junior C hamp ha am ionships Championships Olympic Trials

Da Date Dec. 2 De Jan. 7 Jan Jan. 13 Jan JJan. an 27 Feb. F eb 3-4 Feb. F eb 10-11

Location Lawrence, Lawr rence, Kan. Lawrence, Lawr rence, Kan. Columbia, umbia, Mo. Lawrence, ence, Kan. New York, N.Y N.Y. Y. Seattle, Wash. attle, Wash h. h. Ames, Iowa Fayetteville, eville, Ark. College Station, tion, Texas Fayetteville, eville, Ark. South B Bend, d IInd. d Ames, Iowa Boise, oise, Idaho Austin, ustin, Texas Stanford, ford, Calif. Norman, man, Okla. Okl Lawrence, Lawr rence, Kan. K Fayetteville, Faye etteeville, Ark. Manhattan, Man nhaattan, Kan. Austin, Austin, u Texas Des M Moines, o oines, Iowa Bloom min ngton, Ind. Bloomington, Eu Eugene, ugene, Ore.

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media information

Kansas Media Relations 1651 Naismith Drive Parrott 1400 Lawrence, Kan. 66045

Chris Theisen

Assistant MR Director Football

Mike Cummings

Christine Dieckmann

Assistant MR Director Baseball/Football

Alissa Bauer

Assistant MR Director Volleyball/Softball

Erin Penning

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Katy Lonergan

Assistant AD/Media Relations Men’s Basketball

Assistant MR Director Soccer/Women’s Basketball

Brad Gilbert

Media Relations Assist. Cross Country/Track

The University of Kansas media relations office welcomes your interest in track and field and will make every effort to make your coverage of the Jayhawks and enjoyable experience. The media relations office maintains information on all current studentathletes, as well as historical information on previous athletes and the program in general. For information, interviews or photo shoots and/or file photo, please call or stop by our office located in Parrott, Room 1400, or e-mail a request to Brad Gilbert (brgilbert@ku.edu). The following are some brief guidelines of which media should be aware of: Internet Resources For up-to-date news concerning KU track and field, members of the media can retrieve information on the official Kansas Athletics website by logging on to www.kuathletics.com. Press Services Weekly press releases, including updated individual and team stats, performance sheets, as well as information on upcoming meets will be made available two days prior to the team’s next meet. The releases are available in PDF format via email. To be included on the e-mail list, please contact Media Relations Assistant Brad Gilbert at brgilbert@ku.edu. The releases will also be available on the KU Athletics web site in PDF format. Interviews All interviews with student-athletes and coaches should be arranged through media relations contact Brad Gilbert (785)-864-7788. Please give at least 24 hours notice. Phone interviews will-be done on a call-back basis only when convenient to the athlete or coach.

Indoor Events All home indoor meets will be held in Anschutz Sports Pavilion, located west of Allen Fieldhouse at the corner of Naismith Drive and Irving Hill Road on the KU campus. Parking is available north of Anschutz Pavilion. Media credentials are not required as indoor meets are free and open to the public. Kansas Relays The Kansas Relays will take place April 18-21. The cost to attend the Relays is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors with ID. Any media interested in covering the Relays will need to request a credential. To request a credential, contact Media Relations Assistant Brad Gilbert by telephone at (785)-864-7788 or by email at brgilbert@ku.edu.

Jeff Jacobsen

Office Manager Publications Coordinator

Staff Photographer

Jackie Berra

Kevin McCarty

Graphic Designer

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2012 KU TRACK & FIELD MEN’S INDOOR STANDARDS (SEA LEVEL)

High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put Weight Throw Heptathlon *--Size of track

AUTOMATIC FAT MT 6.14 — 6.60 — 7.17 — 7.70 — 21.38 21.13 20.73

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47.00 46.60 46.00

46.75 46.35 45.75

1:48.60 1:48.20 1:47.30

1:48.30 1:47.90 1:47.0

4:00.20 3:59.70 3:57.90

3:59.9 3:59.4 3:57.6

7:56.30 7:55.00 7:52.30

7:56.0 7:54.7 7:52.0

13:50.90 13:48.40 13:44.60

13:50.6 13:48.1 13:44.3

3:10.50 3:08.90 3:06.50

3:10.2 3:08.6 3:06.2

3:11.70 3:10.10 3:07.70

3:11.4 3:09.8 3:07.4

9:35.10 9:34.00 9:31.00

9:34.8 9:33.7 9:30.7

9:36.60 9:35.50 9:32.50

9:36.3 9:35.2 9:32.2

METRIC 2.24 5.50 8.00 16.30 19.35 21.50 5,750 points

Event 55 Meters 60 Meters 55 Hurdles 60 Hurdles 200 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 400 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 800 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Mile (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 3000 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 5000 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 4x400 Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 4x400 Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Distance Medley Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Distance Medley Relay (Yards) (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put Weight Throw Pentathlon

AUTOMATIC FAT MT 6.71 — 7.23 — 7.53 — 8.10 — 23.82 23.62 23.12

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53.60 53.30 52.60

53.3 53.0 52.3

2:05.80 2:05.50 2:04.50

2:05.5 2:05.2 2:04.2

4:39.40 4:38.90 4:37.00

4:39.1 4:38.6 4:36.7

9:14.00 9:13.00 9:10.00

9:13.7 9:12.7 9:09.7

16:04.50 16:02.00 15:57.00

16:04.2 16:01.7 15:56.7

3:38.00 3:36.80 3:34.00

3:37.7 3:36.5 3:33.7

3:39.20 3:38.00 3:35.20

3:38.9 3:37.7 3:34.9

11:08.90 11:09.40 11:03.50

11:08.6 11:07.1 11:03.2

11:11.40 11:10.90 11:07.00

11:11.1 11:10.6 11:06.7

2012 ncaa qualifying standards

Event 55 Meters 60 Meters 55 Hurdles 60 Hurdles 200 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 400 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 800 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Mile (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 3000 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 5000 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 4x400 Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 4x440 Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Distance Medley Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Distance Medley Relay (Yards) (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200 m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200 m/220 yds)*

WOMEN’S INDOOR STANDARDS (SEA LEVEL)

METRIC 1.85 4.35 6.45 13.30 17.20 21.00 4,150 points

*--Size of track

2012 Outdoor Postseason Regulations There will be no regional qualifying standards for the 2012 outdoor season, as postseason competition was restructured by the NCAA in 2010. The top 48 athletes ranked in each event will compete at one of two sites of the “National Championship Preliminary Round.” As part of the “West Region,” Kansas athletes who qualify for the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships will compete in Austin,Texas May 24-26. 26 OLYMPIANS | 35 WORLD RECORDS | 69 INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES | 409 ALL-AMERICANS | 679 INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TITLES

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A LEGACY OF TRADITION ANDREA BRANSON

Since its inception, the Kansas track & field program has been the home to legendary coaches, conference titles and Olympic champions. The program has captured six NCAA team national championships, 60 league crowns, 69 individual national champions and groomed over 400 All-Americans. The program’s roots also extend internationally, as Kansas has developed 26 Olympians, nine medalists and four gold medalists. EGOR AGAFONOV

“THE PACHYDERMS”

BILLY MILLS

LEO BOOKMAN SCOTT RUSSELL

CHARLIE GRUBER

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CLIFF WILEY

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KU TRACK & FIELD LEGENDS SHEILA CALMESE

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JIM RYUN GLENN CUNNINGHAM

WES SANTEE

BILL NIEDER

SHELDON BATTLE

AL OERTER

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JAYHAWKS IN THE HALL OF FAME

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No other Division I school can boast more inductees in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame than the University of Kansas. Eleven former Jayhawk legends have been enshrined into the Hall of Fame in Washington Heights, N.Y., including former head coach Bob Timmons, who was inducted in December of 2011.

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GLENN CUNNINGHAM (1931-34) Hall of Fame Class of 1974 An original Hall of Fame inductee in 1974, Cunningham broke the world record in the mile twice in 1934. He captured the silver medal in the 1,500 meters at the 1936 Olympics. He won back-to-back national championships in the mile in 1932-33. Cunningham and former Jayhawk star Wes Santee are honored at the Kansas Relays with the running of the Glen Cunningham and Wes Santee 1,500-meter runs.

BILL EASTON (1948-65) Hall of Fame Class of 1975 Inducted in 1975, Easton’s Jayhawks won national titles in cross country (1953) and outdoor track (1959 and 1960). During his 18-year tenure at KU, his teams won 38 conference championships, including a stretch of eight-straight years when Kansas won both indoor and outdoor conference titles.

BOB TIMMONS (1966-88) Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Inducted in 2011, Timmons had coached seven Olympians, 16 world record holders, 77 NCAA All-Americans and 24 NCAA champions. One of his more famous protégés was six-time world record-holder Jim Ryun, who he coached at Wichita East High School and eventually mentored at Kansas. His coaching career spanned 22 seasons and included four NCAA championships, 13 Big Eight indoor conference titles, 14 outdoor conference titles and four cross country conference titles.

KARL SCHLADEMAN (1919-1926) Hall of Fame Class of 2007 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007, Schlademan was the head coach for track and field for seven seasons and the head of the cross country program for six. He jump-started the championship history that KU's track and field teams would soon be known for. In 1922, he led the Jayhawks to their first of 60 conference championships and to their first NCAA appearance.

AL OERTER (1955-58) Hall of Fame Class of 1974 An original inductee into the Hall of Fame in 1974, Al Oerter is recognized as one of the greatest discus throwers ever. Oerter broke the world record in the event four times and won the Olympic gold medal in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968, making he and Carl Lewis the only Americans to win gold in the same event at four different Olympic games. The first man to throw the discus over 200 feet, Oerter was also a two-time NCAA champion in the discus while at Kansas (1957 and 1958).

BRUTUS HAMILTON (1930-32) Hall of Fame Class of 1974 Inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1974, Hamilton’s teams won Big Six Conference outdoor titles in 1930 and 1931 and scored KU’s first top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships in 1932. After Kansas, he spent 33 years as a coach and administrator at California-Berkeley.

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BILL NIEDER (1953-56) Hall of Fame Class of 2006 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006, shot put thrower Bill Nieder teamed up with Al Oerter to give KU a dynamic tandem in throwing events in the late 1950s. Nieder was the first collegian to break the 60-foot barrier and was the 1955 NCAA shot put champion. After capturing the silver medal at the 1956 Olympics, Nieder took gold at the 1960 Olympics. He also broke the world record in 1960 with a mammoth toss of 65-7 feet.

BILLY MILLS (1958-1961) Hall of Fame Class of 1976 A gold medalist in the 10,000-meter run in the 1964 Olympics, Billy Mills was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1976. A virtual unknown heading into the race, Mills’ performance set an Olympic record and marked the first and only time an American has won the event. While at Kansas, Mills was a two-time NCAA cross country AllAmerican, the 1960 Big Eight Conference cross country champion and a member of the 1959 and 1960 NCAA Championship outdoor track teams.

WES SANTEE (1951-55) Hall of Fame Class of 2005 A three-time U.S. outdoor champion, Santee set the world record in the 1,500 meters in 1956 and set the indoor mile record twice (1954 and 1955). During his career as a Jayhawk, Santee won the NCAA 5,000m crown in 1952, the NCAA outdoor mile title in 1953 and the NCAA cross country title in 1953. Santee also captured the USA outdoor championships in the 1,500-meter run and mile in 1952, 1953 and 1955.

JIM RYUN (1966-69) Hall of Fame Class of 1980 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980, Ryun, a three-time Olympian, broke six world records and claimed five NCAA titles while at Kansas. Ryun was also the first high school runner to complete the mile in under four minutes. He received the NCAA’s Silver Anniversary Award in 1994, one of the most prestigious awards given out by the organization.

JIM BAUSCH (1929-30) Hall of Fame Class of 1979 Jim Bausch is often referred to as one of KU’s most versatile athletes ever. A 1979 inductee, “Jarrin Jim” set a world record in the decathlon at the 1932 Olympics. He also earned letters at KU in football and basketball.

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LEGENDARY COACHES BILL EASTON

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GARY SCHWARTZ

KARL SCHLADEMAN

JOHN OUTLAND BRUTUS HAMILTON

DR. JAMES NAISMITH

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BOB TIMMONS

TERI ANDERSON

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KANSAS ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME tradition at kansas

The Kansas Hall of Fame, located in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, was established to formally recognize outstanding individuals and teams in all sports and to preserve the heritage and tradition of the University’s athletics program. Track and Field and Cross Country athletes are eligible for the Hall of Fame by becoming an NCAA champion, an Olympian, or a World or American record holder. Teams and coaches are eligible by finishing in the top ten at the NCAA Championships. Special admittance also may be granted for bringing national distinction and honor to KU. Currently, the Kansas track and field program has placed 57 athletes, seven coaches and 45 teams in the Kansas Hall of Fame. Most recently, head coach Stanley Redwine and the 2001 and 2002 men’s indoor teams were inducted for their back-toback eighth-place finishes at the NCAA Championships. ATHLETES Lee Adams Bill Alley Gary Ard Jim Bausch Terry Beucher Les Bitner Dick Blair David Blutcher Leo Bookman Jeff Buckingham George Byers Sheila Calmese Frank Cindrich Sam Colson Glenn Cunningham Cliff Cushman Elwyn Dees Bob Devinney Emmett Edwards Allen Frame Charlie Gruber Theo Hamilton Herold Hadley Jim Hershberger Scott Huffman Ron Jessie Jan Johnson J.W. Johnson Roger Kathol Kristi Kloster

Doug Knop John Lawson Amy Lennin Eddie Lewis Mark Lutz Brian McElroy Billy Mills Ralph Moody Kevin Newell Bill Nieder Jim Niehouse Al Oerter Sanya Owolabi Tom Poor Terry Porter Michael Ricks Scott Russell Jim Ryun Karl Salb Wes Santee Tom Scavuzzo Herb Semper Herb Shelby Randy Smith Dennis Stewart Charlie Tidwell Jay Wagner Cliff Wiley Steve Wilhelm

COACHES Teri Anderson Bill Easton Brutus Hamilton Bill Hargiss Stanley Redwine Gary Schwartz Bob Timmons

TEAMS Women’s Indoor Track 1979 AIAW - 3rd Men’s Outdoor Track 1932 NCAA - 10th 1933 NCAA - 6th 1952 NCAA - 9th 1953 NCAA - 6th 1955 NCAA - 4th 1956 NCAA - 2nd 1957 NCAA - 4th 1958 NCAA- 2nd 1959 NCAA Title 1960 NCAA Title 1969 NCAA- 2nd 1970 NCAA Title 1971 NCAA - 5th 1972 NCAA - 5th 1974 NCAA - 7th 1975 NCAA - 5th 1976 NCAA - 9th 1978 NCAA - 6th

Men’s Indoor Track 1965 NCAA - 10th 1966 NCAA Title 1967 NCAA - 3rd 1968 NCAA - 4th 1969 NCAA Title 1970 NCAA Title 1971 NCAA - 4th 1973 NCAA - 2nd 1975 NCAA - 2nd 1978 NCAA - 4th 1979 NCAA -4th 1980 NCAA - 4th 1989 NCAA - 4th 2001 NCAA - 8th 2002 NCAA -8th Men’s Cross Country 1950 NCAA - 4th 1951 NCAA - 2nd 1953 NCAA Title 1954 NCAA - 4th 1955 NCAA - 2nd 1957 NCAA - 5th 1956 NCAA - 2nd 1961 NCAA - 4th 1963 NCAA - 4th 1965 NCAA - 6th 1989 NCAA - 10th

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THE KANSAS RELAYS tradition at kansas

2006 KANSAS RELAYS

1936 KANSAS RELAYS

E Entering i iits 85 85th h year, the Kansas Relays represents one of the premier track & field events in the United States. The meet is one of the top Relays events held in the U.S., bringing together a collection of high school, collegiate and professional talent for four days every April. Over the years, the relays has showcased some of the best athletes in the world, including many former Olympians. The Kansas Relays continue to grow with each year, as almost 50,000 track & field fans in the past three years have passed through the gates at Memorial Stadium.

JOHN OUTL OUTLAND

JOHN OUTLAND “THE FATHER OF THE KANSAS RELAYS”

1956 KANSAS RELAYS

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THE KANSAS RELAYS

1923 RELAYS PROGRAM

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GALE SAYERS

1926 KANSAS RELAYS 1949 KANSAS RELAYS

WILT CHAMBERLAIN

JIM RYUN

2005 WOMEN’S 100-METER FINAL

LONGTIME RELAYS ANNOUNCER MAX FALKENSTIEN

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ALL-AMERICANS

409

Kansas track and field and cross country has seen 409 student-athletes attain All-American status.

9.5

Under Stanley Redwine, KU track and field and cross country is averaging 9.5 All-Americans per year.

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KU track and field has seen some of its most successful seasons over the past three years, with Jayhawks earning 34 All-America honors.

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Legendary KU thrower Karl Salb was named an individual All-American eight times, the most in program history.

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Jayhawks earned First Team All-American status 19 times during the 2011 season, the most ever under Stanley Redwine.

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SPRINTS INTO HISTORY TIDWELL

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Sprinters at the University of Kansas have a history of making a splash at the national and even international scene over the past decade. Perhaps the most successful sprinter to don the Crimson and the Blue singlet was Charlie Tidwell, who would end his career in Lawrence as a four-time national champion and a world record holder in both the 100 yards and 100 meters. Sheila Calmese put the women’s program on the map as a sprinter from 1976-79. Calmese was a 1978 national champion, running a 35.26 in the 300-yard dash, a U.S. record. In the late 70’s, the Jayhawks had a group of sprinters that dominated the Big 8 Conference. Deon Hogan, Kevin Newell and Cliff Wiley led a group that went on to earn numerous conference and All-America honors and shatter several national records. SHEILA CALM ESE

Leo Bookman was the first great sprinter of the modern era for the KU men. A 200-meter specialist, he won back-to-back national championship in the event in 2003 and 2004 and still holds two KU sprint records. Nickesha Anderson became the first female sprinter from Kansas to compete in the Olympic Games. Anderson, a four-time AllAmerican while at KU, was an alternate on Jamaica’s 4x400-meter relay team.

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In only her freshman season in 2011, Diamond Dixon became the first KU female to take home a conference crown in the 400 meters, winning the title in a school record 51.55.

In 1960, Charlie Tidwell tied the 100-meter world record of 10.1 seconds as a senior at KU.

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Kansas sprinters have taken home 31 AllAmerica honors since the program’s inception.

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At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Nickesha Anderson became the first female Olympian sprinter from Kansas.

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From 1977-83, Kevin Newell and Deon Hogan combined for seven individual conference titles in five different sprint events.

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Eighty-Eight conference championships have been won by sprinters from KU. NICKESHA ANDERSON

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HURDLES HERITAGE

Charlie Tidwell was not only a remarkable sprinter, but may have been even better in the hurdles. Tidwell claimed NCAA titles in three consecutive seasons in the 200-yard hurdles and once held world records in both the 200-yard hurdles and 200-meter hurdles. A decade after Tidwell, George Byers won eight indoor and outdoor Big Eight Conference titles in the hurdle events during his four years in Lawrence.

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KU track and field has always been able to boast a rich heritage in the hurdle events. With Jayhawks claiming 50 conference titles and over a dozen All-America honors in hurdles, Kansas has a proven history of success in developing a strong group of hurdlers.

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For the women, Lori Lowery was KU’s first female indoor All-American, which she earned through a third-place finish in the 60-yard hurdles in 1978. In the Stanley Redwine era, Jennie Wonder and Ashley Brown continued the precedent Lowery set for KU’s female hurdlers, with each claiming All-American honors in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles respectively. On the men’s side, Julius Jiles found recent success for the Jayhawks in the hurdles as he is the school record holder and was an All-American (2007) in the 110-meter hurdles.

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In 2008, Julius Jiles set the 110-meter hurdle school record at the NCAA Championships, a time of 13.57 that still stands today.

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Charlie Tidwell won the national title in the 220-yard hurdles in three-straight seasons, from 1958-60.

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Jayhawks have clamed 50 indoor and outdoor conference titles in the hurdles.

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KU men and women have collected 13 AllAmerica honors in the hurdle events.

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The 200-yard and 200-meter hurdles world records were each broken in the span of a year by KU’s Charlie Tidwell.

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A DISTANCE DYNASTY Perhaps no program has seen more world-class distance and middle distance runners than Kansas has in its 111 years of existence. From Glenn Cunnigham to Wes Santee, Jim Ryun to Colby Wissel, Kristi Kloster to Lauren Bonds, Jayhawks have made their mark in these disciplines in ways few other collegiate athletes have. Ever since Glenn Cunningham won Kansas’ first individual NCAA Championship in the mile in 1932, KU track has perhaps had no better calling card than with its distance group. Wes Santee would come onto the scene in the 1950’s and win national titles in the 5,000 meters and mile to further establish Mt. Oread’s fame as the distance capital of America.

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When Jim Ryun arrived in Lawrence as the first high schooler to break the four-minute mile barrier, even the most pessimistic of fans knew his KU career would be something special. Five NCAA championships, three Olympic appearances and a handful of school, national and world records later, Ryun has become one of the most prolific track figures in history. The KU women have followed in the footsteps the men laid before them. Twelve women have won conference championships in distance and middle distance events in the past 20 years, including seven All-Americans. If there was any doubt of the womens’ arrival on the national landscape, Kristi Kloster silenced the doubters when she won the indoor 800 meter NCAA title in 1996.

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Under Stanley Redwine, men’s and women’s distance has continued to strive for excellence. Ten distance competitors have attained All-America status under the 12th-year head coach, including Charlie Gruber, who in 2004 ran the 1,500 meters at the Athens Olympics.

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Fifty-seven All-America honors have been earned by distance and middle distance runners from Kansas.

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KU runners have at one time held 22 world and American distance and middle distance records.

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Jim Ryun won a staggering five NCAA titles in the indoor and outdoor mile as a Jayhawk.

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Kristi Kloster took home the KU women’s second individual NCAA title in the 800 meters at the 1996 Indoor Championships.

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Eight Olympic games have seen Jayhawks competing in the 1,500 meters and 10,000 meters.

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CROSS COUNTRY KINGS

Great coaching minds such as Bill Easton and Bob Timmons helped develop some of the top distance runners in the U.S., and helped groom them for the track on the trails of the cross country courses. The Jayhawks were at the center of it all as collegiate cross country quickly grew in popularity through the 50’s and 60’s. Kansas runners won four of five individual national titles from 1950-54 and tacked on a team championship in 1953. Glenn Cunningham, Herb Semper, Wes Santee, Billy Mills, Al Frame, John Lawson and Jim Ryun all began their stellar track careers through cross country at KU.

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Cross country at Kansas has only mirrored the tradition of excellence the track and field program has enjoyed over the past century. Some of the country’s greatest distance and cross country runners have suited up in the Crimson and the Blue and have left an indelible mark on American running.

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Since that great 30-year stretch when Kansas dominated the sport, while not to the same level, Jayhawk cross country has continued to turn out some legendary runners. Since 1994, KU has seen six Jayhawks be named All-Americans for their high finishes at the national meet. For the women, Julia Saul earning All-American honors in 1992 was the springboard that began the rise of the women’s program. Seven women have gone on to be named to all-conference teams, including Lauren Bonds and Rebeka Stowe, each of the last five years. Recently Kansas has returned to conference supremacy as from 2004-06, Benson Chesang and Colby Wissel combined for three-straight Big 12 titles. Coaches Stanley Redwine and Michael Whittlesey have the Jayhawks on an upward trend as two Jayhawks have qualified for the NCAA Championships in the past three seasons, Bonds (2009) and Donny Wasinger (2010).

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From 1947-65, Jayhawks captured 14 of 18 individual conference titles.

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Benson Chesang and Colby Wissel combined for three-straight Big 12 Championships from 2004-06.

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Twenty-seven Jayhawks on the men’s and women’s sides have been named All-Americans in cross country.

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The Jayhawks claimed the NCAA Championship in 1953, the only team title in program history.

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KU has had 33 cross country runners named to the Big 12 All-Academic teams over the past three seasons.

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RELAY RECORD-BREAKERS

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Nothing exemplifies Kansas track and field’s team spirit more than its constant success in the relays. Lawrence was the relay capital of America through the 60’s and 70’s and has had several teams begin to refortify that status in recent years.

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The first quartet to make a splash on the world stage was the sprint medley relay team of Cindrich, Moody, Blair and Santee, who ran to a world record time of 3:21.8 in the sprint medley relay in 1953. The team would go on to break that mark on two more occasions. Jayhawk relay teams where constants on the conference and national medal stands throughout the 60’s and 70’s with the highlight coming at the 1977 World Cup when Collins, Riddick, Wiley and Williams broke the world record with a time of 38.03. Recently the KU women have begun to find national recognition in the relays. In 2010, the women’s distance medley relay team of Stowe, Washington, Christensen and Bonds became the second women’s relay team to earn All-American status. Last season, a young and talented group of Bradley, Dixon,Washinton, Morris and Wilson would combine to earn All-America and All-Big 12 honors in the 4x400-meter relay in both indoors and outdoors. The quartet, who would smash the school records for both the indoor and outdoor 4x4, marked the first women’s outdoor relay to finish the season as All-Americans.

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In 2011, Denesha Morris, Diamond Dixon, Taylor Washington and Shayla Wilson became the KU women’s first outdoor All-American relay team.

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Kansas relay teams have held seven world records in the sprint medley relay, distance medley relay, 4x100-meter relay and the two-mile relay.

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The 1976 national runner-up 4x100-meter relay team clocked in with a school record time of 39.39.

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Twenty-three Kansas relay teams have earned All-American status, including three in the last two seasons.

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From 1976-81, Kansas men’s relay teams won 10 indoor and outdoor conference titles.

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Success continued into the ‘50s as Kansas basketball and future NBA hall of famer Wilt Chamberlain competed in the high jump for the Jayhawks on several occasions. A Jayhawk high jumper would again attain national recognition when Randy Smith won the NCAA championship in 1974. Smith was the first Jayhawk to also clear the seven-foot barrier.

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KU has had some formidable high jumpers come through Lawrence on several occasions. Tom Poor was the first great KU high jumper. Poor was a five-time conference champion in the event and an All-American. He would be followed by conference champion Merwin Graham and All-American Tom Scofield in the late 1930’s and 40’s.

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Tyke Peacock would come on to the scene a decade later and assert himself as the most well-known high jumper in school history. At the World Championships in 1983, Peacock cleared over 7-07 ft. twice in a four-day span to set the new American record. While his American record has fallen, both his indoor and outdoor school records still stand to this day.

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In 1992, Mary Beth Labosky won the Kansas women’s first conference championship in the high jump, clearing a height of over 6-01 ft. to take the title. The future is bright for both the men and women in the high jumping pits. Five will see action in the high jump this season for the Jayhawks and will try to duplicate the success the many before them have achieved.

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KU track and field has seen 14 Jayhawks claim All-America honors in the high jump.

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KU’s Tyke Peackock twice broke the American record in a span of four days in 1980, clearing 2.32 meters and 2.33 meters, respectively.

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Randy Smith was the NCAA champion in the high jump in 1974, recording a personal record leap of 7-02 ft.

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Tom Poor won three-consecutive conference titles in the high jump from 1923-25.

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Mary Beth Labosky won the KU women’s first conference title in the high jump in 1992, clearing a height of 6-1.5 ft.

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POLE VAULT VICTORS Pole vaulting at Kansas has turned into somewhat of a privilege over the years, as those who compete in the event today are in some pretty impressive company. The KU program boasts over 42 All-Americans and three national champions in the event as well as three who have pole vaulted in the Olympics.

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Kansas pole vaulting hit its stride in the 1970’s when Jan Johnson, Terry Porter and Tad Scales were the dominating forces in the conference and the country. Johnson was the 1970 NCAA champion and added two conference titles to his list of accolades. The past successes pale in comparison to what Kansas pole vaulting has become in the past decade. Recently, Kansas pole vaulting has become nationally renowned for having strong groups on both the men’s and women’s sides. Amy Linnen came to Kansas as a transfer in 2005 and proceeded to capture a Big 12 title and an indoor national title later that season. Linnen would start a trend of some fantastic female vaulters to come through Lawrence in the preceding years. Kate Sultanova and Linnen would overlap for one season but Sultanova would go on to become the most decorated female vaulter in school history. Four conference titles and appearances on four All-American lists would make Sultanova one of the greatest vaulters in Kansas history. Jordan Scott cemented his name among the best KU athletes of all-time, competing for the Jayhawks in the pole vault pits. From 2007-11 Scott collected seven conference crowns and, in 2010, became the first KU male to win an outdoor national title since 2003. JORDAN SCOT T

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In the past four seasons, nine Kansas pole vaulters have competed in regional qualifying meets.

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Kansas grad Amy Linnen currently holds the NCAA meet record in the pole vault, clearing 14-10 ft. in 2002 to win the national title.

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Since 2000, Kansas pole vaulters have claimed All-America status 10 times.

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Jordan Scott ended his KU career in 2011 having collected seven individual conference championships.

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Four Jayhawks have won NCAA Championships in the pole vault. Sam Colson (1970), Terry Porter (1973), Amy Linnen (2005) and Jordan Scott (2010).

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HORIZONTAL JUMP GEMS While Kansas has had several talented horizontals come through Lawrence over the years, the group has had some of its most prosperous years in the past decade.

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NCAA champions Theo Hamilton, Sanya Owolabi and Gary Ard helped lay the foundation for the ressuragance that has been taking place in the recent seasons. Since 2002, 13 KU men and women horizontal jumpers have added their names to the All-American lists and have won eight Big 12 championships. Benuad Shirley won back-to-back triple jump titles in 2002 and 2003 while Barrett Saunders picked up the Big 12 crown in the long jump in 2007. Crystal Manning rewrote the KU record books in the triple jump from 2006-09 as she would end her career with three conference championships and the indoor and outdoor school record books in the triple jump Andrea Geubelle and Francine Simpson have each continued to carry the mantle of the great Jayhawk jumpers. In her first two seasons, Geubelle is already a five-time All-American in the triple and long jumps and her name is already near the top of each of the all-time KU record books. SANYA OWOLABI

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Horizontal jumpers from KU have claimed 61 conference titles, including three by Crystal Manning in 2007 and 2008.

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KU jumpers have achieved All-America status 10 times in the last six years.

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Five Kansas long and triple jumpers have won NCAA individual titles.

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Crystal Manning is the only KU female to eclipse the 44-foot mark in the triple jump, boasting a school record of 44-11.75 ft.

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Kansas has seen two of its triple jumpers compete in the Olympics; Merwin Graham (1924), and Kent Floerke (1964).

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TITANS OF THE THROWS Kansas throwers have made perhaps a bigger impact on the international stage than any other athletes in Kansas history. Some of the most legendary American throwers ever to compete got their start as Jayhawks.

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Whether it was 70 years ago or last season, Jayhawks have constantly set the standard for collegiate throwing. From 1955 to 1960, Kansas athletes Les Bitner, Bill Nieder, Bill Alley and Al Oerter collected six national titles and 15 conference crowns. Neider and Oerter would go on to represent the U.S., in four Olympic games, collecting a combined five gold medals between them. The dominance continued through the 1960’s and 1970’s with the emergence of Doug Knop, Carl Salb and Steve Wilhelm. The three who would end their careers having collected a combined six national titles and nine Big Eight championships. The KU javelin throwers had a fantastic run through for three decades as Olympians Bill Alley, Terry Beucher and Sam Colson each had hall of fame careers in Crimson and Blue singlets. Scott Russell came to Lawrence at the turn of the century and brought Kansas throwing back into the limelight. Little did fans know what the six-time All-American, national champion and Olympian would usher in the following decade. Since 2000, Kansas throwers have accounted for over a third of KU track’s All-America honors and have won a combined 19 conference championships. Last year, four men’s and women’s throwers were added to the All-America lists.

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KU legend Al Oerter won an amazing four Olympic gold medals in the discus from 1956-68.

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Mason Finley shattered the shot put school record in 2011 with a throw of 20.71m, earning him automatic qualification to the national meet.

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Jayhawk throwers have won 17 national titles in four of the throwing disciplines.

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Kansas has had throwers earn 74 All-America honors.

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2011 saw Kansas throwers claim six indoor and outdoor All-America titles.

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MULTI-EVENT MASTERS Kansas track and field has gathered some of the best athletes in the history of collegiate athletics and none of that is more evident than with the multi-events, where athletic ability and versatility are paramount.

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Everette Bradley, Jim Bausch and Clyde Coffman each competed in the mutli-events in the Olympic games. From 1995-99, Candace Mason was one of the top multi-event stars in the country. In her four years, Mason was named an All-American five times and garnered three conference crowns. Andy Morris and Brett Evers each had successful careers as multi-event athletes in the late 1990’s as well. Evers, who holds the school record in the heptathlon and, decathlon was a two-time All-American while Morris was crowned the Big 12 decathlon champion in 2000, becoming the first KU athlete to take home a conference title in the event since 1988. In 2010, Rebecca Neville came to Kansas as one of the top-rated high school multi-event specialists in America. In her first two seasons she has shown considerable improvement and is ready to bring a conference championship back to Lawrence. CANDACE MASON

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Andy Morris edged Nebraska’s Guy Emery by 132 points to claim the 2000 Big 12 conference title in the decathlon.

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Jim Bausch took home decathlon gold at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

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Candace Mason posted a school record 5,674 points in the heptathlon in 1999. The record still stands today.

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Eight multi-event conference titles have been won by Jayhawks, including three by Candace Mason.

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Junior Rebecca Neville recorded personal bests in four of the seven events of the heptathlon at last year’s Big 12 Outdoor Championships.

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STANLEY REDWINE

Since Stanley Redwine’s arrival in Lawrence prior to the 2000 season over 12 years ago, the Kansas track and field and cross country programs have seen unprecedented success. Many thought it would be impossible to add to the tradition and excellence the Kansas program already bestowed, but Redwine has led the Jayhawks into the new millennium as one of the premier track and field programs in the nation. Not one to focus on the past, Redwine treats each day as a new challenge, working to lead more Kansas athletes to national championships, All-America honors and trips to the Olympic Games. When he was hired as the 12th head coach in Kansas track and field history, Redwine immediately raised the bar with his expectations. Those expectations have helped lift Kansas to new heights and have kept KU on the national map. While those who have been around the Kansas program for several years may be excited with what Redwine has accomplished in his time in Lawrence, the 27-year coaching veteran is not satisfied and will not be satisfied until his Jayhawk teams are hoisting national championship trophies. Just because Redwine continues to strive for greater feats doesn’t mean he hasn’t overseen a host a notable accomplishments throughout his tenure. His athletes at KU have earned over 100 All-American honors, which means fans can expect over nine All-Americans per season under Redwine, a remarkable figure not many programs can boast. Over the last three seasons the program has had a comined 34 athletes achieve All-American status and 13 winning conference titles, showing that Redwine’s program is constantly continuing its committment to excellence. If the recent upward trend continues, watch for Redwine and the rest of KU track and field to make history.

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Redwine has mentored 61 Kansas athletes to individual Big 12 Conference championships.

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As a head or assistant coach at Arkansas, Tulsa and Kansas, Redwine has won a combined 22 NCAA team national titles.

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KU athletes have won nine individual NCAA titles under Redwine’s tutelage.

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Three of Redwine’s Jayhawks have gone on to compete in the Olympics.

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Since Redwine’s arrival, KU athletes have earned 105 All-American honors in track and field as well as cross country.

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ASSISTANTS

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One of the keys to running a successful collegiate track program is surrounding yourself with assistants who share your passion and commitment to excellence. Stanley Redwine has done just that at Kansas. The assistant coaches at KU are second-to-none. With nearly a century of combined coaching experience, Elisha Brewer, Tom Hays, Andy Kohkanovsky, Wayne Pate and Michael Whittlesey have amassed a list of achievements that few staffs ever have. These five have helped take the Kansas program to national heights and don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Each of their coaching pedigrees has been proven throughout their careers as they have collectively led 23 athletes on to national titles and had over 40 All-Americans since they have been at Kansas. All of the coaches have been in the trenches themselves with each having competed at the NCAA level, collecting numerous All-American and conference awards during their athletic careers. The Jayhawk coaching staff embodies the integrity and ideals of the University of Kansas and are major factors in what makes the Kansas track and field program so great.

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MICHAEL WHITTLESEY WAYNE PATE

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The KU assistants have collected a combined 98 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level.

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These five have earned national recognition, collecting 11 national, regional or conference coaching awards.

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KU’s coaches have mentored 23 athletes to NCAA individual titles.

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Since arriving in Lawrence, the assistants have seen their athletes garner 43 All-American honors.

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Twelve of the coaches’ athletes have gone on to compete at the Olympic Games.

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THIS IS KANSAS

KU has more than 40 nationally ranked academic programs, 28 of which are ranked among the nation’s top 30 public schools. Two are number one in the nation: special education and city management/urban policy. Among the top 10 rankings are the school of education and programs in community health, occupational therapy, nursing and petroleum engineering. KU offers nearly 200 fields of study in 13 different schools, from architecture, music and engineering to medicine, social welfare and law. KU has an enrollment of 30,102 students, including 20,811 undergraduates on the Lawrence campus. KU attracts more than 1,500 international students from more than 110 countries. The average ACT score of 24.8 exceeds the national average. KU’s popular Four-Year Tuition Compact freezes tuition rates for four years for first-time freshmen. The Jayhawk Generations Scholarship offers a 12 to 20 percent discount on out-of-state tuition for qualifying children of KU alumni who live outside Kansas. KU ranks seventh in nation among “most popular” public universities, per US News’ Student Choice Awards. Counselors from US News’ “best high schools” rank KU 12th in nation, based on a survey of academic reputation. The KU School of Journalism won the Intercollegiate Writing Competition in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The KU Debate team won the national championship in 2009, its fifth national title. KU’s School of Pharmacy ranks third in the nation for NIH research funding and fifth in nation in exam pass rates. KU’s Confucius Institute is ranked among top four in nation, top 20 in world. KU ranks ninth in the world in the rate of new patents issued. KU’s law school ranks 10th in nation for hands-on educational opportunities.

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When Forbes Magazine named the 100 most powerful women in the world, two KU graduates were in the top five. KU promotes a global education and ranks 11th in nation for study abroad participation and 25th in Peace Corps participation among large doctoral universities. KU has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, more than all other Kansas universities combined. Design-build projects by KU architecture students have won Architecture Magazine’s Home of Year twice in three years, and KU built the first student constructed LEEDPlatinum certified building in the state. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks KU in the top for “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution with lofty goals and a global outlook. The historic buildings and tree-covered campus, along with top-ranked academic programs and growing research endeavors, provide an environment that inspires and challenges students and faculty. Students find a home that is wireless yet historic, on the edge of both prairie and a metropolis with a myriad of opportunities and activities.

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FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES this is kansas

BILL EASTON TRACK/ANSCHUTZ PAVILION

THROW RING AT McCOOK-OLYMPIC FIELD

RIM ROCK FARM CROSS COUNTRY COURSE

KIVISTO FIELD AT MEMORIAL STADIUM

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HOGLUND BALLPARK ROWING BOATHOUSE

HOREJSI FAMILY ATHLETICS CENTER HOREJSI FAMLY ATHLETICS CENTER INDOOR PRACTICE FACILITY AT ALVAMAR GOLF COURSE

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ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL 2010-11 Big 12 Champions

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MASON FINLEY 2011 Big 12 Shot Put Champion

CAROLYN DAVIS 2011 All-Big 12 First Team Selection

ESTELLE JOHNSON 2010 Third Round Draft Pick of the Los Angeles Sol

DARRELL STUCKEY 2009 Thorpe Award Finalist Fourth Round NFL Draft

IULIIA KUZHIL 2010 NCAA All-American Honorable Mention

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DIAMOND DIXON 2011 Indoor/Outdoor 400 meter All-American

ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE CAROLINE JARMOC 2011 AAVCA All-Central Region Honorable Mention

MARCUS MORRIS 2011 Big 12 Player of the Year

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BRITTANY HILE 2011 All-Big 12 Second Team Selection

NATE BARBEE 2011 All-America Scholar Athlete

T.J. WALZ 2011 15th Round MLB Draft Pick of the Oakland A’s

CHARLIE WEIS Four-time Super Bowl Champion First-Year Head Football Coach

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THE ROCK CHALK CHANT The Rock Chalk Chant has been the battle cry of KU fans for more than 80 years. This strange, traditional chant, which is among the most famous of all college cheers, was started by E.H.S. Bailey, a professor of chemistry. Bailey wanted a cheer for his Science Club. Returning from a convention in Wichita, Bailey and some associates patterned a yell after the rhythmic cadence of their train rolling along the tracks. On May 21, 1886, Bailey submitted the cheer to his club. Before the University adopted the cheer in 1897, it consisted of “Rah, Rah, Jayhawk, KU” being repeated three times. An English professor soon suggested that “Rock Chalk” be substituted for “Rah, Rah” because it rhymed with Jayhawk. “Rock Chalk” was also symbolic of the chalky limestone formations found on Mount Oread. Teddy Roosevelt once said the Rock Chalk chant was the best he had ever heard. CAMPANILE HILL Campanile Hill forms the picturesque backdrop for Memorial Stadium. On a sunny fall Saturday, the “Hill” is transformed into a congregating place for watching Jayhawk football, sunning and barbequing. Potter Lake, just to the southeast of Memorial Stadium and at the bottom of Campanile Hill, adds to the beauty of the Kansas campus. WAVING THE WHEAT Since the early days of KU sports, it has been a ritual of Jayhawk fans to “wave the wheat” following every Kansas scoring drive. The ritual consists of fans waving their arms in the air, an activity which, when done by a large crowd, resembles a breezy Kansas wheat field. THE NICKNAME During the Civil War a regiment raised by Kansas Governor Charles Robinson called itself the “Independent Mounted Jayhawks” (later officially the First Kansas Calvary and then the Seventh Kansas Regiment). By the end of the Civil War the word Jayhawk was associated with the spirit of camaraderie and the courageous fighting qualities that characterized efforts to keep Kansas a free state. By 1886, the University of Kansas had adopted the mythical bird as part of the KU yell. When the university’s football team first took the field in 1890, it seemed only natural that they should be called Jayhawkers. Few colleges and universities have such a meaningful symbol, one so deeply associated with the struggles of the people who founded them.

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A song in one of these shows was “I’m a Jayhawk.” Written in 1912, it was dormant until 1920 when a growth in school spirit brought out “I’m a Jayhawk” once more. The song contributed to the raising of funds to build both the KU football stadium and student union as World War I memorials. The 1926 glee club made it known nationally.

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THE FIGHT SONG George “Dumpy” Bowles, a student with the class of 1912, longed to make a great contribution to the KU spirit, but wasn’t athletic enough to do historic deeds on the athletic field. He turned to music and produced some outstanding student musical shows.

THE SCHOOL COLORS The University of Kansas colors, crimson and blue, used since the early 1890s, are not the colors originally adopted by the university Board of Regents in the 1860s. The Regents had decided to adopt the Michigan colors, maize and sky blue. Maize and blue were used at early oratorical meets, and they may have been used when Kansas competed in rowing in the middle 1880s. However, when football came upon the scene in 1890, the student backers wanted to use Harvard crimson as the athletic color in honor of Col. John J. McCook, a Harvard man, who had given money for an athletic field at KU. That field ran east and west in the proximity of where the north bowl of Memorial Stadium stands on the Kansas campus today. Some Yale men were on the faculty, and they demanded the Yale blue be included. The rooters rallied forth to allow crimson and blue on their team. No one fought to retain the original colors, and the vivid deeper tone crimson and blue became generally used. Finally, in May 1896, the KU Athletic Board adopted crimson and blue as the official team colors for the university. THE ALMA MATER In 1891, professor George Barlow Penny searched for a school song for the Glee and Mandolin Club to sing on its tour through Kansas to Denver and back. No one responded with an original song in answer to his appeals. Just before departure, he thought of the Cornell song “Far Above Cayuga’s Waters.” Hastily changing a few words, he gave it to the glee club men to sing on the trip. He did not expect the song to be used after their return, but “Crimson and the Blue” still goes on. The music is not Cornell’s but an old English folk tune, “Annie Lisle.”

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ACADEMICS Student-Athlete Support Services Mission Statement The Student-Athlete Support Services staff focuses all collective resources in support of the academic, personal and interpersonal development of each individual it serves. As part of its commitment to the academic success of its athletes, Kansas Athletics completed a new academic complex in the summer of 2009. The facility features individual study rooms and a computer lab.

PHIL LOWCOCK, Ph.D. Director of Records Coordinator International StudentAthlete Support

Dr. Phil Lowcock is in his 18th year with Kansas Athletics. He serves as the academic advisor for baseball, tennis and women’s cross country/track & field. For the past 10 years he has been on a hiatus from working with the cross country/track and is looking forward to retunring to the programs again this season. He also works to support all of KU’s international student-athletes with admissions, immigration and visa acquisition and transition to college courses. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member in the health, sport and excersice science department and lectures a class on campus every semester.

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Tutoring Program Lowcock has been teaching at KU since 1984, when he began working as a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student • For the current year, Kansas Athletics has in the health, sport and exercise science department. He has atallocated more than $1.6 million toward tained three degrees, all from Kansas; bachstudent-athlete support, including stu elor’s and master’s in education in 1985 $400,000 for tutoring services. $4 LISA HEHMAN and 1989 and a doctorate in applied sport Academic Counselor • Tutoring is available to any studentT psychology and counseling psychology in Academic/Career athlete, regardless of scholarship status ath 1992. Counseling

The Kansas City, Kan., native is a graduLisa Hehman started at ate of Shawnee Missoin North and has a Kansas Athletics in Audaughter, Megan, who is currently a sophgust, 2009 and serves as omore in high school. In his spare time he an academic and career enjoys spending time with his daughter counselor. Her main reand their two dogs as well as rooting on sponsibilities are to assist student-athletes the Jayhawks athletes whenever possible. with course selection, degree choice and academic challenges.

or sport. • Many of the tutors working within M STP ST are instructors or teaching assistants at KU. Some are ass undergraduate students who have un excelled in their respective subject ex areas. are • STP offers individualized tutoring as S well we as small study groups.

Hehman came to KU after working as the men’s basketball advisor and life skills specialist at Cleveland State from 2007-09. She also worked as a graduate assistant for student supports services at UMKC and as a high school English teacher at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications studies from Kansas and her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from UMKC. Hehman was born in Detroit, Mich., and attended Blue Springs South (Mo.) High School, where she participated in swimming.

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FAMOUS ALUMNI Harold Arlin First play-by-play man for a MLB game on radio

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K.S. “Bud” Adams Owner, Tennessee Titans Stuart Bailey Producer of “The Daily Show” Nancy Kassebaum Baker U.S. Senator Scott Bakula Actor (TV’s “Quantum Leap,” “Star Trek: Enterprise”)

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Kay Waldo Barnes First female mayor of Kansas City, Mo. Etta Moten Barnett Actress and singer - First African-American woman to entertain at the White House

BOB DOLE

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS WILT CHAMBERLAIN

Joe Engle NASA astronaut on first shuttle flight

Al Oerter Four-time Olympic gold medalist

Ron Evans NASA astronaut on Apollo 17

Sara Paretsky Best-selling mystery writer (V.I. Warshawski series)

Alex Graves Executive producer (“West Wing”)

Mandy Patinkin Actor (“Yentl,” “The Princess Bride”; TV’s “Chicago Hope” and “Criminal Minds”)

Linda Zarda Cook Executive Director of Shell Gas & Power and former CEO of Shell Canada. Named one of the most successful businesswomen in Europe.

Moses Gunn Actor (“Heartbreak Ridge” and “Roots”) Steve Hawley NASA astronaut

Paul Rudd Actor (“Clueless,” “Cider House Rules,” “I Love You, Man”)

Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Hall of Famer

David Hillis Evolutionary biologist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow

Jim Ryun Three-time U.S. track Olympian and world-record miler, U.S. House of Representatives

William Inge Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (“The Dark at the Top of the Stairs,” “Come Back, Little Sheba,” “Picnic,” “Splendor in the Grass”)

Gale Sayers Chicago Bears football star

Bob Dole Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bob Eaton Chair of Chrysler Corp. Paul Ehrlich Environmental scientist, population expert and author (“The Population Bomb”). Also a MacArthur Fellow recipient.

Clarence Kelly Former head of the FBI Rebecca Kolls Gardening expert (HGTV’s “Rebecca’s Garden,” ABC’s “Good Morning America”)

Kathleen Sebelius U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Douglas Shane Director of Flight Operations for SpaceShipOne, first private manned space program

Bill Kurtis Dean Smith Journalist and producer (A&E’s “Investigative College basketball’s third-winningest coach Reports,” “American Justice”) Deanell Reece Tacha Delano Lewis Chief judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals Former National Public Radio CEO and for the Tenth Circuit Ambassador to South Africa Clyde Tombaugh Elmer V. McCollum Scientist (discovered the dwarfed planet Scientist (discovered vitamins A, B and D) Pluto) GALE SAYERS

Billy Mills Olympic gold medalist in track (only American to win the 10,000-meters medal)

Kent Whealy Founder of the Seed Savers Exchange, MacArthur Fellow

Lou Montulli Co-founder of Netscape

Lynette Woodard First female Harlem Globetrotter. All-time leading scorer in college women’s basketball history.

Alan Mulally President and CEO of Ford Motor Company

Sir Robert Worcester Market research pioneer and top British political commentator and pollster

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ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY

Kansas Athletics facilitates and encourages involvement by our teams and individual student-athletes in the life of their community outside the boundaries of their normal college existence.As volunteers, KU student-athletes not only represent themselves, but also their respective teams, Kansas Athletics and the University of Kansas. By volunteering and giving back to Lawrence and surrounding communities, KU student-athletes gain leadership skills through service while providing a positive influence in their community.

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WELCOME TO LAWRENCE

this is kansas Lawrence is not just another college community. It presents the easy-going feeling of a small town combined with big city cultural opportunities. A population of 90,000 that comes from widely diverse backgrounds makes Lawrence an outstanding place to live and raise a family. A community that supports the University of Kansas with its heart and soul, Lawrence envelopes the students so they too think of Lawrence as their own hometown. Lawrence is well known for the arts, alternative music and downtown shops, galleries and restaurants.

ABOUT LAWRENCE • Lawrence Population: 90,000 • Annual Average High Temperature: 66 • Annual Average Low Temperature: 43 • Annual Average Precipitation: 39”

Lawrence boasts a vibrant downtown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with a wide assortment of shops, galleries, eateries and historic architecture. Many have called Massachusetts Street one of the most beautiful main streets in America.

• Lawrence is conveniently located on Interstate rstate 70, 35 miles west of Kansas City and 25 miles east of Topeka (state capital). Kansas Highway 10 connects Lawrence to the south Kansas City metroplex. Highway 59 serves as the city’s north and south access, and Highway 40 runs parallel to Interstate 70 east and west. • Lawrence was founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society in an effort to keep the territory free from slavery. It is said that it is one of the few cities in the United States founded strictly for political reasons. • Both the Oregon and Sante Fe Trails run through parts of Lawrence and Douglas County. • Lawrence streets are named after the states in the order they came into the Union, beginning with Delaware. • Massachusetts was designated the “Main” street because Lawrence’s founders were from Massachusetts. • Lawrence festivals provide a wealth of musical offerings. Music is a staple in the Lawrence community. The sounds of local talent can be heard echoing through the city’s streets both day and night.

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BIG 12 CONFERENCE - A NATIONAL LEADER

One.True. Champion.The Big 12 enters its 16th year in a unique position During the last seven years a total of 21 NCAA trophies have been hoisted - as the only major conference in the nation to determine its champions by Big 12 institutions, with at least one national crown won in all but one in all sports directly on the field. Around here, it’s every team against every year for the Conference, including 14 consecutive seasons. team. We believe that’s the way a true champion is made. The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive Determining our champion on the field is just one portion of how we environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage.Whether play in the Big 12 Conference. The member schools of the Big 12 are on the field, in the classroom, or within the community, the studentneighbors, where road games don’t require crossing time zones. We battle athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support each other hard on Gameday and celebrate wins against outside competi- the highest ideals in sportsmanship. tion. Our student-athletes, fans and alumni have each other’s backs on other days - because that is what you do for your neighbor. A hard work The academic accolades have always been strong in the Big 12. In 2010-11, ethic and Midwestern values are part of everyone associated with the Big four student-athletes were recipients of the NCAA Elite 88 Award. The honor recognizes individuals who have reached the pinnacle of competi12 and its member schools. tion at the national championship level, while also achieving the highest This work ethic has translated to enormous success on the field of play in academic standard among their peers. In its short history, the Big 12 has the first 15 years of the league. Since it began play in 1996-97, the Confer- also had over 500 Academic All-America recipients, averaging more than ence can boast of 42 team crowns and 477 individual NCAA Champion- 30 each season. ships. The trophy case added more hardware last year as Oklahoma State (men’s cross country) and Texas A&M (women’s basketball) won national Big 12 student-athletes have shown commitment to their studies by earncrowns. In the spring, the Aggies registered an unprecedented double ing numerous individual academic recognitions. Seven times in the past three-peat by winning the men’s and women’s NCAA Outdoor Track & six years a league athlete has garnered the top academic honor for their respective sport. The Big 12 had plenty of success overall in the classroom Field Championships for the third straight season. the last two years, as the Conference boasted 60 student-athletes earning Big 12 squads are highly-regarded on a national level in every sport. All Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition. but one sport the Conference sponsored this past season had at least one team ranked in the top five of the national polls, with eight sports boasting The Big 12 sponsors 23 sports with the addition of equestrian and rowthe nation’s No. 1 team. In addition, most of those top five rankings (and ing for the 2011-12 campaign. Men’s squads include baseball, basketball, all the No. 1 rankings) were by schools that will be part of the league in cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and wrestling. Women’s teams are fielded in 2011-12 and beyond. basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, indoor track & field, In addition to the NCAA crowns and top rankings, several other teams outdoor track & field, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis made strong national showings. Ten Big 12 volleyball teams have com- and volleyball. peted in the regional semifinals of the NCAA Championship over the past three years, including Texas for three straight campaigns. In 2010-11, The Conference is comprised of 10 institutions in the Central time zone six of the eight sports that hold NCAA Championships where the Big 12 that have shared many traditional rivalries throughout their histories. sponsored full round-robin competition had a team competing among the Member schools include - Baylor University, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, Univerfinal eight teams or beyond. sity of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas, Texas Through its first 15 years, the Big 12 has claimed a team national cham- A&M University and Texas Tech University. pionship in 16 of the sports it sponsors. The Conference is tied with a nation’s-best seven appearances in the BCS National Championship Game The institutions created a league that encompasses five states and over 40 and leads the country with 89 football consensus All-America selections. million people. More than 4,200 student-athletes from across the United League squads have combined to lead the nation in women’s basketball States and around the World compete annually in the sports sponsored by attendance each of the last 12 years and the Big 12 is the only conference the Conference. to surpass the one-million mark in season attendance - doing so six times, The Conference conducts championships for 20 of its 23 sports. Each including each of the last five seasons. In men’s basketball, the league has championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will repsent six different teams to the Elite Eight the past four campaigns, the most resent the Conference in national postseason competition. The winner of of any conference. the Big 12 football regular season championship earns the league’s berth The 10 current members have accounted for 34 of 39 bowl appearances into the Bowl Championship Series. over the last five years, including eight BCS berths. All 42 NCAA men’s In its first 15 years, the Conference has distributed more than $1.4 bilbasketball bids in the last eight years and 77 of 80 in Big 12 history have lion to its member institutions. The conference office is headquartered in been earned by the 10 schools. Irving, Texas.

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Rob Carolla Director of Communications

Joni Lehman Assoc. Director of Communications

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Sean Doerre Will Hancock Intern

Cassandra Novy Will Hancock Intern

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SEASON PREVIEW

The KU men enter the 2012 campaign with one of the most talented and ver- Clemons is joined by fellow upperclassman, Bruce Tyner who has been a mainsatile teams in recent memory. The Jayhawks return over 70 percent of the let- stay in the sprints throughout his first three years. Tyner will be looked upon to terwinners from last year’s sqaud, including all but a combined four who added help fill the spot of Toussaint in the relay events. to the Jayhawks’ scoring efforts at the Big Conference meets a season ago. The other returning member of the sprints group is Paola, Kan., native Alex While the men have many key pieces returning, they will also be joined by Hermes. The sophomore specializes in the shorter distance sprints and gained a host of talented and hungry newcomers. Ninteen men will suit up in the valuable experience his freshman season that he is sure to benefit from in Crimson and the Blue for the first time, hoping to start their KU careers off 2012. on a high note. Sophomore Shawn Smith joins the sprints group as an already proven winner KU returns all four NCAA Championship qualifiers from last, first-team All- at the junior college level. As a freshman at Johnson County Community ColAmericans in Mason Finley and Johann Swanepoel, second-team All-American lege, Smith was an indoor national qualifier in the 60 meters and 200 meters as Kyle Clemons and honorable mention All-American Donny Wasinger. Finley well as an outdoor qualifier in the 100 meters and 200 meters. His personal best also returns as the Jayhawks’ lone Big 12 Champion, which he has garnered in times were mainstays on the junior college leaderboard in 2011 and make him a welcome addition to the men’s squad. the outdoor shot put the past two seasons. Men’s Sprints/Hurdles This young, but deep group is loaded with potential and will look to have a break out year after coaches Stanley Redwine and Elisha Brewer reeled in some of the top sprinters from across the Midwest. Even with the loss of two-time NCAA Preliminary qualifier Keron Toussaint, things are looking promising as second-team All-American Kyle Clemons will join forces with returners Bruce Tyner and Alex Hermes as well as a speedy group of newcomers to try and earn KU’s first conference champion in the sprints or hurdles since 2004. The junior, Clemons, is primed for a record-setting year. After a solid freshman season, one in which he ran the fourth-fastest 400 meter time in program history, Clemons broke through to the NCAA Championships as a sophomore, becoming an All-American in the 400 meters, making him the first KU male to do so in over 30 years in the event.

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Michael Hester and Daniel Prioleau each arrive in Lawrence as high school state champions. Hester claimed Missouri state titles in both the 200 meters and 400 meters, while Prioleau was a Kansas state champion in the 4x100-meter relay. Both freshmen will both add depth to the individual sprint events and don’t surprised if both are key contributors in the relay events as well. The team will hope to get much-needed production from its hurdlers as a dynamic duo, of senior Isaac Bradshaw and heralded frosh Michael Stigler, will make up the men’s hurdling squad. Bradshaw is ready for a breakout year as a senior, while Stigler comes in having proven himself among the elite at the Texas state high school championship level. With Bradshaw in the longer distance hurdles and Stigler specializing in the shorter distances, each add a new dynamic the men’s team as not seen in some time.

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Middle Distance/Distance Vertical Jumps The middle distance/distance squad is looking to continue its rise to national There is perhaps no other group on the men’s team with more promise than prominence as coach Michael Whittlesey helps lead a strong group of both the vertical jumps squad. Even with the loss of seven-time Big 12 Champion Jordan Scott, the team may actually be more of a scoring threat this year, under veterans and young talent into 2012. Coach Tom Hays. The middle distances will be led by a young group of up-and-comers who turned some heads last year in their freshman or sophomore campaigns. Sopho- The pole vaulters are a young but confident group. With only one up uppermores Dominique Manley and Dalen Fink not only saw action in the confer- classman among them, the young vaulters will be forced to mature quickly if ence meets as freshmen, but were also members of the NCAA West Preliminary they hope to make a splash this year. Sophomore Alex Bishop is coming off an qualifying 4x400-meter relay team that ranked in the top 25 in the NCAA for impressive freshman campaign where he was one of only two freshman scorers much of the outdoor season. With Manley and Fink leading the way in the at the Big 12 indoor and outdoor meets and earned his way to the NCAA West Preliminary where he went on to finish in the top 30. 400 meters, 600 yards and 800 meters, some other Jayhawks will need to step up and help add some depth to the group. Sophomore Nick Seckfort ran two The Jayhawks will see a quartet of freshmen jump onto the squad, two from sub-1:54 800 meters in 2011, while junior Sam Jones returns after seeing action Kansas and two from Texas. The Texas duo, Regan Gilbert and Greg Lupton, as a member of the men’s distance medley relay as well as a top-25 finisher in each boast clearances of over 16 feet from their high school days, with the the 800 meters at the Big 12 Championships. Brendan Soucie and Sean Proehl Kansas natives, Aaron Blevins and Casey Bowen, claiming a pair of state chamalso came onto the scene strong a year ago, and added with an impressive off pionships. season working out with the cross country team, makes them dual threats in the middle and longer distance events. Junior Kevin Hays rounds out the pole vaulting group as the veteran. The transfer from Northwest Missouri State has seen more collegiate meet experiThe only true freshman of the middle distance crew is Kenneth McCuin, who ence than the majority of the other six vaulters combined and adds valuable can already boast an 800 meter gold medal, which he earned at the 2010 Junior experience to the young group. Olympic games. McCuin, as well as underclassmen Patrick Helmick and Kellum Schneider, will each be looked upon to make their mark as they kick-off The high jumpers saw an incredible amount of improvement in 2011 and will their careers as Jayhawks. be looked upon as high scorers in the conference and national meets. Senior Nick Canton will try to end his KU career on a high note. The Fowler, Kan., The distance crew sees the return of All-American Donny Wasinger, who is native was a outdoor national preliminary qualifier a season ago and will look hoping to bounce back strong after injury cut his cross country season short. to break through to the national meet this year. Nick Giancana has the coaches Wasinger will be joined by other key pieces in the longer distances. Upper- excited for his future in Lawrence, as he collected top-15 finishes at both the classmen who return with a wealth of experience are Josh Baden, Austin Bus- indoor and outdoor Big 12 Championships last season as a freshman. Canton sing, and Zach Zarda who have each seen competition in multiple conference and Giancana are joined by freshman Austin Hoag. The Lawrence native is the reigning Kansas state champion in the event and hopes to win similar titles as meets. a Jayhawk. Josh Munsch, Jose Muñoz and James Wilson are coming off strong cross country seasons and are ready to become cores to the success of the distance team. Horizontal Jumps Even though they are limited in numbers, the two-man horizontal jumps group is hoping to make waves this season, with a senior veteran in Darryl Coach Whittlesey has continued to bring in top talent from across the counTrotter and a highly anticipated freshman in Brian Katzfey. Entering his final try, and this season is no different. Several freshmen made immediate impacts season as a Jayhawk, Trotter is hitting his best jumps at the right time. He was during cross country and are expected to do the same on the track. Reid Bua West Region national qualifier in the triple jump last season and eclipsed the chanan, Evan Landes and Logan Sloan are Kansas natives, and add out-of-state 50-foot mark in the event at the Kansas Relays. As he winds down his career in supplements Phillip Freeman, Alex Galli and Gabe Gonzalez and you get run- Lawrence, Trotter will be charged with mentoring Katzfey has he gets his first ners who have amassed some impressive high school accolades. collegiate meets under his belt. Katzfey is a phenomenal athlete who participated in football, basketball and track in high school but his bread-and-butter was the horizontal jumps, where he garnered all-region honors. As he always does, Coach Wayne Pate is sure to do a masterful job of coaching this group, which will be key to the Jayhawks’ scoring efforts as the Jayhawks move into the postseason. Throws Coach Andy Kohkanovsky’s throwers feature perhaps one of the strongest lineups on the men’s team. Mason Finley returns for his junior season and in just two years has already collected multiple Big 12 and All-American honors. The one milestone he has yet to attain is a national championship, which he has his eyesights set on this season. Senior Joel Krause ended his season strong last year and added two appearances in Big 12 Championship competition. Krause and Finley are joined by freshmen Taylor Dawson and Jonathan Miller, each of whom have collected state titles in the discus during their high school days. Under the tutelage of the veterans, Dawson and Miller are in position for a productive 2012 season. The javelin group returns three who competed at the NCAA West Preliminary in 2011, including First Team All-American Johann Swanepoel who finished fifth at the NCAA Championships last year. Juniors Iain Trimble and Jesse Vaughn had breakthrough seasons and could complete a lineup that may see three KU javelin throwers at the NCAA meet come June.

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Baden, Josh Bishop, Alex Blevins, Aaron Bowen, Casey Bradshaw, Iaasc Buchanan, Reid Bussing, Austin Canton, Nick Clemons, Kyle Dawson, Taylor Day, Conner Dyson, Eric Fink, Dalen Finley, Mason Freeman, Phillip Galli, Alex Giancana, Nick Gilbert, Regan Gonzalez, Gabe Harsin, Josh Hays, Kevin Helmick Patrick Hermes, Alex Hester, Michael Hitman, Daniel Hoag, Austin Jokisch, Colin Jones, Sam Katzfey, Brian Krause, Joel Landes, Evan Lupton, Greg Manley, Dominique McCuin, Kenneth Miller, Jonathan Munoz Jr., Jose Munsch, Josh Perry, Derrick Prioleau, Daniel Proehl, Sean Schneider, Kaman Schneider, Kellum Seckfort, Nick Sloan, Logan Smith, Shawn Soucie, Brendan Stigler, Michael Swanepoel, Johannes Trimble, Iain Trotter, Darryl Trujillo, Emilio Tyner, Bruce Vaughn, Jesse Wasinger, Donny Wilson, Ben Wilson, James Zarda, Zach

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Colin Jokisch...................................Joke-ish Brian Katzfey ................................. Cats-fee Kenneth McCuin......................Muh-que-in Jose Munoz ................................. Moon-yos

Daniel Prioleau ..............................Pray-loo Johann Swanepoel ..............SWAN-ay-pool Emilio Trujillo .......................... True-he-yo

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Sprints Kyle Clemons Alex Hermes Michael Hester Daniel Prioleau Shawn Smith Bruce Tyner Middle Distance Dalen Fink Patrick Helmick Sam Jones Dominique Manley Kenneth McCuin Derrick Perry Kellum Schneider Nick Seckfort Distance Josh Baden Reid Buchanan Austin Bussing Conner Day Eric Dyson Phillip Freeman Alex Galli Gabe Gonzlez Josh Harsin Colin Jokisch Evan Landes Jose Munoz Josh Munsch Sean Proehl Kaman Schneider Logan Sloan Brendan Soucie Emilio Trujillo Donny Wasinger Ben Wilson James Wilson Zach Zarda Hurdles Isaac Bradshaw Michael Stigler High Jump Nick Canton Nick Giancana Austin Hoag Pole Vault Alex Bishop Aaron Blevins Casey Bowen Regan Gilbert Kevin Hays Greg Lupton Horizontal Jumps Brian Katzfey Darryl Trotter Throws Taylor Dawson Mason Finley Joel Krause Jonathan Miller Javelin Dan Hitman Johann Swanepoel Iain Trimble Jesse Vaughn

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women’s preview

Expectations are high as the 2012 KU women’s track and field team may have the most stacked roster the program has ever seen, with the team only losing two seniors who contributed to the team’s scoring efforts at the conference meets a season ago. Six of the seven who garnered First Team All-American honors in 2011 remain as the athletes on this season’s roster who have a combined 19 All-American honors between them and an additional four conference titles. University of Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine will also have an additional four studentathletes remaining on the Jayhawks’ roster who qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary last May. Adding to the promising season for the women will be 14 newcomers to the Kansas program. Nearly all have seen action at their respective state championships with the majority boasting state titles. Women’s Sprints/Hurdles The sprint group is one of the most talented in the country and features several who are or will be capable of winning national championships in the near future.The 2012 season marks the return of 2011 Big 12 Champion and Midwest Region Track Athlete of the Year, Diamond Dixon, who had arguably the most successful freshman season a female has ever had in the Crimson and Blue. If the All-American continues to improve at the rate she did during her debut season, watch for Dixon on the gold-medal stand when the NCAA meets roll around. The second All-American in the sprints group is junior Denesha Morris, whose name has already shown up in numerous spots on the KU all-time performance lists. Morris was a member of the All-American 4x400-meter relay team that took eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June and added to the team’s scoring efforts in both the indoor and outdoor Big 12 meets.

A pair of newcomers enters the mix for the sprinters and will try to duplicate the same kind of success Dixon saw in her first season as Jayhawk last year. Junior transfer Paris Daniels jumps on board after a national champion-caliber career at Coffeyville Junior College. An eight-time All-American, Daniels is certainly capable of achieving similar success at the Division I level, with a national championship earned in the 400 meters in 2010, she will add to the one-two punch along with Dixon in the shorter sprints. Alisha Keys is the lone true freshman in the group, but perhaps has the highest ceiling of any of her teammates. As a senior at Junction City High School, not only did she win both the 100-meter and 200-meter state titles, but she did it in style. Both her best 100-meter (11.52) and 200-meter times ranked in the top 100 in the U.S. in 2011, putting her among the nation’s elite female sprinters coming out of high school. Also watch for these four to be paired in several relay events, and considering their individual marks in these events, the school and Big 12 record books could be rewritten before the season is over. In the hurdles, Kathryn Lupton and Timmie Morris are the specialists on the women’s squad and both gained valuable experience in 2011 with which they will surely benefit from this season. Lupton has seen action in the indoor and outdoor Big 12 meets, and will try to build upon it as she attempts to become the first female hurdler from KU to bring home a conference title. Morris, who took a redshirt for the indoor season last year, put together a solid collection of performances in the outdoor meets and is looking to continue to shaving down her times in 2012. Middle Distance/Distance The women’s middle distance runners are the most veteran group on the women’s team, and have collected some impressive accolades in their years at KU. Seniors Shayla Wilson and Cori Christensen and junior Taylor Washington have each achieved All-American status during their underclassman years with

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Senior Clairie Christie and junior Sarah Hedberg have been mainstays in the vaulters’ lineup since they arrived on campus, and both have shown they are ready to lead the group in 2012. Each appears to peaking at the right time and makes this one of the deepest vaulting groups in the Big 12. Jaimie House is the only freshman vaulter, but has big-time clearances that could make her debut season as a Jayhawk fun to watch. A diverse duo makes up the women’s high jump squad, freshman phenom Colleen O’Brien and a senior volleyball standout, Allison Mayfield, will take to the jumping pit in 2012. O’Brien is a former state champion in the event and has clearances that ranked in the top five in the state last season, while Mayfield, a former high school state champion in the event, has spent the last four years of her collegiate career as an all-conference volleyball player for the Jayhawks. Both are expecting to make big contributions to the women’s team’s success this season.

Washington taking home the 600 yard Big 12 title as a freshman in 2010. Each have been members of 400-meter and distance medley relay teams that have rewritten the KU record books. Expect no different this season as Wilson and Christensen hope to end their collegiate careers on a high note and Washington attempts to garner another Big 12 Championship. Rounding out the group is senior Anna Barber, who brings a wealth of knowledge and competition to the middle distances; Maddy Rich, who gives the Jayhawks a versatility with her ability to run in the longer distance races and freshman Hayley Francis, another 800-meter specialist that has proven herself at the high school state championship level.

Horizontal Jumps Beware of the horizontal jumpers in 2012. Senior Jamaica Collins and junior stars Andrea Geubelle and Francine Simpson may be among the women’s team’s most successful by the time the 2012 season is over. Geubelle, a four-time AllAmerican in the long jump and triple jump, may be one of the women’s biggest conference and national championship threats. Simpson may not be too much of a long shot either as she was a constant in the top five of the long jump national rankings a season ago and was a NCAA preliminary qualifier in her first full season for the Jayhawks. Watch for both to be standing atop the first-place stand come the postseason meets. Collins, who has also notched some impressive times in the indoor sprint events, is peaking at the right time in her collegiate career, hitting personal-best jumps in the long jump and triple jump a season ago. Don’t be surprised for a breakout season for the Fort Worth, Texas native.

Throws Perhaps no group had a better 2011 season than the throws did last year. FirstTeam All-Americans Heather Bergmann and Jessica Maroszek return after breakout sophomore and freshman seasons that have many expecting nothing less than conference titles this year. Add senior Alena Krechyk to the mix and you have a group that could very well help lead the women’s team back to conference and national supremacy. After utilizing her redshirt season last year, Krechyk returns after being crowned Big 12 Champion in the weight and Kara Windisch joins Stowe as the other senior leader for the distance crew and hammer throw in 2010. is coming off her best cross country year of her career. An all-conference performer on the trails in the fall, Windisch is at a level where she is certainly ca- Throws coach Andy Kokhanovsky will oversee the trio as well as newcomer pable of contributing often to the team’s scoring efforts this winter and spring. senior Allison Mayfield in the javelin, who will try to tap into the excellence she garnered in her high school days after competing for KU volleyball for the Juniors Kyra Kilwein, Tessa Turcotte, Kathleen Thompson and Devin Weigers last four years. comprise a strong supporting cast that adds loads of depth and versatility to the group. Each were integral pieces during the cross country season and that Multis should? remain the same as they head into the track portion of the year. Nata- This season the Jayhawks possess one of the deepest groups of multi-event lie Becker makes her return after injuries cut her 2011 campaign short. The performers the team has seen in over a decade. Junior Rebecca Neville remains sophomore has shown glimpses of greatness in her time at KU and appears to as the team’s greatest threat as she collected a seventh-place finish in the pentathlon at the 2011 Big 12 Outdoor Championships. She also has demonstrated be hitting her stride as this year rolls around. steady improvement, notching personal records in each event during the 2011 Once again, distance coach Michael Whittlesey has found and put together an season. Coaches expect her to be a top contender for a conference title this impressive group of freshmen that are certainly capable contributing in 2012. season. Liza Tauscher and Regan Allen saw considerable action during cross country while Molly Milbourn, Rachael Schaffer and Sara Seiwald each boast some Amanda Caines is the only other returning member of the multi-events group impressive high school résumés, making the future of KU women’s distance a and after taking her redshirt year last outdoor season, she now has the collegiate experience that could make her a legitimate threat come time for the bright one. postseason meets. Vertical Jumps Both the pole vault and high jump rosters feature student-athletes that are more Two freshmen will be thrown into the multi-event mix this season. Lindsay than capable of achieving All-Conference or All-American status before the Vollmer and Mackenzie Yost arrive in Lawrence having achieved some notable season is out. Senior Julia Cummings and sophomore Demi Payne return as the accomplishments at the high school level. Vollmer is an 11-time gold medalist only vaulters to qualify for the West Preliminary meet and both are notching at the Missouri state track meet while Yost is a two-year qualifier at the 6A Kansas state track meet. top clearances of their careers through the first two meets of the season. In the long distance events, several team members are coming off breakthrough cross country seasons which bode well for their performances in the 2012 track campaign. All-American Rebeka Stowe returns for her farewell tour as she vies for a national title in the Steeplechase. In the fall, the senior closed out her cross country career as an All-Conference performer and will expect nothing less at the conference meets on the track.

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Middle Distance Anna Barber Cori Christensen Hayley Francis Maddy Rich Taylor Washington Shayla Wilson Distance Ragan Allen Natalie Becker Kyra Kilwein Molly Milbourn Madison Moser Abby Row Rachael Schaffer Sara Seiwald Rebeka Stowe Brittany Tate Liza Tauscher Kathleen Thompson Tessa Turcotte Devin Wiegers Kara Windisch Hurdles Kathryn Lupton Timmie Morris High Jump Allison Mayfield Colleen O’Brien Pole Vault Claire Chirstie Julia Cummings Sarah Hedberg Jaimie House Demi Payne Horizontal Jumps Jamaica Collins Andrea Geubelle Francine Simpson Throws Alena Krechyk Jessica Maroszek Javelin Heather Bergmann Allison Mayfield

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Allen, Ragan Barber, Anna Becker, Natalie Bergmann, Heather Caines, Amanda Christensen, Cori Christie, Claire Collins, Jamaica Cummings, Julia Daniels, Paris Dixon, Diamond Francis, Hayley Geubelle, Andrea Hedberg, Sarah House, Jaimie Keys, Alisha Kilwein, Kyra Krechyk, Alena Lupton, Kathryn Maroszek, Jessica Mayfield, Allison Milbourn, Molly Morris, Denesha Morris, Timmie Moser, Madison Neville, Rebecca O’Brien, Colleen Payne, Demi Rich, Maddy Row, Abby Schaffer, Rachel Seiwald, Sara Simpson, Francine Stowe, Rebeka Tate, Brittany Tauscher, Liza Thompson, Kathleen Turcotte, Tessa Vollmer, Lindsay Washington, Taylor Wiegers, Devin Wilson, Shayla Windisch, Kara Yost, Mackenzie

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Sprints Paris Daniels Diamond Dixon Alisha Keys Denesha Morris

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Andrea Geubelle........................... Goo-bell Kyra Kilwein ................................Kill-wine Alena Krechyk.......................... Cray-check

Jessica Maroszek .................... Mare-oh-shek Madison Moser ............................Mow-zher Sara Seiwald .................................. See-wald

Liza Tauscher .................................Tao-sure Tessa Turcotte ...................................Ter-kot Devin Wiegers ..............................Why-gers

Multi-Events Amanda Caines Rebecca Neville Lindsay Vollmer Mackenzie Yost

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WOMEN’S ROSTER BREAKDOWN

Classification .........................Indoor ...................Outdoor Senior ...........................................5 ..............................................7 Junior ...........................................16 ..........................................15 Sophomore ...................................14 ..........................................12 Redshirt Freshman .......................3 ..............................................5 Freshman ......................................18 ..........................................18 Total .............................................56 ..........................................57

Classification .........................Indoor ...................Outdoor Senior ...........................................8 ..............................................9 Junior ...........................................9 ............................................13 Sophomore ...................................13 ............................................9 Redshirt Freshman .......................1 ..............................................2 Freshman ......................................11 ..........................................11 Total .............................................42 ..........................................44

Newcomers Senior ...........................................................................................0 Junior ...........................................................................................1 Sophomore ...................................................................................1 Freshman ....................................................................................18 Total ...........................................................................................20

Newcomers Senior ...........................................................................................1 Junior ...........................................................................................1 Sophomore ...................................................................................1 Freshman ....................................................................................11 Total ...........................................................................................14

Letterwinners Returning ..................................................................................36 Lost ............................................................................................15

Letterwinners Returning ..................................................................................25 Lost ..............................................................................................7

Big 12 Points Returning Indoor ................................................................16.5/23.5 (70.2%) Outdoor .................................................................. 45/64 (70.3%)

Big 12 Points Returning Indoor ..................................................................... 35/40 (87.5%) Outdoor .............................................................46.5/51.5 (90.3%)

Big 12 Scorers Returning Indoor ......................................................................... 4/6 (66.7%) Outdoor .................................................................. 10/13 (76.9%)

Big 12 Scorers Returning Indoor ..................................................................... 10/12 (83.3%) Outdoor .................................................................. 10/12 (76.9%)

Location Kansas ........................................................................................29 Texas ............................................................................................6 Missouri .......................................................................................5 California .....................................................................................2 Colorado ......................................................................................2 Arizona ........................................................................................2 Arkansas .......................................................................................2 Minnesota.....................................................................................2 Delaware ......................................................................................1 Illinois ..........................................................................................1 Maryland ......................................................................................1 Nebraska ......................................................................................1 Nevada .........................................................................................1 New Jersey ...................................................................................1 Pennsylvannia ...............................................................................1

Location Kansas ........................................................................................20 Missouri .......................................................................................5 Texas ............................................................................................5 Illinois ..........................................................................................2 Jamaica .........................................................................................2 Oregon .........................................................................................2 Arizona ........................................................................................1 Belarus .........................................................................................1 Delaware ......................................................................................1 Indiana .........................................................................................1 New Mexico ................................................................................1 Oklahoma ....................................................................................1 Washington...................................................................................1 Wisconsin .....................................................................................1

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STANLEY REDWINE stanley redwine

Head Coach | Arkansas (1985) 12th Season at Kansas 18th Season as Head Coach status during the indoor season and five more picking up the honor during the outdoor season. Behind NCAA Champion Jordan Scott’s performance, the KU men’s team finished seventh at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Scott took home the pole vault title for the first time in his career. Freshman thrower Mason Finley took home second place in both the shot put and discus at the NCAA Outdoor meet and also earned indoor honors in the shot put. The KU women’s distance medley relay team earned All-America status at the NCAA Indoor Championships, while LauNot one to focus on the past, Redwine treats each ren Bonds (1,500 meters), Andrea Geubelle (long day as a new challenge, working to lead more Kan- jump) and Eric Fattig (triple jump) each were All sas athletes to national championships, All-America Americans during the outdoor season. honors and trips to the Olympic Games. In 2008, Redwine coached 12 track and field AllIn the summer of 2008 in Beijing, China, Redwine Americans, the most he has coached in one season athletes Scott Russell and Nickesha Anderson rep- since he has been at Kansas. resented their respective countries in the Games of the XXIX (29th) Olympiad. Russell finished in He oversaw Egor Agafonov to his second-consec10th place for Canada in the men’s javelin, while utive National Championship in the weight throw, Anderson was an alternate on Jamaica’s women’s as well as his fifth and sixth All-America honors (weight throw, hammer throw) and his third-con4x100-meter relay team. secutive Big 12 Championship in both the hamAt the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, Redwine mer throw and the weight throw. athlete Charlie Gruber represented the USA in the In the 2008 indoor track and field season, Kansas men’s 1,500 meters. was just one of 10 schools to have both its men’s In 2010, Redwine mentored eight athletes to 10 and women’s teams finish in the top 25 at the All-America honors with five garnering the elite NCAA Championships. At the NCAA Outdoor

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Personal Hometown ................................................. Dallas, Texas High School .................................... Lake Highlands HS College ..................................University of Arkansas, ‘85 ....................................B.A., administrative management Family ...........................Wife, Jacqueline; three children, ........................................... Alexa, Crysta and Stanley, Jr. Coaching History 2000-Present ..................................University of Kansas Head Coach, Cross Country/Track and Field 1994-2000 .........................................University of Tulsa Head Coach, Cross Country/Track and Field 1985-94 ....................................... University of Arkansas Assistant Coach, Track (Sprints and Hurdles) Athletic History • Four-time All-American • Six-time conference champion • Two-time U.S. 800-meter champion • Silver Medialist, 800-meter run (Goodwill Games, 1986 and 1994) • Bronze Medalist, 800-meter run (Pan-Am Games, 1983 and 1987) • Five-time Championship team member

lready a member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, Stanley Redwine is a living legend in Jayhawk country and one of the most wellrespected coaches in the United States. A former All-American himself at the University of Arkansas, Redwine has coached 11 individual National Champions (nine at Kansas), 98 All-Americans (83 at KU), three Olympians (all at KU) and 22 National Championship teams between his years as head coach at Kansas and Tulsa and an assistant coach at Arkansas.

Honors and Achievements • 2007 Pan American Games - Team USA Head Coach, Men’s Track & Field • 2005 Big 12 Outdoor Coach of the Year • 2003 Pan American Games -Team USA, Assistant Coach • University of Arkansas Most Outstanding Track Athlete (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) • Arkansas Hall of Honor Inductee (2003) • Arkansas State Hall of Fame Inductee (2003) Jayhawks Under Redwine • Three Olympic Athletes (2008: Nickesha Anderson, Scott Russell) (2004: Charlie Gruber) • Two Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame Teams (2001, 2002 Men’s Track & Field) • Eight Individual National Championships • 93 All-America Honors (Cross Country/Track & Field) • 82 Academic All-Big 12 student-athletes in the last three seasons • KU Hall of Fame Inductee, Amy Linnen

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• In 2010, Redwine guided eight different athletes to 10 All-America honors, led by Jordan Scott’s NCAA title in the pole vault. Freshman Mason Finley earned three All-America honors and was also named the Big 12 Track And Field’s Outstanding Male Freshman Of The Year and the Midwest Region’s Field Athlete of the Year. Senior middle distance runner Lauren Bonds earned All-America honors both indoor and outdoor and was the first Kansas women’s cross country runner to compete at an NCAA Championship meet in more than 15 years.

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• In Redwine’s first 11 seasons at Kansas, the men’s and women’s teams have combined to set more than 60 school records and have cracked the KU all-time top-five list in more than 60 events. As a result of their outstanding performances, Redwine’s 2001 and 2002 men’s track and field teams were enshrined into the KU Hall of Fame after back-to-back eighth-place finishes at the NCAA Championships.

• In July of 2007, Redwine traveled to Rio de Janeiro as the men’s head track coach for Team USA at the Pan-American games. His athletes took home 20 medals, including three golds. It was the second time Redwine was selected to coach the team, as he also served as an assistant at the 2003 games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. • In 2006-07, Redwine’s men’s cross country team made its second consecutive NCAA appearance, finishing 20th as Colby Wissel and Paul Hefferon became the first Kansas runners in 12 years to win All-America honors in the same season. Wissel was also one of three indoor athletes to receive All-America honors as the men finished 16th nationally and the women 34th.

Championships, senior Crystal Manning (long jump and triple jump) and junior Nickesha Anderson (100 meters and 200 meters) each won two All-America honors. Only one other woman (Candace Mason) has accomplished the feat in KU history. As an athlete, Redwine placed his name in the Arkansas history books as a 400-meter, 600-yard and 800-meter runner from 1980-1983. Redwine was a four-time All-American and was named UA’s Outstanding Track Athlete all four of his years in Fayetteville. Redwine went on to spend nine years as an assistant coach at his alma mater. During his tenure, the Razorbacks captured nine consecutive NCAA Championships and 22 titles from 1985 to 1994 in both track and field and cross country. He helped produce 14 All-Americans and two NCAA Champions in hurdle and sprint events. Among those All-Americans were two-time 400-meter NCAA indoor and outdoor champion Calvin Davis, three-time 400-meter and 500-meter NCAA champion Robbie Haley, and seven-time All-American sprinter Jimmy French.

• During the 2007 outdoor season, Redwine’s teams set a school record with eight AllAmericans, including the first duo of KU men’s long jumpers to claim the distinction in the same year (Eric Babb and Barrett Saunders). The men had their best finish since 1989, ranking 18th in the nation, while the women’s fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championships was their highest showing in 13 years. Six different Jayhawks won individual Big 12 titles (also a school record), and freshman pole vaulter and Big 12 Indoor Performer of the Year, Jordan Scott, won the same award during the outdoor season. • In 2006, the men’s cross country team recorded its best results at both the Big 12 Conference Championships and the NCAA Championships in more than a decade, finishing third and 12th, respectively. Redwine and his staff mentored six All-America performers in 10 events. • In 2005, Redwine oversaw five athletes who received All-America accolades in outdoor track. The Jayhawk men finished 25th nationally, and the women placed 29th. • During the 2003 season, Redwine guided the women’s indoor track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Conference Championships and a sixth-place finish at the outdoor championships.

His success as an assistant earned him the head coaching position at the University of Tulsa in 1994. In six years at Tulsa, Redwine’s athletes broke more than 70 school records, most on multiple occasions. He produced 11 NCAA qualifiers and Tulsa’s first-ever All-American. On May 25, 2000, Redwine was rewarded for his efforts by being hired as the head coach at the University of Kansas. The Jayhawks’ track and field program has prospered ever since, as he has restored the tradition of KU’s illustrious past. Professionally, Redwine retired from competition in 1996 after he finished fifth in the 800-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Atlanta, Ga. He was a U.S. Olympic Trial qualifier five-consecutive times from 1980 to 1996 and was a two-time silver medalist in the 800-meter run at the Goodwill Games in 1986 and 1994. He also won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in 1983 and 1987. Redwine was also a World Championship team member in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993 and a two-time U.S. 800-meter champion. Redwine earned his bachelor’s degree in administrative management from the University of Arkansas in 1985. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children: Crysta, Stanley Jr., and Alexa. 26 OLYMPIANS | 35 WORLD RECORDS | 69 INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES | 409 ALL-AMERICANS | 679 INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TITLES

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ELISHA BREWER elisha brewer

Assistant Coach | Sprints/Hurdles Eighth Season at Kansas | Arkansas (1998)

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lisha Brewer is in her eighth year on the Kansas track and field coaching staff. In her first seven seasons as the sprints and hurdles coach at KU, Brewer has tutored her athletes to 14 All-Americans. COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Under Brewer’s guidance, Kansas athletes have rewritten the record books in the indoor 60-meter hurdles, 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash and the outdoor 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, 110-meter hurdles and the 400-meter relay.

Personal Hometown ....................... Fort Smith, Ark. High School ........................ Northside HS College ..............University of Arkansas, ‘98 ...............................B.A., Communications ....................... M.A., Counselor Education Family ...............................Daughter, Asjah Coaching History 2004-Present ............. University of Kansas Sprints/Hurdles Coach 2001-04 ............... University of Cincinnati Sprints/Hurdles Coach 1998-2000 ...............University of Arkansas Graduate Assistant Strength Coach Athletic History • Competed prefessionally from 1998-2000 • All-American in the 55-meter dash in 1998 • National qualifier in five different events in 1998 • 1998 SEC runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles (13.08) • Arkansas high school-record holder in the 100-meter hurdles (12.98) Honors & Achievements • Coached the first 400-meter hurdles All-American in Kansas history (Ashley Brown, 2007) • In her seven seasons as coach, she has tutored her athletes to 14 All-American honors

• In her first seven seasons, Brewer has tutored seven All-Americans as the sprints and hurdles coach at KU: 2011 indoor and outdoor 4x400m relay team (eight). Nickesha Anderson (four times), Ashley Brown (2007) and Julius Jiles (2007). • In the 2011 outdoor season, Kendra Bradley was a Big 12 finalist in the 400m. Brewer also helped mentor the 4X400m relay team of Morris, Bradley, Washington and Dixon to new school record, a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships and mentored Bradley, Morris, Dixon, and Wilson to a new school record and an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:33.00). • In 2010, Brewer mentored the Kansas women’s 4x400-meter relay team to an appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The quartet of Kendra Bradley, Taylor Washington, Shayla Wilson and Taissa Makhmayeva turned in the third-fastest time in school history (3:37:04). • In 2009, freshman Keith Hayes was a Big 12 finalist in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing fifth. In the outdoor season, Hayes finished second at the Midwest Regional Championships in the 110 hurdles (13.71), and also took fourth at the USA Junior National meet (13.46). • In 2008, Brewer oversaw Anderson to one of the best seasons of any Jayhawk ever as she broke both the 60 and 200-meter dash records on numerous occasions. Her career-best time of 7.22 in the 60 meters earned her the Big 12 championship in the event. Anderson became the first woman in KU history to win two All-America honors in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Anderson would end her KU career with a runner-up finish in the 200m at the NCAA Championships (22.67). • Also in 2008, Brewer coached Sha’Ray Butler to her best season. Butler was a part of the school record-breaking 4x400-meter relay team (Butler, Anderson, Charity Stowers, Crystal Manning - 3:35.86) that qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Butler was also a Big 12 finalist and an NCAA Midwest Regional top-five finsher in the 400-meter hurdles.

PROMINENT PUPILS • Nickesha Anderson (Kansas) - 2008 Olympian, Jamaican National Team - Four-time All-American in 2008 (60 meters, 200 meters indoor) (100 meters, 200 meters - outdoor) - 2008 Big 12 Champion (60 meters) - 2008 NCAA Runner-up (200 meters, indoor) - School record holder in the 60 meters, indoor and outdoor 200 meters, 100 meters, 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays • Julius Jiles (Kansas) - School-record holder in the 110-meter hurdles - 2007 All-American (110-meter hurdles) - 2008 Big 12 Runner-up (110-meter hurdles) - Midwest Regional Finalist in the 110-meter hurdles (2005, 2007, 2008) - NCAA Qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles (2005, 2007, 2008) • Ashley Brown (Kansas) - 2007 All-American (400-meter hurdles) - 2007 Big 12 Champion (100-meter hurdles) - 2007 Big 12 Runner-up (400-meter hurdles) - School-record holder in the 60-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles - Member of the 4x100-meter relay team that set the school record at the 2008 Big 12 Championships - NCAA Qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles (2007, 2008) • David Payne (Cincinnati) - 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist (110-meter hurdles) - Two-time All-American - Four-time Conference USA Champion (110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles) - 2004 Mid East Regional Runner-up Brewer graduated from Arkansas in 1998 with a degree in communications and served as a graduate assistant strength coach for the next two years while competing professionally as a Reebok-sponsored athlete. She served as an academic counselor for a year while earning her master’s degree in counselor education from Arkansas in May 2001. At Arkansas, Brewer had an outstanding college track career. Her senior year (1998), she was named an All-American in the 55-meter dash and was the runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles at the SEC championships. She went on that year to finish fifth in the 100-meter hurdles at the USATF Championships. That same year, Brewer was a national qualifier in the indoor 55-meter dash and 55-meter hurdles and the outdoor 100-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash and as the second leg on the 4x100 relay. Brewer has a nine-year-old daughter, Asjah.

• Brewer also supervised the Kansas record-breaking 4x100-meter relay team of Anderson, Manning, Brown and Victoria Howard (44.61) that qualified for the 2008 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships after placing fifth at the Big 12 Championships. • In the 2007 outdoor season, Brewer helped Brown become the first 400-meter All-American hurdler in school history. • During the 2007 indoor season, Jiles was the Big 12 runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles (7.85) while Brown broke the school record in the 60-meter hurdles (8.32), finishing third at the conference meet. • During the 2006 campaign, Brewer oversaw the 400-meter relay team of Manning, Tiffany Cherry, Howard and Charisse Bacchus as they broke the school record (44.99) and reached the finals of the Midwest Regional Championships. • At Cincinnati, Brewer coached two-time All-American David Payne in the 110-meter hurdles. Payne ran a personal record of 13.42 and was a 2004 automatic qualifier in the Olympic Trials. Brewer coached several athletes to the NCAA Championships in both the sprints and hurdles. In 2003 and 2004, Brewer coached athletes to the Mid East regional meet in the 400-meter relay, 1,600-meter relay, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter dash and the 400-meter hurdles.

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TOM HAYS Tom Hays is in his eighth season as the vertical jumps coach at the University of Kansas. Hays is a familiar face to the KU track program. Hays competed for the Jayhawks in the mid-80s before receiving his degree in education in 1989. COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Hays was named 2011 National Collegiate Pole Vault Coach of the Year after coaching Jordan Scott to the 2010 NCAA Outdoor title in the event. Additionally, Scott won both the indoor and outdoor Big 12 titles in 2010. Hays also guided Ryan Hays, his Personal son, to a fifth-place finish at the 2010 Big 12 Outdoor meet, as the Hometown ..........................McLouth, Kan. younger Hays cleared 17 feet for the first time in his career. High School .......................... McLouth HS College ................. University of Kansas, ‘89 .............................. B.A., physical education Family ........... Wife, Rebecca; four children, ...................Amanda, Kara, Ryan and Kevin Coaching History 2004-Present ...............University of Kansas Vertical Jumps Coach 2003-04 ......................Johnson County CC Jumps/Throws Coach 1996-2003 .................University of Arizona Vertical Jumps Coach 1989-90 ...........University of Nevada-Reno Jumps Coach Honors & Achievements • Seven vertical jump athletes have earned All-American awards in his seven seasons at Kansas • 2011 National Collegiate Pole Vault Coach of the Year • Since 2005, five vertical jumps athletes have been named Freshman Performer of the Year • Has coached seven athletes to national championships

• Hays added two pole vault All-Americans to his resumé in 2008 as Kate Sultanova held the honor for the fourth time while Jordan Scott picked up his first All-America honor. Sultanova also swept the Big 12 Indoor and Outdoor pole vault championships, and Scott won the Big 12 Indoor pole vault title. The conference titles were the third and fourth for Sultanova, and Scott’s third in two years. • In 2007, Hays’ athletes made a clean sweep of the outdoor Big 12 pole vault titles as KU boasted both the men’s and women’s champions. Junior Kate Sultanova became the fourth woman in Jayhawk history to accomplish the feat and freshman Jordan Scott tied the Big 12 record en route to his victory. Scott also won the indoor conference championship in the pole vault and was named the 2007 Big 12 Indoor Freshman Performer of the Year and the 2007 Big 12 Outdoor Freshman Co-Perfomer of the Year. Scott became the first male in school history to recieve either distinction. Sultanova went on to earn All-America honors in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault. • In 2005, Hays coached Sultanova to the outdoor Big 12 championship. Sultanova earned outdoor All-America honors that year with her seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships and was named the female Big 12 Outdoor Freshman Performer of the Year. • At Johnson County Community College, Hays coached two elite pole vaulters, Andrea Dutoit and Amy Linnen. Both won NCAA pole vault championships and were Olympic trials finalists. Linnen followed Hays to KU where she was the 2005 indoor national champion in the pole vault.

PROMINENT PUPILS • Jordan Scott (Kansas) - 2010 NCAA Champion (Pole Vault) - Fivetime Big 12 Champion in the pole vault (2011, outdoor, 2010 outdoor, 2008 indoor, 2007 indoor and outdoor) - 2007 Big 12 Indoor Freshman Performer of the Year - 2007 Big 12 Outdoor Freshman Co-Perfomer of the Year

tom hays

Assistant Coach | Vertical Jumps Eighth Season at Kansas | Kansas (1989)

• Kate Sultanova (Kansas) - Four time All-American in the pole vault (2007 and 2008 indoor, 2005 and 2007 outdoor) - Four-time Big 12 Champion in the pole vault (2008 indoor and outdoor, 2007 indoor, 2005 outdoor) - Owns a share of the school record in the indoor pole vault (4.30 meters, 14-01.25 ft.) • Amy Linnen (Kansas) - 2002 and 2005 National Champion (indoor pole vault) - Two-time All-American in the pole vault (2005 indoor and outdoor) - 2005 Big 12 Champion (indoor pole vault) - Current NCAA Indoor collegiate record holder (pole vault) • Andrea Dutoit (Arizona) - 2001 National Champion (pole vault) - Finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year on ESPN - Had the eighthbest pole vault of all-time in 2004 • Dominic Johnson (Arizona) - Three-time Olympian in the pole vault (1996, 2000, 2008) - Holds three NCAA collegiate records (decathlon, pole vault, 400 meters) • Klaus Ambrosh (Arizona) - 2000 Olympian in the decathlon (placed eighth) - 1998 National Champion (decathlon) • Einars Tupuritis (Wichita State) - 1996 Olympian in the 800 meters (placed 11th) - 1995 National Champion (indoor and outdoor 800 meters) - Former NCAA Indoor collegiate record holder (800 meters) - 1997 World Indoor Championships competitor (placed sixth in the 800 meters) In addition to his experience coaching at the collegiate level, Hays has also worked at several elite track and field camps and clinics. In 2002, Hays was the IAAF Event Development Coordinator for the pole vault, working with world record holder Segey Bubka. From 1998-2002, he worked with the Kiss the Sky Vault Camp in Flagstaff, Ariz., and for four years he was a guest coach at the Wallsend Track and Field Club. Hays also served as director of the Shocker vault camp from 1992-97. A native of McLouth, Kan., Hays earned a B.A. in physical education from KU in 1989. Hays and his wife Rebecca have four children: Amanda, Ryan, Kevin and Kara.

• During his tenure at Arizona, Hays helped develop Arizona’s pole vault squad into one of the top teams in the nation. In his six seasons, he coached 15 All-Americans, four national champions, two national runner-ups and two collegiate record holders. • At Wichita State, Hays coached Missouri Valley Conference champions in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters and the 1,500-meter run. His athletes also won conference titles in the 400-meter relay, hammer throw, shot put, javelin, pole vault, triple jump and the decathlon.Wichita’s Einers Tupuritis won two NCAA Championships in the 800 meters. • At Nevada, Hays coached two national qualifiers in the triple jump and one national qualifier in the high jump while fielding the top jump program in the Big Sky Conference. • In 2002, Hays was the IAAF Event Development Coordinator for the pole vault, working with world record holder Sergey Bubka.

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ANDY KOKHANOVSKY andy kokhanovsky

Assistant Coach | Throws Seventh Season at Kansas | Abiline Christian (1998)

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ndy Kokhanovsky is in his seventh year as a mem- COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS ber of the Kansas track and field coaching staff, • In Kokhanovsky’s first six seasons in Lawrence, his athletes have garserving as the throws coach. nered 22 All-America honors, 14 conference championships and two national championships.

Personal Hometown ........... Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine College .......Abiline Christian University, ‘98 ............................................ B.A., education Family .................................... Wife, Marissa .................................... daughter, Ana-Claire Coaching History 2005-Present ................University of Kansas Throws Coach 2001-2005 ...... University of Louisiana-Monroe Throws/Horizontal Jumps Coach 1998-2001 ............................McNeese State Throws/Multi-Events Coach Athletic History • Competed in the discus at the 1996 Olympics for Ukraine • Set a Division II national record in the discus in 1996 (211-5 ft.) • Discus Division II National Champion and All-American • NJCAA National Champion and AllAmerican in the discus at Blinn Junior College (1994 and 1995) • Set the national record for junior colleges in the discus in 1995 with a throw of 210-8 ft. • 1989 USSR National Champion in the discus • Held the Soviet national discus high school record • Member of the 1986 Junior World Championships Soviet Team • Coached by Szilina Svetlana, who came from the school of Coach Alekseev (most successful throws coach in history) Honors & Achievements • Has coached 25 All-Americans and one NCAA Division I National Champion

Kokhanovsky graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1998 with a B.S. in education. In 1996, he set a Division II national record in the discus with a throw of 211-5 ft. He was also the national champion and an All-American in the event. In the same year, Kokhanovsky represented the Ukraine in the discus at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. Before his time in Abilene, Kokhanovsky competed at Blinn Junior College where he set the national record for junior colleges in the discus in 1995 with a throw of 210-8 ft. He was an All-American and the national champion in the discus in 1994 and 1995 at Blinn. In addition to his time as a collegiate thrower and coach, Kokhanovsky was a member of the Soviet Union and the Ukrainian national teams from 1984-1993. In 1989, he won the USSR national championship in the discus and in 1992 was ranked as high as 12th in the world in that event after throwing his personal record of 215-05 ft. He has competed in the World University Games in Germany (1989), England (1991) and the United States (1993). Additionally, Kokhanovsky held the Soviet national high school record (ages 17 and younger) in the discus with a throw of 215-02 ft. He was also a member of the Soviet junior national team where he competed at the 1986 Junior World Championships in Greece, finishing ninth.

• Kokhanovsky led one of the strongest groups of throwers the school has seen in 2011. He tutored four throwers to first team All-American honors in five events, including Mason Finley’s fourth Big-12 title. He also saw two of his athletes break school records, with Finley smashing the KU shot put record and sophomore Heather Bergmann breaking the record in the javelin. • In 2010, Kokhanovsky mentored Mason Finley to an outstanding rookie season. Finley won the Big 12 indoor title and claimed both the shot put and discus title at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. Finley earned All-America honors in all three events and finished second at the NCAA Outdoor meet in both the shot put and discus. He was named the Midwest Region Field Athlete of the Year and also was named the Big 12’s Outstanding Male Freshman of the Year Award. Kokhanovsky also coached Brian Bishop to an appearance at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the discus, where he finished 15th. • In 2008, Kokhanovsky coached Egor Agafonov to his second-consecutive National Championship in the weight throw, as well as his fifth and sixth All-America honors (weight throw, hammer throw) and his third-consecutive Big 12 Championship in both the hammer throw and the weight throw. • In 2007, Kokhanovsky coached junior Egor Agafonov to the indoor and outdoor conference championships in the weight throw and hammer throw, respectively. Agafonov earned All-America honors in both events and won the 2007 weight throw national championship. • Also in 2007, Kokhanovsky led Zlata Tarasova to the first women’s hammer throw conference championship in school history. • In 2006, Kokhanovsky guided Agafonov to two Big 12 Championships (indoor weight throw and outdoor hammer throw) in Agafonov’s first season in intercollegiate athletics. Agafonov went on to earn All-America accolades with his second-place finish at NCAA Indoor Championships in the weight throw and a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw.

Kokhanovsky holds a Level I and II USA Track and Field coaching certification and a USA Weightlifting coaching certification. He resides in Lawrence with his • Also in 2006, Kokhanovsky coached Denita Young to outdoor AllAmerica honors in the javelin and Stephanie Horton to a bronze at the wife, Marissa and daughter, Ana-Claire. USATF Junior Outdoor Championships. • At Louisiana-Monroe, Kokhanovsky’s athletes qualified for a total of 11 NCAA regional championships and set seven school records. PROMINENT PUPILS • Mason Finley (Kansas) - Six-time All-American in first two seasons at KU, four-time Big 12 Champion, 2010 Midwest Region Field Athlete of the Year, 2010 Big 12 Outstanding Male Freshman of the Year. • Stephanie Horton (Kansas) - Two-time All-American in the shot put (2008 indoor and outdoor) - Holds both Kansas school records in the shot put Indoor - 16.80 meters (55-01.50 ft.) Outdoor - 16.52 meters (54-02.50 ft.) • Zlata Tarasova (Kansas) - 2007 Big 12 Champion (Hammer Throw) - Holds two school records (weight throw, hammer throw) Weight Throw - 18.97 meters (62-03 ft.) Hammer Throw - 62.95 meters (206-06 ft.) • Egor Agafonov (Kansas) - Two-time National Champion in the weight throw (2007 and 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships) - Sixtime All-American Weight Throw (2006, 2007, 2008) Hammer Throw (2006, 2007, 2008) - Six-time Big 12 Champion Weight Throw (2006, 2007, 2008) Hammer Throw (2006, 2007, 2008) -School record holder in the hammer throw (233-00 ft.) • Sheldon Battle (Kansas) - Three All-America honors in 2006 Weight Throw and Shot Put (Indoor) Shot Put (Outdoor) - 2006 Big 12 Champion (Indoor Shot Put)

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wo-time National Assistant Coach of the Year, Wayne Pate is in his fifth season as the horizontal jumps and multi-events coach for the Jayhawks. He brings more than 29 years of coaching experience to the Kansas staff. Pate graduated from Indiana in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. As a Hoosier, Pate was a two-time Big Ten champion in the long jump and was also a member of IU’s 400-meter relay Big Ten championship team. Personal Hometown .............................. LaPorte, Ind. High School ..............................LaPorte HS College ...................... Indiana University ‘81 ............................... B.A., physical education Family .......................................Wife, Laura; .................. two children, Charlize and Justin

Athletic History • Two-time Big Ten long jump champion • Big Ten 400-meter relay champion Honors & Achievements • Two-time National Assistant Coach of the Year (2003 and 2005) • Regional Jumps Coach of the Year • Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Coach of the Year (1994)

• Andrea Geubelle (Kansas) - Five-Time All-American in both the long jump and triple jump in her first two seasons at KU, US Junior National Champion in 2010 (triple jump) • Eric Fattig (Kansas) - All-American in the long jump in 2010, Academic All-American, Elite 88 Award winner • Crystal Manning (Kansas) - Three All-America honors in 2008 (long jump/triple jump)

Pate and his wife, Laura, have a daughter, Charlize, and a son, • Aarik Wilson (Indiana) - 2008 Olympian in the triple jump (USA Olympic Team) - Two-time NCAA Champion, 12-time All-American (LJ/ Justin. COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

TJ) - Two-time NCAA Runner-up and school record holder (TJ) - No. 3-ranked triple jumper in the world • Rose Richmond (Indiana) - 2004 Olympian in the long jump (USA

• A two-time National Assistant Coach of the Year, Pate has Olympic Team) - Two-time All-American, NCAA Runner-up (long jump) coached five Olympians, 48 All-Americans and seven national - Big Ten and school record holder in the long jump champions. • Greg Yeldell (Indiana) - Three-time All-American (triple jump)

• In 2010, Pate had two Jayhawks earn All-America honors as AnCoaching History drea Geubelle and Eric Fattig each achieved the accomplishment 2007-Present ................University of Kansas in the long jump at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Horizontal Jumps/Multi-Events Coach Geubelle then went on to win the US Junior National title in the 2006-07 ...........................Indiana University triple jump and competed at the 2010 World Junior Championships. Fattig was an Academic All-American and a winner of the Interim Head Coach, Track and Field 2004-06 ...........................Indiana University NCAA’s Elite 88 Award. Associate Head Coach 1998-2004 .......................Indiana University Hurdles/Horizontal Jumps Coach 1995-98 ...........................Purdue University Hurdles/Jumps/Relays Coach 1992-95 ...................................Murray State Head Coach, Track and Field/ Cross Country 1985-92 ..........................University of Texas Jumps/Sprints Coach 1981-85 .................... University of Tennesee Jumps Coach

PROMINENT PUPILS

wayne pate

Assistant Coach | Horizontal Jumps/Multi-Events Fifth Season at Kansas | Indiana (1981)

• Hasaan Reddick (Indiana) - Four-time All-American (triple jump) • Lauren Chestnut (Indiana) - School-record holder (triple jump) • Mike Turner (Purdue) - All-American and school record holder (triple jump) • Heather Samuel (Murray State) - Three-time Olympian (1992, 1996, 2000) - Two-time All-American (100 meters)

• In the summer of 2008, Pate saw one of his most decorated student-athletes, Aarik Wilson, compete for the United States in • Eric Metcalf (Texas) - Two-time NCAA Champion, Five-time All-American (LJ) - Played 14 years in the NFL (Three-time All-Pro RB/WR/RS) the triple jump at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. • James Lott (Texas) - Two-time NCAA Champion, Three-time All-Amer-

• Also during the 2008 summer, Pate coached Crystal Manning ican (HJ) as she took home the gold medal at the 2008 NACAC Under-23 • Tyrone Scott (Texas) - Six-time All-American, Two-Time USA ChamTrack & Field Championships in Toluca, Mexico. pion (TJ) - School-record holder (triple jump)

• During the 2008 track and field season, Pate coached Manning to her second, third and fourth All-America honors as she earned the award in the indoor triple jump and in both the long jump and triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Manning is one of three KU women in school history to earn two All-America honors at the same outdoor season.

• Jon Shelton (Texas) - Three-time All-American, NCAA Runner-up (high jump) • Greg Neal (Tennessee) - Three-time All-American, American Jr. Record Holder (TJ) • David Siler (Tennessee) - Three-time All-American, School record holder (triple jump)

• At Indiana, Pate was named the 2003 and 2005 National Assistant Coach of the Year. Under his guidance, 22 Indiana athletes • John Tillman (Tennessee) - 1992 Olympian, Three-time All-American became Big Ten champions. Along with leading Wilson to the (triple jump) - NCAA Runner-Up (triple jump) 2008 Olympics, Pate guided him to two NCAA championships in the triple jump, the 2007 Indoor and Outdoor USA Championships and a No. 3 ranking in the world among triple jumpers. • Also at Indiana, Pate led long jumper Rose Richmond to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and to the 2006 USA title. Richmond was just the second female Olympian in school history. Coach Pate instructed Indiana’s first outdoor All-American since 1993, the first indoor triple jump All-American since 1983 and the first outdoor triple jump All-American since 1980. • At Murray State, Pate was named Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Coach of the Year in 1994. • At Texas, Pate coached two-time NCAA long jump champion and former NFL running back Eric Metcalf as well as three-time NCAA high jump champion James Lott. • At Tennessee, Pate coached two NCAA runner-ups in the triple jump.

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MICHAEL WHITTLESEY, Ph.D. michael whittlesey

Assistant Coach | Middle Distance/Distance Third Season at Kansas | Connecticut (1990)

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ichael Whittlesey is in his third season as assistant coach for cross country and middle distance/distance running at Kansas.

Personal Hometown ............................ Morris, Conn. High School ............................ Wamogo HS College ..........University of Connecticut, ‘90 ..........B.A., sports medicine/athletic training ......................University of Connecticut, ‘93 ......M.A., biophysical science/exercise physiology ......................University of Connecticut, ‘97 ....Ph.D., philosophy in sports/exercise physiology Family ..................Wife, Carol; two children, ..................................... Samantha and Ryan Coaching History 2009-Present ................University of Kansas Middle Distance/Distance Coach Assistant Cross Country Coach 1998-2009 ...... University of North Carolina Assistant Director of Cross Country and Track and Field 1996-98 ..............................UNC-Charlotte Assistant Track and Cross Country Coach 1991-96 ...............University of Connecticut Graduate Assistant Coach Assistant Strength Coach Athletic History • First American finisher in the 1995 Boston Marathon • 1996 Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon • 1990 UConn Cross Country team captain

In his short time in Lawrence, Whittlesey has already made a huge impact with both cross country and track programs. In his three seasons with the Jayhawks, he has guided two Jayhawks to appearances at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, Lauren Bonds, which was a first for a KU woman since the 1994 season, and Donny Wasinger, who was the first KU man to do so since 2007. Additionally, in 2010 the Kansas women’s distance medley relay team composed of Bonds, Rebeka Stowe, Cori Christensen and Taylor Washington earned AllAmerica status at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. Whittlesey has mentored six Jayhawks to All-America honors on the track and has seen three of his athletes break school records (Lauren Bonds - Indoor mile, indoor 3,000m, outdoor 1,500m, outdoor 5,000m, Amanda Miller - Indoor 5,000m and Rebeka Stowe - 3,000m Steeplechase). Whittlesey mentored Bonds to an outstanding 2010 senior season as she claimed the Big 12 Outdoor title in the 1,500 meters and went on to earn All-America honors by taking seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. En route to earning All-America honors, Bonds set a new KU record in the event with her time of 4:14.29. Bonds had a fine year off the track as she was named an Academic All-American and was a finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year. Also having an stellar 2011 season under Whittlesey was Stowe, who took second at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase, set the school record in the event and earned First Team All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships as she finished in seventh 3,000-meter Steeplechase. The 2010 cross country season featured junior Donny Wasinger advancing as an individual to the national championship meet. Both Kansas cross country teams finished seventh at the 2010 Big 12 Cross Country Championships. Whittlesey came to KU after serving 11 years as the assistant coach in charge of cross country and distance running for the track program at North Carolina. In addition to his coaching duties at UNC,Whittlesey worked as the assistant director for both men’s and women’s track and field and cross country forhislast four seasons at UNC.

Perhaps no other athlete thrived under Whittlesey more than Shalane Flanagan. Flanagan was the NCAA cross country champion in 2002 and 2003. Not only was Flanagan the first Carolina woman to ever take the cross country national championship, but she was only the third woman in NCAA history to successfully defend her title. A three-time recipient of the NCAA Cross Country Athlete of the Year award, Flanagan also excelled on the track. She won a pair of indoor national championships in 2003. Individually, she claimed the title in the 3000 meters, and then teamed up with teammates Erin Donohue, Anissa Gainey and Alice Schmidt to take first-place honors in the distance medley relay. Flanagan also earned a spot on the 2004 U.S. Olympic 5,000 team before claiming a bronze medal in the 10,000 at the 2008 Olympic Games. Along with Flanagan, Whittlesey coached standout runner Alice Schmidt, who was a two-time national champion in the outdoor 800 and the first North Carolina track and field athlete to win an NCAA title in the same event twice. Both Schmidt and Flanagan went on to earn places on the 2005 U.S.Track & Field World Championship team, while Erin Donohue earned All-America status in both cross country and track. All three athletes earned spots on the 2007 U.S. Track and Field World Championship team, as well as the 2008 US Olympic team. Whittlesey has twice won both the ACC Cross Country Coach of the Year and Southeast Region Coach of the Year awards, earning each in 1999 and 2003. A native of Morris, Conn., Whittlesey started his coaching career at UConn as a graduate assistant. While at UConn he assisted with distance and was a pole vault and multi-event coach. He then served two years at UNC-Charlottewhere he worked as an assistant coach. While with the 49ers, Whittlesey coached his athletes to 53 new school records in 18 different events and coached all-conference performers in the triple jump and javelin. Whittlesey’s competitive experience includes being the first American finisher in the 1995 Boston Marathon. He also qualified for the 1996 Olympic Trials in the marathon after competing as a non-recruited athlete at the University of Connecticut. He graduated from UConn in May 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine/athletic training and later earned a master’s in biophysical science/exercise physiology in 1993. In 1997, Whittlesey received a doctorate of philosophy in sports science/ exercise physiology from UConn. Whittlesey and his wife, Carol, have two children: eight-year-old daughter Samantha and five-year-old son Ryan.

Under his direction, North Carolina middle distance/distance produced nine NCAA champions in six years, 70 All-Americans and 36 conference champions. Whittlesey led the track team to back-to-back NCAA titles in the distance medley relay at the 2006 and 2007 Indoor NCAA Championships. Along with the 2007 distance medley relay title, Whittlesey coached sophomore anchor Brie Felnagle to the individual NCAA title in the outdoor 1,500 meters. Under the guidance Honors & Achievements of Whittlesey, Felnagle captured three NCAA titles and was named an • Two-time ACC Cross Country Coach All-American 10 times in her career. of the Year (1999 and 2003) Additionally, in his 11 years at the helm of the cross country program • Two-time Southeast Region Coach at UNC, the Carolina women’s team advanced to the NCAA Champiof the Year (1999 and 2003) onships 10 times, including a program-best sixth-place finish in 1999. • 2003 NCAA Division I Track and With a 10th-place finish in 2004, the Tar Heel women posted back-toback top-10 NCAA finishes for the first time in school history. Field National Assist. Coach of the •

Year for women’s middle distance 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Region Assistant Coach of the Year While at UNC, had two seperate DMR teams hold the American record

After assisting the Tar Heels to a fourth-place indoor finish and another top-10 outdoor finish and producing four NCAA individual and relay titles, Whittlesey was awarded the first-ever NCAA Division I Track and Field National Assistant Coach of the Year for women’s middle distance/distance in 2003. Whittlesey also received the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field East Regional Assistant Coach of the Year honor. On top of the great team success during Whittlesey’s tenure at UNC, the Tar Heels also witnessed some of the greatest individual distance athletes in school history during his term.

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MILAN DONLEY Milan Donley is in his fifth season as the Meet Director for the Kansas Relays. Donley organinzes all of the Jayhawks’ home meets for both track and field and cross country, including KU’s most famous meet, the Kansas Relays. Donley was the horizontal jumps coach for the Jayhawks for seven seasons prior.

Personal Hometown ............................. Beulah, Colo. High School ...................Pueblo Central HS College .......University of Southern Colorado, ‘81 ............................................ B.A., education .............................. Adams State College, ‘83 ............................................M.S., education Family ................. Wife, Julie; three children, ...................................... Hailey, Ethan, Anna Coaching History 2006-Present ................University of Kansas Kansas Relays Meet Director 2000-06 ........................University of Kansas Horizontal Jumps Coach 1995-2000 .....................East Tennessee State Head Coach/Track, Cross Country 1990-95 .....................University of Arkansas Sprints/Jumps/Multi-Events Coach 1988-90 ....................... University of Illinois Jumps/Throws/Multi-Events Coach 1986-88 ............... Univ. California/Berkeley Jumps/Multi-Events Coach 1985-86 ......................Southwest Texas State Sprints/Jumps Coach 1981-85 ....................... Adams State College Head Coach, Women’s Track and Field Honors & Achievements • 2005 USTFCCCA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year • Southern Conference Coach of the Year (1996, 1998, 1999) • 1995 NAIA Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year • USATF Level 2 Instructor

In 2005, Donley coached long jumpers Charisse Bacchus and Shatoya Hill to fourth and eighth place finishes, respectively, at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. He also coached Brooklyn Hann to a third-place finish in the triple jump. Hann went on to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where she garnered All-American honors after an eighth-place finish in her event. Hann’s finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the triple jump followed her 10th-place result at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Bacchus also had a 10th-place finish at this same meet in the long jump. At the Big 12 Indoor Championships, Donley coached Hann and Hill to third and fifth place finishes, respectively, in the triple jump. Additionally, Bacchus had a third-place result in the long jump at the same meet. On the men’s side in 2005, Donley coached Barrett Saunders to a fifth-place finish in the long jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championships and a sixth-place result at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the same event. For his efforts, the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association named Donley the Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005. Under Donley’s guidance in 2003, triple jumper Benaud Shirley qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, while Brooklyn Hann and Monique Peters both qualified for the Midwest Regional Championships. In 2002, Donley mentored three conference champions: Big 12 indoor long jump champion Peters, Big 12 outdoor triple jump champion Hann and Big 12 outdoor triple jump champion Shirley. He also coached an All-American, as Hann advanced to NCAA competition and finished 10th in the triple jump. Hann also broke both the indoor and outdoor Kansas women’s triple jump records.

and a six-time NCAA champion in the long jump and triple jump. Donley also coached his wife, Julie, in the 1992 Olympic Games. Donley came to Kansas from East Tennessee State University where he was the head track and field and cross country coach. While at ETSU, Donley was Southern Conference Coach of the Year three times in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He guided 54 individual Southern Conference champions, 13 NCAA Qualifiers, two All-Americans and his teams set 25 school records. Donley was also coach of 13-time Southern Conference champion Taneisha Robinson, who competed in the long jump and triple jump. Robinson was also a two-time Southern Conference Athlete of the Year and two time NCAA qualifier.

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Kansas Relays Meet Director 12th Season at Kansas | Southern Colorado (1981)

Before his stint at ETSU, Donley was an assistant track and field and cross country coach at the University of Arkansas. While at Arkansas, Donley coached eight All-Americans and 15 SEC individual champions. Donley previously coached at the University of Illinois as an assistant. Prior to Illinois, Donley coached at several other schools including Cal Berkeley, Southwest Texas State and Adams State College. While at these schools, Donley’s athletes earned many accolades, including two All-American honors, one multiple national champion, an NCAA qualification and an NAIA indoor team championship in 1985. Donley coached the 1997-99 Canadian 800m champion and 2000 Canadian Olympic team member Zachary Whitmarsh. He has also received numerous coaching awards, including the Southern Conference men’s and women’s cross country Coach of the Year and the NAIA Women’s Track Coach of the Year, for both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Donley and his wife, Julie, reside in Lawrence with their three children: Hailey, Ethan and Anna.

Prior to KU, Donley guided 17 All-Americans, two national champions, four Olympic team members, two U.S. champions and two American record holders. This includes 1996 Olympian Sheila Hudson, an American record holder in the women’s triple jump

JOSH WILLIAMSON Kansas Relays Meet Assistant Director Second Season at Kansas | Kansas (2004) Josh Williamson joined the Kansas Athletics department in January 2010, working as the assistant director of the Kansas Relays. His main responsibilities during the year include meet operations for cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, along with Kansas Relays operations and promotions. Prior to coming to KU, Williamson was a marketing product manager at Hopkins Manufacturing from 2005-10, where he marketed several industry leading aftermarket-automotive product lines. Born in Hutchinson, Kan., he played football, basketball and competed in track at Buhler High School. He then competed in track and field and football at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. He finished his college career at Kansas, competing in Personal track and field and earning a degree in Journalism from KU in 2004. He is currently enrolled in the marketing communications Hometown ....................... Hutchinson, Kan. graduate program at KU. High School ............................... Buhler HS Williamson is married to Sarah. His main hobbies are playing basketball and traveling.

College ........................................ Kansas ‘04 Family ....................................... Wife, Sarah

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VINCE BINGHAM Director of External Relations Fourth Season at Kansas | Missouri Baptist (1987) Vincent Bingham is in his fourth season as a member of theKansas Track and Field staff. He was named Director of External Relations in September 2011, as he previously served as the Director of Track Operations for three years. He brings over 26 years of coaching experience to the KU staff. As a coach, Bingham’s teams won three NAIA National Championships. His Lindenwood team took home the men’s indoor title in 1998, while his 2006 Missouri Baptist women’s team won both the indoor and outdoor championships. At the 2006 NAIA Indoor National Championships, Bingham’s women’s team broke eight national records. They won eight events and had an athlete earn All-America honors in 18 of 21 events. Bingham’s athletes were the top-four scorers in the Athlete of the Year competition. His team’s performance earned him the NAIA Indoor National Coach of the Year award. Bingham resurrected the Missouri Baptist men’s program in 2006 after it had undergone a 15-year hiatus and led it to a seventh-place finish in its first season of competition. At the 2006 NAIA Outdoor National Championships, Bingham’s athletes once again won eight national championships. Bingham coached former Jayhawk Nickesha Anderson to the Athlete of the Year honor. Anderson won 12 individual national titles and was a 16-time All-American in her two years running for Bingham at Missouri Baptist. Also in 2006, Bingham saw Nadina Marsh and Betty Rotich complete sweeps of the women’s multi-events and distance races during the indoor and outdoor seasons. Bingham’s Seidre Forde also won a national championship in the women’s triple jump. His men also improved on their finish from the indoor championships with a fifth-place outdoor finish. His athletes’ accomplishments earned Bingham the NAIA Outdoor National Coach of the Year award. All told, Bingham’s athletes earned 78 All-America honors in 2006.

TEGAN THORNBERRY Director of Team Relations Ninth Season at Kansas | Kansas (2004) Tegan Thornberry started at Kansas Athletics in August, 2003 and served as the travel manager until September, 2011. In September, 2011 Thornberry’s position changed to Director of Team Operations for Swimming & Diving and Track & Field/Cross Country. She is responsible for Director of Operations duties for both sports, including a liaison role with Student Athlete Services (financial aid, textbooks, housing, etc.), coordinating team travel, and working with the head coaches on submitting weekly practice logs to Compliance through JumpForward software. In her new role,Thornberry will continue her current travel-related duties with Olympic Sports and, as time allows in her primary role with both sports, continue to work on post-season travel arrangements. Thornberry was a member of the Kansas golf team and worked as a men’s basketball manager while in school. She also spent time as a baseball operations intern for the Kansas City Royals. Thornberry earned her bachelor’s degree in sports and fitness management and her master’s in sport studies at KU. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and attended Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kan. While in high school she played softball and golf. Thornberry is a member of the Society of Collegiate Travel Management. Her main hobby is golf.

DEBBIE LUMAN Administrative Assistant 16th Season at Kansas Debbie Luman started at Kansas Athletics in February, 1996 and serves as the administrative assistant for the cross country and track and field teams. Her main responsibility is working with coaches on day-to-day operations of the track office, while organizing officials and volunteers for home cross country and track meets. Luman worked as the department’s travel auditor for seven years before joining the track office in 2003. Before coming to KU, Luman spent three years as a teller supervisor and construction loan processor at Commerce Bank and one year as the human resources manager at Curtis 1000. She was born in Hutchinson, Kan., where she attended Hutchinson High School. She graduated with a business degree from Baker University. Luman and her husband, David, have four children: Lindsey, Chris, Jessica and Katie. She enjoys traveling and scrapbooking.

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ZACK SANCHEZ

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Academic and Career Counseling

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NICK CAPRARIO

PHIL LOWCOCK, Ph. D.

JORDAN SCOTT

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Director of Academic Records/ Coordinator of International Student-Athlete Support

Graduate Manager

AARON CARBUHN

KATIE MARTINCICH

JOSH SHARP

Nutritionist

Programs Coordinator

Student Manager

BENSON CHESANG

MAGGIE MOUNTSIER

JOE STAUB

Volunteer Assistant

Medical Trainer

Athletic Trainer

KORTNEY CLEMONS

LAURA NIGHTENGALE

ABBY THILL

Volunteer Assistant

Student Volunteer Assistant

Student Manager

DEMETRIUS DANIELS

ALEX RARIDON

KERON TOUSSAINT

Equipment Manager

Student Manager

Undergraduate Student Assistant

RYAN HAYS

ROSE RICHMOND

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Athletics Director | Kansas State (1988) First Year at Kansas

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r. Sheahon Zenger is a coach at heart. But when KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little introduced the Hays, Kan., native as KU’s Athletics Director January 3, 2011, he promised not to call any plays for the coaches. That doesn’t mean, though, that he won’t be right there with them - and their student-athletes - every step of the way. For it’s his genuine care for coaches and student-athletes that has stamped his career in intercollegiate athletics. Zenger came to KU after serving for five years as athletics director at Illinois State University, helping steer ISU Athletics to a place of prominence in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Redbirds won a conferencePersonal leading seven league titles during the 2009-10 season Hometown ....................................................Hays, Kan. and captured their second Valley All-Sports Trophy in Family ..................Wife: Pam; Children: Luke, Abby, Jake three years. Education ............ Kansas State, 1998; 1992, Kansas, 1996 Degree .................................B.A., Secondary Education Master’s .......M.S., Journalism and Mass Communication Doctorate .........Ph. D., Education Policy and Leadership

At the beginning, Zenger wasn’t headed toward a career in administration. He was nine years old when he told his father he wanted to be a coach, and it didn’t take long for that dream to materialize. After playing football at Fort Hays State and Mid-American Nazarene College, he finished his undergraduate degree at Administrative Experience 2011-Present ...................... Director of Athletics/Kansas Kansas State. Even before he received his bachelor’s 2005-11 ..................... Director of Athletics/Illinois State degree in English and secondary education in 1988, Zenger was assisting the football coaches at Manhattan 2001-05 ............Associate Athletic Director/Kansas State (Kan.) High School. His first college football coaching job came at Drake University right after graduation. Coaching Experience 1998-2000 ...................Assistant Head Coach/Wyoming 1997 ........................ Recruiting Coordinator/Wyoming 1996 .................. Recruiting Coordinator/South Florida 1993-95 ......................Editor/American Football Quarterly 1989-92 ........... Director of Football Operations/Kansas State 1988 .......................... Assistant Coach/Drake University 1987 ............... Assistant Coach/Manhattan High School

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In 1989, at age 23, Zenger joined Bill Snyder’s staff at Kansas State as one of the nation’s youngest full-time football staff members; he served in key roles as assistant recruiting coordinator and director of football operations. Zenger completed his master’s degree in journalism and mass communication in 1992 while helping Snyder bring Wildcat football to unprecedented success.

Ed Meyen, and wrote the professional life history of then-chancellor Del Shankel, while strengthening his understanding of university leadership at the highest levels. While focusing his attention on academics, he managed to stay involved in the world of intercollegiate athletics, and specifically football. ‘Involved’ may be an understatement. In 1993 Zenger and a friend founded American Football Quarterly, a magazine for coaches. Zenger served as publisher - and then editor - until 1995, when he sold his share of the by-then-thriving magazine. Still, coaching stayed in his blood. After earning his doctorate, Zenger in 1996 signed on as the recruiting coordinator for the brand-new NCAA Division I football program at the University of South Florida. A year later he joined the University of Wyoming football staff as recruiting coordinator and within two years rose to assistant head coach, a position he still considers one of the crowning achievements of his career. Zenger stayed at Wyoming through the 2000 season before returning to Kansas State. He spent a year in the KSU College of Business, raising more than $2 million and restructuring its development program with research and planning. He rejoined KSU Athletics in 2001 as assistant athletics director for major gifts, helping KSU initiate important development strategies. In 2002 he was appointed KSU’s associate athletics director for development, a position he held until 2005, when he was named Athletics Director at Illinois State.

A published author and researcher, Zenger served for three years on the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. He also served on It became evident, though, that more than coaching two NCAA Division I Football Championship Subwas in store for Zenger. He sought advice from then- division (FCS) Division committees, and was a memKU Chancellor Gene Budig, who convinced him ber of the Executive Committee of NACDA’s Divito pursue a Ph.D. at KU. As he completed his Ph.D. sion I FCS Athletic Directors Association. in educational policy and leadership (1996), Zenger contributed communications and special projects sup- Zenger is married to the former Pam McAnarney. port to the office of the executive vice-chancellor, The couple has three children: Luke (14), Abby (12) and Jake (10).

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highly regarded scholar, teacher and university leader, Bernadette Gray-Little began her tenure as the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas on Aug. 15, 2009. As KU chancellor, Gray-Little is the chief executive officer of the university, overseeing campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Salina and Wichita, as well as research and educational centers in Garden City, Hays, Parsons, Pittsburg, Topeka and Yoder.

Personal Hometown .........................................Washington, N.C. Family ......................................... Husband: Shade Little Education Degree .......................................Marywood College ‘66 Masters .......................................St. Louis University ‘68 ...........................................................M.S., Psychology Doctorate ...................................St. Louis University ‘70 .............................................Ph. D., Clinical Psychology Collegiate Administrative Career 2009-Present ................................................ Chancellor ..................................................... /University of Kansas 2007-09 .............. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost ....................................... /University of North Carolina 2004-06 ................................Dean of the College of the .............Arts and Sciences/University of North Carolina 2001-04 ............................... Executive Associate Provost ....................................... /University of North Carolina 1999-2001 ................................... Senior Associate Dean ....................................... /University of North Carolina 1993-98 .......................... Psychology Department Chair ....................................... /University of North Carolina 1982-93 .......................... Director, Graduate Program in ......... Clinical Psychology/University of North Carolina

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Chancellor | Marywood College Third Year at Kansas

Chancellor Gray-Little’s goals for KU include enhancing student achievement so that more KU students graduate in four years, as well as spurring more research and scholarly activities that enhance quality of life and create economic growth. During her service as chancellor she also has made it a point to meet with Kansans and with KU alumni throughout the state and nation to learn about their and Sciences. While at UNC, she earned a reputaaspirations for the university. tion as a champion for the highest quality educational experience for students and a strong advoGray-Little was one of four university leaders secate for faculty and for research. lected to represent the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities at a White House summit A native of eastern North Carolina, Gray-Little on math and science education in January 2010. received her bachelor’s degree from Marywood She is also on the board of trustees for the Online College in Scranton, Pa., and her master’s and Computer Library Center, an international organidoctoral degrees in psychology from Saint Louis zation dedicated to expanding public access to inUniversity. She earned a Fulbright Fellowship to formation and research. study in Denmark. She also served as a Social Science Research Council Fellow and received a Ford Gray-Little previously was executive vice chancelFoundation Senior Scholar Fellowship through the lor and provost from 2006 to 2009 at the UniverNational Research Council. sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A professor of psychology, she rose to the post of UNC’s chief Gray-Little is married to Shade Key Little, who academic officer after successive administrative apwas assistant dean for academic support services pointments, including dean of the College of Arts at UNC. They have two children and one grandchild.

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Jennifer ALLEE Assistant AD Marketing/ Fan Experience

Dr. Jerry BAILEY Faculty Athletics Representative

Theresa BECKER Associate AD for Compliance

Jennifer BERQUIST Associate AD/ Williams Education Fund

Brad BIEKER Manager/ Information Systems

Bill DICKERSON Associate AD/ Operations

Candace DUNBACK Director/ Traditions

Jay ELLIS Assistant AD/ Facilities

John HADL Associate AD/ Major Gifts

Larry HARE Assistant AD/ Equipment

Chris HOWARD Associate AD/ Administration

Larry KEATING Special Assistant to the AD

Sean LESTER Senior Associate Athletics Director

Mike LICKERT Director/ Rock Chalk Video

Jim MARCHIONY Associate AD/ Communications/Media Relations

Adam MILLER Life Skills

Terry MOHAJIR Senior Associate AD/ External Relations

Pete MUTHER Associate AD/ Sales/Marketing/Promo.

Frank REEB Director/ Human Resources

Stephanie TEMPLE adidas Licensed Property Manager

Chris THEISEN Associate AD/ Media Relations

Debbie VAN SAUN Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA

Paul BUSKIRK Associate AD/ Student-Athlete Support Services

J.D. LOUDABARGER Assistant AD/ Event Services

Brad NACHTIGAL Associate AD/ Capital Projects

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CLEMONS Junior | Sprints | 5-11 Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

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2011 OUTDOOR Earned All-American Second Team honors in the 400 meters with his 16th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships, clocking in with a season-best 46.11... Took sixth in the 400 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/15) with a time of 46.32... Won the 400 meters on a time of 47.76 at the Kansas Relays (4/23)... Earned a personal best 100-meter time of 10.73 at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) in a third-place finish... Placed fourth in the 200 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) with a personalbest time of 21.24... Won the 400-meter title at the Razorback Spring Invitational, crossing the finish line in 46.62. 2011 INDOOR Competed in the 400 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25), clocking in with a personal-best time of 46.65 and placing fifth... Broke the seven-second mark in the 60 meters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14) to finish second with a time of 6.93...Won the 200 meters at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8), crossing the finish line in 21.86... Recorded a new personal best in the 600 yards at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of 1:11.14. 2010 OUTDOOR Notched three first-place victories in the 400 meters; the first coming at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9) with a time of 46.43, the second on a time of 46.94 at the Kansas Relays (4/17) and the third coming at the Twilight Invitational (5/1) with a time of 46.50... Finished third in the your smart phone to scan and 200 meters at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/27) with Use check Kyle’s updated stats througha wind-aided time of 21.63... Competed in the 400 meters out the 2012 season. at the NCAA West Preliminaries, running a time of 45.98, a personal best. 2010 INDOOR Contributed greatly as a freshman... Four top-five finishes on the season... Set a team and personal best in the 60-meter dash at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a time of 6.91, finishing fifth... Recorded a first-place finish, a team best and a personal record in the 200 meters at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a time of 21.7... Ran a 22.32 200 meters en route to a first-place finish at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/15). HIGH SCHOOL Member of 2008 and 2009 state championship track team at Rowlett High School... Individual Texas State Champion in the 400-meters his junior and senior seasons... Anchored the 4x100-meter relay team that captured the state championship his junior and senior years... His 4x100-meter relay team in 2008 also held the fastest time in the nation (40.26) that year... 2009 district champion in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.4... Anchored the 4x200meter relay team that took first place at the 2009 Texas Relays. PERSONAL Son of Tim Clemons and Valarie Hilson... Mother, Valarie, was a member of Arkansas State track and field team... Undecided on a major.

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MASON Junior | Throws | 6-8 Salida, Colo. (Buena Vista HS) Collegiate Bests Shot Put Indoor 20.71m (67-11.25ft.) Outdoor 20.68m (67-09.75ft.)

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Discus Weight Throw 18.51m (60-08.75ft.) 60.65m (199-00ft.) -

2011 OUTDOOR Had one of the best seasons a thrower has ever had in a Kansas uniform, a season where he earned seven first-place finishes in the shot put and discus, was named to the All-American First Team in both events, was the Big 12 Champion in the shot put and runner-up in the discus and broke the school record in the discus... Placed third in the discus at the NCAA Championships (6/8) with a throw of 60.16m (197-04 ft.)... Took his secondconsecutive conference title in the shot put at the Big 12 Championships (5/14), hitting a mark of 19.63m (64-05.00 ft.)... Set the school record in the discus at the ULM Warhawk Classic (4/30), finishing first with a throw of 60.65m (199-00 ft.)... Top shot put mark of the outdoor season came at the Kansas Relays (4/22), placing first with a mark of 19.84 (65-01.25 ft.)... Competed at the USA National Championships (6/26) in both the shot put and dicscus, earning 11th-place and eighth-place finishes, respectively... Placed third in the shot put at the World University Games (8/16) while also earning an eighth-place finish in the discus... Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2011 INDOOR Recorded the top shot put mark in the NCAA for the indoor season at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/14), placing first with a personal-best throw of 20.71m (67-11.25 ft.)... Earned All-American honors in the shot put at the NCAA Championships (3/11), placing second with a Use your smart phone to scan throw of 19.92m (65-04.25 ft.)... Was named field athlete and check Mason’s updated stats of the meet at the New Balance Invitational (2/4) for his throughout the 2012 season. first-place finish in the shot put and his meet-record mark of 20.40m (66-11.25 ft.)... Earned a runner-up finish in the shot put at the Big 12 Championships (2/26), hitting a mark of 19.94m (65-05.00 ft.)... Won the weight throw at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/14) on a mark of 18.51m (60-08.75 ft.), a personal best. 2010 OUTDOOR Named NCAA Midwest Region Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year... Named Big 12 Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year... Placed first in seven of the 10 events he competed in... Competed in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships (6/9), finishing second with a mark of 58.35m (191-05 ft.)... Also competed in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships (6/12), finishing second with a season and personal best throw of 20.68m (67-10.25 ft.)...Won the shot put at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships (5/14) with a throw of 19.12m (62-08.75 ft.)... Placed first in the discus at the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships (5/16) with a season and personal-best throw of 60.18m (197-05 ft.). 2010 INDOOR Selected as All-American in the shot put... Twelfth KU athlete to be named Indoor AllAmerican... Recorded five first-place finishes in the shot put... Won Big 12 Championship (2/27) in shot put with a season-best throw of 19.25m (63-02.00 ft.)... Competed in NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (3/12) and finished fifth with a throw of 18.75 (61-06.25 ft.) in the shot put... Competed in the weight throw at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/15) and finished fourth with a throw of 15.55m (51-00.25 ft.). HIGH SCHOOL Selected as the 2009 Track and Field News Boys Athlete of the Year... National high school record-holder in the discus (236-06 ft.)...Won the gold medal and set a new U.S.A. Juniors record in the discus at the 2009 Pan American Juniors Championships, where he threw 214-4 ft... Won gold in both the discus and shot put at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals, where he set a personal best 71-8.75 ft. in the shot put and threw 211 ft. in the discus... 2009 Great Southwest Classic discus champion... 2009 Gold West shot put and discus champion... Three-time Colorado state champion in both discus and shot put... Lived in Salida, Colo., and attended Salida High School for two years before transferring to Buena Vista High School for his junior and senior years. PERSONAL Son of Jared and Lisa Finley... Born in Kansas City, Mo... Father, Jared, was a high school state discus champion at Wyandotte in Kansas City, Mo., and also threw discus for the University of Wyoming... Has twin sisters, Matia and Rebecca... Majoring in film/acting.

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SWANEPOEL Sophomore| Javelin | 6-1 Olathe, Kan. (Shawnee Mission South HS) Collegiate Bests Outdoor

Javelin

73.60m (241-06ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Earned All-American honors with his fifth-place finish in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/8), hitting a mark of 72.24m (237-0 ft.)... Moved to fourth in the all-time school record book with his throw of 73.60m (241-06 ft.) at the Kansas Relays (4/22), placing second... Took fourth in the javelin at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/13), hitting a mark of 67.14m (220-03 ft.)... Lone javelin victory of the season came at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with a throw of 67.83m (222-06 ft.)... Qualified for Nationals by way of a ninth-place finish at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26) with a top throw of 69.36m (227-06 ft.). HIGH SCHOOL Competed in track, football and wrestling at Shawnee Mission South... 2008-10 Kansas 6A State Champion in the javelin... Kansas Relays Champion in the javelin in 2008 and 2010... 2008-10 javelin district and league champion... Member of the Shawnee Mission South district, league and state championship teams in 2008... Holds the Shawnee Mission South and Kansas state record in the javelin with a throw of 238-04 ft... Member of the 2008-09 USA U-18 and U-20 rugby team.

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WASINGER

Collegiate Bests 800m 1,000m 1,500m Mile 3,000m 5,000m Indoor 2:30.03 4:09.83 8:27.04 Outdoor 1:28.54 3:44.89 8:24.26 13:34.19 2011 CROSS COUNTRY Did not compete due to injury. 2011 OUTDOOR Earned All-American Honorable Mention honors in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Championships (6/11), placing 14th with a time of 3:55.63... Recorded a personal-best time in the 1,500 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/23), taking the title with a time of 3:44.89... Placed third in the 1,500 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/15) with a time of 3:45.55... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 1,500 meters with an eighthplace finish at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/28), collecting a time of 3:46.49... Notched a personal best in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with a time 8:24.26, placing second... Earned a secondplace finish in the 1,500 meters at the Texas Relays (4/8), crossing the finish line in 3:48.14. 2011 INDOOR Won the mile at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/14) with a time of 4:14.01, a season best... Competed in both the mile and the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (2/25), placing 13th in the mile with a time of 4:15.22 and finishing 31st in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:37.43... Top 3,000-meter time of the season came at the ISU Classic (2/12), crossing the finish line in 8:36.57 and placing 22nd. 2010 CROSS COUNTRY The Jayhawks’ No. 1 performer for the second-consecutive season...Was the top Kansas finisher in all five meets he competed in... Was the first Kansas male to compete at the NCAA Championship meet (11/22) Use your smart phone to scan since 2007, where he finished 233rd with a 10K time 33:02.7... Only and check Donny’s updated stats Jayhawk to break the 25:00 mark in an 8K meet, which he accomplished throughout the 2012 season. twice... Collected first collegiate win at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), crossing the finish line in an 8K time of 25:17.45... Top 8K time of the season came at the ISU Pre-National meet (10/16) with a mark of 24:33.70, placing 47th... Earned All-Big 12 honors with a 13th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships (10/30), crossing the finish line in 24:40.04... With his finish at the Big 12 Championships, he became just the fifth Jayhawk in history to be Kansas’ top finisher in three-straight conference meets... Earned an at-large spot at the NCAA Championship meet by way of a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/13), running a 10K time of 30:05.30, a career best... USTFCCCA All-Region selection. 2010 OUTDOOR Notched three first-place victories and competed in two events at the Big 12 Championships... Set a team best and personal record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13.34 at the Big 12 Championships (5/16), finishing in 15th... Finished eighth in the 1,500 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/15), running a time of 3:49.55... Finished first and set a personal record in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:28.73 at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/27)... Ran a 3:51.55 1,500 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/17), finishing first. 2010 INDOOR Competed the Big 12 Championships (2/27) in both the 1,000 meters and the 3,000 meters, notching personalbest times in both races, finishing in 14th in 1,000 meters with a team-best time of 2:30.03 and finishing in 24th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:27.84... His best finish of the year came at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29), placing first and earning a time of 4:14.41... Ran KU’s fastest mile of the season at the Husker Invitational (2/6) with a time of 4:13.62. 2009 CROSS COUNTRY Had a highly impressive sophomore season, as he was the Jayhawks’ No. 1 finisher in all six meets and was one of only two KU athletes to run a sub-25:00 8K throughout the season...Was the runner up at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/12), crossing the finish line in 26:05.30... Ran a career-best 8K time of 24:38.10 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), where he finished 42nd overall in a field of 236 runners...Took 35th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/14) with a career-best 10K time of 31:58.20. 2008 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in all six meets as a true freshman, while leading the team in four of six races, including the final three meets of the season... Placed fifth in his debut at the Bob Timmons Classic in an 8K time of 25:56... Recorded a 19th-place finish at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with an 8K time of 28:07.80... Finished in 28th place at the Big 12 Championships after running a personal-best 8K time of 25:17.63... Led the Jayhawks at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 10K time of 32:09.80 to place 28th. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in both cross country and track...Two-year letterman in both swimming and Nordic skiing... 2007 state champion in cross country... Conference champion in cross country in 2007... Cross country state runner-up in 2006... Was named cross country team MVP three times (2005-07)... All-conference selection in cross country all four years (2004-07)...Three-time cross country all-state selection (2005-07)...Was named allconference in track all four years (2005-08)... Back-to-back state champion in both the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters (2007-08)... Broke the state record in the 1,600 with his 2008 state championship performance... State runner-up in the 3,200 meters in 2006. PERSONAL Son of Tony and Marti Wasinger... Born in St. Louis, Mo... Majoring in pre-sport management.

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3,000m 8:36.37 8:48.03

JOSH

ALEX

BADEN

BISHOP

RS-Jr. | Distance | 5-10 Colby, Kan. (Colby HS)

Sophomore | Pole Vault | 5-10 Scottsdale, Ariz. (Brophy College Prep HS)

5,000m 14:53.89 14:40.73

10,000m 30:47.37

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Pole Vault 5.00m (16-04.75ft.) 5.15m (16-10.75ft.)

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in five of the team’s seven meets and posted a career-best 8K time coming at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), finished in 25:00.50... Finished 45th at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) with a time of 25:03.3... Took ninth place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a time of 27:17.93 to help Kansas win the team title... Finished 34th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 10K time of 32:16.15... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2011 OUTDOOR Recorded a personal-best vault of 5.15 meters (16-10.75 ft.) at the Kansas Relays (4/22) to earn fourth place... Took sixth place at the Big 12 Championships (5/14) after clearing 5.13 meters (16-10 ft.)... Registered his best individual finish of third place at two different events, the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) with a mark of 4.93 meters (16-02 ft.) and the 2011 OUTDOOR Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with a vault of Recorded personal bests in both the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter 4.90 meters (16-00.75 ft.).

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events...Ran his career-best 5,000 race at the Kansas Relays (4/21) to earn second place with a time of 14:40.73... Posted a career-best time 8:48.03 at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) to finish in 14th place... Competed in the 10K at the Big 12 Championships (5/13) and finished 26th with a time of 31:35.42... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

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2011 INDOOR Recorded a personal-best time of 8:36.37 in the 3,000-meter event at the Big 12 Championships (2/26) to finish 28th... Took second place at both the Missouri Dual (1/14) and the Jayhawk Classic (1/28) with times of 8:41.20 and 8:42.52, respectively... Participated in the 5,000 meters at the ISU Classic (2/12) and finished 25th with a time of 14:59.46.

2011 INDOOR Cleared five meters in the pole vault three times during the season, including at the Big 12 Championships (2/25) to earn seventh place... Claimed second place at the New Balance Invitational (2/5) and third place your smart phone to scan and at the Missouri Dual with vaults of five meters... Took Use check Alex’s updated stats throughsecond place at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a out the 2012 season. vault of 4.90 meters (16-00.75 ft.)... Finished third in the pole vault at the Tyson Invitational (2/12) with a mark of 4.90 meters (16-00.75 ft.).

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in swimming and diving, along with four years of track, at Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz... Earned Most Valuable Athlete for the pole vault in 2008 and 2010... Holds the school record in the pole vault with a vault of 5.00 meters (16-4.75 ft.)... Three-time 5A regional champion in the pole vault... 5A state champion his 2010 INDOOR senior year... Nike national champion in the pole vault... Earned a fourth-place finish Ran a season best 8:45.80 in the 3,000 meters in route to a 43rd-place finish in the Big 12 Championships in the Great Southwest Region... Earned eighth place at the 2010 Junior Nationals. 2010 OUTDOOR At the Big 12 Championships (5/16), ran his career best in the 5,000 meters with a time 14:50.37... Finished seventh in the 3,000 meters in the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/27), marking his best time of the season at 8:46.77.

(2/27)... Had his highest 3,000-meter finish of the season in the Jayhawk Classic (1/29), running a time of 8:50.70, finishing second... His personal best in the 5,000 meters came in the Husker Invitational (2/5), PERSONAL running in a time of 14:53.89 and finishing in third place.

Son of Michael and Kathleen Bishop... Undecided on a major.

2009 CROSS COUNTRY Was a member of the Jayhawks’ travel squad for much of the season, competing in five of six meets... Posted a season-best 8K time of 25:47.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/30), where he finished sixth on the squad and 82nd overall in a field of 245 competitors... Ran a 25:59.30 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17)... Competed at the Big 12 Championships, posting an 8K time of 27:04.58 to take 71st place.

AARON

BLEVINS

2009 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

Freshman | Pole Vault | 6-1 Mayetta, Kan. (Royal Valley HS)

2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2008 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Competed in both cross country and track at Colby High School... Runner-up at the 2007 Kansas Class 4A State Cross Country Championships... All-state as a senior in 2007... Member of the Kansas all-state academic team in 2006 and 2007... NWKL Academic All-League 2004-07... Selected to the all-league team in 2004 and 2005... Runner-up in the 3,200 meters at the 2008 Kansas Track and Field State Championships... Placed third in the 1,600 meters at the 2008 state track and field meet... Finished in third place at state in the 800 meters... Fourth place in the 1,600 meters at the 2007 state track and field meet... Placed third in the 3,200 meters at the 2007 state meet... Sixth place at state in 2006 as a sophomore in the 3,200 meters. PERSONAL Son of Leo and Janice Baden... Born in Superior, Neb... High school valedictorian... Graduated with a bachelor’s in math in the fall of 2011 and is currently enrolled in the master’s math program at KU.

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Pole Vault 4.42m (14-6.00ft.) HIGH SCHOOL Competed in football and track and field at Royal Valley High School in Hoyt, Kan... School record holder in the pole vault with a mark of (14-06 ft.)... 4A State Champion in the pole vault his junior year (2010)... Took second place at 4A State Championships in 2011 and third place as a sophomore in 2009... 4A state finalist in the 400-meter dash his junior year... All-state running back and defensive back in football both his junior and senior seasons... Named to the Topeka Capital-Journal AllAcademic Team... Governor’s Scholar... Kansas Honor Scholar... School valedictorian.

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PERSONAL Son of Margaret and Tim Blevins... Has two siblings, Adam (20) and Elizabeth (16)... Plans to major in aerospace engineering.

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CASEY Freshman | Pole Vault | 6-2 Gardner, Kan. (Gardner-Edgerton HS) High School Bests Outdoor

PERSONAL Son of Marc and Sandy Bradshaw... Born in Dodge City, Kan... Majoring in finance... Was salutatorian of his high school class.

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BOWEN

HIGH SCHOOL Track team MVP and top point leader as a sophomore, junior and senior... State champion in the 110-meter hurdles as a senior... Runner-up at the state championships in the 300-meter hurdles as a senior... Placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles at the state championships his junior season... Finished third in the 300-meter hurdles at the state championships as a junior... Fourth place as a sophomore in the 110-meter hurdles at the state championships... Was named a state scholar for his academic success.

Pole Vault 5.20m (17-00.75ft.)

HIGH SCHOOL Kansas 5A state pole vault champion his senior year with a meet-record height clearance of 16-06 ft... School record holder with a top vault of 17-01 ft., which is also second-best all-time in the state of Kansas and ranked fifth in the nation in 2011. PERSONAL Son of Mark and Jane Bowen... Has two older brothers, Justin (23) and Derek (27)... Undecided on major. Use your smart phone to scan and check Casey’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season.

ISAAC

BRADSHAW REID

RS-Jr./Sr.| Hurdles | 5-11 Jetmore, Kan. (Jetmore HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

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60mH 8.76 -

BUCHANAN Freshman | Distance | 6-1 Manhattan, Kan. (Manhattan HS)

400mH 55.11 55.15

2011 OUTDOOR Ran a personal-best 55.15 400-meter hurdles in a ninth-place finish at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16)...Took 23rd place in the 400-meter hurdles at the Kansas Relays (4/22), crossing the finish line in 55.97... Best individual finish was sixth place in the 400-meter hurdles at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) with a time of 57.20. 2011 INDOOR Best 400-meter time of the season was 51.49 and came at the ISU NCAA Qualifier (3/5) in 21st-place finish... Placed third in the 60-meter hurdles at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual Use your smart phone to scan and (1/14) with a personal-best time of 8.76... Earned a fourth- check Isaac’s updated stats throughplace finish in the 400-meters at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8), out the 2012 season. crossing the finish line in 53.28.

High School Bests Outdoor

800m 1:53.15

1,600m 4:16.81

3,200m 9:24.30

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in four of the Jayhawks’ seven meets, finishing in the team’s top five twice... Was KU’s fifth finisher at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), placing 49th with a season-best 8K time of 25:09.2... Placed 59th overall at the Midwest Regionals (11/12), completing the 10K in 32:50.10... Competed in the Roy Griak Invitational (11/24), placing 85th with an 8K time of 25:29.70.

HIGH SCHOOL Took three titles (3,200m, 1,600m, 800m) at the 2011 Use your smart phone to scan and Kansas 6A State Track and Field Meet... Notched a check Reid’s updated stats through2010 OUTDOOR fifth-place finish at the 2010 6A state cross country out the 2012 season. Competed in the 400-meter hurdles at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/27) and recorded his meet... Took all-state cross country honors his junior personal best with a time of 55.52, en route to an eighth-place finish. year (2009)... Holds three school records: 3,200m (9:24), 800m (1:53.1) and 5K cross country (15:46)... State champion in the 1,600 meters his junior year (2010)... 2010 INDOOR Finished fifth in the gold division at the 2010 Rim Rock Classic, crossing the finish Ran in the 400 meters at the ISU-NCAA Qualifier (3/5), setting his personal best and notching line in a time of 15:47... Academic All-State selection in 2009 and 2010. a 21st-place finish with a time of 51.11... Had his highest finish of the season (fourth) at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of 53.32. PERSONAL Son of Shelley and Mike Buchanan... Has an older sister, Molly (21)... Plans to major 2009 OUTDOOR in electrical engineering. Competed at the Kansas Relays (4/17), where he posted a 400-meter hurdle time of 58.68. 2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

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AUSTIN

NICK

BUSSING

CANTON

RS-Jr. | Distance | 6-1 Houston, Texas (James E. Taylor HS)

Senior | High Jump | 6-5 Fowler, Kan. (Fowler HS)

Collegiate Bests 1,500m Mile 3,000m 5,000m 10,000m SC Collegiate Bests Indoor Indoor 4:14.34 8:23.49 Outdoor 3:54.96 8:25.76 15:24.52 31:5512 9:05.28 Outdoor

High Jump 2.10m (6-10.75ft.) 2.11m (6-11.00ft.)

Decathlon 5,771

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in five of the Jayhawks’ seven meets and was KU’s top finisher in three events... Ran a season-best 8K time at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) finishing in 24:22.5 to place 22nd... Was KU’s top finisher at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/12), completing the 10K in 32:07.40 and finishing 32nd... Placed third at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a 8K time of 27:02.35... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2011 OUTDOOR Recorded personal-best high jump mark of 2.11 meters (6-11.00 ft.) at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14), finishing fifth... Won the high jump at the Kansas Relays (4/20) on a clearance of 2.09 meters (6-10.25 ft.)... Competed in the decathlon at the Kansas Relays (4/20) collecting a point total of 5,771 and finishing third... Earned a spot in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/27) but did not place... Took the high jump title at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) with a mark 2011 OUTDOOR of 2.06 meters (6-09 ft.)... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Recorded a personal best 8:25.76 3,000-meter time at the Razor- First Team. back Spring Invitational (4/2), placing fourth... Competed in both the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor 2011 INDOOR Use your smart phone to scan Championships (5/15), placing sixth in the steeplechase with a time of Earned three high jump titles throughout the season with his top Use your smart phone to scan and and check Austin’s updated stats 9:07.43 and finishing the 5,000 meters in a personal-best 15:24.52... performance coming at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), clear- check Nick’s updated stats throughthroughout the 2012 season. Earned a personal best in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Payton ing a personal-best height of 2.10 meters (6-10.75 ft.)... Competed out the 2012 season. Jordan Invitational (5/1), crossing the finish line in 9:05.28 to place in the high jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25), 21st... Finished sixth in the 1,500 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/23) with a time of 3:56.44... Selected to the placing 11th with a mark of 2.01 meters (6-07 ft.)...Took fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 8.88 at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14)...Won the high jump with a leap of 2.00 meters (6-06.75 ft.) at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/4). 2011 INDOOR Competed in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25) finishing in a time of 8:37.05 to place 30th... Season’s top 3,000-meter time came at the ISU Classic (2/12), crossing the finish line in 8:34.18 and placing 20th... Notched two runner-up performances in the mile run, the first at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14) with a time of 4:17.21 and the second coming at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28) in 4:20.26.

2010 OUTDOOR Finished third in the high jump at the Texas Relays (4/3), setting the team’s season best mark and a personal record with a jump of 2.06m (6-09.00 ft.)... Competed at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/27) and finished first in the high jump with a mark of 2.05m (6-08.75 ft.).

2010 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in five meets for the Jayhawks, finishing among the top three KU finishers in all but one race... Top finish came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), where he finished fifth with an 8K time of 26:06.09... Notched a career-best 8K time at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (10/16), placing 132nd in 25:21.00... Finished 48th at his second Big 12 Championships meet (10/30), crossing the finish line in 25:46.96... Ran in his first Midwest Regional meet (11/13), running a 10K time of 32:02.34 and finishing 82nd... Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team for second-consecutive season.

2010 INDOOR Competed in the Big 12 Championships (2/27) and placed ninth in the high jump, recording a height of 2.05m (6-08.75ft.)... Recorded his highest finish of the year at the Arkansas Final Qualifier (3/5), placing second on a jump of 2.05m (6-08.75 ft.).

2009 OUTDOOR Finished fifth in the high jump at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/11) with a mark of 1.95 meters (6-04.75 ft.)... Jumped a season-best 2.00 meters (6-06.75 ft.) at Drake Relays (4/25) and Big 12 2010 OUTDOOR Recorded the team’s season best and a personal record in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Championships (5/16), where he placed 12th and 13th, respectively. Invitational (5/1)... Ran the 1,500 meters in 3:54.96 at the Kansas Relays (4/15), finishing in sixth place. 2010 INDOOR Finished fourth in the 3,000 meters at the Husker Invitational (2/6) with a time of 8:23.49, a personal best... Competed in the mile run at the ISU-NCAA Qualifier, finishing eighth and recording a personal-best time of 4:14.34.

2009 INDOOR Led the team in the high jump with a mark of 2.09 meters (6-10.25 ft.), which he accomplished at the ISU NCAA Qualifier (3/7)... Took ninth at the Big 12 Championships after clearing 2.05 meters (6-08.75 ft.)... Placed third at the KU vs. MU Dual (1/16) with a jump of 1.98 meters (6-06.00 ft.). HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman in track and field... State champion in the high jump as a junior (6-06 ft.) and senior (6-08 ft.)... Regional champion in the high jump as a junior and senior... League champion in the high jump as a sophomore, junior and senior... Placed third at the league championships in the 110-meter hurdles as a senior... Third-place finisher in the triple jump at the state championships as a senior... Competed in the high jump at the Kansas Relays as a junior and senior, placing fifth his junior year... State and regional runner-up in the high jump as a sophomore... Lettered three years in basketball... Member of the National Honor Society.

2009 CROSS COUNTRY Was among the Jayhawks’ top-five finishers in five of the six meets in which he competed... Posted a career-best 8K time of 25:26 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), where he also had a season-best team finish of third, while placing 62nd overall... Clocked in at 25:30 at the ISU PreNationals Invitational (10/17) to take 123rd... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/31), finishing in 62nd in an 8K time of 26:44.50... Selected as a member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. PERSONAL Son of Sara Hayes and Robert Canton... Born in North Little Rock, Ark... Majoring sociology... 2009 OUTDOOR Aunt, Elissa Mayo; grandfather, Greg Bunyan; great uncle, Bill Bunyan; great grandmother, Loraine Utilized redshirt season. 2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

Gregory; great grandfather, William Price Bunyan II and great-great grandmother, Margaret Sheldon all attended the University of Kansas... Has enlisted in the army for a special forces contract and will begin service following graduation.

2008 CROSS COUNTRY Ran unattached at the Bob Timmons Classic, finishing in 16th place with an 8K time of 26:59.60... Ran a 26:50 (8K) at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree... Recorded a personal-best 8K time of 26:36.30 to finish 91st in the Men’s Open Race at the ISU Pre-Nationals. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman in both track and cross country... Team captain of his cross country team as a junior and senior... Qualified for state as a senior in 2007... Regional qualifier 2005-07... Three-year regional track qualifier... A two-time team MVP in track... Was a four-year academic/ athletic all-star. PERSONAL Full name is Greg Austin Bussing... Son of Greg and Dorothy Bussing... Born in St. Louis, Mo... Majoring in English.

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TAYLOR Freshman | Throws | 6-5 Excelsior, Kan. (Minnetonka HS) High School Bests Outdoor

Discus 48.36m (158-08ft.)

Shot Put 14.91m (48-11.00ft.)

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner in track and a two year letterwinner in football… 4-time all-conference selection in the discus… Won true-team state discus his senior year with a personal best throw of 158-8ft.

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DAWSON

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track all four years... Named to the 2009 all-region cross country team... 2009 cross country district champion... Placed second in the state championship cross country meet as a senior... Placed second in the 800 meters at regionals... Holds the school record in the 800m, 1,600m and 400m... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Son of David and Anne Day... Has two brothers and one sister... Wants to compete in a triathlon after he graduates... Father played football at Furman University... Majoring in business.

PERSONAL Son of Roger and Marie Dawson… Has one younger brother, Greg (16)… Mother, Marie, atUse your smart phone to scan tended KU… Plans to major in architecture. and check Taylor’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season.

ERIC

DYSON CONNER

RS-Jr. | Distance | 5-11 Fountain Valley, Calif. (Fountain Valley HS)

DAY RS-Fr. | Distance | 6-0 Fairview, Texas (Lovejoy HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

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5,000m 16:21.62

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in five of the Jayhawks’ seven meets... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), placing 69th overall with a season-best 8K time of 26:02.8... Was KU’s No. 5 finisher at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), completing the 6K in 20:11.30 and placing 11th overall... Earned 16th place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), crossing the finish line with an 8K time Use your smart phone to scan of 27:59.18... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 and check Conner’s updated stats Second Team. throughout the 2012 season. 2011 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

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3,000m 8:50.99 8:50.97

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2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in four meets for the Jayhawks in his first full season with the team... Best individual finish was 12th-place at the Bill Easton Classic (9/3) where he finished the 6K in 20:16.20... Season’s best 8K time was 26:10 in a 51st-place finish in the B-Race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14). 2011 OUTDOOR Placed third in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2), finishing in a time of 9:46.37... Ran a 8:50.97 3,000 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) to finish fourth. HIGH SCHOOL Ran for Coach Martin Barratti at Fountain Valley High School. Use your smart phone to scan and PERSONAL Son of Deryl and Patsy Dyson... Has an older sister, check Eric’s updated stats throughEmily (24)... Majoring in audiology... After college he out the 2012 season. plans on attending graduate school in San Diego.

2011 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2010 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

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DALEN

PHILLIP

FINK

FREEMAN

Sophomore | Mid. Distance | 5-9 O’Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt HS)

Freshman | Distance | 5-9 Rogers, Ark. (Rogers HS)

600yd 1:13.04 -

800m 1:52.23 1:52.79

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800m 2:16.05

1,600m 4:29.00

3,200m 10:03.37

2011 OUTDOOR 2011 CROSS COUNTRY Top 800-meter time of the season came at the Big Utilized redshirt season. 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14), running a time of 1:52.79 for a 10th-place finish... Competed at the HIGH SCHOOL USA Junior Championships (5/24) and ran his fastArkansas state meet qualifier his junior and senior est 800-meter time of the year, crossing the finish line years in both cross country and track... Personal bests: in 1:52.68 and finishing ninth overall... Placed fifth in 5K - 16:10, 1,600m - 4:29, 3,200m - 10:03.37. the 800 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16), crossing the finish line in 1:52.80... Member of the PERSONAL Use your smart phone to scan 4x400-meter relay team that placed 18th at the NCAA Use your smart phone to scan Son of Jeff and Sabrina Freeman... Plans to major in and check Dalen’s updated stats West Prelims (5/28) with a time of 3:10.79... Named and check Phillip’s updated stats marketing... After college aspires to become the CEO throughout the 2012 season. throughout the 2012 season. to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team. of adidas. 2011 INDOOR Earned three first-place finishes throughout the indoor season... Best 800-meter time of the season came at the ISU NCAA Qualifier (3/5), crossing the finish line in 1:52.23 and placing 11th... Won the 600 yards at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a season-best time of 1:13.04... Competed in the 800 meters at the Big 12 Championships (2/25), placing 14th with a time of 1:57.96.

ALEX

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in soccer and track at Fort Zumwalt North... 2009-2010 captain and MVP of his track team... 2010 Missouri 4A state champion in the 800m... Holds the school record in the 4x800, and the 4x400... Fourth-place finish in the high school boys 800m at the 2010 Kansas Relays... Voted to the All-St. Louis Metro First Team for track and field.

GALLI Freshman | Distance | 5-8 Lebanon, Pa. (Cedaer Crest HS)

PERSONAL Son of Troy and Tracie Fink... Has one brother and one sister... Majoring in mechanical engineering

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800m 1:55.87

1,600m 4:26.16

3,200m 9:28.93

5,000m 15:55.46

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL League and district cross country champion his senior year... Member of state champion 4x800-meter relay team his junior year... Member of district champion 4x400-meter relay team both his senior and junior years...PTXC Invitational Champion in 2009. Use your smart phone to scan and check Alex’s updated stats through- PERSONAL out the 2012 season. Son of Bruce and Kathy Galli... Has two older sib-

lings, Alyna (22) and Bruce (21)... Plans to major in physics and astronomy... Father, Bruce, attended KU.

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GABE

GIANCANA

GONZALEZ

Sophomore | High Jump | 5-10 Topeka, Kan. (Topeka West HS)

Freshman | Distance | 5-7 Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

High Jump 2.01m (6-07.00ft.) 2.05m (6-08.75ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Cleared a high jump personal-best 2.05 meters (6-08.75 ft.) at the Kansas Relays (4/23), finishing fifth... Placed 11th in the high jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14) with a mark of 2.01 meters (6-07 ft.)... Tied for second after a clearance of 2.03 meters (6-08 ft.) in the high jump at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16).

High School Bests Outdoor

1,600m 4:16.74

3,200m 9:18.00

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

2011 INDOOR Top high jump mark of the season came at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/26) with a mark of 2.01 Use your smart phone to scan and meters (6-07 ft.) and a 14th-place finish... Won the check Nick’s updated stats throughhigh jump at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/4) out the 2012 season. with a leap of 2.00 meters (6-06.75 ft.)... Took fourth in the long jump at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14) with a mark of 6.23 meters (20-05.35 ft.).

HIGH SCHOOL 7A cross country state champion in both his junior and senior years (2009, 2010)... 2011 state champion in the indoor and outdoor 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters... School record holder in the 1,600 meters (4:16) and the 3,200 meters (9:18). Use your smart phone to scan and

PERSONAL check Gabe’s updated stats throughSon of Orsy and Rosa Gonzalez... Has a younger out the 2012 season. brother, Romario... Undecided on major... Aspires to be a high school coach following college.

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in football and track at Topeka West... 2009 and 2010 Centennial League champion in the high jump... 2009 and 2010 5A regional champion... 2009 and 2010 5A state champion (6-10.00 ft.)... 2008 5A regional runner-up... Earned sixthplace in the 5A state meet at a sophomore... Honor Roll member all four years.

JOSH

PERSONAL Son of Marcus and Rebecca Giancana... Plans to major in physical therapy.

So./RS-Fr. | Distance | 5-10 Blair, Neb. (Blair HS)

REGAN

GILBERT Freshman | Pole Vault | 5-9 Harker Heights, Texas (Harker Heights HS) High School Bests Outdoor

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NICK

Pole Vault 5.03m (16-06ft.)

HARSIN

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2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks, earning two top-20 finishes... Finished 19th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with an 8K time of 28:25.70... Completed the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3) 6K in 20:37.00 to finish 20th... Competed at the Roy Griak Invitational (9/24), placing 196th with a season-best 8K time of 27:19.40. 2011 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2011 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL Texas state pole vault runner-up in 2011... 2010 Nike All-American... Cleared a height of 16-06 ft. his senior year, which ranked 16th in the nation in 2011... Qualified for the Texas state regionals as a freshman.

3,000m 9:30.38 -

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2010 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track all four years, lettered in basketball twice... Member of the 2009 and 2010 4x800m state championship relay teams... 2008 Nebraska Class B Cross Country state champion... Member of the National Honor Society and the honor roll... Named Academic All-State in track and cross country.

PERSONAL Son of Kevin and Tammy Gilbert... Has an older sister, Laney (20)... Undecided on major. Use your smart phone to scan and check Regan’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season.

PERSONAL Son of Darren and Sue Harsin... Has two brothers... Father, Darren, competed in track and cross country and Doane College... Brother, Zach, competed in track and cross country at Nebraska Wesleyan... Undecided on major.

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KEVIN

PATRICK

HAYS

HELMICK

Junior | Pole Vault | 6-0 Independence, Mo. (Truman HS)

So. | Middle Distance | 6-2 Lincoln, Del. (Milford Senior HS)

Pole Vault 4.30m (14-01.25ft.) 4.48m (14-08.25ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Placed 14th at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) with a personal-best height of 4.48 meters (14-08.25 ft.)... Cleared 4.15 meters (13-07.25 ft.) to finish 10th at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2). 2011 INDOOR Cleared a personal-best height of 4.30 meters (14-01.25 ft.) at both the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) and the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), finishing fifth and ninth, respectively. 2010 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2010 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

800m 1:59.00 2:00.75

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2011 OUTDOOR Competed in one event for the Jayhawks on the season, finishing 51st in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.75 at the Kansas Relays (4/21). 2011 INDOOR Ran a season-best 800-meter time of 1:59.00 at the ISU NCAA Qualifier (3/5), finishing 27th... Earned a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14) with a time of 2:01.12... Ran in the 1,000 meters at the Bob Timmons Challenge Use your smart phone to scan (12/4), crossing the finish line in 2:40.97 to place Use your smart phone to scan and check Patrick’s updated stats and check Kevin’s updated stats sixth. throughout the 2012 season.

throughout the 2012 season.

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country, baseball and track at Milford Senior High School... AT NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE 2006 cross country Rookie of the Year... 2007-09 cross country captain... Competed in the pole vault during the 2008-09 seasons, recording a personal-best vault of 14-01 ft. 2007-09 all-conference cross country selection... 2009 cross country conference champion... Member of the 2008-09 4x400m conference championship relay HIGH SCHOOL Qualified for the state championships in the pole vault his junior year... A state qualifier in basketball his team... 2009-10 track conference champion... Holds the school record in the senior season... Named to the all-area football team as a quarterback in 2008... A member of National mile (4:28)... Holds the 4x400m school record with a split of 1:55... Member of Honor Society and on the honor roll. the honor roll all eight semesters. PERSONAL PERSONAL Son of Tom and Becky Hays... Father, Tom, is the vertical jumps coach at Kansas... Brother, Ryan, was Son of Eugene and Holly Helmick... Has one older brother... Plans to major in also a member of the pole vault squad at KU... Grandfather, Howard, also attended KU... Majoring in pre-dental biology. exercise science.

ALEX

HERMES Sophomore | Sprints | 6-2 Paola, Kan. (Paola HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

60m 7.22 -

100m 11.05

200m 23.18 22.13

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2011 OUTDOOR Placed 13th in the 100 meters at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6) with a wind-aided time of 11.05... Season’s top 200-meter time was 22.13 at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6)...Top individual finish of the season came at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with an 11.12 100 meters that placed eighth. 2011 INDOOR Ran to a second-place finish in the 60 meters with a personalbest time of 7.22 at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8)... Finished fifth in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 23.18... Ran a 51.25 400 meters en route to a 10th-place finish at the ISU Use your smart phone to scan and NCAA Qualifier (3/5). check Alex’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season.

HIGH SCHOOL Earned three letters each in soccer and track at Paola High... Was a team captain in track his senior year... Holds the school record in the 4x100 (10.66)... Qualified for state in the 4x400m, 200m, 100m and 4x100m... 2010 regional 200m champion (21.9)... Member of the 2009 and 2010 league and state championships teams. PERSONAL Son of Gilbert Hermes and Joanne Cowan... Has four brothers and one sister... Both parents attended KU... Majoring in industrial design... Plans to become a car designer after school.

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HESTER

HOAG

Freshman | Sprints | 5-11 St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood Central HS)

Freshman | High Jump | 6-2 Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS)

200m 21.50

400m 47.42

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MICHAEL

High Jump 1.95m (6-04.75ft.) HIGH SCHOOL 2011 Kansas 6A state champion in the high jump... Jumped under head coach Steve Heffernan, a KU track & field alumnus, at Lawrence Free State HS... Set a Lawrence Free State record with a mark of 6-05 ft... Placed seventh in the high jump at the Kansas state championships as a junior... Member of the National Honor Society.

HIGH SCHOOL 2011 Missouri state champion in both the 200m (21.50) and the 400m (47.42)... Set Hazelwood Central school records in the 200m, 400m and the 4x400meter relay... Captain of team that won three-straight Missouri state titles... AAU 400-meter champion in 2010 and 2011 with the St. Louis Blues Track Club.

PERSONAL Son of Chuck and Lisa Hoag... Has three siblings: TayPERSONAL lor (23), Chase (21) and Courtney (16)... Grandfather, Son of Michael and Deborah Hester...Has two oldUse your smart phone to scan and Use your smart phone to scan Charlie, competed in football and track for KU and was a check Mike’s updated stats through- er sisters, Ashley (25) and Michelle (20)... Cousin is and check Austin’s updated stats member of the 1952 NCAA Champion basketball team... out the 2012 season. Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears... Majoring in throughout the 2012 season. Father, Chuck, and mother, Lisa, each attended KU... Maexercise science. joring in sport management.

DANIEL

HITMAN Senior | Javelin | 6-2 Ocean, N.J. (Ocean Township HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

Javelin 52.44m (172-05ft.)

COLIN

JOKISCH

2011 OUTDOOR Recorded a personal-best javelin mark of 52.54m (172-00 ft.) at the Kansas Relays (4/22), finishing 19th... Placed seventh in the javelin with a mark of 50.22m (165-09 ft.) at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2). 2010 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. Use your smart phone to scan and check Dan’s updated stats through- HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain out the 2012 season.

at Ocean Township High School... 2007 New Jersey Group 3 State Champion in the javelin, took third in 2006... Crowned the 2007 Central Jersey Group 3 Champion and Monmouth County Champion in the javelin... First-Team All-Group 3 selection and second-team all-conference in 2007... Took eighth place at the 2007 Penn Relays... Shore Conference Champion in the javelin in 2006, runner-up in 2007... Competed at the 2006 and 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals, where he finished 25th and 18th, respectively.

Junior | Distance | 6-2 De Soto, Kan. (Desoto HS/Cowley County CC) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

1,500m 4:14.32

Mile 4:30.70 -

3,000m 9:15.33 -

5,000m 15:33.50

SC 9:49.89

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in two meets for the Jayhawks, notching top-25 finishes in both... Top 8K of the season came at the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with a 16th-place finish in a time of 27:29.81... Took 22nd at the Missouri XC Challenge (9/10), completing the 8K in 28:42.85.

COWLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2009-11) 2010 NJCAA conference, regional and national champion... 2010 3K steeple qualifier... 2011 3K steeple and 5K qualifier... Personal PERSONAL bests: 15:33 in the 5K (2011) and 9:50 in the 3K steeple (2010). Son of David and Patty Hitman... Pursuing a double major in history and health and Use your smart phone to scan and check Colin’s updated stats through- HIGH SCHOOL physical education, with a minor in geography. out the 2012 season. Four-time cross country state qualifier at DeSoto High School... Placed fifth in the 4A 1,600m with a time of 4:29... Placed sixth in the 4A 3,200m with a time of 10:02. PERSONAL Son of Dave and Linda Jokisch... Has two sisters, Sarah (24) and Hannah (18)... Sister, Hannah, plays softball for Missouri S&T... Majoring in organism biology.

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600yd 1:13.81 -

SAM

BRIAN

JONES JON

KATZFEY

RS-So./Jr | Mid. Distance | 5-11 RS-So./Jr. Ozark, M Mo. HS) (Ozark H

Freshman | Horizontal Jumps | 6-1 Eudora, Kan. (Eudora HS)

600m 1:21.22 -

800m 1:53.68 1:53.79

2011 OUTDOOR Earned a personal-best 800m time of 1:53.89 at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6), finishing 18th... Competed in the 800m at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14), placing 24th with a time of 2:03.43... Finished fourth in the 800m at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29), crossing the finish line in 1:56.60. 2011 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. Use your smart phone to scan and check Sam’s updated stats through- 2010 OUTDOOR out the 2012 season.

Ran his season’s fastest time and a personal best at the Twilight Invitational (5/1) in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.79... Recorded his highest finish of the season in the 800 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/15) with a time of 1:55.38, finishing in sixth.

High School Bests Outdoor

Long Jump 6.57m (21-06.50ft.)

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in track, football and basketball during his four years at Eudora HS... Placed fifth in the long jump at the Kansas State meet (2011) with a mark of 20-10.50 ft... Was the runner-up in the long jump at the Kansas Regional meet (2011)... Selected to the All-State honorable mention team for football his senior year... Member of the honor roll all four years. PERSONAL

Use your smart phone to scan and check Brian’s updated stats through- Son of Jerry and Julie Katzfey... Has one brother, Jordan out the 2012 season. (21) and one sister, Austin (17)... Uncle, Rick Katzfey,

and brother, Jordan, each attended KU... Majoring in business.

2010 INDOOR Recorded the team’s season best, as well as a personal record, in the 800 meters at the ISU Classic (2/13) with a time of 1:53.68, finishing 11th... Finished first in the 600-yard dash with a time of 1:13.83 at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8)... Set a personal best at the Bill Timmons Challenge (12/5) in the 600-yard dash with a time of 1:13.81... Placed third in the 600-meter run at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a personal-best time of 1:21.22. HIGH SCHOOL Three-time all-state and four-time all-district and all-conference honoree... 2009 Missouri Class 4A 800-meter champion, where he set a personal record of 1:53.33... Runner-up in the 800 meters at the 2008 Missouri Class 4A State Meet... Won the gold medal in the 800 meters at the 2009 Great Southwest Classic in Albuqerque, N.M... Member of the runner-up 4x800 meter relay team at that same event... Finished fifth in the 400 meters at the 2008 Missouri State Meet, where he ran a personal-best 49.15... Named Freshman of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in 2006... Highest point earner for his high school team at the 2008 and 2009 state meets... Named team MVP his sophomore, junior and senior years... Also lettered in football and wresting... In football, was a second-team all-district selection as a junior and first-team all-district, all-conference and Southwest Coaches Association as a senior. PERSONAL Son of Robert and Crystal Jones... Has one brother, Preston... Majoring in exercise science.

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Shot Put 15.98m 16.20m

EVAN

KRAUSE

LANDES

RS-Sr. | Throws | 6-1 Wichita, Kan. (Campus HS)

Freshman | Distance | 6-0 Mulvane, Kan. (Mulvane HS)

Discus 46.82m

HT 42.33m

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3,200m 9:14.51

2011 OUTDOOR Competed in both the shot put and discus at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/15), placing 15th in the shot put with a mark of 15.62m (51-03.00 ft.) and hitting a season-best distance of 46.82m (153-07 ft.) in the discus to take 20th... Won the discus at the Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (3/19) with a mark of 45.02m (147-08 ft.)... Hit a personal-best distance of 16.29m (53-05.50 ft.) in the shot put at the Kansas Relays (4/22), placing fifth... Placed fourth in the hammer throw at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with a mark of 42.33m (138-10 ft.)... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Use your smart phone to scan and Second Team.

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in six meets for the Jayhawks, the most of any freshman... Was KU’s seventh finisher at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), completing the 8K in a season-best 25:50.4 to place 66th... Finished 94th at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/12), crossing the finish line with a 10K time of 33:51.04... Placed sixth and was the Jayhawks’ fifth finisher at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with an 8K time of 27:10.65.

2011 INDOOR Season-best throw in the shot put came at the New Balance Invitational (2/4) hitting a mark of 15.98m (52-05.00 ft.) and placing 16th... Competed in the shot put at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/26), finishing 15th with a top throw of 15.30m (50-02.50 ft.)... Took sixth in the shot put at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14) with a mark of 15.85m (52-00.00 ft.)...Top performance in the weight throw came at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8), an eighth-place finish with a season-best throw of 15.24m (50-00.00 ft.).

of three-time 4A state champion cross country team... School record holder in the 3,200 meters (9:14) as well as the 5K in cross country... Both records set his senior year... Two-time academic all-state.

HIGH SCHOOL

Three-time individual 4A state champion in track and Use your smart phone to scan and check Joel’s updated stats throughfield: 2010, 3,200m - 2011, 1,600m - 2011)... Member check Evan’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season. out the 2012 season.

2010 OUTDOOR Set a new personal record in the shot put with a throw of 15.98m (52-05.25 ft.) and finishing second at the John McDonnell Invitational (3/9)... Placed third at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/27) with a throw of 15.75m (51-08.25 ft.).

PERSONAL Son of Dale and Renie Landes... Has a younger sister, Erika (11)... Father, Dale, played basketball at Tabor College... Uncle, Dwight Landes, attended KU... Plans to major in exercise science.

GREG

HIGH SCHOOL Finished seventh in the shot put at the Kansas State Championships his senior year... Runner-up at regionals also during his senior year... Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class... Member of the National Honor Society.

LUPTON Freshman | Pole Vault | 5-10 Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)

PERSONAL Son of Dave and Suzanne Krause... Has one sibling, Jordan (23)... Grandfather, Roland, attended KU... Majoring in finance.

High School Bests Outdoor

Pole Vault 5.03m (16-06ft.)

HIGH SCHOOL Broke the school record in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-06 ft. his senior year... Finished fourth in the pole vault at the Texas state championships his senior year... Competed in the Texas state championships three-straight seasons... Member of state champion gymnastics team his junior year. PERSONAL Son of Brent and Anita Lupton... Has three siblings: your smart phone to scan and Kevin (22), Kathryn (20) and Lexie (15)... Sister, Kath- Use check Greg’s updated stats throughryn, competes in the hurdles for the KU track team... out the 2012 season. Parents, Brent and Anita, as well as brother, Kevin, attended KU... Majoring in sport management with a minor in business.

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600m 1:22.19 -

DOMINIQUE

KENNETH

MANLEY

McCUIN

So. | Middle Distance | 5-9 Collinsville, Ill. (Collinsville HS)

Fr. | Middle Distance | 6-1 Baltimore, Md. (Mergenthaler Vo-Tech HS)

600yd 1:11.43 -

2011 OUTDOOR Ran a season-best 1:53.05 800 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) to finish seventh... Member of 4x400meter relay team that competed at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/28), notching an 18th-place finish with a time of 3:10.79... Took 18th in the 800 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14), crossing the finish line in 1:57.22... Top individual finish of the season came at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2), a sixth-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.18.

800m 1:53.05

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300m 41.00

400m 48.88

800m 1:54.00

HIGH SCHOOL Won gold in the 800m (1:52) at the 2010 Junior Olympic Games... Placed eighth at the New York High School Nationals in the 800m, breaking the school record at 1:54. PERSONAL Son of Kenneth and Ruth McCuin... Has three sisters: Tamika (28), Octavia (21) and Kenyada (19)... Majoring in environmental science. Use your smart phone to scan and Use your smart phone to scan

2011 INDOOR check Dominique’s updated stats Earned a 14th-place finish in the 600 yards at the Big 12 throughout the 2012 season. Indoor Championships (2/25), clocking in with a time of 1:12.02... Ran a season-best 1:11.43 600 yards at the ISU Classic (2/12) to finish third... Runner-up in the 600 yards at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of 1:14.59.

and check Kenneth’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season.

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track at Collinsville High School... Holds school records in the 400m, 800m, 4x400m, and 4x800m... State champion in 800m in 2010. PERSONAL Son of Leonard D. Manley, Jr... Born in Nashville, Tenn... Has one brother and two sisters... Undecided on major.

JONATHAN

MILLER Freshman | Throws | 6-1 Tribune, Kan. (Greeley County HS) High School Bests Outdoor

Discus 50.92m (167-01ft.)

Javelin 50.40m (165-4 ft.)

HIGH SCHOOL Four-time WKLL league discus champion... Kansas state champion in the discus his junior and senior seasons... Personal best in the discus is 167-11 ft... Earned all-state football accolades... Lettered in basketball as well as track. PERSONAL Son of Brian and Shelli Miller... Has three siblings: Andrew (21), John (15) and Rebecca (14)... Father, Brian, Use your smart phone to scan played football for Garden City CC... Brother, Andrew, and check Jonathan’s updated stats attended KU. throughout the 2012 season.

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MUÑOZ

MUNSCH

RS-Fr. | Distance | 5-9 Rio Rico, Ariz. (Rio Rico HS)

Sophomore | Distance | 6-2 Hays, Kan. (Hays HS)

3,000m 8:51.75 2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in four meets for the Jayhawks... Top 8K time of the season was 26:14.9 and came at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) in a 75th-place finish... Took 11th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), finishing the 8K in 27:29.01... Ran in the B race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), placing 63rd with an 8K time of 26:23.00. 2011 OUTDOOR

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JOSE

Collegiate Bests 800m 1,000m 1,500m Mile 3,000m 5,000m Indoor 2:34.24 4:07.65 8:24.74 Outdoor 1:55.65 3:28.21 14:51.31 2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in five meets for the Jayhawks throughout his junior campaign... Was KU’s fourth finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regionals (11/12), completing the 10K in 32:49.11... Placed 51st and clocked in with a season-best 8K time of 25:10.2 at the Big 12 Championships (10/29)... Season’s best individual finish came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), crossing the 8K finish line in 27:06.66 and placing fourth... Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Use your smart phone to scan and Utilized redshirt season. check Jose’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season. 2011 INDOOR

Use your smart phone to scan and 2011 OUTDOOR check Josh’s updated stats throughRan a season-best 1,500 meters at the Payton Jordan Invi- out the 2012 season. tational (5/1), placing third with a time of 3:48.21... Placed Utilized redshirt season. 14th in the 1,500 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14), clocking in with a time of 3:53.55... Won the 3,000 meters at the Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (3/19), 2010 CROSS COUNTRY In his first season as a Jayhawk, competed in all six meets for the Crimson and Blue, notch- crossing the finish line in 8:39.29... Placed 19th in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor ing two top-10 finishes... Season-best 8K time came at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (10/16), Championships (5/15) with a time of 14:51.31... Earned a third-place finish in the 1,500 crossing the finish line in 26:09.00 and placing 194th... Finished seventh at the Missouri meters at the Kansas Relays (4/23), clocking in with a time of 3:52.32. Cross Country Challenge (9/11), running an 8K time of 26:21.75... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/30), notching a 62nd-place finish with an 8K time of 26:34.59... Paced 2011 INDOOR 147th at his first NCAA Midwest Regional meet, crossing the finish line in a 10K time of Competed in the mile at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25), placing ninth with a time of 4:08.86... Season’s top mile time came at the ISU Classic (2/12), crossing the finish line in 33:45.25. 4:07.65 to place ninth... Won the mile at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28) with a time of 4:15.79... Took 16th in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/26) notching a HIGH SCHOOL time of 8:24.74... Ran a 2:34.84 1,000 Lettered all four years in cross counmeters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual try and track... Named the Rio Rico (1/14) to finish second. High cross country and track MVP from 2008-10... Named to the first 2010 CROSS COUNTRY team all-state and all-region teams in Competed in five meets in his debut 2010... Member of the 2006-09 cross season for the Jayhawks, notching two country regional champion teams... top-10 finishes... Placed fourth at the 2006 and 2008 Arizona Division III Bob Timmons Challenge (9/9) with a cross country state champion... Mem6K time of 19:06.50, his highest finish ber of the 2008 4x400m relay state of the season... Competed at the Big 12 championship team... Holds school Championships (10/30), crossing the records in the 1600m and 3200m, as finish line in an 8K time of 26:40.87 well as a member of the 4x400m and and placing 67th... Best 8K time of the 4x1600m teams. season came at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (10/16), crossing the finish line in PERSONAL 25:40.90 and finishing 159th... Placed Son of Jose Luis, Sr. and Marv Muninth at the Missouri Cross Country noz... Undecided on major. Challenge (9/11), running an 8K time of 26:33.93.

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track at Hays High School... Member of the 2010 WAC, regional and state championship track teams. PERSONAL Son of Cory and Pam Munsch... Has two brothers... Member of the National Honor Society... Named Academic All-State and a Kansas Honor Scholar... Plans to major in human biology.

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DERRICK

SEAN

PERRY

PROEHL

Junior | Middle Distance | 5-10 Topeka, Kan. (Topeka West HS)

RS-Jr. | Distance | 6-2 San Diego, Calif. (Rancho Bernardo HS)

600yd 1:12.28 -

600m 1:21.18 -

800m 1:56.21 1:55.92

2011 OUTDOOR Ran a season-best 1:56.81 800 meters at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6) to finish 27th... Top individual finish was 10th in the 800 meters at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29), clocking in with a time of 1:58.99.

High School Bests Indoor Outdoor

800m 1:55.97 1:55.07

1,000m 2:30.93 -

1,500m 4:04.46

Mile 4:22.12 -

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks, placing in the top 25 in each... Ran to a sixth-place finish at the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with an 8K time of 26:34.69... Finished the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) 8K in 28:45.34 to place 24th... Took 24th in the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), crossing the 6K finish line in 20:51.90... Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2011 INDOOR Notched two fourth-place finishes in the 600 yards, the first coming at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/4) with a time of 1:14.03, and the second in a time of 1:13.95 at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8)... Season’s top 600-yard time ran at the ISU Classic (2/12), clocking in at 1:13.88 to place 17th.

2011 OUTDOOR Earned a 22nd-place finish in the 800 meters at the ArkanUse your smart phone to scan sas Twilight (5/6), crossing the finish line in a season-best Use your smart phone to scan and 2010 OUTDOOR and check Derrick’s updated stats 1:55.07... Season’s top individual finish came in the 1,500 me- check Sean’s updated stats throughters at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16), placing eighth with out the 2012 season. Set a personal best in the 800 meters and finished eighth at the throughout the 2012 season. a season-best time of 4:04.86... Took 14th with a 1:55.73 800 Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/27), running a time of 1:55.92... Finished fourth with a time of 1:58.06 in the 800 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9). meters at the Kansas Relays (4/21)... Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2010 INDOOR Earned his highest finish of the year at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29), coming in second in the 600 meters with a time of 1:21.18, a personal best... Set a personal record in the 600-yard dash at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/5) with a time of 1:12.28, finishing third... Competed in the 800 meters at the ISU-NCAA Qualifier (3/5), finishing 24th and setting a personal-best time of 1:56.21. HIGH SCHOOL Track and field team captain his sophomore, junior and senior years... Four-time all-region and allleague selection... Earned all-city honors as a junior and senior... Finished second in the 800 meters at the 2008 and 2009 Kansas State meet... Member of the 2009 State Champion 4x800 meter relay team... Member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished seventh at the 2008 AAU Nationals... Named Athlete of the Year as a freshman, junior and senior... Received Outstanding Senior Male in 2009... Named to the Topeka West High School Honor Roll all four years. PERSONAL Son of Chris and Charlotte Perry... Father, Chris, and sister, LaKase, attended KU... Majoring in mechanical engineering.

2011 INDOOR Top 1,000-meters performance came at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25) in a 10th-place finish with a personal-best time of 2:30.93... Notched two victories in the 1,000 meters, the first coming at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/4) with a time of 2:35.20 and the second with a time of 2:38.37 at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8)...Won the mile at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/4), clocking in at 4:22.12, a personal best. 2010 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in two meets for the Jayhawks, finishing in the top-25 in both... Collected a 17thplace finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), crossing the finish line in 20:16.60... Ran an 8K time of 28:04.51 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), finishing 21st. 2010 OUTDOOR Had his highest finish of the season in the 800 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9), placing third and recording a personal-best time of 1:56.53.

DANIEL

PRIOLEAU Freshman | Sprints | 5-11 Basehor, Kan. (Basehor-Linwood HS) High School Bests Outdoor

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100m 10.66

200m 22.24

2010 INDOOR Set a personal record in the 800 meters at the ISU-NCAA Qualifier (3/5) with a time of 1:57.22, finishing in 28th... Ran the 1,000 meters in 2:34.98, a personal best, at the Husker Invitational (2/6)...Competed in the mile run at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) and finished in sixth with a time of 4:37.53. 2009 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2008 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL Member of Kansas state champion 4x100-meter relay team... Kansas state runner-up in the 100 meters with a time of 10.74 his senior year... Broke school records in both the 100m (10.66) and the 200m (22.24) his senior year... Regional Champion in the 100m and the 4x100 relay his senior year.

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in track and cross country... Selected to all-league and All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) first teams in 2007... Placed fourth at the league finals in 2007... Finished in 10th place at the 2007 CIF finals... Was his team’s No. 2 runner in 2006... Fourth man at CIF in 2005... Made the top seven at CIF as a freshman in 2004... Earned first-team all-league in track.

PERSONAL Son of Carl and Janet Prioleau... Has two older sisters, Candace (26) and Naomi (23)... Father, Carl, played Use your smart phone to scan and check Derrick’s updated stats football for the University of Florida... Majoring in throughout the 2012 season. photo media.

PERSONAL Son of Pam and Gerry Proehl... Born in Overland Park, Kan... Majoring in business... Sister, Meghan Proehl, was a member of the KU swimming and diving team.

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800m 1:59.84 1:59.49

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KELLUM

SCHNEIDER

SCHNEIDER

RS-Jr. | Distance | 6-3 Tribune, Kan. (Greeley County HS)

RS-Fr. | Mid Distance | 6-0 Tribune, Kan. (Greeley County HS)

Mile 4:31.43 -

3,000m 8:42.56 -

SC 9:55.83

Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

800m 2:02.99 2:02.97

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

2011 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

2011 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

2011 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

2011 INDOOR Competed in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/26), placing 35th with a personal-best time of 8:42.56... Took seventh in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:42.90 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28)... Ran a 8:45.93 3,000 Use your smart phone to scan meters at the ISU Classic (2/11), finishing eighth. and check Kaman’s updated stats 2010 CROSS COUNTRY throughout the 2012 season.

Competed in the three meets for the Jayhawks during his sophomore campaign... Top finish came at Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), running a 6K time of 19:38.20 and finishing eighth... Season’s best 8K time came in the open race at ISU PreNationals (10/16), crossing the finish line in 27:00 and finishing 87th... Placed 18th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11) and ran an 8K time of 27:24.47.

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country, track and basketball at Greeley County High School... Won state championships in the 800 meters in 2009 and 2010... Named all-state in cross country in 2007, 2008 and 2009... Named all-academic in cross Use your smart phone to scan country in 2008 and 2009... Named all-league in track in and check Kellum’s updated stats 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010... Named all-state in basketball throughout the 2012 season. in 2009 and 2010... Named Valedictorian, Kansas Honor Scholar, Kansas State Scholar, Governors Scholar and Western Kansas Liberty League AllAcademic and All-State... Member of National Honor Society. PERSONAL Son of Dirk and Darcy Schneider... Undecided on major.

2010 OUTDOOR Competed in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase four times and finished in the top five twice... Recorded his fastest time in the steeplechase at the Twilight Invitational (5/1), finishing in 9:55.83 and placing sixth.

NICK

SECKFORT

2010 INDOOR Placed fifth or higher in six of the eight events he competed in... Recorded two first-place finishes, the first coming at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/5) in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:39.01 and the second coming in the 3,000 meters at the ISU-NCAA Qualifier (3/5) with a personal-best time of 9:06.39... Recorded a personal-record time of 2:34.50 in the 1,000 meters at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29), finishing fourth. 2009 OUTDOOR Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks, with his best finish coming at the Kansas Relays (4/16), where he posted an 800-meters time of 1:59.49. Collegiate Bests 2009 INDOOR Indoor Utilized redshirt season. Outdoor HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman in track and cross country... State champion in the 1,600 meters as a senior... All-state in the 800 meters and 4x800-meter relay his senior year... Regional champion in the 800 meters as a senior... MVP and all-area his senior year...Was the WKL League Champion as a senior in the 1,600 meters, 800 meters and 4x800-meter relay... High Plains League (HPL) Champion in the 1,600 meters and 4x800meter relay as a junior... All-state and HPL Champion in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters as a sophomore... All-league in the 4x800-meter relay, mile and two mile as a freshman... Cross country state runner-up as a senior... All-area and MVP of cross country team as a sophomore, junior and senior... Cross country league champion as a sophomore and senior... Member of third-place team at the cross country state championships as a senior and fourth-place team as a freshman... Unanimous WKLL All-League as a junior and senior... Nominated for academic and athletic Wendy’s High School Heisman. PERSONAL Son of Dirk and Darcy Schneider... Born in Tribune, Kan... Was high school valedictorian... Majoring in pre-medicine... Father, Dirk, ran college track; uncle, Brad, played college basketball and uncle, Scott, played college football.

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Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

KAMAN

Sophomore | Mid. Distance | 5-10 St. Louis, Mo. (St. Louis University HS) 800m 1:54.43 1:53.08 2011 OUTDOOR Saw action in the 800m at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14) and finished in a time of 1:53.78 to place 13th... Ran a season-best 1:53.08 800m at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6) in a 13th-place finish... Took second in the 800m with a time of 1:54.92 at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29).

2011 INDOOR Earned five 800-meter top-20 finishes during his Use your smart phone to scan and freshman campaign... Won the 800m at the Bill Eascheck Nick’s updated stats through- ton Classic (1/8) with a time of 1:57.68... Season’s top out the 2012 season. 800m time came at the ISU NCAA Qualifier (3/5), crossing the finish line in 1:54.43 to place 18th... Runner-up in the 800m at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), notching a time of 1:56.04. HIGH SCHOOL Competed in cross country and track and field at St. Louis University High... Member of the 2007-10 conference championship teams... District and 4A state champs as a member of the 4x800m relay... Given the Outstanding Achievement Award in track his senior year. PERSONAL Son of David and Donna Seckfort... Has two younger brothers... Plans to major in architecture.

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800m 2:06.90

LOGAN

BRENDAN

SLOAN

SOUCIE

Freshman | Distance | 5-11 Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS)

Sophomore | Distance | 6-4 Osawatomie, Kan. (Osawatomie HS)

Mile 4:43.04

3,000m 9:53.37

3,200m 9:59.80

Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

800m 1:54.98 1:54.23

1,000m 2:31.26 -

Mile 4:21.68 -

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks, earning two top-20 finishes... Earned Big 12 Runner of the Week honors for his fourth-place finish in the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with a personal best 8K time of 26:21.21... Finished 16th with a 6K time of 20:25.90 at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3).

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year medalist at Kansas 6A state cross country meet... Third at Footlocker cross country meet his sophomore year... Member of state runner-up 4x800meter relay team in 2011.

2011 OUTDOOR Notched a 12th-place finish in the 800m at the John Jacobs Invitational with a season-best time of 1:54.32... Season’s top Use your smart phone to scan PERSONAL Use your smart phone to scan individual 800m finish came at the Kansas Relays (4/21), and check Logan’s updated stats Son of Ed and Polly Sloan... Has three siblings: Katie and check Brendan’s updated stats crossing the finish line in 1:55.44 to place 11th. throughout the 2012 season. (21), Ben (16) and Nathan (11)... Mother, Polly, holds throughout the 2012 season. 200m-fly record at Iowa... Plans to major in medi- 2011 INDOOR cine. Competed in the 1,000m at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25), running to a 13thplace finish with a time of 2:31.86... Ran to a season-best third-place finish in the 800m at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), crossing the finish line in 1:56.41... Season’s top 800m time of 1:54.98 came at the ISU Classic (2/12) in a 31st-place finish... Took fourth in the 800m at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28), notching a time of 1:57.52. 2010 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

SHAWN

SMITH Sophomore | Sprints | 5-9 Olathe, Kan. (Olathe East HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

60m 6.78

100m 10.53

200m 21.77 21.28

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in basketball, track, cross country and football at Osawatomie High School... Named 2009 and 2010 Tri-County Player of the Year in basketball...2010 Tri-County Runner of the Year for track... Holds school records in the high jump, 800m, 1600m, 4x400m and 4x800m... Two-time academic all-state in cross country... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Son of Darren and Annette Soucie...Wants to become a physical therapist after he graduates... Father played basketball at the University of Nebraska-Kearney... Majoring in pre-physical therapy.

400m 51.48 51.48

AT JOHNSON COUNTY CC (2011) Conference champion in the 200m with a time of 21.95... NJCAA indoor national qualifier in the 60m and 200m... Placed third in the 60m at indoor regionals with time of 6.78... 100m and 200m outdoor national qualifier and anchor of 4x100m-relay team that placed seventh at nationals with time of 40.99. HIGH SCHOOL Use your smart phone to scan Kansas 6A state champion his senior year in both the and check Shawn’s updated stats 100m (10.69) and 200m (21.99)... Anchor of state throughout the 2012 season. champion 4x400m relay team that ran fastest time in

the state (3:19.78)... 2010 Kansas City Star All-Metro Track and Field Athlete of the Year... Sunflower League and Regional Champion in both the 100m and 200m his senior year... School record holder in 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay. PERSONAL Son of Shawn and Christina Smith... Has a younger sister, Laura (15)... Majoring in community health.

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Freshman | Hurdles | 5-10 Canyon, Texas (Canyon HS)

HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterwinner in football... Four-time letterwinner in track and field...Three-time Kansas state champion in the javelin... 2007 Kansas Gatorade Athlete of the Year... Two-time javelin champion at the Kansas Relays... Two-time All-American... National high school record holder in the javelin with a throw of 69.97 meters (229-07 ft.).

High School Bests Outdoor

200m 23.66

110mH 13.67

300mH 36.87

PERSONAL Son of Brad and Liz Trimble and brother of Kellsey Trimble... Born in Topeka, Kan... Majoring in film.

HIGH SCHOOL Earned All-American honors in the 400m hurdles at the U.S. Junior Championships with a time of 52.07... Texas 4A state champion in both the 110m hurdles (13.67) and the 300m hurdles (37.02)... 110m-hurdle PR of 13.67 was third-fastest in Texas in 2011... Fastest time in the 300m hurdles was 36.87 and ranked fourth in the nation in 2011... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

DARRYL

TROTTER Use your smart phone to scan

PERSONAL and check Michael’s updated stats Son of Evelyn Williams and Jesse Stigler... Has three throughout the 2012 season. Collegiate Bests younger siblings: Jesse (17), Fayth (10) and Scott (7)... Majoring in physical therapy. Indoor

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IAIN

TRIMBLE Junior | Javelin | 6-3 Overbrook, Kan. (Shawnee Heights HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

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STIGLER

2008 OUTDOOR Won the javelin in two of the three meets in which he competed before suffering a season-ending injury... His NCAA Regional and U.S. Olympic Trials-qualifying throw of 72.51m (237-11 ft.) earned him first place at the Georgia Invitational... Finished first at the Missouri Relays with an NCAA Regional-qualifying throw of 68.04m (223-03 ft.)... Placed fourth at the Kansas Relays with a throw of 71.60m (234-11 ft.), also an NCAA Regional and U.S. Olympic Trials-qualifying toss.

MICHAEL

Javelin 72.51m (237-11ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Top mark of the season in the javelin came at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2), placing third with a throw of 62.20m (204-01 ft.)... Placed 11th in the javelin at the Big 12 Championships (5/13), hitting a mark of 57.02m (187-01 ft.)... Competed in the javelin at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26) and placed 36th with a mark of 58.23m (191-00 ft.).

Senior | Horizontal Jumps | 6-0 Las Vegas, Nev. (Henderson Foothill HS) Long Jump 6.85m (22-05.75ft.) 6.95m (22-09.75ft.)

Triple Jump 14.54m (47-08.50ft.) 15.29m (50-02.00ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Recorded a personal-best triple mark of 15.29m (50-02.00 ft.) at the Kansas Relays (4/22), placing third... Competed in the triple jump at the NCAA West Preliminary, finishing 41st with a top mark of 14.24m (46-08.75 ft.)... Placed seventh in the triple jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/15), hitting a mark of 15.20m (49-10.50 ft.)... Top long jump performance came at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2), a fourth-place finish with a personal-best distance of 6.95m (22-09.75 ft.)... Academic AllBig 12 Second Team. 2011 INDOOR Hit a triple jump personal-best mark of 14.54m (47-08.50 ft.) in an 11th-place finish at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/26)... Use your smart phone to scan Finished seventh in the long jump at the Arkansas Last Chance and check Darryl’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season. (3/4) with a personal-best leap of 6.85m (22-05.75 ft.). 2010 OUTDOOR Set a personal best in the triple jump at the Kansas Relays (4/16) with a jump of 15.21m (49-11.00 ft.), finishing fifth... Finished seventh in the long jump at the John McDonnell Invitational and recorded a personal best with a jump of 6.82m (22-04.50 ft.)... Selected First Team of the Academic All-Big 12. 2010 INDOOR Finished first in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 14.24m (46-08.75 ft.) at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/15)... Set another personal best in the long jump at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a distance of 6.77m (22-02.50 ft.), the team’s second-best mark on the season.

2011 INDOOR Season’s top shot put mark came at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/14) in a seventh-place finish, hitting a mark of 12.77m (41-10.75 ft.)... Placed sixth in the shot put at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/4) with a throw of 12.30m (40-04.25 ft.). Use your smart phone to scan and check Iain’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season.

2010 OUTDOOR Continued his dominance in the javelin with two first-place and a second-place finish... Best throw of the season came at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9) finishing first with a throw of 67.41m (221-02 ft.), a team best... Recorded another first-place finish with a throw of 64.26m (210-10 ft.) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/27).

2009 OUTDOOR Jumped in three meets for the Jayhawks... Recorded his best triple jump mark of 14.53m (47-8 ft.) at the Jim Click Shootout (3/4), where he finished fifth overall. 2009 INDOOR Had his best triple jump mark in the first meet of the season (Holiday Preview, 12/5), where he leaped 14.23m (46-08.25 ft.)... Recorded a season-best long jump of 6.46m (21-02.50 ft.) at the Arkansas Invitational (1/9).

2009 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL Holds the school record in the triple jump at 49-01 ft... State champion in the triple jump as a senior in 2008 (49-01 ft.)... Regional champion in the triple jump as a junior in 2007 (45-06 ft.) and as a senior in 2008 (48-11 ft.)... Placed second in the long jump at regionals as a senior with a leap of 22-05 ft... Also lettered in basketball... Graduated with high honors, holding a 4.1 GPA at the end of his senior year.

2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

PERSONAL Son of Darryl and Adrian Trotter... Born in Las Vegas, Nev... Undecided on major.

2010 INDOOR Set a personal best in the shot put at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a throw of 13.28m (43-07.00 ft.) and finished in sixth place... Highest finish was fifth at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/4) where he recorded a throw of 12.97m (42-06.75 ft.).

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2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

EMILIO

HIGH SCHOOL KVL top three in the 200 meters as a senior... Top five in the 100 meters... Ran a personal-best 22.5 in the 200 meters... Posted a 100-meter time of 10.85 as a sophomore... Member of state-qualifying 4x400-meter relay team as a freshman... Ran a personal-best time of 52.9 in the 400 meters as a freshman... Lettered two years in football.

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TRUJILLO Sophomore | Distance | 6-0 Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sierra HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

1,500m 4:05.60

3,000m 8:57.87 9:25.54

5,000m 16:15.61

PERSONAL Son of Sherry Moses... Born in Kansas City, Mo... Majoring in psychology.

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Saw action in five meets for the Jayhawks, notching two top-10 finishes... Was KU’s fourth finisher at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), completing the 8K in 27:08.34 and placing fifth overall... Top 8K time of the season was 25:49.00 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), placing him 221st... Finished seventh at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3) with a 6K time of 19:52.50. 2011 OUTDOOR Best individual finish was seventh in the 3,000 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) where he notched a time Use your smart phone to scan of 9:25.54... Ran in the 5,000 meters at the Kansas Relays and check Emilio’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season. (4/21), crossing the finish line in 16:51.61 to place 19th.

JESSE

2011 INDOOR Competed in one event for the Jayhawks, a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), crossing the finish line in 8:57.87.

Junior | Javelin | 5-11 Tecumseh, Kan. (Shawnee Heights HS)

VAUGHN

2010 CROSS COUNTRY Received a medical redshirt for the 2010 season... Competed in two meets for the Crimson and Blue, notching top-15 finishes in both... Crossed the finish line in 19:58.30 at the Bob Timmons Classic, placing 13th...Was one of eight Jayhawks to finish in the top-15 at the Mis- Collegiate Bests souri Cross Country Challenge, running an 8K time of 27:14.00 and placing 15th. Indoor

Outdoor HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track at Sierra High School... Holds school record in the 800m... Placed sixth at the state championships in the 800m and seventh in the mile... Named captain for cross country in 2009 and for track in 2010. PERSONAL Son of Salina Trujillo... Undecided on major.

BRUCE

TYNER

60m 7.29 -

100m 11.26

200m 23.58 23.06

2011 OUTDOOR Collected two runner-up finishes in the javelin, the first coming at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with a mark of 62.36m (204-07ft.), and the second on a throw of 62.53m (205-02 ft.) at the Texas Relays (4/9)... Earned a trip to the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26) where he finished 28th with a top throw of 60.35m (198-00 ft.)... Hit a personal-best distance of 62.81m (206-01 ft.) at the Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (3/19). 2010 OUTDOOR

RS-Jr./Sr. | Sprints | 5-9 Basehor, Kan. (Basehor-Linwood HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

Javelin 62.81m (206-01ft.)

400m 51.41 54.14

Use your smart phone to scan and In his freshman season, showed great potential in the javcheck Jesse’s updated stats through- elin throw, marking his best throw at 60.14m(197.04ft.) at out the 2012 season. the Kansas Relays (4/16)... Finished in third at the John

McDonnell Invitational (4/9) with a distance of 57.05m (157-02.25ft.). HIGH SCHOOL Part of the 2007 Kansas 5A State Championship team...Took first in the javelin at the state championships his junior and senior years... Had a personal best throw of 205-11 ft... Member of the honor roll at Shawnee Heights. PERSONAL Son of Dale and Brenda Vaughn...Majoring in physical therapy.

2011 OUTDOOR Placed 14th in the 100m at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6) with a wind-aided PR of 11.26... Ran a personal-best 23.06 200 meters in a 16th-place finish at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2). 2011 INDOOR Earned a personal-best 200m time of 23.58 in a sixth-place finish at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14)...Took ninth in the 60m at the ISU-NCAA Qualifier, crossing the finish line in 7.29...Top individual finish was fourth in the 60 meters at Use your smart phone to scan the Bill Easton Classic (1/8), notching a time of 7.41. and check Bruce’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season.

2009 OUTDOOR Ran the 100-meter dash at the Kansas Relays (4/17), crossing the finish line in 11.62.

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3,000m 9:54.87 8:53.36

ZACH

WILSON

ZARDA

Junior | Distance | 5-8 Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence HS/N. Colorado)

RS-Jr. | Distance | 5-11 Shawnee, Kan. (Maranatha Academy)

5,000m 17:16.46 16:42.59

10,000m 32:06.79

Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Saw action in three meets on the season for the Jayhawks... Top finish came at the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with an 8K time of 26:51.75, wich earned him an eighth-place finish... Placed 29th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), completing the 8K in 29:22.11... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.

1,500m 4:01.12

Mile 3,000m 4:20.13 8:24.01 8:34.09

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BEN

5,000m 10,000m 14:32.10 33:14.59

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Had his most successful season as a Jayhawk, finishing in the team’s top two in each of the five meets he competed in... Notched his first career victory at the Bob Timmons Classic, finishing the 6K with a time of 19:11.30... Was the team’s top finisher at the Roy Griak Invitational (9/24), placing 38th overall with an 8K time of 24:49.90...Took 43rd at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), completing the 8K in 24:58.5...Was the Jayhawks’ second scorer at the NCAA Midwest Regionals (11/12), finishing with a 10K time of 32:12.17 to place 34th overall... Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2011 OUTDOOR Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks with his top 3,000-meter time coming at the John Jacobs Invitational, a fifth-place finish in 8:53.36... Took 22nd in the 10,000 meters at the Kansas Relays with a personal best time of 32:06.79.

2011 OUTDOOR

Use your smart phone to scan and 2011 INDOOR check Ben’s updated stats through- Utilized redshirt season. out the 2012 season.

Use your smart phone to scan and Set a personal-best 14:32.10 in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 check Zach’s updated stats through- Outdoor Championships (5/15), finishing 14th... Notched out the 2012 season. a fourth-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the Kansas Relays

HIGH SCHOOL (4/21), crossing the finish line in 14:51.40. Lettered in football, cross country and track at Lawrence High... 2008 all-state, all-region and all-area selection in cross country... Member of the 2008 Kansas 6A cross country state championship team... 2010 OUTDOOR State qualifier in the 800m, 1600m and 4x800m relay team his senior year. Competed in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/16) and set a personal-record time of 14:34.35, finishing 15th... Ran a personal best of 4:01.12 in the 1,500 meters and finished in sixth at PERSONAL the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9)... Selected to Academic All-Big 12 First Team. Son of Mark and Amy Wilson... Has one older sister... Honor roll all four years in high school... Academic All-Big Sky freshman year at Northern Colorado... Aunt, Beth Lewelyn, lettered in track and 2010 INDOOR hockey at KU... Majoring in sports management... Goal is to become athletic director at KU. Competed in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (2/26), finishing 28th with a time of 8:28.65... Set his personal best in the mile at the ISU-NCAA Qualifier (3/5) with a time of 4:20.13... Finished fifth in the 3,000 meters at the Husker Invitational, setting a personal record of 8:24.01... Highest finish of the season came at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) in the 3,000 meters, finishing second and recording a time of 8:38.62.

JAMES

WILSON RS-Fr. | Distance | 5-8 Abilene, Kan. (Abilene HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

3,000m 8:58.60 8:31.38

5,000m 15:09.11

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Had a solid debut season for the Jayhawks, competing in six meets in the Crimson and Blue... Was the Jayhawks’ top finisher at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), finishing second overall with an 8K time of 26:54.35... Was the fourth scorer for KU at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), coming in at 48th and an 8K time of 25:06.7... Took fifth overall and second among his teammates at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), finishing the 6K in 19:37.90. 2011 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. Use your smart phone to scan and 2011 INDOOR check James’ updated stats through- Utilized redshirt season. out the 2012 season.

2010 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track all four years at Abilene High School... 1,600m Kansas 4A state champion 2008-10... School record holder and 2010 state champion in the 3,200m with a time of 9:19... Holds the school record in the two mile with a time of 9:23... Member of the National Honor Society... Academic All-State in cross country. PERSONAL Son of Dan and Jean Wilson... Has two brothers, Jess and Joe, and one sister, Carly... Majoring in sport management.

2009 CROSS COUNTRY Was one of four sophomores to compete in all six meets for the Crimson and Blue... Finished second on the team and third overall at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/12) with an 8K time of 26:11.20... Turned in a career-best 8K time of 25:47.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3)... Competed in his first collegiate 10K race at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/14), posting an impressive time of 32:35.50 to finish third for the Jayhawks and 52nd overall... Selected as a member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2009 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2008 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in five of six races as a true freshman... Finished eighth as an unattached runner in his debut at the Bob Timmons Classic with a personalbest 8K time of 25:59.90... Named Big 12 Runner of the Week (9/13) after leading the Jayhawks and placing sixth overall at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge in an 8K time of 27:12.87... Recorded a 58th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships after running the 8K race in 26:15.08. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman in cross country, track and soccer... Three-time all-state selection for cross country (2005-07)... Kansas 2A cross country state runner-up in 2007... MVP of his cross country team as a senior in 2007... Received First Team All-Metro (Kansas City) honors in 2007... Third place at Kansas 2A cross country state championships in 2006... Finished ninth at the Kansas 3A cross country state championships in 2005... 2A state champion in track in the 3,200 meters and the 1,600 meters (2008)... Kansas 2A state-record holder in the 3,200 meters... Named most valuable runner for track in 2006 and 2008... Member of state champion soccer team in 2004. PERSONAL Son of Bernie and Karen Zarda... Born in Shawnee, Kan...Valedictorian of his high school class... Majoring in business.

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HEATHER women’s bios

BERGMANN Junior | Throws | 5-8 Concordia, Kan. (Concordia HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

Shot Put 13.60m (44-07.50ft.) 12.84m (42-01.50ft.)

Javelin 51.38m (168-07ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Earned First Team All-American honors in the javelin after a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/20), marking a top throw of 49.19m (161-02 ft.)... Collected two first place finishes in the javelin, the first coming at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with a throw of 46.82m (153-07 ft.) and the second coming at the ULM Warhawk Invitational (4/30) with a mark of 46.63m (152-12 ft.)... Set a school record and a personal best in the javelin with a mark of 51.38m (168-07 ft.) at the Kansas Relays (4/22), finishing second... Took fourth in the javelin at the Big 12 Championships (5/13), launching a throw of 47.73m (156-07 ft.)... Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team... Named to the CoSIDA Academic AllDistrict First Team. 2011 INDOOR Recorded a personal best in the shot put at the Air Force Invitational (2/12), placing 13th with a mark of 12.82m (42-00.75 ft.)... Placed third in the shot put at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a throw of 12:43m (40-09.50 ft.). 2010 OUTDOOR Finished first in the javelin in three meets: the first coming at the Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27) with a distance of 44.70m (146-08.00 ft.), the second coming at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9) on a throw of 44.41m (145-08.50 ft.) and the third on a distance of 46.00m Use your smart phone to scan (150-11.00 ft.) at the Twilight Invitational (5/1)... Had the and check Heather’s updated stats best javelin throw of her career at the Kansas Relays with a throughout the 2012 season. throw of 48.48m (159-01.00 ft.), finishing third. 2010 INDOOR Recorded three top five finishes in the shot put with the final one coming at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) on a throw of 12.43m (40-09.50 ft.), her farthest of the season. HIGH SCHOOL Went undefeated in the javelin her senior year of high school... Ranked as the No. 1 high school javelin thrower in the nation, according to Track and Field News...Won the title at the 2009 Nike Outdoor National Championship, where she garnered All-America honors... Won the gold medal in the javelin at the 2009 Great Southwest Track and Field Classic... 2009 Kansas 4A State Champion in the javelin... Holds the Concordia High School Girls’ Javelin record... Finished fifth in the javelin at the 2006 state meet, third in 2007 and second in 2008... Placed third in the shot put at the 2008 and 2009 Kansas 4A State Championships... Named the 2009 Gatorade Kansas Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year... Finished first at the 2009 Kansas Relays after throwing 140 ft. in the javelin... Holds a career best throw of 165-6 ft., which was set at the 2008 K.T.Woodman Track Classic in Wichita, Kan... Also competed in volleyball and basketball her sophomore, junior and senior years... Second-team all-state selection for volleyball... Named to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Academic Team...Valedictorian of Concordia High School... A University of Kansas Watkins-Berger Scholar and Governor’s Scholar. PERSONAL Daughter of Dennis and Annie Bergmann... Has three siblings: Christa, Gabriel and Cydney... Sister, Christa, competed in track and field at Fort Hays State University... Majoring in chemistry while going through theUKanTeach secondary teaching licensure program... Aspires to be high school chemistry teacher.

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DIAMOND Sophomore | Sprints | 5-6 Houston, Texas (Westside HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

60m 7.50 -

100m 11.91

200m 25.05 24.16

400m 53.06 51.55

600yd 1:23.46 -

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DIXON

2011 OUTDOOR All-American who was the Big 12 Champion in the 400 meters, finishing in a time of 51.55 at the conference meet (5/15), which was a team and personal best... Claimed 400m title at the USA Junior Championships (6/25), crossing the finish line in a time of 52.67... A member of the First Team All-American 4x400-meter relay team that made it to the NCAA Championships and ran a time of 3:33.00... Competed in the NCAA Championships (6/10), where she took third with a time of 51.88 in the 400 meters... Finished first and set a personal and team best in the 100 meters at the Bob Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) in the 100 meters with a wind-aided time of 11.53... Set a personal and team best in the 200 meters at the John Jacobs Collegiate Invitational (4/16) with a time of 24.16...Was named Big 12 Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week (5/10)... Earned Big 12 Track and Field Female Outstanding Freshman of the Year honors... Named USTFCCCA Midwest Region Track Athlete of the Year. 2011 INDOOR All-American in the 400 meters for her eighth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/11), clocking in with a team and personal best 53.06... Competed on the All-American 4x400m-relay team that made it to the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/11), which ran a season best 3:34.05 and placed seventh... Recorded four top-10 finishes in the 400m including a third-place finish at the Big 12 Championships (2/26) with a time of Use your smart phone to scan and 53.10... Finished first in the 60 meters at the Bill Eascheck Diamond’s updated stats ton Classic (1/8) with a time of 7.64, which was also a throughout the 2012 season. personal best... Finished second at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) in the 200 Meters with a time of 25.05, another personal best... Placed first in the 600 yards in the dual vs. Missouri (1/14) with a time of 1:23.46, which was also a personal best. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track at Westside High School... Holds school records in 400m, 300 hurdles and 2 mile... Regional champion in 4x400m in 2007... State champion in 400m in 2009 and 2010... Ranked number one in the nation for girls in the 400m. PERSONAL Daughter of Carolyn McGrew... Born in El Paso,Texas... Goal is to compete in the Olympics... Undecided on major.

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GEUBELLE Jr. | Horizontal Jumps | 5-5 University Place, Wash. (Curtis Senior HS) Collegiate Bests 60m 100m 200m Long Jump Triple Jump Indoor 7.76 24.90 6.19m (20-3.75ft.) 13.02m (42-08.75ft.) Outdoor - 12.11 25.10 6.44m (21-1.50ft.) 13.39m (43-11.25ft.) 2011 OUTDOOR Earned First Team All-America honors with her eighth-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/10)... Competed in the triple jump at the USA Championships (6/24), notching a mark of 12.88m (42-03.25 ft.) to finish 11th... Placed third in the long jump at the Big 12 Championships (5/14) with a personal-best mark of 6.44m (21-01.50 ft.)... Competed in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/8), finishing 21st with a top leap of 5.99m (19-08 ft.)...Won the triple jump at the Razorback Spring Invitational with a mark of 12.72m (41-08.75 ft.). 2011 INDOOR All-American in the triple jump after placing eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/12) with a top mark of 13.02m (42-08.75 ft.), a personal best... Finished fourth in the triple jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/26), hitting a distance of 13.01m (42-08.25 ft.)... Recorded two first-place finishes in the long jump, the first coming at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/4) with a mark of 5.71m (18-09.00 ft.), and the second coming at the Arkansas Last Chance with a top leap of 6.18m (20-03.50 ft.)... Placed 10th in the long jump with a mark of 5.84m (19-02.00 ft.) at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25). 2010 OUTDOOR Top American finisher at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships... Won the triple jump title at the 2010 USA Junior National Track and Field Championships... Set a PR in the triple jump at the Drake Relays (4/23) Use your smart phone to scan with a distance of 13.39m (43-11.25 ft.) to win the and check Andrea’s updated stats competition; this mark made her only the third woman throughout the 2012 season. in school history to jump 43 feet... Finished first in the long jump at the Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27) with a mark of 6.21m (20-04.50 ft.)... Competed in the 100-meter dash at the Twilight Invitational (5/1), finishing 11th with a time of 12.19. 2010 INDOOR Recorded nine top-three finishes, including three first-place finishes, in the long and triple jumps... Competed in both the long and triple jump at the Big 12 Championships (2/26), placing third in the triple jump with a distance of 12.91m (42-04.25 ft.) and fifth in the long jump with distance of 6.19m (20-03.75 ft.), setting personal bests in both events... Finished first in both the long and triple jump at the KU vs. MU Dual (1/15), hitting a distance of 5.97m (19-07.00 ft.) in the long jump and a triple jump length of 12.74m (41-09.75 ft.)... Competed in the 60-meter dash at the Bob Timmons Challenge, placing ninth in a personal best time of 7.92. HIGH SCHOOL Ranked third among all high school athletes in the nation in the triple jump and long jump, according to Track and Field News... Three-time Washington state champion in the long jump and triple jump... Won gold medals in both events at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals... Finished first at the 2009 USATF Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships after leaping 40-10.25 ft. in the triple jump... 2009 Washington state champion in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.87... Holds the Washington state triple jump record of 42-10.25 ft. and the West Central District records in the long jump, triple jump and 100-meter dash... Selected as the 2009 Gatorade Athlete of the Year for Washington... Earned South Puget Sound Athlete of the Year honors her sophomore, junior and senior years... Selected as the 2009 Tacoma Athlete Commission Athlete of the Year and Tacoma News Tribune Athlete of the Year... Also competed in volleyball, for which she was varsity team captain her junior and senior years and selected as the team MVP in 2009. PERSONAL Daughter of Jeff Geubelle, Dawn and Mike Decius (stepfather)... Has two siblings: Matt (24) and Dillion (9)... Majoring in Community Health/Pre-Nursing.

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JESSICA Sophomore | Throws | 5-9 Seymour, Wis. (Seymour HS) Collegiate Bests Shot Put Discus Weight Throw Indoor 14.66m (48-01.25ft.) 14.20m (46-07.00ft.) Outdoor 15.17m (49-09.25ft.) 54.21m (177-10ft.) -

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MAROSZEK

2011 OUTDOOR Earned first team All-American honors in the discus with her eighth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/8), hitting a mark of 53.03m (173-11 ft.)... Competed in both the shot put and discus at the USA Junior Championships, finishing third in both... Notched four first-place finishes in the discus on the season, with the top mark coming at the Kansas Relays (4/23), a throw of 54.21m (177-10 ft.)... Placed 10th in the shot put at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14) with a season-best throw of 15.17m (49-09.25 ft.)... Finished third in the discus with a mark of 53.94m (176-11 ft.) at the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/28)... Won the discus at the Texas Relays (4/8), notching a top throw of 54.05m (177-04 ft.). 2011 INDOOR Notched two first-place finishes in the shot put, the first coming at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a mark of 13.69m (44-02.25 ft.) and the second at the Jayhawk Classic with a top throw of 13.85m (45-05.25 ft.)... Placed 19th in the shot put at the Big 12 Championships (2/26), notching a mark of 14.10m (46-03.25 ft.)... Top shot put mark of the season came at the Air Force Invitational (2/12), a throw of 14.18m (46-06.25 ft.), to place fourth... Finished ninth in the weight throw at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), notching a top mark of 14.20m (46-07 ft.). HIGH SCHOOL Lettered all four years in basketball and track at Seymour High... Member of the 2008-10 conference championUse your smart phone to scan ship teams... Member of the 2009-10 regional championand check Jessica’s updated stats ship... Member of the 2010 sectional championship team... throughout the 2012 season. Holds the state and school record in the shot put (49-4.25 ft.) and the school record in the discus (164-2.00 ft.)... 2008-10 state champion in the discus... 2009-2010 shot put state champion... 2007-10 field MVP of her high school team... Earned the 2010 co-leadership award in basketball. PERSONAL Daughter of Tom Maroszek and Susan Schaumberg... Born in Green Bay, Wis.

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DENESHA

MORRIS Junior | Sprints | 5-2 Manchester, Jamaica (Manchester HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

60m 7.47 -

100m 11.69

200m 23.91 24.15

400m 55.86 55.44

2011 OUTDOOR Member of All-American 4x400-meter relay team that placed eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/11) with a school-record time of 3:30.00... Competed in the 400 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14) placing 15th with a personal-best time of 55.33... Ran a personal-best 11.69 100 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2), placing fourth... Competed in the 100 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary, placing 45th with a time of 12.13... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. 2011 INDOOR Collected six first-place finishes in three events throughout the indoor season... Ran the fastest 60-meter and 200-meter times on the women’s team... Ran a personal best 7.47 60-meters at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28), placing first... Recorded a personal best 200-meter time at the Big 12 Championships (2/25), crossing the finish line in 23.91 to finish 11th... Finished 17th in the 60 meters at the Big 12 Championships (2/25), notching a time of 7.59... Won the 400-meter dash in a time of 56.81 at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8)...Won both the 60 meters and the 200 meters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), notching times of 7.53 and 24.59, respectively. 2010 OUTDOOR Ran the fastest 200-meter time for KU on the season with a time of 24.15 at the Razorback Invitational (3/27), placing fourth... Placed third in the 400 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27) with a time of 55.44. Use your smart phone to scan 2010 INDOOR check Denesha’s updated stats Competed at the Big 12 Championships (2/26) in both and throughout the 2012 season. the 60 and 200 meters, placing 13th with a time of 7.67 in the 60 meters and 15th in the 200 meters with a team-best time of 24.76... Placed first in the 200 meters at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a hand-timed mark of 24.7.

HIGH SCHOOL Member of the 4x100-meter relay team that took first at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games... Finished second in the 200-meter dash at the 2007 CARIFTA Games... Competed at the Penn Relays in 2004 and 2006-09... Member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second at the Penn Relays in 2008 and third in 2009... Competed at the Jamaican National Boys and Girls Championships in 2004-08... Holds a personal-best time of 23.87 in the 200-meter dash and 54.18 in the 400-meter dash. PERSONAL Daughter of Carlton Morris... Has three siblings: Kerry-Ann (25), Carlton Jr. (23) and Jermaine (21)... Majoring in psychology.

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REBEKA Senior | Distance | 5-6 Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest HS) Collegiate Bests 800m 1,500m Mile 3,000m 5,000m 10,000m SC Indoor 4:45.68 9:36.72 18:08.18 Outdoor 2:17.39 4:25.01 9:46.34 16:42.48 36:21.32 9:53.12

women’s bios

STOWE

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Was the Jayhawks’ No. 1 finisher in each meet she competed in... Earned All-Big 12 honors with her seventhplace finish at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), completing the 6K in 19:52.3... Won the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a 5K time of 17:43.93... Finished 20th at the Midwest Regional (11/12) with a 6K time of 21:38.86... Named Big 12 Runner of the Week (9/13)... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection... USTFCCCA All-Region. 2011 OUTDOOR Earned First Team All-American honors in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase after a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships (6/11), crossing the finish line in 10:07.73... Broke the school record in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase with a time of 9:53.12 at the Payton Jordan Invitational (5/1), placing fifth... Collected a runner-up finish in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Big 12 Championships (5/15), notching a time of 10:15.29... Collected two first-place finishes, the first coming in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with a time of 9:46.34 and the second in the 1,500 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/23), crossing the finish line in 4:28.19... Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team... Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team. 2011 INDOOR Recorded the team’s top times in both the mile and the 3,000 meters while also setting personal bests in both events... Placed ninth in the mile at the Alex Wilson Last Chance (3/5) with a PR time of 4:45.68... Competed in the mile at the Big 12 Championships (2/26), collecting a third-place finish with a time of 4:4.01... Won the 3,000 meters at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28), crossing the finish line in 9:45.55. 2010 CROSS COUNTRY KU’s No. 1 runner for the season, as she was the Jayhawks’ top finisher in each meet she competed in... Only Jayhawk to break the 21:00 mark in a 6K race, doing so in all four meets she ran in... Earned All-Big Use your smart phone to scan 12 honors with her 12th-place at the Big 12 Championships (10/30), and check Rebeka’s updated stats finishing in a 6K time of 20:43.44... Personal-best 6K time came in a 12th-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/2), clocking throughout the 2012 season. in with a time of 20:31.10... Finished 18th at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/13) with a 6K time of 20:40.33... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection... Named to USTFCCCA’s All-Academic team. 2010 OUTDOOR Participated in both the 3,000-meter Steeplechase and the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/16), placing second in the steeplechase with a PR and KU season-best time of 10:03.41, and placing 10th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:42.48... Won the 1,500 meter race at the Kansas Relays (4/17) with a personal-best time of 4:28.69... Won the 3,000 meter run at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9) with a time of 10:41.61... Named to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 Team. 2010 INDOOR Competed in mile at the Big 12 Championships (2/27), finishing eighth with a time of 5:00.40... Set a personal best in the mile at the Meyo Invitational (2/5) with a time of 4:50.30, placing eighth... Won the mile run at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a time of 4:58.23... Placed fifth in the 3,000 meters at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of 10:15.52. 2009 CROSS COUNTRY One of the Jayhawks’ top performers in 2009... Opened the season with an individual victory at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/5), as she crossed the finish line in 18:42.29, setting a new 5K course record at Rim Rock Farm... Posted a career-best 5K time of 17:50.10 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), where she finished 15th overall in a field of 211 runners... Raced extremely well at the Big 12 Championships (10/31), where she finished second in a 6K time of 21:46.52 behind former Jayhawk Lauren Bonds on the team and 28th overall to help the squad capture fifth place, which marked its best finish in 15 years... Received Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors. 2009 OUTDOOR Ran a season-best 11:25.25 in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase to finish third at the Kansas Relays (4/18) and crack KU’s all-time bests lists with the third-fastest time in school history... Ran the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/17), finishing in 28th place with a time of 18:35.98. 2009 INDOOR Competed in five events for the Jayhawks...Took seventh in the 3,000 meters (10:54.39) at the KU vs. MU Dual (1/16)... Placed second in the 5,000 meters at the adidas Classic (1/31), clocking in at 18:38.81... Ran a seasonbest 3,000 meter time of 10:30.33 at the Husker Invitational (2/7)... Posted her best 5,000 meter time of the season at the ISU Classic (2/13), finishing in 18:08.18 for 15th place overall. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in cross country, three years in both basketball and soccer... All-state all four years (2004-07)... Runner-up at the state cross country meet in 2006 and 2007... Four-time All-Olathe selection (2004-2007)... First Team All-Sunflower in 2004, 2006 and 2007... All-metro first team selection in 2004, 2006 and 2007... Regional champion in 2004 and 2006... Runner-up at Regionals in 2007... Top-three in the Sunflower League in 2004, 2006 and 2007 (finished third, first and second, respectively). PERSONAL Daughter of Pat Stowe... Majoring in health and physical education.

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TAYLOR

WASHINGTON Junior | Middle Distance | 5-8 Houston, Texas (Westside HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

200m 24.76

400m 55.30 53.50

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2011 OUTDOOR Competed in the 400 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/14), placing 12th with a time of 54.78... Finished third in the 400 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/23), crossing the finish line in 55.53...Top 400-meter time of the season was 54.52 and came at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6) in a fifth-place finish... Placed 46th at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26) with a time of 57.29. 2011 INDOOR Member of All-American 4x400-meter relay team that placed seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a school-record time of 3:34.05... Placed 11th in the 600 yards at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/25) with a time of 1:29.25... Ran a season-best 55.61 400 meters at the Alex Wilson Last Chance (3/5) to finish sixth. 2010 OUTDOOR Competed in the 400 meters in the NCAA West Preliminaries (5/24) and set a personalbest time 53.50... Finished second in the 400 meters at the Twilight Invitational (5/1) with a time of 54.11. 2010 INDOOR Recorded a first-place finish in three different events... Won the 600 yards at the Big 12 Championships (2/27) with a personal-best time of 1:20.48... Finished first and set a PR in the 400 meters with a time of 55.30 at the Husker Invitational (2/6)... Took another first-place victory in the 600 meters at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a time of 1:35.45.

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Lettered two years in track and field... Named team MVP her junior and season seasons... Member of the 2008 and 2009 Region 5A Champion 4x400 meter relay teams... Two-time state qualifier in the 4x400 meter relay. PERSONAL Daughter of Essie and Jimmy Washington... Has two brothers: Shannon and Antoine... Majoring in broadcast journalism.

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SHAYLA Senior | Middle Distance | 5-7 Milford, Del. (Milford HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

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800m 2:11.18

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WILSON

2011 OUTDOOR Member of the All-American 4x400-meter relay team that placed eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/11) with a school-record time of 3:33.00... Placed 17th in the 800 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a time of 2:11.21... Ran a personal best 2:11.18 800 meters at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6) to place eighth... Finished sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 55.32 at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2). 2011 INDOOR Competed in the 600 yards at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/26), setting a personal-best time of 1:21.46 and placing seventh...Won the 600 yards at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of 1:23.79... Notched a time of 1:21.66 and a third-place finish at the ISU Classic (2/14). 2010 OUTDOOR Finished second and set a personal best in the 400 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9), crossing the finish line in 55.27... Ran the 400 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27), finishing fourth with a time of 56.25. 2010 INDOOR Competed in the 600 yards at the Big 12 Championships (2/26), finishing 10th with a time of 1:23.24... Finished first in the 400 meters at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of 58.05... Set a personal best in the 400 meters at the Tyson Invitational (2/12) with a Use your smart phone to scan time of 56.13... Finished first in the 600 yards at the and check Shayla’s updated stats Bob Timmons Challenge (12/5), crossing the finish line throughout the 2012 season. in 1:25.16. 2009 OUTDOOR Ran the 400-meter dash in four meets during the outdoor season... Posted her best time of 55.32 in the prelims of the Big 12 Championships (5/16)... Placed 10th at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/11) with a time of 57.07. 2009 INDOOR Recorded her season-best 400-meter time of 57.36 at the Tyson Invitational (2/13)... Was the runner up in the 400 meters at the adidas Classic (1/31), clocking in at 1:24.05... Had an impressive performance in the prelims of the 600 yards at the Big 12 Championships (2/27), finishing in a season-best 1:23.13 and earning a spot in the finals...Took eighth in finals with a time of 1:24.11...Was also a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished seventh at the league meet with a time of 3:42.82. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in track and cross country... School-record holder in the indoor 400 meters (58.96) and outdoor 400 meters (56.80)... Outdoor Division 2 State Champion in the 400 meters (57.65) and 200 meters (25.48) as a senior... Henlopen Conference Champion in the 400 meters as a senior with a time of 58.96... Indoor track Henlopen Conference Champion in the 400 meters (57.08) and 200 meters (25.40) as a senior... Outdoor Keith S. Burgess Invitational Meet record holder in the 400 meters (56.80)... Track MVP as a senior... Finished second at the indoor Henlopen Conference Championships in the 400 meters as a junior... Also placed second in the 400 meters (58.36) at the outdoor Henlopen Conference Championships as a junior... Runner-up in the 400 meters (57.53) at the Division 2 Outdoor State Championships as a junior... Finished in fifth place at the Henlopen Conference Championships in the 300-meter hurdles (52.13) as a sophomore... Placed fifth at the Division 2 State Championships in the 300-meter hurdles (50.26) as a sophomore. PERSONAL Daughter of Michael and Carlene Wilson... Born in Milford, Del... Majoring in psychology.

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2008 OUTDOOR Placed third in the 400 meters at the ESU Twilight with a time of 1:01.89... Ran a personalbest time in the 400 meters at the Arkansas Twilight (59.44).

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ALLEN Freshman | Distance | 5-6 Portland, Ore. (Ulysses S. Grant HS) High School Bests Outdoor

800m 2:18

1,500m 5:16.51

3,000m 10:59.01

5,000m 18:43.90

6,000m 21:52.60

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in three races for KU, best finish came at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) with a 71st-place finish... Top 6K time also came at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) with a time of 21:52.60... While running unattached, finished 5th overall in the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3).

2008 INDOOR Ran a season-best time of 59.69 in the 400 meters at the ISU Last Chance... Placed 12th in the 600 yards at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 1:25.67. HIGH SCHOOL At the 2007 state championships she was second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.3, second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.15 and was on the 1,600-meter relay team that broke the school record with a time of 3:53... Captain for track and cross country her senior year... Member of the 2007 state track and field championship team... Fifth in the nation in the 800-meter run at the USATF nationals with a time of 2:16.08... Represented Oklahoma at the Great Southwest track meet in 2005, 2006 and 2007. PERSONAL Daughter of Michael and Julia Barber... Born in Oklahoma City, Okla... A middle child with five other sisters... Majoring in geology.

NATALIE

BECKER

HIGH SCHOOL Four year letterwinner in cross country and track... Team MVP her sophomore, junior and senior years... Use your smart phone to scan and check Ragan’s updated stats Team captain her junior and senior years... Competed at the cross country state championships all four throughout the 2012 season. years... Qualified in track for the state championships in the 3,000 meters three-straight years.

RS-So. | Distance | 5-3 St. Louis, Mo. (Parkway West HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

ANNA

BARBER RS-Senior | Middle Distance | 6-1 Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks HS)

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3,000m 9:45.61 10:52.34

SC 11:09.09

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in only one meet due to injury...Finished 91st in the B Race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), crossing the finish line in a 6K time of 23:56.70. 2011 OUTDOOR Competed in only one meet for the Jayhawks before injury cut season short... Won the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) in a personal-best time of 11:09.09... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection.

Use your smart phone to scan 2011 INDOOR Competed in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships and check Natalie’s updated stats Collegiate Bests 400m 600m 600yd 800m (2/26), earning a 25th-place finish with a time of 9:45.51, throughout the 2012 season. a personal record... Recorded a personal-best mile time at Indoor 59.71 1:40.81 1:25.67 2:22.48 the ISU Classic (2/12) in a 25th-place finish, crossing the finish line in 5:01.30... Took 13th Outdoor 2:17.48 in the mile at the Big 12 Championships (2/26), running a time of 5:07.95... Top finish of the season came in the mile at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28), recording a time of 5:12.29 and 2011 OUTDOOR Recorded a top-10 finish in the 800 meters at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) placing third. where she finished seventh with a time of 2:22.65... Set a personal best in the 800 meters at the 2010 CROSS COUNTRY Arkansas Twilight (5/6) with a time of 2:17.48. Competed in each meet for the Jayhawks, and was the team’s second-highest finisher in four of 2011 INDOOR the six races... Highest finish came at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), where she finished third Recorded three top-five finishes with her best finish coming at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) overall with a 5K time of 19:33.90... Notched season-best 6K time at the Midwest Regional where she finished fourth with a time of 1:32.25... Set a personal best in the 800 meters at the Championships (11/13), crossing the finish line in 21:07.74 to finish 33rd... Collected a 33rdISU NCAA Qualifier (3/5) where she finished eighth with a time of 2:22.48. place finish at the Big 12 Championships (10/30) with a 6K time of 21:07.74... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. 2010 OUTDOOR Ran a personal-best time of 2:19.90 in the 800-meter run at the John McDonald Invitational (4/9)... Finished third overall at the Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27) in the 800 meters with HIGH SCHOOL a time of 2:20.34. Four-time all-state and all-metro in cross country... Finished 12th at the 2008 cross county state championships in a 5K time of 19:24... Placed in the top 20 at the 2005 and 2006 state 2010 INDOOR Recorded a personal-best 400-meter time of 59:71 at the ISU cross country meets... Four-time all-state selection in track... Finished fourth in the 3,200 NCAA Qualifier Meet (3/5), finishing 12th overall... Placed meters at the 2007 track and field state championship and fifth in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 fourth at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual(1/15) with a personal- meters at the 2008 state meet. best 800-meter time of 2:27.14... Competed in the Big 12 Championships (2/26) finishing 19th overall with a 600-yard PERSONAL Daughter of Kim and Eric Becker... Majoring in community health with a minor in busitime of 1:27.83. ness. 2009 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2009 INDOOR Use your smart phone to scan and Turned in a season-best 600-yard time of 1:29.24 at the ISU check Anna’s updated stats through- Classic (2/14)...Took fourth at the adidas Classic (1/31) in the out the 2012 season. same event, finishing in 1:29.82.

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CORI

CAINES

CHRISTENSEN

So./RS-Fr. | Multi-Events | 5-8 Evanston, Ill. (Evanston Township HS)

Senior | Middle Distance | 5-8 Medicine Lodge, Kan. (Medicine Lodge HS/Samford)

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TJ 11.18m 10.96m

Shot Put Collegiate Bests 8.35m Indoor Outdoor

2011 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2011 INDOOR Finished first in the high jump at the Bob Timmons Challenge (1/8), with a mark of 1.55m, a personal best... Also set season bests in the triple jump with a distance of 11.18m, the long jump (1/14) with a distance of 4.95m and the 60-meter hurdles (1/8) with a time of 10.81. Use your smart phone to scan and check Amanda’s updated stats HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in gymnastics and track... Named to the throughout the 2012 season.

all-conference and all-sectional teams all four years... All-state in the triple jump three years... Holds the school record in the triple jump (38-9.00 ft.), 300m hurdles (46.4), long jump (16-3.00 ft.) and the high jump (5-04.00 ft.)... Member of the outdoor track conference championship team in 2008 and 2009... Won the CSL Leadership award... Member of the honor roll.

800m 1,000m 1,500m Mile 2:10.96 2:49.92 5:15.98 2:09.81 4:26.82 -

3,000m 10:29.55 10:18.96

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AMANDA

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Had her best cross country season in a KU uniform, finishing in the women’s top five in all but one meet on the season...Top finish of the season came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), crossing the finish line in a 5K time of 18:28.59 and placing fifth... Best 6K time of the season was 21:50.70 and came at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), placing 184th... Finished 72nd at the NCAA Midwest Regional, running a 6K time of 22:42.47. 2011 OUTDOOR Competed in the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26) where she

Use your smart phone to scan and check Cori’s updated stats through- set a team and personal best in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:24.59... Recorded two top-five finishes in the 800 meters out the 2012 season.

including a first-place finish at the Payton Jordan Invitational (5/1) with a time of 2:09.81, which was a team and personal best... Recorded four top-10 finishes in the 1,500 meters including a third-place finish at the Kansas Relays (4/23) with a time of 4:30.31... Competed in the Big 12 Championships (5/14) in both the 800 meters and the 1,500 meters... Also recorded a personal best in the 3,000-meter run at the Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (3/19) with a time of 10:18.96... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection.

PERSONAL 2011 INDOOR Daughter of Kevin and Barb Caines... Parents both ran track collegiately... Major- Recorded two top-five finishes in the 800 meters including a second-place finish in the Jayhawk ing in business. Classic (1/28) with a time of 2:14.61... Competed in the Big 12 Championships (2/25) in the 1,000 meters, where she finished seventh with a time of 2:49.92, which was a personal best and a team best for the season... Also recorded a team-best time in the 1,000-meter run at the Big 12 Championships (2/25) with a time of 2:49.92. 2010 OUTDOOR Competed at the Payton Jordan Invitational (5/1) and placed seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.89, her PR and KU’s best time of the season... Finished second in the 1,500 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/17) with a time of 4:31.26, a personal best. 2010 INDOOR Set her personal best and recorded a first-place finish in the mile at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of 5:15.98... Competed in the 800 meters at the Big 12 Championships (2/26) and placed sixth in a time of 2:11.67... Ran a personal-best 2:10.96 800 meters at the ISU Classic (2/13), which was also the fastest time for KU on the season. AT SAMFORD 2008 All-Southern Conference Freshman Team Selection... Placed 20th at the Crimson Classic and 18th at the Furman Invitational... Placed 24th overall and fifth on the team at the SoCon Championship. HIGH SCHOOL A seven-time class 3A state champion in track at Medicine Lodge High School... Placed first in the 1,600 meters her sophomore, junior and senior years... A state runner-up for cross country her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons... Lettered in basketball for four years... A member of the Principal’s Honor Roll for three years, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Cindy Christensen... Mother, Cindy, played basketball at Kansas... Father, Robert, competed in track and cross country at Wichita State... Majoring in biology... Plans to become a dentist.

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CLAIRE

JAMAICA

CHRISTIE

COLLINS

Senior | Pole Vault | 5-4 Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission South HS)

Senior | Horizontal Jumps | 5-6 Fort Worth, Texas (North Crowley HS)

Pole Vault 3.55m (11-07.75ft.) 3.45m (11-03.75ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Set a personal best in the pole vault with a height of 3.45m in the Arkansas Twilight (5/6). 2011 INDOOR Recorded two top-10 finishes in the pole vault, including a sixth-place finish in the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a height of 3.20m. 2010 OUTDOOR Placed 11th at the Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27) in the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 3.25 meters (10-08 ft.).

Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

60m 8.44 -

LJ TJ 5.62m (18-05.25ft.) 11.46m (37-07.25ft.) 5.74m (18-10.00ft.) 11.52m (37-09.50ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Placed fifth in the long jump and triple jump at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) where she finished with jumps of 5.14m and 11.03m, respectively, both of which were personal bests. 2011 INDOOR Recorded a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28) with a jump of 11.38m, which was a personal best... Also recorded a seventh-place finish in the long jump at the Arkansas Last Chance (3/4) meet with a jump of 5.20m.

2010 OUTDOOR Use your smart phone to scan Had four fourth-place finishes in the long jump and triple jump... Use your smart phone to scan 2010 INDOOR and check Claire’s updated stats Recorded her best long jump mark of 5.74 meters (18-10 ft.) at and check Jamaica’s updated stats Finished in the top seven in five meets... Recorded a personal-best the Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27)... Finished seventh at throughout the 2012 season. mark of 3.55 meters (11-07.75 ft.) in the pole vault at the Kansas throughout the 2012 season. the Kansas Relays (4/16) with a triple jump mark of 11.52 meters vs. Missouri Dual (1/15), finishing fifth overall. (37-09.5 ft.). 2009 OUTDOOR Competed in the pole vault in four meets throughout the season... Recorded her best mark of 3.40m 2010 INDOOR Had a first-place finish in the triple jump with a mark at 11.34 meters (37-02.5 ft.) at the Jayhawk (11-01.75 ft.) at the Kansas Relays (4/18). Classic (1/29)... Recorded two third-place finishes at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) in both the long 2009 INDOOR jump with a mark of 5.28 meters (17-04 ft.) and in the triple jump with a mark of 10.90 meters Cleared a season-best 3.35 meters (10-11.75 ft.) at the Tyson Invitational (2/13)... Posted a mark of (35-09.25 ft.). 3.20 meters (10-06 ft.) at the Arkansas Invitational (1/9) and Holiday Preview (12/5). 2009 OUTDOOR HIGH SCHOOL Jumped in five different meets during the outdoor season... Turned her best long jump performance Two-year letterwinner in track and field... League champion in the pole vault as a junior and senior... at the Kansas Relays (4/18) with a mark of 5.71 meters (18-08.75 ft.)... Took sixth at the Arkansas District and regional champion in the pole vault as a senior... Placed fifth in the pole vault at the 6A state championships as a senior...Took first place in the pole vault at the Jayhawk Indoor Invitational as Twilight (5/1) after leaping 5.63 meters (18-05.75 a senior... Fourth-place finisher in the pole vault at the regional championships as a junior... Personal ft.)... Posted her season-best triple jump of 11.56 best in the pole vault was 11 ft... Lettered four years in soccer and one year in tennis... Second Team meters (37-11.25 ft.) at the Big 12 Championships All-Sunflower League in soccer as a junior and senior... Named defender of the year as a senior in (5/16). 2008... Member of the Olympic Development Kansas state soccer team... Member of the National 2009 INDOOR Honor Society for two years...Two-year member of the principal’s honor roll... Honor roll student for Was the top performer on the horizontal jumps two years... Member of the student council for two years. squad... Recorded a season-best mark of 5.62 meters (18-05.25 ft.) in the long jump and 11.00 mePERSONAL Daughter of Mike and Ava Christie... Born in Overland Park, Kan... Majoring in business-marketing... ters (36-01.25 ft.) in the triple jump, both at the Plans to attend law school... Father, Mike, played football at Kent State... Mother,Ava, and grandmother, ISU NCAA Qualifier (3/7)... Won the long jump at the Holiday Preview (12/5) with a mark of 5.32 Francis, attended KU. meters (17-05.50 ft.). HIGH SCHOOL Lettered all four years in track... Regional champion in the long jump as a freshman, sophomore and junior... Four-time district champion in the long jump... District champion in the triple jump as a freshman and sophomore... Set a personal record in the long jump as a sophomore with her district-championship leap of 20-03.25 ft... Runner-up at the state meet in the long jump as a freshman (19-03 ft.)... Ran eight years for the Win-Stars AAU track team... AAU Junior Olympic Champion in the long jump as a freshman... Runner-up in the triple jump at the AAU Junior Olympics as a freshman... AAU Junior Olympic runner-up in the long jump as a sophomore... Four-year letterwinner in volleyball... First team all-district volleyball as a junior and senior... Second team all-district as a sophomore.... Academic all-state as a senior... Graduated in the top 15 percent of her class of 512... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Daughter of LeVonne and Maria Collins... Born in Fort Worth, Texas... Majoring in psychology... Mother, Maria, played basketball and ran track at Tennessee State... Father, LeVonne, was a rower at MIT.

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PARIS

CUMMINGS

DANIELS

RS-Senior | Pole Vault | 5-6 Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission South HS)

Junior | Sprints | 5-4 St. Louis, Mo. (Normandy Senior HS/ Coffeyville JC)

Pole Vault 4.02m (13-02.25ft.) 3.97m (13-00.25ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Recorded a season best at the Kansas Relays (4/23) with a vault of 3.90m (12-09.50 ft.)... Competed at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/27), finishing in a tie for 26th with a mark of 3.85m (12-07.50 ft.)... Top finish came at the Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (3/19) with a vault of 3.80m (12-05.50 ft.), placing second... Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic team... Member of Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

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100m 11.88

200m 24.28 23.91

400m 56.56 53.35

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JULIA

2011 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2011 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2009-10 COFFEYVILLE JUNIOR COLLEGE National Champion in the 400m... An eight time AllAmerican in the 400m, 200m, 4x400m relay and the 4x100m relay... Personal bests included: 11.78 in the 100m, 23.5 in the 200m and 53.35 in the 400m.

2011 INDOOR Top jump of the season came at the Arkansas Last Chance (3/4), earning a sixth-place finish with a mark of 3.86m (12-08 Use your smart phone to scan and ft.)... Took second at the KU-MU Dual (1/14) with a vault of Use your smart phone to scan and check Paris’ updated stats through3.80m (12-05.50 ft.)... Recorded a mark of 3.65m (11-11.75 check Julia’s updated stats through- HIGH SCHOOL out the 2012 season. out the 2012 season. Attended Normandy High School in St. Louis, Mo.... ft.) at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8), finishing second.

State champion as a freshman in the 400m and won the freshman MVP award...Was a 2010 OUTDOOR state champion in the 400m and 200m as a sophomore and a junior... Holds the school Set KU’s season best in the pole vault with a jump of 3.86m (12-08.00 ft.) at the Texas Relays record in the 200m, 400m and 800m... Also won the Most Versatile Award. (4/3)... Finished fifth at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9) with a vault of 3.85m (12-07.50 ft.)... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 team. PERSONAL

Daughter of Brenda Penigar and Norris Daniels... Born in St. Louis, Mo... Majoring in

2010 INDOOR psychology and African American studies... Has four older siblings. Recorded four top-five finishes in the pole vault... Set a personal best with a jump of 4.02m (13-02.25 ft.) at the Arkansas Last Chance (3/7); this was also the top jump for KU on the season... Competed in the pole vault at the Big 12 Championships (2/26), clearing a height of 3.88m (12-08.75 ft.) for a sixth-place finish. 2009 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

HAYLEY

2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2008 OUTDOOR Posted three top-five finishes in the pole vault... Finished in third place at the Big 12 Championships with a personal-best and NCAA Regional-qualifying jump of 4.00 meters (13-01.50 ft.)... Placed fourth at the John Jacobs Invitational with a jump of 3.85 meters (12-07.50 ft.), also an NCAA Regional-qualifying leap... Took third at the Missouri Relays with a jump of 3.55 meters (11-07.75 ft.). 2008 INDOOR Competed nine times in the pole vault... Placed sixth at the Big 12 Championships with a vault of 3.83 meters (12-06.75 ft.)... Had a seasonbest jump of 4.02 meters (13.02.25 ft.) at the Arkansas Last Chance.

FRANCIS Freshman | Distance | 5-3 Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS) High School Bests Outdoor

800m 2:24.20

Mile 5:23.08

3,200m 11:43.19

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL Placed fourth in the two mile at the state championship meet her senior year (2011)... Member of state third-place 4x800-meter relay team her senior year (2011)... Member of school record-setting 4x800-meHIGH SCHOOL Graduated with honors from Shaw- ter relay team her junior year (2010)... Finished 11th nee Mission South High School... A in the state championship meet her freshman year member of the National Honor So- (2008)... 2011 all-metro honors in track. ciety... Varsity four-year letterwinner in dance team, gymnastics and track... PERSONAL Three-time state medal winner in Daughter of Mark and Tiffany Francis... Has two sibthe pole vault. lings, Carlin (19) and Caleb (16)... Father, Mark, is the PERSONAL Daughter of Tim and Linda Cummings... Born in Kansas City, Kan... Majoring in exercise science.

4,000m 16:01.20

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head soccer coach at KU...

Plans to major in journalism.

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SARAH

JAIMIE

HEDBERG

HOUSE

Junior | Pole Vault | 5-4 Phoenix, Ariz. (North HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

Pole Vault 3.50m (11-05.75ft.) 3.65m (11-11.75ft.)

Freshman | Pole Vault | 5-7 El Dorado, Kan. (El Dorado HS) High School Bests Outdoor

HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 4A Kansas state pole vault champion at El Dorado High... Kansas state record holder in the pole vault with a height of 12-09 ft...Won high school pole vault title at the 2011 Kansas Relays... Kansas Honors Scholar.

2011 OUTDOOR Top pole vault mark of the season came at the Kansas Relays (4/23), clearing a height of 3.65m (11-11.75 ft.) and finishing 12th... Placed ninth at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) with a mark of 3.52m (11-06.50 ft.)... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection. 2011 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. Use your smart phone to scan and 2010 OUTDOOR check Sarah’s updated stats through- Set her outdoor personal best at the Razorback Spring out the 2012 season. Invitational (3/27) with a jump of 3.45m (11-03.75

Pole Vault 3.80m (12-05.50ft)

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PERSONAL Daughter of Kevin and Laura House... Has one younger brother, Travis (16)... Majoring in accounting and finance.

ft.), finishing ninth. 2010 INDOOR Best finish in the pole vault was sixth and came at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) on a jump of 3.35m (11-00.00 ft.), a personal best.

ALISHA

HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letter winner in track and field... 2009 Arizona 5AII State Champion in the pole vault, where she set a personal record and North High School record of 12-00 ft... Runner-up at the 2008 state meet... Received Most Improved Female Track Athlete honors in 2007 and 2008... Also competed for the swimming and diving team... Named Most Valuable Diver her senior year... Finished fourth at the Arizona 5AII State Swimming and Diving Championships... Received Academic All-America honors for swimming and diving... Member of the National Honor Society... International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient.

KEYS Freshman | Sprints | 5-4 Junction City, Kan. (Junction City HS)

PERSONAL High School Bests Daughter of Mary Connell and Ted Hedberg... Has four siblings: Julie, Emma, Jack Outdoor and Nick... Cousin, Christian Moody, was a member of the KU men’s basketball team from 2003-06... Majoring in exercise science.

100m 11.52

200m 24.56

HIGH SCHOOL 2011 Kansas state champion in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay... Kansas state record holder in the 100m with a time of 11.52... Ran the fastest 200m in the state in 2011, notching a time of 24.56 on the way to the state title... Anchor of 4x100m relay team that ran the second-best time in state history with a 47.29. PERSONAL Daughter of Betty Young and Michael Keys... Has Use your smart phone to scan and three siblings: Isiah (21), Brittni (17) and Mychaella check Alisha’s updated stats through- (15)... Brother, Isiah Young, is member of the track out the 2012 season. and field team at the University of Mississippi... Majoring in business administration with a minor in psychology... Originally from Dallas, Texas, before moving to Junction City, Kan., prior to her junior year of high school.

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1,500m 4:41.78

ALENA

KILWEIN

KRECHYK

RS-So./Jr. | Distance | 5-2 Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS)

RS-Senior | Throws | 5-11 Grodno, Belarus (Yanka Kupala State University)

Mile 5:01.69 -

3,000m 9:54.87 9:51.94

5,000m 17:28.28

10,000m 36:47.89

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in five meets for the Jayhawks, finishing in the team’s top five in each...Top finish came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), placing sixth with a 5K time of 18:29.85... Ran best 6K time of the season at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) in a 54th-place finish, crossing the finish line in 21:28.0... Finished 78th at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/12) with a 6K time of 22:47.34.

Collegiate Bests Shot Put Weight Throw Hammer Throw Indoor 10.27m (33-08.35ft.) 19.54m (64-01.25ft.) Outdoor 64.57m (211-10ft.)

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KYRA

2011 OUTDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2011 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

2010 OUTDOOR Recorded two first-place finishes in the hammer throw with the first coming at the Triton Invitational (4/24) on a throw of 62.32m (204-05.00 ft.) and the second 2011 OUTDOOR coming on a throw of 60.29m (197-09.00 ft.) at the TwiRecorded personal bests in both the 1,500 meters and the light Invitational (5/1)... Set a personal best and KU’s Use your smart phone to scan and 3,000 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2), best hammer throw of the season with a throw of 64.57m Use your smart phone to scan and check Kyra’s updated stats through- placing 19th with a time of 4:41.78 in the 1,500 meters (211-10.00 ft.) at the Texas Relays (4/3). check Alena’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season. out the 2012 season. and finishing fourth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:51.94... Competed in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 2010 INDOOR Championships (5/15), finishing 28th with a time of 18:10.74. Recorded three first-place finishes in the weight throw...Won the weight throw at the Big 12 Championships (2/27) with a mark of 19.54m (64-01.25 ft.), a personal best... Took 2011 INDOOR Placed second in the mile at the Jayhawk Classic (1/28) with a personal-best time of another title in the weight throw at the Air Force Invitational (2/13) with a throw of 5:01.69... Recorded personal best of 9:54.87 in the 3,000 meters at the ISU Classic (2/14), 19.37m (63-06.75 ft.)...Won the weight throw at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a throw placing 14th... Placed 11th in the 3,000 meters at the New Balance Invitational (2/5), of 18.59m (60-11.75 ft.)... Best performance in the shot put came at the KU vs. MU Dual (1/15) where she notched a 10th-place finish on a throw of 10.27m (33-08.50 ft.). crossing the finish line in 10:00.10. 2010 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in all six races for the Jayhawks, notching two top-10 finishes... Earned first individual title of collegiate career at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), crossing the finish line in 18:37.20... Ran a 6K personal best at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/13), clocking in at 21:52.38 and placing 88th... Earned sixth place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), crossing the finish line in 18:34.39, a 5K personal best... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/30), placing 62nd with a 6K time of 22:17.04.

AT YANKA KUPALA STATE UNIVERSITY Crowned the U-23 Belarus National Champion in the hammer throw... Holds a personalbest mark of 68.61 meters (225-1 ft.). HIGH SCHOOL Belarus National Junior Champion in the hammer throw in 2006... Finished 12th in the hammer throw at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships... Competed in the 2008 European Winter Throwing Cup.

2010 OUTDOOR Participated in five events, finishing in the top nine in each... Finished third in the 3,000 PERSONAL meters at the Kansas Relays (4/16) with a personal-best time of 10:28.30... Her best time Daughter of Aleksey and Tamara Krechyk... Has one brother,VaDim. in the 1,500 meters was 4:50.05 at the John McDonnell Invitational 4/9). 2010 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2009 CROSS COUNTRY Had a strong debut for the Jayhawks, finishing third on the team and fourth overall at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/5) in a season-best 5K time of 19:28.44... Finished 121st out of 211 runners at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), posting a 5K time of 19:31... Ran her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), where she finished 48th in the women’s open division with a time of 23:30.80. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner and four-time state qualifier in cross country... Finished fifth at the 2008 cross country state championships... Kansas City Star All-Metro First Team as a senior, second team as a junior... Named to the 2006 and 2007 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Team for cross country... Manhattan Cross Country Course and Lawrence Free State High School record holder in the 4K (14:32)... Finished third in the 2 mile at the 2006 track and field state championships... Placed fifth in the mile and sixth in the 2 mile at the 2007 track and field state championships... Two-time Lawrence Journal-World All-Area selection for track... Member of the National Honor Society... Named 6A Cross Country Academic All-State her junior and senior years. PERSONAL Daughter of Marcy Kilwein... Majoring in community health.

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Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

60m 8.43 -

200m 27.84 -

KATHRYN

ALLISON

LUPTON

MAYFIELD

RS-So. | Hurdles | 5-10 Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)

Senior | High Jump/Javelin | 6-1 Overland Park, Kan. (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)

60mH 8.82 -

100mH 14.11

400mH 1:00.95

2011 OUTDOOR Competed in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14), placing 13th in both events... Recorded personal bests in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6), clocking in with a windaided 100-meter hurdle time of 14.11 to place eighth and finishing third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.95... Won the 100-meter hurdles at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29), clocking in with a wind-aided time of 14.18... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team selection.

High School Bests Outdoor

High Jump 1.78m (5-10ft.)

Javelin 42.32m (138-10ft.)

KU VOLLEYBALL (2008-11) Four-year letterwinner for the KU volleyball program... Started 95 of 117 matches as an outside hitter for the Jayhawks during her four-year career... Left as the program’s all-time attempts leader in a career (3,858) and in a single season (1,367)... Her 4.16 kills per set in 2011 was best in the Big 12, 33rd in the NCAA and ranked second all-time in Kansas history... As a senior, led the Jayhawks with nine double-doubles and posted double-digit kills in 26 of 29 matches. VOLLEYBALL CAREER HONORS

your smart phone to scan Use your smart phone to scan 2011: Academic All-Big 12 First Team... All-Big 12 Use and check Allison’s updated stats and check Kathryn’s updated stats 2011 INDOOR Honorable Mention... CoSIDA Capital One Academ- throughout the 2012 season. throughout the 2012 season. Recorded personal bests in both the 60-meter dash ic All-District Second Team... Georgia Bulldog Invita-

and the 200 meters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), running a 8.50 60 meters to finish seventh and finishing the 200 meters in 27.84 to place sixth... Top 60-meter hurdle time of the season also came at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), clocking in at 9.05 to place third... Placed second in the 60-meter hurdles at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8), crossing the finish line in 9.22. 2010 OUTDOOR Competed in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles, notching seven top-10 finishes... Fastest time in the 100-meter hurdles was 14.35, coming at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9)... Best 400-meter hurdle time was 1:01.36 and came at the Drake Relays (4/23) where she finished 20th.

tional MVP... Jayhawk Invitational MVP, DePaul Invitational MVP. 2010: Academic All-Big 12 First Team... Creighton Bluejay Invitational All-Tournament Team... Jayhawk Classic All-Tournament Team. 2009: Academic All-Big 12 First Team... Middle Tennessee State All-Tournament Team.

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in track and field and volleyball at St. Thomas Aquinas High School... Four-time state champion in the high jump... Holds school and league records in the high jump... Also placed third at state in the javelin in 2005 and 2006... Voted her team’s most valuable jumper/vaulter three times... Played club ball for the MAVS under coach Dave Gentile... National Honor Society member. PERSONAL Daughter of John and Joanne Mayfield... Has a sister, Emily and a brother, Steven... Mother played basketball for Benedictine and father played baseball at Missouri Western... Three of her uncles, Michael, Thomas and Edward, also attended KU... Pursuing a degree in exercise science.

2010 INDOOR Competed in the 60-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Championships (2/26), finishing 11th with a time of 8.96... Set her personal best in the 60-meter hurdles on a time of 8.82 at the ISU NCAA Qualifier (3/5)... Finished first in the 60-meter hurdles at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of 9.37... Set a personal best in the 60-meter dash at the KU vs. MU Dual (1/15) with a time of 8.50, finishing fifth.

MOLLY

MILBOURN Freshman | Distance | 5-5 El Dorado, Kan. (El Dorado HS)

HIGH SCHOOL 2009 Texas State Champion in the 300 meter hurdles, where she set a personal record of 42.49... Runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2009 state meet... Highest point earner for her high school track team all four years... Also lettered three years in volleyball.

High School Bests Outdoor

800m 2:18.62

1,600m 5:01.85

3,200m 10:51.44

4,000m 5,000m 14:21.31 18:18.54

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

PERSONAL HIGH SCHOOL Daughter of Brent and Anita Lupton... Has three siblings: Keven, Greg and Lexie... 2010 Gatorade Kansas Runner of the Year... State Brother, Greg, competes in the pole vault at KU... Majoring in sports management. champion in 4A cross country her sophomore and senior years... State champion in the 3,200 meters, 1,600 meters and 800 meters during her four-year high school career. PERSONAL Daughter of Sonja and Clint Milbourn... Has two Use your smart phone to scan older siblings, Brookes (24) and Chelsea (21)... Plans to and check Molly’s updated stats major in business management. throughout the 2012 season.

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TIMMIE RS-Fr./So. | Sprints | 5-6 Paola, Kan. (Paola HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

200m 28.21 -

400m 1:04.46 -

600yd 1:29.25 -

400mH 1:04.46

2011 OUTDOOR Collected a 400-meter hurdles personal best at the Arkansas Twilight (5/6), crossing the finish line in 1:04.45 to finish sixth...Top 400-meter hurdle finish of the season came at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29), placing third with a time of 1:05.89.

PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Dalene Moser... Mother, father, two aunts and an uncle all attended KU... Has one sister, Lauren (22)... Cousin,Tyler Gonzales, wrestled at Fort Hays State University... Cousin, Jennifer Ibarra, ran track and cross country at Butler... Uncle, Charles, ran track at Barton... Majoring in exercise science with a minor in business.

REBECCA

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MORRIS

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in cross country, track and basketball... Two-year letterwinner in volleyball... Member of the Greeley County High School state cross country championship teams in 2006, 2008 and 2009... Holds three school records: 800 meters (2:26), 1,600 meters (5:17) and 4x800-meter relay (10:03)... Named to the Garden City All-Area cross country and track teams in 2009 and 2010... Was an all-state cross country and track runner four years in a row.

NEVILLE Junior | Multi-Events | 5-6 Merrillville, Ind. (Merrillville HS)

2011 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

Collegiate Bests 200m 800m 60mH 100mH HJ LJ Shot Javelin Pent Hep Indoor 26.21 2:24.29 8.72 1.61m 5.83m 10.25m 3716 HIGH SCHOOL 24.80 2:22.66 14.03 1.67m 5.72m 9.77m 29.55m - 5120 Lettered in track and cross country at Paola High Use your smart phone to scan Outdoor School... Holds school record in 4x100m, 300m and and check Timmie’s updated stats 100m hurdles... Named valedictorian and Kansas Re- throughout the 2012 season. 2011 OUTDOOR Recorded new personal bests in each event of the hepgions Scholar... Member of the National Honor Sotathlon throughout the season... Placed seventh in the ciety. PERSONAL Daughter of Timmy and Tammy Morris... Cousin, Taryn Morris, played basketball at Ottawa University... Aunt, Teressa Morris, played softball at Neosho Community College... Wants to be an endocrinologist after graduation... Plans to major in premed biology.

MADISON

MOSER Sophomore | Distance | 5-4 Tribune, Kan. (Greeley County HS) Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

1,000m 3:01.76 -

Mile 5:23.13 -

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in only one meet for the Jayhawks due to injury... Placed fourth at the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with a 5K time of 19:42.15. 2011 OUTDOOR Top 3,000-meter time of the year came at the Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (3/19), placing seventh with a time of 10:56.01... Placed 23rd in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with a time of 11:01.19.

3,000m 10:43.04 10:56.01

2011 INDOOR Placed seventh in the pentathlon at the Big 12 Championships (2/26) with a score of 3,641 points... Recorded a personal best in the long jump at the New Balance Invita- Use your smart phone to scan tional (2/4), hitting a distance of 5.83m (19-01.50 ft.) and and check Rebecca’s updated stats placing sixth... Placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles at the throughout the 2012 season. Arkansas Last Chance (3/4) with a personal-best time of 8.76... Ran personal-best 800 meters in the Big Indoor Championships (2/25) pentathlon, placing second with a time of 2:25.47. 2010 OUTDOOR Competed in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays (3/13) and finished 12th with a score of 4,885... Best finish of the season came in the 100-meter hurdles at the Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27), finishing third with a wind-aided time of 14.35... Finished 14th in the long jump at the Kansas Relays (4/17) with a season-best jump of 5.58m (18-03.75 ft.). 2010 INDOOR Recorded 14 top-five finishes in seven different events throughout the season... Competed in the pentathlon at the Big 12 Championships (2/27), scoring 3,716 points and finishing fifth... Won the pentathlon at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a final score of 3,562... Set a personal best at the ISU Classic (2/13) in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.82... Season’s best time in the 200 meters was 26.21 at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8).

HIGH SCHOOL Ranked second in the nation by Track and Field News for heptathletes... Member of the USA Pan American team her senior year... 2009 Indiana state long jump champion, where she posted a personal-best mark of 19-1.75 ft... Two-time sectional champion in the 100-meter hurdles... Finished third in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 state meet and fourth in 2009... Named MVP of her track and field team her sophomore, junior and senior years... Holds the Merrillville High School record in the long jump... Three-time All-American Use your smart phone to scan heptathlete honoree. and check Madison’s updated stats

2011 INDOOR throughout the 2012 season. Placed third in the 1,000 meters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), crossing the finish line in 3:01.76... Top mile time of the season came at the ISU Classic (2/12), placing 16th with a time of 5:23.13. 2010 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

heptathlon at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14) with a personal-best score of 5,120 points... Competed in the heptathlon at the Kansas Relays (4/21), placing third with a score of 4,880 points... Placed 13th in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays (4/7), scoring 5,000 points.

PERSONAL Daughter of David and Judith Neville... Brother, David, competed in track and field at Indiana University and won a bronze medal in the 400 meters at the Beijing Olympics... Majoring in music education.

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COLLEEN

O’BRIEN Freshman | High Jump | 5-10 Louisburg, Kan. (Louisburg HS) High School Bests Outdoor

High Jump 1.75m (5-09ft.) HIGH SCHOOL Kansas 4A state high jump champion junior year and state runner-up senior year... Holds school records in both the high jump (5-09 ft.) and triple jump (36-06 ft.)... Named to the all-metro first team in 2010.

PERSONAL Daughter of Barbara and Barry O’Brien... Has two older siblings,Tyler (26) and Cassie (21)... Mother, Barbara, competed in track and field, while father, Barry, played basketball at Pittsburg State... Brother, Tyler, Use your smart phone to scan plays basketball while sister, Cassie, plays volleyball at and check Colleen’s updated stats Johnson County Community College... Uncle, Stan throughout the 2012 season. Brady, and aunt, Mary Speckin, attended KU... Majoring in sports management.

MADDY

RICH

DEMI

So. | Middle Distance | 5-7 Prairie Village, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS)

PAYNE Sophomore | Pole Vault | 6-0 New Braunfels, Texas Collegiate Bests (New Braunfels HS) Indoor Outdoor Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

800m 2:18.34 2:18.39

1,000m 3:06.28 -

Mile 5:14.18 -

Pole Vault 3.97m (13-00.25ft.) 4.06m (13-03.75ft.)

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in four meets for the Jayhawks with her top performance coming at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), a 20th-place finish in a 5K time of 20:24.46... Took 28th at the Bob Timmons Challenge 2011 OUTDOOR (9/3), completing the 5K in 22:26.70... Competed Tied for eighth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the B Race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (5/15) with a mark of 3.98m (13-00.75 ft.)... Com- (10/14), running a 24:11.40 6K and placing 95th. peted at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/27), vaulting to a top height of 3.85m (12-07.50 ft.) and finishing 2011 OUTDOOR in a tie for 28th... Top vault of the season came at the Top performance of the season came in the 800-meTexas Relays (4/8), finishing in third with a top height ters at the Kansas Relays (4/21), an 11th-place finish Use your smart phone to scan check Maddy’s updated stats of 4.06m (13-03.75 ft.)... Placed second at the Bill with a season-best time of 2:18.39... Placed seventh in and throughout the 2012 season. Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (5/1) with a mark of the 800 meters at the Mayaguez Spring Break Classic, 3.97m (13-00.25 ft.). crossing the finish line in 2:19.67.

Use your smart phone to scan and 2011 INDOOR 2011 INDOOR check Demi’s updated stats throughTop mark of the year came at the Big 12 Champion- Top 800-meter time of the season came at the ISU Classic (2/12) in a 23rd-place out the 2012 season.

ships (2/26), an eighth-place finish with a height of finish, crossing the finish line in 2:18.34... Placed fourth in the 800 meters at the 3.92m (12-12.25 ft.)... Placed eighth at the Tyson Invitational (2/12) with a top vault Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14) with a time of 2:27.00. of 3.90m (12-09.50 ft.). 2010 CROSS COUNTRY HIGH SCHOOL Utilized redshirt season. Lettered three years each in volleyball and track... Won the state championship in the pole vault her junior year... Holds the school record in the pole vault (13-1.00 HIGH SCHOOL ft.)... Was named San Antonio field athlete of the year her senior year... Was a district Lettered in basketball three years, cross country and track four years at Shawnee Mischampion her junior and senior years. sion East... Won the 2009 Kansas Cup for outstanding 4x800 relay team... Earned 2009 all-metro honors in track...Team captain in cross country and track as a senior... PERSONAL Member of the 2007-10 4x800m relay state champion squads... Member of the 2009 Daughter of Bill Payne and Dana MacFarlane... Father was a world champion in the 4x400m state champion team... Holds the school record in the 400m with a time pole vault... Mother played basketball at Baylor University... Undecided on major... of 0:59. Aspires to participate in the 2016 Olympics. PERSONAL Daughter of Steve and Kim Rich... Has an older brother, Nick (23), who also attended KU... Majoring in communications.

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SARA

ROW

SEIWALD

Sophomore | Pole Vault | 5-4 Merriam, Kan. (Shawnee Mission North HS)

Freshman | Distance | 5-0 Portland, Ore. (Valley Catholic HS)

Pole Vault 3.50m (11-05.75ft.) 3.50m (11-05.75ft.) 2011 OUTDOOR Top vault of the season was 3.50m (11-05.75 ft.) in a 15th-place finish at the Kansas Relays (4/23)... Tied for 12th at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (4/29) with a height of 3.37m (11-00.75 ft.).

High School Bests Outdoor

1,500m 5:00.71

Mile 5:23.61

3,000m 10:44.68

5,000m 20:13.60

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ABBY

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL Third-place finisher in the 1,500 meters at the state meet her senior year (2011)... Placed ninth at the state 2011 INDOOR cross country meet her junior year (2009)... Notched a Placed fifth in the pole vault at the Bill Easton Clas- third-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the state meet sic (1/8) with a season-best tying mark of 3.35m her junior year (2010). (10-11.75 ft.)... Also hit height of 3.35m (10-11.75 ft.) in an eighth-place finish at the Missouri vs. Kansas PERSONAL Use your smart phone to scan and Dual (1/14). Daughter of Michael and Holly Seiwald... Has an older Use your smart phone to scan and check Abby’s updated stats throughSara’s updated stats throughbrother, Aaron (20)... Father, Michael, ran track at the check out the 2012 season. out the 2012 season. Naval Academy... Plans to major in exercise science. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in track and field at Shawnee Mission North High School... Named to Principal’s Honor Roll all four years... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Daughter of Don and Marla Row... Has one sister and one brother... Father, Don Row,, was a gy gymnast at the Universityy of Kansas... Grandfather, Al Row, played baseball at the Universityy o Kans a as... Plans to majo off K Kansas... major in pre-pharmacy.

FRANCINE

SIMPSON

RACHAEL

Junior | Long Jump | 5-6 Chapelton, Jamaica (Edwin Allen HS)

SCHAFFER Freshman | Distance | 5-4 Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS) High School Bests Outdoor

4x800m Relay 9:48.56

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Member of state third-place 4x800-meter relay team her senior year (2011)... Member of 4x800-meter relay team that finished second at the state meet and broke school record her junior year.

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200m 24.93 24.49

LJ 6.22m (20-05.00ft.) 6.47m (21-02.75ft.)

2011 OUTDOOR Hit the fourth-best long jump mark in school history at the Texas Relays (4/8), finishing second with a mark of 6.47m (21-02.75 ft.)... Competed in the long jump at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26), hitting a distance of 5.92m (19-05.25 ft.) to place 20th... Took 13th in the long jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/14) with a mark of 5.85m (19-02.50 ft.)... Took the long jump title at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) with a top mark of 6.36m (20-10.50 ft.).

2011 INDOOR Finished fourth in the long jump at the Big 12 Indoor Champi- Use your smart phone to scan onships (2/25) with a mark of 6.16m (20-02.50 ft.)... Best long and check Francine’s updated stats jump mark of the season came in a fourth-place finish at the throughout the 2012 season. PERSONAL New Balance Invitational (2/4) with a leap of 6.22m (20-05.00 Daughter of Van and Rose Schaffer... Has a younger ft.)... Competed in the 200 meters at the Big 12 Championships (2/25), placing 22nd with a time Use your smart phone to scan sister, Sara (16)... Father,Van, ran track and cross coun- and check Rachael’s updated stats of 25.24... Took the long jump title at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14) with a leap of 6.04m try for KU... Plans on majoring in speech, language throughout the 2012 season. (19-09.50 ft.)... Ran a 7.60 60 meters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), finishing second.

and hearing pathology.

HIGH SCHOOL Holds Attended Edwin Allen High School record in long jump. PERSONAL Daughter of Laurel Thomas... Has two brothers... Majoring in applied behavioral sciences.

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High School Bests Outdoor

800m 2:26.48

BRITTANY

KATHLEEN

TATE

THOMPSON

Sophomore | Distance | 5-7 Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit West HS)

RS-So./Jr. | Distance | 5-7 Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway Central HS)

1,600m 5:16.74

3,200m 11:12.46

5,000m 18:57.80

Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

800m 2:18.99 2:25.04

1,500m 4:41.86

Mile 5:12.77 -

3,000m 10:50.01 11:06.02

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in six meets for the Jayhawks on the season, finishing in KU’s top five twice... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), finishing the 6K in 22:16.8 to place 78th... Top performance of the season came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a 5K time of 19:05.79 to place 11th... Ran a 20:23.50 5K at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3) to finish ninth... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in six meets for the Jayhawks... Top finish came at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), finishing the 5K in 20:17.40 to place eighth... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), placing 66th with a 6K time of 21:43.0... Placed 111th at the Midwest Regionals, completing the 6K in 23:13.61.

2011 OUTDOOR

HIGH SCHOOL Placed fourth in the 1,500 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational Earned all-state cross country honors all four years of (4/16) with a personal-best time of 4:41.86... Ran a 4:41.95 1,500 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) to finish 20th... high school... Member of state champion cross country Use your smart phone to scan Use your smart phone to scan and teams her junior and senior years (2008-09)... Earned and check Brittany’s updated stats Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection. check Kathleen’s updated stats all-state track honors all four years of high school... throughout the 2012 season. 2011 INDOOR throughout the 2012 season. Member of state champion 4x800-meter relay teams Won the mile at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of her freshman, sophomore and junior years. 5:18.11... Recorded a personal best in the 800 meters and a third-place finish at the Missouri vs. PERSONAL Daughter of Dennis Tate and Carla Krebs... Mom, Carla, was Division II Basketball Player of the Year at Central Missouri, as well as a national champion and All-American... Majoring in exercise science.

High School Bests Outdoor

800m 2:34.07

Kansas Dual (1/14), crossing the finish line in 2:18.99... Ran a personal-best 5:12.87 mile at the ISU Classic (2/12), finishing 10th. 2010 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks, notching two top-15 finishes...Top finish came at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), crossing the finish line in sixth with a 5K time of 19:48.50... One of seven Jayhawks to finish in the top-15 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), clocking in with a 5K time of 19:21.38 and placing 13th... Competed in the open race at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (10/16), finishing in 127th with a 6K time of 25:42.60... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection.

LIZA

2010 OUTDOOR Set a personal best in the 1,500 meters at the Twilight Invitational (5/1) with a time of 4:43.85, finishing 20th... Highest finish of the season was fifth in the 1,500 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational, crossing the finish line in 4:51.26.

TAUSCHER

2010 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.

Freshman | Distance | 5-9 Geneva, Ill. (Geneva HS)

2009 CROSS COUNTRY Was one of only two freshmen to run in all six meets for the Jayhawks... Finished in fifth place overall in her debut event at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/5), posting a 5K time of 19:32.54... Filled the No. 5 spot for the Jayhawks at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/12) with a 5K time of 19:10.50... Ran her season-best 5K at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), clocking in at 18:58.80 to take 74th place... Competed in her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), where she turned in a time of 23:40.30... Crossed the finish line at the Big 12 Championships (10/31) in 24:08.76 to take 74th place.

3,200m 11:17.56

3 Mile 17:28.00

6,000m 21:29.30

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in four meets for the Jayhawks and was the only true freshman to compete in the conference and regional meet... Was KU’s No. 5 finisher at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), completing the 6K in a season best 21:29.3... Was KU’s top finisher in the B Race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14) with a 6K time of 22:49.10... Ran a 23:01.08 6K at the Midwest Regionals (11/12) to finish 97th. HIGH SCHOOL State qualifier for cross country all four years of high school... Member of state champion cross country team her freshman and sophomore years (2007, 2008)... Recorded a three-mile PR of 17:28... Qualifier for Nike all-conference selection.

Use your smart phone to scan and check Liza’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season.

National Team... Academic

PERSONAL Daughter of Jack and Georgia Tauscher... Has two older brothers, Rob (20) and Jake (20)... Plans to major in pharmacy.

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HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Parkway Central High in Chesterfield, Mo... Named cross country team MVP her freshman, sophomore and senior years... Twotime all-state selection... Four-time state qualifier... Named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Cross Country Honorable Mention team in 2005 and 2007... Named to the 2005 St. Louis Track Club All-Metro Second Team... Received all-state honors as a sophomore in the 1,600 meters... Also qualified for state track meet in the 3,200 meters... Named 2006 distance runner of the year for high school track team... Named track team captain and team MVP her senior year... Member of the 2008 all-state 4x800-meter relay team that finished fourth at the state championships... Member of the 2009 Missouri State Champion 4x800-meter relay team and runner-up 4x400 meter relay team... 4x800-meter relay team holds the Missouri high school state record of 9:06.89... Recipient of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for Parkway Central High... Also a member of the Elgin Sharks Track Club... Member of the AAU National Cross Country Team Champion squads in 2000, 2003 and 2005. PERSONAL Daughter of Bill and Karen Thompson... Uncle is a former member of the KU baseball team... Has nine family members who also attended KU... Majoring in civil engineering.

3,000m 9:57.37 9:50.82

LINDSAY

TURCOTTE

VOLLMER

RS-So./Jr. | Distance | 5-7 Albuqueque, N.M. (St. Pius X HS)

Freshman | Multi-Events | 5-7 Hamilton, Mo. (Penney HS)

5,000m 17:15.00

10,000m 35:41.73

High School Bests 100m 200m 400m 800m 5,000m 100mH LJ HJ SP Jav Hept Outdoor 12.14 25.23 1:00 2:29.41 21:42.73 14.10 18-10.75 5-7 37-8 140-1.5 5185

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Finished in the Jayhawks’ top-five in all five meets she competed in... Was KU’s third finisher at the Midwest Regionals (11/12) with a 22:28.68 6K time and a 64th-place finish... Top 6K time of the year came at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), finishing in 21:05.7 to place 43rd... Placed ninth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a 5K time of 18:41.90... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2011 OUTDOOR Competed in both the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/15), placing 11th in the 10,000 meters with a personal-best time of 35:41.73 and finishing 18th in the 5,000 meters in 17:15.00, also a personal best...Top 3,000-meter Use your smart phone to scan and time came at the Kansas Relays (4/21) in a fifth-place finish check Tessa’s updated stats throughout the 2012 season. with a time of 9:50.82.

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Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

TESSA

HIGH SCHOOL Eleven-time gold medalist at the Missouri state track meet... Two-time Great Southwest Champion in the heptathlon... Notched second-best heptathlon mark in the country in 2011, scoring 5,185 points at the Great Southwest Classic... Was the valedictorian of her class at Penney HS. PERSONAL Daughter of Mark and Melissa Vollmer... Has one older sister, Elizabeth (23)... Father, Mark, competed Use your smart phone to scan in triple jump at Wayne State... Mother, Melissa, comand check Lindsay’s updated stats peted in hurdles as well as volleyball at Wayne State... throughout the 2012 season. Majoring in nursing.

2011 INDOOR Ran a personal-best 3,000 meters at the ISU Classic (2/12), crossing the finish line in 9:57.37 to finish 18th... Placed seventh in the 3,000 meters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14) with a time of 10:31.69. 2010 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in all six races for the Jayhawks, notching two top-three overall finishes... Recorded personal-best 6K time at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/13), clocking in at 21:08.31 and placing 35th... Finished second at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4) with a 5K time of 18:50.90... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/30) crossing the finish line in a 6K time of 21:58.00 and placing 52nd... Finished third at the 5K Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11) and set a personal-best time of 18:20.16... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

MACKENZIE

2010 OUTDOOR Competed in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/16), recording a personal-best time of 17:18.14 and finishing 23rd... Recorded a personal best in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (3/27) with a time of 10:11.36, finishing fifth... Finished second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:36.77 at the Twilight Invitational (5/1).

Freshman | Multi-Events | 5-8 Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest HS)

YOST

2010 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2009 CROSS COUNTRY Had a very impressive rookie season, as she was one of only two freshmen to run in all six meets for the Crimson and Blue...Turned in a season-best 5K time of 19:05.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), where she finished 86th in a field of 211 runners... Ran her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), finishing in 196th place with a time 23:17.60... Took 65th at the Big 12 Championships with a 6K time of 23:43.99... Was the Jayhawks’ No. 5 finisher at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/14) where she ran a season-best 6K time of 23:12.40 and finished 95th overall. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letter winner in cross country... Four-time cross country all-district selection... Named team captain and MVP her junior and senior years... Second-team all-state in 2005, 2006 and 2007, firstteam all-state as a senior in 2008... 2008 district champion... Named to the New Mexico All-Harrier Team as a senior... Lettered three years in track... Threetime second team all-state in the 3,200 meters and 1,600 meters... Two-time second team all-state in the 800 meters and medley relay... 2008 recipient of the New Mexico Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award.

Personal Bests Outdoor

400m 1:03.66

High Jump 4-09ft.

Shot Put 28-01.50ft.

Javelin 102-04ft.

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in track at Olathe Northwest High School... Kansas 6A Regional qualifier her junior year in both the javelin and the 400 meters... Qualified for the Kansas 6A state championships in the javelin as a sophomore, placing 11th on a personal best throw of 102-4 ft. PERSONAL Daughter of John Yost and Ann Gustafson... Father, Use your smart phone to scan and John attended KU and was member of Rugby club check Mackenzie’s updated stats team... Undecided on major. throughout the 2012 season.

PERSONAL Born in Amarillo, Texas... Daughter of Jeff and Doris Turcotte... Has one sister, Ashley Turcotte... Father, Jeff, was a seventime letterman in track and cross country at the University of New Mexico... Majoring in speech-language-hearing.

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Mile 5:29.20 -

DEVIN

KARA

WIEGERS

WINDISCH

RS-Junior | Distance | 5-11 Leawood, Kan. (Blue Valley HS)

RS-Sr. | Distance | 5-2 Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley West HS)

3,000m 5:22.85 11:00.42

5,000m 18:29.96 18:31.70

SC 12:04.40

Collegiate Bests Indoor Outdoor

800m 2:18.99 2:25.04

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Finished second overall at the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with a season-best 5K time of 19:29.00... Was the Jayhawks’ No. 5 finisher at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), placing 12th and completing the 5K in 20:44.60... Season’s best 6K time came in the B Race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), a 90th-place finish with a time of 23:43.50... Earned Big 12 Runner of the Week honors (10/11)... Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Mile 5:12.77 -

3,000m 10:50.01 11:06.02

2011 CROSS COUNTRY Finished as the Jayhawks’ No. 2 runnner in all five meets she competed in... Earned All-Big 12 honors with her 17th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), completing the 6K in a season-best time of 20:24.7... Finished as the runner-up at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a 5K time of 17:55.35... Placed 21st at the Midwest Regionals (11/12), crossing the finish line in 21:39.61... USTFCCCA All-Region selection.

2011 OUTDOOR Use your smart phone to scan Season’s top 3,000-meter time was 11:00.42 at the Razorback Use your smart phone to scan and and check Devin’s updated stats Spring Invitational (4/2), a 22nd-place finish... Placed ninth in check Kara’s updated stats throughthroughout the 2012 season. the 3,000 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/21) with a time of out the 2012 season. 11:15.83. crossing the finish line in 9:47.70. 2011 INDOOR Ran a personal-best mile at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8), placing second with a time of 5:29.20... Placed third in the 3,000 meters at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a season-best time of 10:49.61.

1,500m 4:41.86

2011 OUTDOOR Earned personal-bests in both the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/15), placing 15th with a time of 16:58.60 in the 5,000 meters and running a time of 35:45.49 in the 10,000 meters to finish 12th... Placed second in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2),

2011 INDOOR Competed in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/26), notching a season-best time of 9:45.72 and a 27th-place finish... Top placement of the season came in the 3,000 meters at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual, crossing the finish line in 10:20.89 to place fifth.

2010 CROSS COUNTRY 2010 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in three races for the Jayhawks... Set a new personal-best 6K time in a 54th-place finish at Competed in one meet for KU, collecting a fifth-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), the Midwest Regional Championships (11/13), crossing the finish line in 21:28.92... Ran at the Big 12 Championships (10/30), earning a 57th-place finish with a 6K time of 22:07.22. clocking in with a 5K time of 19:41.90. 2010 OUTDOOR Set a personal best in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/9), crossing the finish line in 12:04.40 and finishing fourth... Competed in the 5,000 meter run at the Twilight Invitational (5/1), finishing in 10th with a personal-best time of 18:31.70.

2010 INDOOR Competed in both the 3,000 and 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships (2/27), finishing 17th with a PR time of 9:45.72 in the 3,000, and finishing sixth in the 5,000 with a PR time of 16:34.06... Set a personal best in the mile with a time of 5:06.05 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29), finishing third... Finished second in the 3,000 meters at the KU vs. MU Dual (1/15), crossing the finish line in 9:53.26... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.

2010 INDOOR Set a personal best in the 3,000 meters at the Husker Invitational (2/6) with a time of 10:22.85, finishing ninth... Ran in the 5,000 meters and set a PR at the ISU Classic (2/12), crossing the finish line in 18:29.96 and placing 16th.

2009 CROSS COUNTRY Was among the Jayhawks’ top four finishers in five of the six meets in which she competed... Finished second at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/5) with a 5K time of 18:45.37... Helped her team to a runner-up finish at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), where she placed 14th and posted a careerbest 5K time of 17:48.60... Took 37th at the Big 12 Championships after completing the 6K course 2009 CROSS COUNTRY in 22:53.19... Was the Jayhawks’ No. 2 finisher at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/14) Ran in five of the Jayhawks’ six meets... Turned in a career-best 5K time of 19:08.70 at the OSU after clocking in with a career-best 6K time of 21:65.50 to take 42nd place overall. Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), where she finished 94th... Competed in her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational, clocking in at 23:08.90 to take 36th in the women’s open divi- 2009 OUTDOOR sixth place in the 3,000 meters at the Jim Click Shootout (4/4) with a season-best time of sion (10/17)... A member of KU’s Big 12 Championships (10/31) squad, finishing the 6K race in Captured 10:11.13... Ran a 17:19.60 in the 5,000 meters at the Drake Relays (4/24). 24:13.52. 2009 INDOOR 2009 OUTDOOR Ran the 3,000 meters at five different meets, with her top performance coming at the Big 12 Championships, where she clocked in at 10:00.03... Finished ninth in the 3,000 meters at the New Utilized redshirt season. Balance Collegiate (2/6) with a time of 10:01.60... Ran the 5,000 meters at the ISU Classic (2/13), where she finished third in 17:27.57. 2009 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season. 2008 CROSS COUNTRY KU’s No. 3 runner... Recorded a personal-best 5K time of 19:25 en route to a fourth-place finish 2008 CROSS COUNTRY at the Bob Timmons Classic... Placed sixth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge in a 5K time Finished in 19th place at the Bob Timmons Classic in a 5K time of 21:01.10... Placed 22nd at the of 19:31.91... Posted a career-best 6K time of 22:22.50 at the ISU Pre-Nationals... Finished 41st at the Big 12 Championships in a 6K time of 22:25.20... Placed 60th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Missouri Cross Country Challenge with a 5K time of 21:11.24. Championships after posting a 6K time of 22:36.65. HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track... Lettered two years in basketball and one HIGH Lettered all four years in both track and cross country... Received Eastern Kansas League Scholar year in soccer... Owns Blue Valley High School records in both the 4K and 5K... State of Kansas Athlete award all four years... Was the 2007 6A state track and field champion in the 3,200-meter All-Metro honorable mention all four years (2004-07)... Placed fifth at AAU nationals as a member run and was runner-up in the 1,600-meter run... Named to the All-Sun girls track first team in of the Brocaw Blazers AAU team in 2006... Finished eighth at AAU Nationals in 2007... Named 2006 and 2007... Finished second at the 2006 5A state track meet in the 3,200-meter run... Was runner of the week once in 2005... Rookie of the Year selection in 2004... Finished in the top 25 runner-up at the 5A State Cross Country Championships in 2005, led the girls’ team to a secondall four years at the state meet (eighth, 24th, 22nd and 22nd, respectively)... Earned player of the place finish... All-sun girls cross country first team in 2005... Named the 2004 and 2005 Blue Valley West Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year... Named to the All-Johnson County cross country year honors in basketball. second team in 2004. PERSONAL PERSONAL Daughter of John and Sabra Wiegers... Has three sisters, Brooke (23), Tori (14), and Tara (14)... Daughter of Paul and Glenda Windisch... Has a younger sister, Marisa (18)... Father, Paul, attended Uncle played baseball at KU... Majoring in business with a minor French. KU... Majoring in community health.

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YEAR IN REVIEW

2011 Big 12 Pole Vault Champion Jordan Scott The 2011 men’s track team at the University of Kansas painted a bright pic- The following weekend, nearly the entire team would be in action as it was ture for the future of the program, as a number of young and upcoming stars the last opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Championships the following week. Even though none would hit the national qualifying marks, it would were consistently the team’s top performers during the season. give many of the men much needed confidence heading into the outdoor Throughout the 2011 campaign five Jayhawks moved into the all-time pro- season. gram performance list and four All-American honors were earned, all by KU underclassmen who return in 2012. As KU’s lone male competitor at the NCAA Indoor Championships, Finley would go on to add to his already outstanding list of career accolades by earnSophomore Mason Finley started the season off with a bang when he hit a ing All-American status in the indoor shot put at the NCAA Championships shot put mark of 20.71 meters in the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual.The mark was in College Station, Texas. On his third throw of the day, Finley would heave the top throw in the world of the year at the time and broke the school re- a throw of 19.75 meters (64-09.75 ft.) to shoot to the top of the leadercord in the event.The performance would be just a taste of the success Finley board. Only one would be able to pass him, making him the NCAA indoor would find later in the season. Powered by Finley’s victories in both the shot runner-up in the event and giving the KU men a 26th-place team finish at put and the weight throw, the Jayhawks dispatched of the Tigers, accumulat- the meet. ing 91 points to Missouri’s 89. With the indoor portion of the season behind them, the men turned their After another dominate performance from the KU men at the final home attention to the outdoor meets. After a spring break trip to Mayaguez, Puerto meet of the season, the Jayhawk Classic, the team traveled to New York for Rico for the Mayaguez Spring Classic, the team returned to the states for the the New Balance Invitational. A host of Kansas athletes saw success, with five Razorback Spring Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Six men earned individual Jayhawks earning top-five finishes and another nine claiming personal bests at titles at the meet, which featured the return of senior All-American pole the meet held in the “Big Apple”. Finley added to his season’s list of accolades vaulter Jordan Scott, who took first in the event. The team’s performance in being named the male athlete of the meet for his first-place finish in the shot Arkansas vaulted the men to a No. 12 ranking in the U. S.Track and Field and put. The sophomore shattered the meet record in the event, hitting a mark of Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings, their highest 20.40m (66-11.25 ft.). spot in the polls of the season. After claiming several individual victories at the ISU Classic, the Tyson Invitational and the Air Force Invitational, the team made its way north to Lincoln, Neb., and the Big 12 Indoor Championships. Led by Finley’s runner-up finish and national-qualifying mark in the shot put, the team would finish eighth overall with six Jayhawks scoring through top-eight finishes. Senior Keron Toussaint and sophomore Kyle Clemons helped the men’s 4x400-meter relay team to a seventh-place finish, while each placed in the top five of their individual events, Toussaint finishing fifth in the 600 yards and Clemons placing fourth in the 400 meters.

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YEAR IN REVIEW 2011 MEN’S INDOOR INDIVIDUAL TITLES 200-Meter Dash 21.86...........................................Kyle Clemons......................... Jan. 8 ................................................Bill Easton Classic

600-Yard Run 1:13.03........................................Keron Toussaint ...................... Dec. 4.................................... Bob Timmons Challenge 1:11.14........................................Kyle Clemons......................... Jan. 8 .................................................Bill Easton Classic 1:10.42........................................Keron Toussaint ...................... Feb. 12..........................................................ISU Classic 600-Meter Run 1:21.18........................................Keron Toussaint ...................... Jan. 28 ...................................................Jayhawk Classic 800-Meter Run 1:56.49........................................Dalen Fink ............................. Dec. 4.................................... Bob Timmons Challenge 1:57.68........................................Nick Seckfort ......................... Jan. 8 .................................................Bill Easton Classic 1:56.07........................................Dalen Fink ............................. Jan. 28 ...................................................Jayhawk Classic

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400-Meter Dash 49.13...........................................Keron Toussaint ...................... Jan. 14 ............................................. Missouri vs. Kansas 48.27...........................................Kyle Clemons......................... Jan. 28 ...................................................Jayhawk Classic

1,000-Meter Run 2:38.37........................................Sean Preohl ............................ Jan. 8 .................................................Bill Easton Classic Mile Run 4:22.12........................................Sean Preohl ............................ Dec. 4 ............................. Bob Timmons Challenge 4:14.01........................................Donny Wasinger ..................... Jan. 14 ............................................. Missouri vs. Kansas 4:15.79........................................Josh Munsch........................... Jan. 28 ...................................................Jayhawk Classic 3,000-Meter Run 8:33.71........................................Nick Caprario ........................ Jan. 14 ............................................. Missouri vs. Kansas 8:22.63........................................Nick Caprario ........................ Jan. 28 ...................................................Jayhawk Classic 4x400-Meter Relay 3:26.19.............. Jones, Perry, Manley, Bishop.............................Jan. 8 ..................................................Bill Easton Classic 3:16.59.............. Marx,Toussaint, Manley, Clemons ...................Jan. 14 .............................................. Missouri vs. Kansas 3:15.19.............. Seckfort, Perry, Bradshaw, Hernes .........................Jan. 28 ....................................................Jayhawk Classic Distance Medley Relay 10:20.12............ Munsch, Soucie, Proehl, Bussing ..................... Jan. 28 ...................................................Jayhawk Classic High Jump 2.00m (6-06.75ft.) ......................Nick Canton .......................... Dec. 2.................................... Bob Timmons Challenge 1.99m (6-06.25ft.) ......................Nick Canton .......................... Jan. 8 .................................................Bill Easton Classic 2.10m (6-10.75ft.) ......................Nick Canton .......................... Jan. 14 ............................................. Missouri vs. Kansas Pole Vault 5.10m (16-08.75ft.) ....................Cooper Merrill ..................... Jan. 14 ............................................. Missouri vs. Kansas

2011 Three-Time All-American Mason Finley The team looked primed for the postseason meets after solid showings at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational, the Jordan Payton Invitational and the Arkansas Twilight. In mid-May, the Jayhawks made the trip to Norman, Okla., hoping to move up among their conference brethren at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. Mason Finley would repeat as Big 12 Outdoor Champion in the shot put and would collect runner-up honors in the discus. Scott would follow Finley’s lead and earn his seventh Big 12 Pole Vault Championship. The KU men would go on to score in 11 events and collect 64 points at the three-day meet, placing sixth among the team standings. As the No. 15-ranked team in the country, the KU men sent 15 men to compete at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in Eugene, Ore. Four men would go onto advance to the NCAA Championships joining Finley, who advanced in both the shot put and discus, to punch their tickets to Des Moines: junior Donny Wasinger in the 1,500 meters, sophomore Kyle Clemons in the 400 meters and freshman Johann Swanepoel in the javelin. At the national meet in early June, the four representatives performed valiantly, each taking home All-American honors. Finley’s third-place finish in the discus and fifth-place finish in the shot put garnered him first team All-American honors for the second-straight season. After a controversial 1,500-meter semi-final, Wasinger ran to a 14th-place finish in the final, which earned him honorable mention All-American honors. Clemons took sixth in his semi-final heat of the 400 meters, notching a season-best time of 46.11 but was unable to qualify for finals, finishing 16th overall to be named to the All-American second team. In the javelin the freshman, Swanepoel, fought through injury and put together a gritty performance, claiming fifth and becoming the first KU freshman to earn All-American honors in the javelin in over fifty years. The 2011 season was a year of growth for the men’s team, one that provided valuable experience to the young and upcoming athletes who will take over the leadership reigns in 2012. If the accomplishments that came to the men’s team throughout 2011 are any indication of potential successes, fans should be excited of what is to come in the near future.

Triple Jump 14.02m (46-00.00ft.) ..................Jareb Stallbaumer .................... Jan. 14 ...................................... Kansas vs. Missouri Shot Put 15.79m (51-09.75ft.) ..................Brian Bishop .......................... Jan. 8 .................................................Bill Easton Classic 20.71m (67-11.25ft.) ..................Mason Finley.......................... Jan. 14 ............................................. Missouri vs. Kansas 20.40m (66-11.25ft.) ..................Mason Finley.......................... Feb. 4..................................... New Balance Invitational 19.89m (65-03.25ft.) ..................Mason Finley.......................... Feb. 12..........................................Air Force Invitational Weight Throw 18.51m (60-08.75ft.) ..................Mason Finley.......................... Jan. 14 ............................................ Missouri vs. Kansas

2011 MEN’S OUTDOOR TITLES 400-Meter Dash 46.62 .....................................Kyle Clemons .....................April 2.................... Razorback Spring Invitational 46.87 .....................................Kyle Clemons .....................April 16 ............John Jacobs Collegiate Invitational 47.76 .....................................Kyle Clemons .....................April 23 ........................................... Kansas Relays 1,500 Meters 3:44.89........................................Donny Wasinger ..................... April 23 ...................................................Kansas Relays 4x400-Meter Relay 3:12.34..................Manley, Clemons, Fink,Toussaint................. April 23 ...................................................Kansas Relays 3:09.66..................Clemons, Fink, Manley,Toussaint................. May 6.................................................Arkansas Twilight Distance Medley Relay 10:12.51.............Munsch, Perry, Soucie, Bussing ............. April 22 ...........................................Kansas Relays High Jump 2.06m (6-09.00 ft.) ................Nick Canton ......................April 29 ............Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational Pole Vault 5.20m (17-00.75 ft.) ...................Jordan Scott ............................April 2 ............................Razorback Spring Invitational 5.38m (17-07.75 ft.) ...................Jordan Scott ............................ May 14...................................... Big 12 Championships 5.35m (17-06.50 ft.) ...................Jordan Scott ............................ April 22 ...................................................Kansas Relays Shot Put 16.39m (53-09.25 ft.).............Brian Bishop ......................April 2.................... Razorback Spring Invitational 19.84m (65-01.25 ft.) .................Mason Finley.......................... April 22 ...................................................Kansas Relays 19.60m (64-03.75 ft.) .................Mason Finley.......................... April 30 ....................................ULM Warhawk Classic 19.63m (64-05.00 ft.) .................Mason Finley.......................... May 14...................................... Big 12 Championships 19.70m (64-07.75 ft.) .................Mason Finley.......................... May 26...................................NCAA West Preliminary Discus 45.02m (147-08 ft.) ....................Joel Krause.............................. March 19 ................. Mayaguez Spring Break Classic 60.36m (198-00 ft.) ....................Mason Finley.......................... April 2 .......................Razorback Spring Invitational 58.86m (193-01 ft.) ....................Mason Finley.......................... April 23 ...................................................Kansas Relays 60.65m (199-00 ft.) ....................Mason Finley.......................... April 30 ....................................ULM Warhawk Classic Hammer Throw 57.48m (188-07 ft.) ....................Scott Penny ............................ April 2 .......................Razorback Spring Invitational 60.14m (197-04 ft.) ....................Scott Penny ............................ April 30 ....................................ULM Warhawk Classic Javelin 67.83m (222-06 ft.) ....................Johann Swanepoel....................April 2 ......................Razorback Spring Invitational

26 OLYMPIANS | 35 WORLD RECORDS | 69 INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES | 409 ALL-AMERICANS | 679 INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TITLES

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2011 MEN’S INDOOR PERFORMANCE LIST

100-Meter Dash Kyle Clemons .............. 10.76 ...........................4/29/11.... Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (Joplin, Mo.) Alex Hermes ............... 11.05 ...........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Bruce Tyner ................. 11.26 ...........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.)

60-Meter Hurdles Isaac Bradshaw .......................8.76 .........................................1/14/11...............................Missouri vs. Kansas Nick Canton .........................8.88 .........................................1/14/11...............................Missouri vs. Kansas

200-Meter Dash Kyle Clemons .............. 21.24 ...........................4/16/11................... John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Keron Toussaint............ 22.08 ...........................4/16/11................... John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Alex Hermes ............... 22.13 ...........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Bruce Tyner ................. 23.06 ...........................4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)

200-Meter Dash Kyle Clemons ........................21.86 .......................................1/8/11.................................. Bill Easton Classic Alex Hernes ..........................23.18 .......................................1/14/11...............................Missouri vs. Kansas Bruce Tyner ...........................23.58 .......................................1/14/11...............................Missouri vs. Kansas 400-Meter Dash Kyle Clemons ........................46.65 .......................................2/26/11......................... Big 12 Championships Keron Toussaint......................49.13 .......................................1/14/11...............................Missouri vs. Kansas Pieter Marx ...........................49.70 .......................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic Alex Hernes ..........................51.24 .......................................3/5/11 ............................ISU NCAA Qualifier Bruce Tyner ...........................51.41 .......................................3/5/11 ............................ISU NCAA Qualifier Issac Bradshaw .......................51.49 .......................................3/5/11 ............................ISU NCAA Qualifier Clint Bush .............................52.94 .......................................12/4/10......................Bob Timmons Challenge 600-Yard Run Keron Toussaint......................1:10.42 ....................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic Kyle Clemons ........................1:11.14 ....................................1/8/11.................................. Bill Easton Classic Dominique Manley................1:11.43 ....................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic Dalen Fink ............................1:13.04 ....................................1/8/11 ................................. Bill Easton Classic Derrick Perry ........................1:13.88 ....................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic 800-Meter Run Dalen Fink ............................1:52.23 ....................................3/5/11 ............................ISU NCAA Qualifier Nick Seckfort ........................1:54.43 ....................................3/5/11 ...........................ISU NCAA Qualifier Brandan Soucie......................1:54.98 ....................................2/12/11 ........................................ ISU Classic Sean Proehl ...........................1:55.97 ....................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic Patrick Helmick.....................1:59.00 ....................................3/5/11 ............................ISU NCAA Qualifier Ebo Browne ..........................1:59.35 ....................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic 1,000-Meter Run Sean Proehl ...........................2:30.93 ....................................2/25/11 ........................ Big 12 Championships Brendan Soucie .....................2:31.86 ....................................2/25/11 ........................ Big 12 Championships Josh Munsch ..........................2:34.84 ....................................1/14/11 ..............................Missouri vs. Kansas Patrick Helmick.....................2:40.97 ....................................12/4/10 .....................Bob Timmons Challenge 1-Mile Run Josh Munsch ..........................4:07.65 ....................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic Donny Wasinger ....................4:14.01 ....................................1/14/11 ..............................Missouri vs. Kansas Austin Bussing .......................4:17.21 ....................................1/14/11 ..............................Missouri vs. Kansas Sean Proehl ...........................4:22.12 ....................................12/4/10 .....................Bob Timmons Challenge 3,000-Meter Run Nick Caprario .......................8:22.63 ....................................1/28/11 ................................... Jayhawk Classic Josh Munsch ..........................8:24.74 ....................................2/26/11 ........................ Big 12 Championships Greg Bussing .........................8:34.18 ....................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic Josh Baden .............................8:36.37 ....................................2/26/11 ........................ Big 12 Championships Don Wasinger ........................8:36.57 ....................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic Kaman Schneider...................8:42.56 ....................................2/26/11 ........................ Big 12 Championships Emilio Trujillio ......................8:57.87 ....................................1/14/11 ..............................Missouri vs. Kansas 5,000-Meter Run Nick Caprario .......................14:28.88 ..................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic Josh Baden .............................14:59.46 ..................................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic 4x400-Meter Relay Marx, Toussaint, Manley, Clemons ...................3:09.84 ....................................3/5/11 ............................ISU NCAA Qualifier Distance Medley Relay Fink, Marx, Munsch, Wasinger ..................10:06.57 ..................................2/4/11 ...................... New Balance Invitational High Jump Nick Canton .........................2.10m (6-10.75ft.) ...................1/14/11...............................Missouri vs. Kansas Nick Giancana .......................2.01m (6-07.00ft.) ...................2/26/11 ....................... Big 12 Championships Pole Vault Cooper Merril .......................5.10m (16-08.75ft.) .................1/14/11...............................Missouri vs. Kansas Alex Bishop ...........................5.00m (16-04.75ft.) .................2/25/11 ........................ Big 12 Championships Corey Shank ..........................4.90m (16-00.75ft.) .................1/14/11 ..............................Missouri vs. Kansas Kevin Hays ............................4.30m (14-01.25ft.) .................1/8/11 ................................. Bill Easton Classic

400-Meter Dash Kyle Clemons .............. 46.11 ...........................6/6/11 ..NCAA Outdoor Championships (Des Moines, Iowa) Keron Toussaint............ 46.80 ...........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Bruce Tyner ................. 54.14 ...........................4/30/11.... Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (Joplin, Mo.) 800-Meter Dash Dalen Fink .................. 1:52.79.........................5/14/11.................... Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Dominique Manley...... 1:53.05.........................4/16/11................... John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Nick Seckfort .............. 1:53.08.........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Sam Jones .................... 1:53.89.........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Brendan Soucie ........... 1:54.32.........................4/16/11................... John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Sean Proehl ................. 1:55.07.........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Josh Munsch ................ 1:55.65.........................3/19/11....... Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) Derrick Perry .............. 1:56.81.........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Ebo Browne ................ 1:57.01.........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Patrick Helmick........... 2:00.75.........................4/21/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) 1,500-Meter Run Don Wasinger .............. 3:44.89.........................4/23/11 ..................................... Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Josh Munsch ................ 3:48.21.........................5/1/11 .................. Jordan Payton Invitational (Stanford, Cali.) Austin Bussing ............. 3:56.44.........................4/23/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Nick Caprario ............. 4:01.03.........................4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Sean Proehl ................. 4:04.86.........................4/16/11................... John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Emilio Trujillio ............ 4:05.60.........................5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) 3,000-Meter Run Don Wasinger .............. 8:24.26.........................4/2/11 ......... Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Nick Caprario ............. 8:25.13.........................4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Greg Bussing ............... 8:25.76.........................4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Zach Zarda .................. 8:34.09.........................4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Josh Munsch ................ 8:39.29.........................3/19/11....... Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) Josh Baden ................... 8:48.03.........................4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Eric Dyson .................. 8:50.97.........................4/16/11................... John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Ben Wilson .................. 8:53.36.........................4/16/11................... John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Emilio Trujillo ............. 9:25.54.........................4/16/11................... John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) 3,000-Meter Steeplechase Austin Bussing ............. 9:05.28.........................5/1/11 .................Jordan Payton Invitational (Stanford, Calif.) Eric Dyson .................. 9:46.37.........................4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) 5,000-Meter Run Donny Wasinger .......... 14:24.86 .......................5/1/11 .................. Jordan Payton Invitational (Stanford, Cali.) Zach Zarda .................. 14:32.10 .......................5/15/11.................... Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Nick Caprario ............. 14:35.61 .......................5/1/11 .................. Jordan Payton Invitational (Stanford, Cali.) Josh Baden ................... 14:40.73 .......................4/21/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Josh Munsch ................ 14:51.31 .......................5/15/11.................... Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Austin Bussing ............. 15:24.52 .......................5/15/11.................... Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Emilio Trujilio ............. 16:15.61 .......................4/21/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) 10,000-Meter Run Nick Caprario ............. 30:37.20 .......................5/13/11.................... Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Josh Baden ................... 31:35.42 .......................5/13/11.................... Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) 110-Meter Hurdles Nick Canton ............... 16.07 ...........................4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) 400-Meter Hurdles Pieter Marx ................. 54.10 ...........................4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Issac Bradshaw ............. 55.15 ...........................4/16/11................... John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) High Jump Nick Canton ............... 2.11m (6-11.00 ft.) .......5/14/11.................... Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Nick Giancana ............. 2.05m (6-08.75 ft.) .......4/23/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Pole Vault Jordan Scott ................. 5.50m (18-00.50 ft.) .....4/9/11 ........................................ Texas Relays (Austin, Texas) Alex Bishop ................. 5.15m (16-10.75 ft.) .....4/22/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Cooper Merrill ............ 5.05m (16-06.75 ft.) .....4/22/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Kevin Hays .................. 4.48m (14-08.25 ft.) .....4/29/11.... Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (Joplin, Mo.) Long Jump Jareb Stallbaumer ......... 7.17m (23-06.25 ft.) .....5/6/11 ............................Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Darryl Trotter .............. 6.95m (22-09.75 ft.) .....4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Triple Jump Darryl Trotter .............. 15.29m (50-02.00 ft.) ...4/22/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Jareb Stallbaumer ......... 14.63m (48-00.00 ft.) ...4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)

Long Jump Jareb Stallbaumer ...................6.91m (22-08.00ft.) .................2/12/11 ......................................... ISU Classic Darryl Trotter ........................6.85m (22-05.75ft.) .................3/4/11 ............................ Arkansas Last Chance Nick Giancana .......................6.23m (20-05.25ft.) .................1/14/11 ..............................Missouri vs. Kansas

Shot Put Mason Finley ............... 19.84m (65-01.25 ft.) ...4/22/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Brian Bishop................ 16.39m (53-09.25 ft.) ...4/2/11 ....... Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Joel Krause .................. 16.29m (53-05.50 ft.) ...4/22/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.)

Triple Jump Darryl Trotter ........................14.54m (47-08.50ft.) ...............2/26/11 ....................... Big 12 Championships Jareb Stallbaumer ...................14.15m (46-05.25ft.) ...............2/26/11 ....................... Big 12 Championships

Discus Mason Finley ............... 60.65m (199-00 ft.) ......4/30/11.........................ULM Warhawk Classic (Monroe, La.) Brian Bishop................ 58.24m (191-01 ft.) ......5/15/11.................... Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Joel Krause .................. 46.82m (153-07 ft.) ......5/15/11.................... Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Scott Penny ................. 41.77m (137-00 ft.) ......4/30/11.........................ULM Warhawk Classic (Monroe, La.)

Shot Put Mason Finley .........................20.71m (67-11.25ft.) ...............1/14/11 ..............................Missouri vs. Kansas Brian Bishop..........................16.32m (53-06.50ft.) ...............1/14/11 ..............................Missouri vs. Kansas Joel Krause ............................15.98m (52-05.00ft.) ...............2/4/11 ...................... New Balance Invitational Iain Trimble ...........................12.77m (41-10.75ft.) ...............1/14/11...............................Missouri vs. Kansas Nick Canton .........................10.91m (39-05.50ft.) ...............1/8/11.................................. Bill Easton Classic Nick Giancana .......................10.71m (33-04.50ft.) ...............1/8/11.................................. Bill Easton Classic Weight Throw Mason Finley .........................18.51m (60-08.75ft.) ...............1/14/11...............................Missouri vs. Kansas Scott Penny ...........................17.53m (57-06.25ft.) ...............1/8/11 ................................. Bill Easton Classic Joel Krause ............................15.24m (50-00.00ft.) ...............1/8/11.................................. Bill Easton Classic Brian Bishop..........................14.19m (46-06.75ft.) ...............1/8/11.................................. Bill Easton Classic

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60-Meter Dash Kyle Clemons ........................6.93 .........................................1/14/11 ..............................Missouri vs. Kansas Alex Hernes ..........................7.22 .........................................1/8/11.................................. Bill Easton Classic Bruce Tyner ...........................7.29 .........................................3/5/11 ............................ISU NCAA Qualifier

Hammer Throw Scott Penny ................. 60.14m (197-04 ft.) ......4/30/11.........................ULM Warhawk Classic (Monroe, La.) Joel Krause .................. 42.33m (138-10 ft.) ......4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Brian Bishop................ 39.98m (131-02 ft.) ......3/19/11....... Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) Javelin Johann Swanepoel........ 73.60m (241-06 ft.) ......4/22/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Jesse Vaughn ................. 62.81m (206-01 ft.) ......3/19/11....... Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) Iain Trimble ................. 62.20m (204-01 ft.) ......4/2/11 ........ Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Dan Hitman ................ 52.44m (172-00 ft.) ......4/22/11 ................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Decathlon Nick Canton ............... 5,771 ...........................4/21/11..................................Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.)

2012 UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS TRACK & FIELD MEDIA GUIDE

YEAR IN REVIEW women’s review

2011 3,000-Meter Steeplechase All-American Rebeka Stowe The 2011 season saw the emergence of several women for the KU track and field program, women who had not previously been in the spotlight as they were for the duration of the 2011 campaign. Several heralded freshmen also came on board, who fans would later find out, would be just as good as advertised.

A week later, the teams would get one last crack at hitting the national qualifying marks to punch their tickets to the NCAA Championships. The 4x400-meter relay team of Dixon, Morris, Washington and Wilson would do just that, passing the baton around in a school record 3:35.65, which would earn them an at-large spot in the national meet the following week. Andrea Geubelle, who already earned the automatic mark in the triple jump, won The team got out to a fast start at the first two indoor meets of the season, the Bob Tim- the long jump at the Arkansas Last Chance but it would not be enough to move her on to mons Challenge and the Bill Easton Classic. Demi Payne, Jessica Maroszek and Diamond Nationals. Several other women would set personal bests at the last chance meets but would Dixon each notched victories in their first collegiate meets for the Jayhawks. These early come up just short of the national qualifying. season performances would be just a prelude to what fans would see later on in the year. The women would go on to dominate the Missouri Tigers in the KU vs. MU dual, 99-82, Five Jayhawks would earn their way to the NCAA’s, while Diamond Dixon, who earned a claiming their first victory over their archrival since the dual meets began in 2009. Top third-place finish in the 400 meters would also go on to help her 4x400-meter relay team performances came from senior Jaci Perryman, who claimed the pole vault title, newcomer to a seventh-place finish, making the freshman a dual event All-American in just her third sophomore Francine Simpson, winning the long jump and sophomore Denesha Morris, month of collegiate competition. Both performances would also rewrite the school record books as both Dixon and her relay team broke their own school records in each event. Geuwho took home both the 60 meter and 200 meter titles. belle also had a solid weekend in College Station, claiming eighth on an indoor personal Junior Rebeka Stowe made her season debut in the 3,000 meters at the final home meet best jump of 13.02 meters. The sophomore now had her name among the top five in both of the indoor season, winning the event in a time of 9:45.55 and moving up to fifth in the the long and triple jump all-time KU performance lists. event on the all-time KU record books. Morris continued her strong start to the season, winning the 60 meters in 7.47, the third-fastest time in the event in school history. The After a spring break trip to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico for the Mayaguez Spring Break Classic 4x400-meter relay team of Morris, Dixon, Kendra Bradley and Taylor Washington also took to kick off the outdoor portion of the 2011 campaign, the women jetted to Austin,Texas for home the event title with a time of 3:43.61. The meet would only be the first step in what the Texas Relays. The meet would send the season in a fantastic direction. Freshman Jessica Maroszek had an outstanding performance in the shot put, claiming the title and notching would turn out to be a record-breaking season for the quartet. the second-best throw in KU history. The performance would launch the Seymour, Wis., With the heart of the indoor season in full swing, the women made the trip to the north- native’s season to new heights. Francine Simpson also had a weekend to be proud of, placeast for the New Balance Invitational in New York City. The meet would be a coming out ing second in the long jump with a personal-best mark of 6.47 meters, which would rank party for the freshman, Dixon, who had already impressed in the season’s earlier meets, but in third in the West Region, all but assuring her a spot in the NCAA West Preliminary in showed her tremendous potential as a young sprinter.The El Paso,Texas native would finish May. fourth in the 400 meters, but her time of 53.93 would rank her second on the program’s all-time 400-meter chart. Seniors Perryman and Amanda Miller would turn in runner-up The team’s performance in Austin vaulted it into the USTFCCCA rankings for the first performances in their respective events, each notching personal bests. time of the young outdoor season, ranking the Jayhawks at No. 14 spot as they headed into the Kansas Relays. As always, the women didn’t disappoint the hometown crowd. The After returning from New York, the team split for four different meets across the country: Jayhawks won titles in four events with a handful earning top-five finishes through personal the ISU Classic in Ames, Iowa; the Air Force Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the bests. Sophomore Heather Bergmann asserted herself in the javelin throw, earning herself Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.; and the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. Although the modern day school record in the event, unleashing a throw of 168-07 ft., putting her as many Jayhawks put together career performances, the top would be Stowe, who was the one of the favorites in the event as the team moved closer to the post-season meets. lone competitor at the Husky Classic. The Olathe, Kan., native ran to a career-best 9:36.72 in the 3,000 meters and pushed into the top-25 of the NCAA rankings in the event. KU would have one more opportunity for its athletes to get a final tune-up before the It was then time for conference action as the team hit the road for Lincoln, Neb., and the conference and national meets arrived in mid-May. First, for the distance runners at the Big 12 Indoor Championships.With many of the young Jayhawks participating in the meet Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford, Calif. Stowe would be the star for the Jayhawks, shatfor the first time, nine women would do the scoring for the team at the meet, including four tering the school’s Steeplechase record in a time of 9:53.12, over 10 seconds better than the previous record. Across the country at the at the Arkansas Twilight, Diamond Dixon again underclassmen. The team would go on to score 40 points to place eighth overall.

26 OLYMPIANS | 35 WORLD RECORDS | 69 INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES | 409 ALL-AMERICANS | 679 INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TITLES

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women’s review

60-Meter Dash 7.47 .......................................Denesha Morris ................. Jan. 28 ............................................Jayhawk Classic 7.53 .......................................Denesha Morris ................. Jan. 14 ...................................... Missouri vs. Kansas 7.58 .......................................Denesha Morris ................. Dec. 4 ............................. Bob Timmons Challenge 7.64 .......................................Diamond Dixon ................ Jan. 8 ........................................ Bill Easton Classic 200-Meter Dash 24.50 .....................................Denesha Morris ................. Jan. 8. ........................................ Bill Easton Classic 24.59 .....................................Denesha Morris ................. Jan. 14 ...................................... Missouri vs. Kansas 400-Meter Dash 53.66 .....................................Diamond Dixon ................ Feb. 12 ........................................................ISU Classic 56.72 .....................................Kendra Bradley ...................Jan. 14 ..................................... Missouri vs. Kansas 56.81 .....................................Denesha Morris ................. Jan. 8 ......................................... Bill Easton Classic 600-Yard Run 1:23.46 .................................Diamond Dixon ................ Jan. 14 ...................................... Missouri vs. Kansas 1:23.79 .................................Shayla Wilson .................... Jan. 8. ....................................... Bill Eastson Classic Mile-Run 5:18.11 ..................................Kathleen Thompson .......... Jan. 8 ......................................... Bill Easton Classic 3,000-Meter Run 9:45.55........................................Rebeka Stowe..................... Jan. 28. ...........................................Jayhawk Classic 9:53.62 ..................................Amanda Miller .................. Jan. 14 ...................................... Missouri vs. Kansas 60-Meter Hurdles 8.80 .......................................Rebecca Neville ................ Jan. 8. ........................................ Bill Easton Classic 8.93 .......................................Rebecca Neville ................ Jan. 4. .............................. Bob Timmons Challenge 4x400-Meter Relay 3:39.27 ........... Morris, Wilson, Bradley, Dixon ................. Feb. 12 .................................................ISU Classic 3:43.61 ........... Bradley, Washington, Morris, Dixon .......... Jan. 28 ............................................Jayhawk Classic 3:44.75 ........... Dixon, Grosserode, Lupton, Morris........... Dec. 4 ............................. Bob Timmons Challenge 3:48.42 ........... Morris, Bradley, Washington, Dixon .......... Jan. 14. ..................................... Missouri vs. Kansas Distance Medley Relay 12:03.73 ..........Becker, Christensen, Rich, Miller............. Jan. 28 ............................................Jayhawk Classic Long Jump 6.18m (20-03.50ft.) ...............Andrea Geubelle ................ March 4 ............................... Arkansas Last Chance 6.04m (19-09.50ft.) ...............Francine Simpson .............. Jan. 4 ........................................ Missouri vs. Kansas 6.03m (19-09.00ft.) ...............Francine Simpson .............. Jan. 8 ......................................... Bill Easton Classic 5.71m (18-09.00ft.) ...............Andrea Geubelle ................ Dec. 4.............................. Bob Timmons Challenge Triple Jump 12.48m (40-11.25ft.)..............Andrea Geubelle ................ Jan. 8 ......................................... Bill Easton Classic 12.22m (40-01.00ft.)..............Andrea Geubelle ................ Jan. 14 ...................................... Missouri vs. Kansas

2011 400-Meter Big 12 Champion Diamond Dixon stole the spotlight, breaking the schools 400-meter record en route to a first-place finish in the event. Coming off their best performances of the season at the meets in the previous two weeks, the confident women entered the Big 12 Outdoor Championships hoping to make history. The women’s distance runners held up their end, with both Stowe and Cori Christensen combining for 11 points in the 1,500 meters and 3,000-meter Steeplechase. Geubelle notched a personal best in the long jump, placing third and also collected a fifth-place finish in the triple jump, putting 10 points toward the team total. Dixon was the highlight for the Jayhawks on the week, however. In the 400-meter final, on the last day of competition, the freshman took on perennial All-American and national champion Jessica Beard of Texas A&M, passing the senior down the home stretch to finish in a national-leading time of 51.55 and becoming the first 400-meter Big 12 champion in school history. Dixon’s finish propelled the KU women to a seventh-place finish with 51.5 team points. The Jayhawks would send 14 athletes to the NCAA West Preliminary with nine moving onto the NCAA National Championship by week’s end.Top performances came from Maroszek, Bergmann and Dixon who each locked in spots to their first National Championship meet. A week later, Dixon would be named the Midwest Region Track Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA, confirming her status as one of the most successful KU freshmen ever to don the Crimson and Blue. A week later in Des Moines, each of the nine KU women to make the trip put forth performances to be proud of, each earning first team All-American honors once the week was said and done. Maroszek started the week off by taking eighth in the discus. A day later, Bergmann completed the fantastic season for the KU throwers with a seventh-place finish in the javelin. On the blue track of Des Moines’ Drake Stadium, the KU women’s track stars didn’t disappoint. Stowe returned to the finals of the Steeplechase, placing seventh. Dixon concluded her heralded individual freshman campaign with a third-place finish in the 400 meters. Dixon would join forces with with her 4x400-meter relay teammates to place eighth overall and once again breaking the school record in the event at 3:33.00. As successful as 2011 was for the women’s squad, if anything, it showed the coaches and fans that the team’s future is a bright one. All but one of the nine who competed at the NCAA Championships (Shayla Wilson) will return in 2012 with several other up-andcoming freshman showing glimpses of greatness throughout the five month season. There’s no doubt, the women’s program is on the rise.

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High Jump 1.55m (5-00.75ft.) .................Rebecca Neville ................ Jan. 8 ......................................... Bill Easton Classic 1.55m (5-00.75ft.) .................Amanda Caines...................Jan. 8 ...................................... Bill Easton Classic Pole Vault 3.95m (12-11.50ft.) ...............Jaci Perryman .................... Jan. 8 ......................................... Bill Easton Classic 3.90m (12-09.50ft.) ...............Jaci Perryman .................... Jan. 14 ...................................... Missouri vs. Kansas Shot Put 13.85m (45-05.25ft.)..............Jessica Maroszek................. Jan. 28 ............................................Jayhawk Classic 13.69m (44-02.25ft.)..............Jessica Maroszek................. Jan. 8 ......................................... Bill Easton Classic Weight Throw 13.86m (45-05.75ft.) ..................Elise Umbarger ......................Jan. 8 ......................................... Bill Easton Classic

2011 WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TITLES 100-Meter Dash 11.53w ..................................Diamond Dixon ................ April 29 ....... Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational 400-Meter Dash 51.55 .....................................Diamond Dixon ................ May 15................................Big 12 Championships 53.62 .....................................Diamond Dixon ................ April 22 ........................................... Kansas Relays 55.23 .....................................Kendra Bradley .................. April 29 ....... Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational 800 Meters 2:09.81 ..................................Cori Christensen ............... May 1 ............................Payton Jordan Invitational 1,500 Meters 4:28.19 ..................................Rebeka Stowe ................... April 23 ........................................... Kansas Relays 3,000 Meters 9:46.34 ..................................Rebeka Stowe ................... April 2 .................... Razorback Spring Invitational 5,000 Meters 18:59.70 ................................Charlene Browne .............. May 6 .........................................Arkansas Twilight 100-Meter Hurdles 14.18w ..................................Kathryn Lupton................. April 29 ....... Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational 4x400-Meter Relay 3:37.33 ............Bradley, Morris, Wilson, Washington......... March 19 ...............Mayaguez Spring Break Classic 3:38.44 ............Wilson, Washington, Dixon, Bradley ........ March 22 ......................................... Kansas Relays Long Jump 6.36m (20-10.50 ft.) ..............Francine Simpson .............. April 16 ............John Jacobs Collegiate Invitational Triple Jump 12.72m (41-08.75 ft.).............Andrea Geubelle ................ April 2 .................... Razorback Spring Invitational Pole Vault 4.07m (13-04.25 ft.) ..............Jaci Perryman .................... April 29 ....... Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational Shot Put 14.80m (48-06.75 ft.).............Jessica Maroszek................. April 2 .................... Razorback Spring Invitational Discus 54.21m (177-10 ft.) ...............Jessica Maroszek................. April 23 .......................................... Kansas Relays 54.05m (177-04 ft.) ...............Jessica Maroszek................. April 8 ...............................................Texas Relays 52.35m (171-09 ft.) ...............Jessica Maroszek................. April 2 .................... Razorback Spring Invitational 50.68m (166-03 ft.) ...............Jessica Maroszek................. April 30 ............................. ULM Warhawk Classic Javelin 46.82m (153-07 ft.) ...............Heather Bergmann ............ April 2 .................... Razorback Spring Invitational 46.63m (152-12 ft.) ...............Heather Bergmann ............ April 30 ...................... ULM Warhawk Invitational

2012 UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS TRACK & FIELD MEDIA GUIDE

YEAR IN REVIEW 2011 WOMEN’S INDOOR PERFORMANCE LIST

60-Meter Hurdles Rebecca Neville .............8.76 ............................3/4/11 ...................Arkansas Last Chance (Fayetteville, Ark.) Kathryn Lupton ..............9.05 ............................1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Amanda Caines ...............10.81 ..........................1/8/11 ..........................Bill Easton Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) 200-Meter Dash Denesha Morris ..............23.91 ..........................2/25/11 ................... Big 12 Championships (Lincoln, Neb.) Francine Simpson ...........24.93 ..........................1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Diamond Dixon .............25.05 ..........................1/8/11 ..........................Bill Easton Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) Andrea Geubelle .............25.48 ..........................12/4/10 ............. Bob Timmons Challenge (Lawrence, Kan.) Kathryn Lupton ..............27.84 ..........................1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) 400-Meter Dash Diamond Dixon .............53.06 ..........................3/11/11....NCAA Indoor Championships (College Station, Texas) Kendra Bradley ...............55.60 ..........................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Taylor Washington ..........55.61 ..........................3/5/11 ............Alex Wilson Last Chance (South Bend, Ind. ) Denesha Morris ..............55.86 ..........................1/28/11 ............................Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) 600-Yard Run Shayla Wilson..................1:21.46 .......................2/26/11 .................... Big 12 Championship (Lincoln, Neb.) Taylor Washington ..........1:22.25 .......................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Diamond Dixon .............1:23.46 .......................1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Anna Barber ...................1:28.15 .......................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Tara Grosserode ..............1:28.58 .......................12/4/10 ............. Bob Timmons Challenge (Lawrence, Kan.) 800-Meter Run Cori Christensen ............2:11.97 .......................2/5/11 .............. New Balance Invitational (New York, N.Y.) Maddy Rich ...................2:18.34 .......................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Kathleen Thompson........2:18.99 .......................1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Anna Barber ...................2:22.48 .......................3/5/11 .......................... ISU NCAA Qualifier (Ames, Iowa) Rebecca Neville .............2:25.47 .......................2/25/11 ................... Big 12 Championships (Lincoln, Neb.) 1,000-Meter Run Cori Christenson ............2:49.92 .......................2/25/11 ................... Big 12 Championships (Lincoln, Neb.) Madison Moser ...............3:01.76 .......................1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.)

2011 WOMEN’S OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE LIST 100-Meter Dash Diamond Dixon ...........11.53w .........................4/29/11 .....Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational (Joplin, Mo.) Denesha Morris ............11.69 ............................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Andrea Geubelle ...........12.11 ............................3/19/11 ........Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) 200-Meter Dash Diamond Dixon ...........24.16 ............................4/16/11 ....................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Francine Simpson .........24.49 ............................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Kendra Bradley .............24.69 ............................4/16/11 ....................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Taylor Washington ........24.76 ............................4/16/11 ....................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Rebecca Neville ...........24.80 ............................5/13/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) 400-Meter Dash Diamond Dixon ...........51.55 ............................5/15/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Kendra Bradley .............54.42 ............................5/14/11 ....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Taylor Washington ........54.52 ............................5/6/11 ............................. Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Shayla Wilson................55.32 ............................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Denesha Morris ............55.53 ............................5/14/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) 800-Meter Run Cori Christensen ..........2:09.81 .........................5/1/11 .................. Payton Jordan Invitational (Stanford, Calif.) Shayla Wilson................2:11.18 .........................5/6/11 ............................. Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Rebeka Stowe ..............2:17.39 .........................3/19/11 ........Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) Anna Barber .................2:17.48 .........................5/6/11 ............................. Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Maddy Rich .................2:18.39 .........................4/21/11 .................................. Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Rebecca Neville ...........2:22.66 .........................5/14/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Kathleen Thompson......2:25.04 .........................3/19/11 ........Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) 1,500-Meter Run Cori Christensen ..........4:24.59 .........................5/26/11 .....................NCAA West Preliminary (Eugene, Ore.) Rebeka Stowe ..............4:25.01 .........................5/14/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Kyra Kilwein ................4:41.78 .........................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Kathleen Thompson......4:41.86 .........................4/16/11 ....................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) 3,000-Meter Run Rebeka Stowe ..............9:46.34 .........................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Kara Windisch ..............9:47.70 .........................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Amanda Miller..............9:50.41 .........................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Tessa Turcotte................9:50.82 .........................4/21/11 .................................. Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Kyra Kilwein ................9:51.94 .........................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Cori Christensen ..........10:18.96 .......................3/19/11 ........Mayaquez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) Charlene Browne..........10:29.53 .......................4/16/11 ....................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Riley Wertenberger.......10:40.17 .......................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Madison Moser .............10:56.01 .......................3/19/11 ........Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) Devin Wiegers ..............11:00.42 .......................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Kathleen Thompson......11:06.02 .......................3/19/11 ........Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) Allie Marquis ................11:18.40 .......................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)

1-Mile Run Rebeka Stowe ................4:45.68 .......................3/5/11 .............Alex Wilson Last Chance (South Bend, Ind.) Natalie Becker ................5:01.30 .......................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Kyra Kilwein ..................5:01.69 .......................1/28/11 ............................Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) Kathleen Thompson........5:12.87 .......................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Madison Moser ...............5:23.13 .......................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Devin Wiegers ................5:29.20 .......................1/8/11...........................Bill Easton Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) Riley Wertenberger.........5:30.33 .......................1/8/11........................... Bill Easton Classis (Lawrence, Kan.) Mackenzie Abernathy .........5:32.86 .......................12/4/10 ............. Bob Timmons Challenge (Lawrence, Kan.)

3,000-Meter Steeplechase Rebeka Stowe ..............9:53.12 .........................5/1/11 ....................Payton Jordan Invitational (Stanford, Cali.) Natalie Becker ..............11:09.09 .......................4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.)

3,000-Meter Run Rebecca Stowe ...............9:36.72 .......................2/12/11 ..................................Husky Classic (Seattle, Wash.) Natalie Becker ................9:45.61 .......................2/26/11 ................... Big 12 Championships (Lincoln, Neb.) Amanda Miller................9:46.11 .......................2/5/11 .............. New Balance Invitational (New York, N.Y.) Kara Windisch ................9:46.51 .......................2/26/11 ................... Big 12 Championships (Lincoln, Neb.) Kyra Kilwein ..................9:54.87 .......................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Tessa Turcotte..................9:57.37 .......................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Riley Wertenberger.........10:27.93 .....................1/28/11.............................Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) Mackenzie Abernathy .........10:51.38 .....................12/4/10.............. Bob Timmons Challenge (Lawrence, Kan.) Devin Wiegers ................11:04.49 .....................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa)

10,000 Meters Amanda Miller..............35:36.15 .......................5/13/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Tessa Turcotte................35:41.73 .......................5/13/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Kara Windisch ..............35:45.59 .......................5/13/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.)

5,000-Meter Run Amanda Miller................17:18.83 .....................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Riley Wertenberger.........17:56.00 .....................2/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Long Jump Francine Simpson ...........6.22m (20-05.00ft.) ....2/4/11 ............. New Balance Invitational (New York, N.Y. ) Andrea Geubelle .............6.18m (20-03.50ft.) ....3/4/11 ...................Arkansas Last Chance (Fayetteville, Ark.) Rebecca Neville .............5.83m (19-01-50ft.) ....2/4/11 ............. New Balance Invitational (New York, N.Y. ) Jamaica Collins ...............5.20m (17-00.75ft.) ....3/4/11 ...................Arkansas Last Chance (Fayetteville, Ark.) Amanda Caines ...............4.95m (16-10.50ft.) ....1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Pole Vault Jaci Perryman .................4.10m (13-05.50ft.) ....2/4/11 ............. New Balance Invitational (New York, N.Y. ) Demi Payne ....................3.92m (12-10.25ft.) ....2/26/11 ................... Big 12 Championships (Lincoln, Neb.) Julia Cummings ..............3.86m (12-08.00ft.) ....3/4/11 ...................Arkansas Last Chance (Fayetteville, Ark.) Abby Jones .....................3.67m (12-00.50ft.) ....2/26/11 ................... Big 12 Championships (Lincoln, Neb.) Tara Turnbull ..................3.67m (12-00.50ft.) ....2/26/11 ................... Big 12 Championships (Lincoln, Neb.) Abby Row......................3.20m (10-06.00ft.) ....1/28/11 ............................Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) Triple Jump Andrea Geubelle .............13.02m (42-08.75ft.) ..3/12/11.... NCAA Indoor Championships (College Station, Texas) Jamaica Collins ...............11.38m (37-04.00ft.) ..1/28/11 ............................Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) Amanda Caines ...............11.18m (36-08.25ft.) ..1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) High Jump Rebecca Neville .............1.60m (5-03.00ft.) ......1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Amanda Caines ...............1.55m (5-00.75ft.) ......1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Shot Put Jessica Maroszek ..............14.18m (46-06.25ft.) ..2/12/11 ..... Air Force Invitational (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Heather Bergmann .........12.82m (42-00.75ft.) ..2/12/11 ..... Air Force Invitational (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Elise Umbarger ...............12.75m (41-10.00ft.) ..1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Rebecca Neville .............9.39m (30-09.75ft.) ....1/12/11 ........................................ISU Classic (Ames, Iowa) Amanda Caines ...............7.55m (25-09.25ft.) ....12/4/10 ............. Bob Timmons Challenge (Lawrence, Kan.) Weight Throw Jessica Mareszek ..............14.20m (46-07.00ft.) ..1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Elise Umbarger ...............13.86m (45-05.75ft.) ..1/8/11 ..........................Bill Easton Classic (Lawrence, Kan.)

women’s review

60-Meter Dash Denesha Morris ..............7.47 ............................1/28/11 ............................Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) Diamond Dixon .............7.58 ............................1/28/11 ............................Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) Francine Simpson ...........7.60 ............................1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Kendra Bradley ...............7.73 ............................1/28/11 ............................Jayhawk Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) Andrea Geubelle .............7.79 ............................12/4/10 ............. Bob Timmons Challenge (Lawrence, Kan.) Kathryn Lupton ..............8.50 ............................1/14/11 ...................... Missouri vs. Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.)

5,000 Meters Kara Windisch ..............16:58.60 .......................5/15/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Tessa Turcotte................17:15.00 .......................5/15/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Amanda Miller..............17:15.24 .......................5/1/11 ....................Payton Jordan Invitational (Stanford, Cali.) Kyra Kilwein ................17:28.28 .......................5/1/11 ....................Payton Jordan Invitational (Stanford, Cali.) Charlene Browne..........18:23.16 .......................4/21/11 .................................. Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.)

100-Meter Hurdles Kathryn Lupton ............14.11w .........................5/6/11 ............................. Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Rebecca Neville ...........14.04 ............................5/13/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) 400-Meter Hurdles Kathryn Lupton ............1:00.95 .........................5/6/11 ............................. Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Timmie Morris.............1:04.45 .........................5/6/11 ............................. Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) High Jump Rebecca Neville ...........1.67m (5-05.75ft.) ........4/20/11 .................................. Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Pole Vault Jaci Perryman ...............4.13m (13-06.50ft.) ......5/15/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Lawrence, Kan.) Demi Payne ..................4.06m (13-03.75ft.) ......4/8/11 ..........................................Texas Relays (Austin, Texas) Julia Cummings ............3.90m (12-09.50ft.) ......4/23/11 .................................. Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Tara Turnbull ................3.70m (12-01.50ft.) ......4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Sarah Hedberg ..............3.65m (11-11.75ft.) ......4/23/11 .................................. Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Abby Jones ...................3.60m (11-09.75ft.) ......4/16/11 ....................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Abby Row....................3.50m (11-05.75ft.) ......4/23/11 .................................. Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Claire Christie ..............3.45m (11-03.75ft.) ......5/6/11 ............................. Arkansas Twilight (Fayetteville, Ark.) Long Jump Francine Simpson .........6.47m (21-02.75ft.) ......4/8/11 ..........................................Texas Relays (Austin, Texas) Andrea Geubelle ...........6.44m (21-01.75ft.) ......5/14/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Rebecca Neville ...........5.74m (18-10.00ft.) ......4/7/11 ..........................................Texas Relays (Austin, Texas) Jamaica Collins .............5.14m (16-10.50ft.) ......4/16/11 ....................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Triple Jump Andrea Geubelle ...........13.20m (43-03.75ft.) ....5/15/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Jamaica Collins .............11.03m (36-07.75ft.) ....4/16/11 ....................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Shot Put Jessica Maroszek ............15.17m (49-09.25ft.) ....5/14/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Heather Bergmann .......12.84m (42-01.50ft.) ....4/2/11 ..........Razorback Spring Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) Elise Umbarger .............12.49m (40-11.75ft.) ....4/16/11 ...................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Rebecca Neville ...........9.77m (32-00.75ft.) ......5/13/11 .....................Big 12 Championships (Norman, Okla.) Discus Jessica Maroszek ............54.21m (177-10 ft.) ......4/23/11 .................................. Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Hammer Elise Umbarger .............47.38m (155-05ft.) .......4/16/11 ...................John Jacobs Invitational (Norman, Okla.) Javelin Heather Bergmann .......51.38m (168-07ft.) .......4/22/11 .................................. Kansas Relays (Lawrence, Kan.) Rebecca Neville ...........29.55m (96-11ft.) .........3/19/11 ........Mayaguez Spring Break Classic (Mayaguez, P.R.) Heptathlon Rebecca Neville ...........5,000 points..................4/7/11 ..........................................Texas Relays (Austin, Texas)

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academic honors

2011 All-Big 12 Academic Selections MEN First Team Josh Baden Ebo Browne Austin Bussing Nick Canton Mason Finley Cooper Merrill Sean Proehl Jordan Scott Jareb Stallbaumer* Second Team Joel Krause Darryl Trotter

WOMEN First Team Natalie Becker Heather Bergmann Cori Christensen Julia Cummings Sarah Hedberg Amanda Miller Jaci Perryman Kathleen Thompson Tara Turnbull Rebeka Stowe Elise Umbarger Riley Wertenberger Second Team Kendra Bradley Abby Jones Kyra Kilwein Kathryn Lupton Denesha Morris

*Indicates nominated with a 4.0 GPA

USTFCCCA All-Academic Selections MEN Dalen Fink Mason Finley Cooper Merrill Jordan Scott

Prentice Gautt Post Graduate Scholarship In May, the Big 12 Conference awarded Kansas graduate Jareb Stallbaumer as one of 24 recipients of the prestigious Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship, which is a grant presented to former student-athletes who plan on perusing a graduate degree. Stallbaumer, a horizontal jumper from 2007-10, formally received the scholarships at the Kansas Athletics Senior Scholar Banquet on May 2nd in Allen Fieldhouse. Saundra Guatt, widow of the late Dr. Prentice Gautt for whom the scholarship is named, presented the Wetmore, Kan., native with the scholarships in front of family, friends and teammates.

WOMEN Heather Bergmann Julia Cummings Jaci Perryman Rebeka Stowe

Twenty-four Big 12 student-athletes were selected to receive the scholarships, one male and one female athlete from each of the member schools. The scholarships are named in honor of the late Dr. Prentice Gautt, a former Big 12 Conference staff member and student services’ pioneer who passed away in March 2005.

CoSIDA Academic All-District/ All-Americans MEN Jareb Stallbaumer (All-American) WOMEN Heather Bergmann Rebeka Stowe

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To date, the Big 12 has provided $1,835,600 for postgraduate education. The individual grants began at $2,500 in 1996-97, were raised to $5,000 in 1999, increased to $6,900 for 2004-05 and climbed to $7,500 in 2006-07. Criteria for the awards includes a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, participation in at least two years of intercollegiate athletics at the nominee’s respective institution and completion of athletics’ eligibility. The student-athletes also must graduate from their respective member institutions within 15 months of their selection for a postgraduate scholarship and are expected to enroll in graduate/professional schools within two years of graduation. Three faculty representatives, one senior woman administrator and one director of athletics form the selection panel.

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RECORDS

men’s indoor records

Men’s Indoor Record Book Kansas Record

Anschutz Pavilion

Big 12 Meet

NCAA Meet

55 Meters

6.22, Pierre Lisk NCAA Championships, 1996

6.14, Izaiq Adeyanju, Wichita State Jayhawk Invitational, 1990

6.14, Leon Gordan Texas Tech, 1997

6.00, Lee McRae Pittsburgh, 1986

55-Meter Hurdles

7.20c, Courtney Hawkins Capital Invitational, 1987

7.10, Courtney Hawkins, Unattached Jayhawk Invitational, 1991

7.09, Larry Wade Texas A&M, 1998

7.07, Allen Johnson North Carolina, 1992

60 Meters

6.69, Leo Bookman Big 12 Championships, 2004

6.46, Maurice Green, Unattached Jayhawk Invitational, 1999

6.59, Mookie Salaam Oklahoma, 2011

6.51, Richard Thompson LSU, 2008

60-Meter Hurdles

7.84, Aaron Thompson, ISU Last Chance, 2006; Julius Jiles, ISU Last Chance, 2008

7.64, Dexter Faulk, Nike Bob Timmons Challenge, 2011

7.59, Ronnie Ash Oklahoma, 2010

7.47, Reggie Torian Wisconsin, 1997

200 Meters

20.53, Leo Bookman NCAA Championships, 2003

20.85, David Oakes, Nike Central Jayhawk Invitational, 1998

20.58, Leo Bookman Kansas, 2004

20.10, Wallace Spearmon Arkansas, 2005

400 Meters

46.50c, Deon Hogan Kodak Invitational, 1983

47.03, Jason Rouser, Oklahoma Big Eight Championships, 1992

45.63, Brandon Couts Baylor, 1998

44.57, Kerron Clement Florida, 2005

600 Yards

1:08.9h, Mike Ricks Big Eight Championships, 1980

1:09.91, John Patterson, Texas Kansas Invitational, 1986

1:07.43, Floyd Thompson Baylor, 2000

1:08.51, Eugene Sanders Mississippi Valley, 1982

600 Meters

1:17.48, Matt Baysinger, Kansas Illinois Invitational, 2007

1:20.08, Matt Baysinger, Kansas Jayhawk Classic, 2008

No Record

No Record

800 Meters

1:47.04, Jeremy Mims Alex Wilson Invitational, 2005

1:50.71, Sherridan Kirk, KCKCC Jayhawk Invitational, 2003

1:46.46, Dmitrijs Milkevics Nebraska, 2006

1:45.33, Patrick Nduwimana Arizona, 2001

1,000 Meters

2:21.72, Charlie Gruber Jayhawk Invitational, 2001

2:21.72, Charlie Gruber, Kansas Jayhawk Invitational, 2001

2:20.24, Christian Smith Kansas State, 2004

2:18.74, Freddie Williams Abilene Christian, 1986

Mile

3:57.50, Jim Ryun Madison Square Garden Invite, 1968

4:04.8, Michael Cox, Kansas KU/KSU/MU Triangular, 1994

3:55.02, German Fernandez Oklahoma State, 2009

3:55.33, Kevin Sullivan Michigan, 1995

3,000 Meters

7:53.08, Colby Wissel Alex Wilson Invitational, 2007

8:04.55, Jonathan Brown, ISU Big Eight Championships, 1992

7:55.57, Adam Goucher Colorado, 1998

7:46.03, Adam Goucher Colorado, 1998

5,000 Meters

13:51.82, Craig Watcke Silverstone International, 1989

13:45.42, Jonathan Brown, ISU Big Eight Championships, 1992

13:38.23, Adam Goucher Colorado, 1998

13:26.01, Leonard Korir Iona, 2011

Mile Relay

3:11.9h, (Rau, Bullock, Hogan, Ricks) Big Eight Championships, 1981

3:09.86, Nebraska Big Eight Championships, 1992

3:08.94, Baylor 1998

3:11.07, Oklahoma 1982

1,600-Meter Relay

3:06.11, (Whitaker, Newell, McCall, Wagner) NCAA Championships, 1977

3:12.90, Barton County CC Jayhawk Invitational, 2001

3:04.46, Baylor 2000

3:03.51, Florida 2005

3,200-Meter Relay

7:18.77, (Teal, Waters, Cox, Handy) Last Chance Meet, 1992

7:48.05, Kansas KU/KSU/MU Triangular, 2000

No Record

7:17.45, Clemson 1989

Distance Medley Relay

9:34.91 (Chesang, Madathil, Baysinger, Hodges) Alex Wilson Invitational, 2006

10:04.79, Butler CC Jayhawk Invitational, 1995

9:41.88, Baylor 2010

9:27.77, Michigan 2004

High Jump

7-04.25, Tyke Peacock Kansas State Dual, 1982

7-03.5, Mark Todd, Wichita St. Kansas Triangular, 1985

7-06.5, Mark Boswell, Texas, 2000 and Andra Manson, Texas 2007

7-9.25, Hollis Conway SW Louisiana, 1989

Long Jump

26-07.25, Theo Hamilton NCAA Championships, 1975

25-09.75, Chris Wright, KCKCC Kansas Invitational, 1996

26-08.50, Bryce Lamb Texas Tech, 2010

27-10, Carl Lewis Houston, 1981

Triple Jump

54-06.75, Sanya Owolabi, Big Eight Championships, 1981

54-09.5, Benjamin Koech Blinn College, 1990

54-00.50, Bryce Lamb Texas Tech, 2010

56-10, Will Claye Florida, 2011

Shot Put

67-11.5, Mason Finley KU-MU Dual, 2011

67-11.5, Mason Finley, Kansas KU-MU Dual, 2011

69-02, Carl Myerscough Nebraska, 2002

71-3.5, Ryan Whiting Arizona State, 2008

Pole Vault

18-08, Pat Manson Big Eight Championships, 1989

18-02.5, Jeff Buckingham, Lawrence; Doug Lytle, Unattached; Steve Stubblefield, Bud Lite; Missouri Valley Indoor, 1985

18-8.25, Jacob Davis Texas, 1999

19-2.25, Jacob Davis Texas, 1999

Weight Throw

81-01.25, Scott Russell Iowa State Classic, 2002

80-04.25, Scott Russell, Kansas Jayhawk Invitational, 2002

77-10.75, Scott Russell Kansas, 2002

78-9.75, Libor Charfreitag SMU, 2001

Pentathlon

3,891 points, Andy Morris Missouri Invitational, 2001

4,004 points, Rick Schwieger, Nebraska Kansas Invite, 1992

3,893 points, Chad Meyer Texas A&M, 1998

No Record

Heptathlon

5,543 points, Mike Evers Big Eight Championships, 1996

No Record

5,938 points, Nick Adcock Missouri, 2010

6,499 points, Ashton Eaton Oregon, 2010

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RECORDS Men’s All-Time Indoor Performance List

55-Meter 7.20c 7.24c 7.30c 7.33c

Hurdles Courtney Hawkins, Capital Invitational John Sease, Philadelphia Track Classic Anthony Coleman, Sooner Relays Four times

60 Yards 6.0 6.0 6.1

Clifford Wiley, USTFF at Oklahoma City Charlie Tidwell, Michigan St. Duel 10 Times

1996 1958 1977 1990 1986

1987 1982 1977

1977 1958

60 Meters 6.69 Leo Bookman, Big 12 Championships 6.75 Aaron Thompson, KU/KSU/MU Triangular 6.84 Dave Tomlin, Pre-Conference Invitational 6.88 Adrian Carey, KU/KSU/MU Triangular

2004 2006 2000 2006

60-Yard Low Hurdles 6.5 George Byers, Big Eight Championships 6.6 Lee Adams, Kansas Federation 6.6 J.W. Johnson, Kansas Federation 6.7 Anthony Coleman, Big Eight Championships 6.7 Bob Hanson, Big Eight Championships 6.7 Charlie Tidwell, KU/KSU/OSU Triangular

1968 1967 1967 1976 1966 1959

60-Yard High Hurdles 7.01 John Sease, Philadelphia Track Classic 7.07 Anthony Coleman, Sooner Indoor Relays 7.10 Gregg Vandaveer, Big Eight Championships 7.10 Delario Robinson, Oklahoma City Invitational 7.10 George Byers, Oklahoma City Invitational 7.10 Mike Bates, Oklahoma City Invitational

1982 1977 1973 1972 1970 1970

60-Meter 7.84 7.84 7.85 7.86 7.96

Hurdles Aaron Thompson, ISU Last Chance Julius Jiles, ISU Last Chance Keith Hayes, Iowa State NCAA Qualifier Anson Jackson, Tyson Invitational Eric Patterson, Big 12 Championships

2006 2008 2010 2003 2001

200 Meters 20.53 Leo Bookman, NCAA Championships 21.65 Jabari Wamble, Kansas Invitational 21.67 Charles Murphy, Big 12 Championships 21.70 Dave Tomlin, Pre-Conference Invitational 21.70 Brian Martin, Jayhawk Invitational

2003 2000 2005 2000 1996

300 Yards 29.48 30.30 30.50 30.60 30.73

1978 1974 1977 1977 1978

Clifford Wiley, Big Eight Championships Mark Lutz, USTFF at Oklahoma City David Blutcher, Big Eight Championships Kevin Newell, USTFF at Oklahoma City Billy Washington, Big Eight Championships

400 Meters 46.50c Deon Hogan, Eastman Kodak Invitational 46.65 Brian Martin, Last Chance Meet 46.76 Jabari Wamble, Big 12 Championships 46.83 Kyle Clemons, Big 12 Championships

1983 1996 2000 2011

440 Yards 46.77 47.49 47.52 47.60 47.74

1983 1980 1980 1976 1981

600 Yards 1:08.9h 1:09.14 1:09.30 1:09.35 1:09.3h 1:09.4h

Deon Hogan, Eastman Kodak Invitational Lester Mickens, Big Eight Championships Mike Ricks, Nebraska Duel Randy Benson, KU/NU/OU Triangular Rodney Bullock, Big Eight Championships

Mike Ricks, Big Eight Championships Lester Mickens, Big Eight Championships Mark Rau, Big Eight Championships Matt Baysinger, Big 12 Championships Rodney Bullock, OSU Duel Jay Wagner, Big Eight Championships

600 Meters 1:20.08 Matt Baysinger, Jayhawk Classic 1:21.18 Kerron Toussaint, Jayhawk Classic 1:21.96 Luke Steinbrink, Illini Classic BOLD = current Jayhawks

c = converted time

1980 1989 1981 2007 1982 1977

2008 2011 2003 h = hand time

1:22.10 1:23.01 1:23.04

Jack Sachse, Jayhawk Classic Eric Black, Illini Classic Mitch Anderson, Illini Classic

2008 2003 2003

Triple Jump 54-06.75 Sanya Owolabi, Big Eight Championships 52-09 David Bond, Nebraska Invitational 52-08 Johnny Brackins, Jayhawk Invitational 52-04 Danny Seay, NCAA Championships 52-03.5 Ray Mitchell, Big Eight Championships

1981 1989 1990 1975 1986

2011 1970 2006 1970 1984

800 Meters 1:47.04 Jeremy Mims, ISU Qualifier 1:47.91c Jim Ryun, Oklahoma State Duel 1:49.27 Charlie Gruber, NIU Invitational 1:50.13 Jack Sachse, Big 12 Championships 1:50.58 Matt Baysinger, ISU Classic 1:50.69c Tommy McCall, Big Eight Championships 1:50.79 Brian McElroy, Notre Dame Duel

2005 1967 2000 2007 2007 1977 1970

Shot Put 67-11.50 67-05.50 65-08 65-03 63-02.50

880 Yards 1:48.30 1:51.10 1:51.20 1:51.71 1:51.90

Jim Ryun, Oklahoma State Duel Tommy McCall, Big Eight Championships Brian McElroy, C. Collegiate - South Bend Leonard Martin, Nebraska Duel Jim Neihouse, Big Eight Championships

1967 1977 1970 1981 1970

Weight Throw 81-01.25 Scott Russell, Iowa State Classic 77-05.25 Egor Agafonov, NCAA Championships 70-05 Sheldon Battle, Husker Invitational 62-03 Colin Dutton, Big 12 Championships 61-01.25 Cody Roberts, Big 12 Championships

2002 2007 2006 2005 2006

1,000 Meters 2:21.72 Charlie Gruber, Jayhawk Invitational 2:23.89 Joshy Madathil, Big 12 Championships 2:23.89 Cameron Schwehr, Big 12 Championships 2:24.19 Abraham Kimeli, Big 12 Championships 2:24.75 Gerald Harder, Husker Invitational 2:25.55 Steve Heffernan, Big Eight Championships 2:25.57 Brian Blachly, Big 12 Championships 2:25.97 Mike Cox, Jayhawk Invitational 2:26.49 Jon Justin, Husker Invitational

2001 2006 2004 2004 1986 1988 2002 1993 1990

Pole Vault 18-08 Pat Manson, Big Eight Championships 18-07.25 Jeff Buckingham, Nebraska Duel 18-02.50 Jordan Scott, Big 12 Indoor Championships 18-02.25 Cam Miller, NCAA Championships 17-11.75 Vadim Guozdetskiy, NCAA Championships 17-11.75 Chris Bohanan, NCAA Championships

1989 1983 2009 1989 2002 1986

Mile 3:57.50 3:58.51 3:59.60 4:01.39 4:01.92 4:03.00 4:04.40 4:04.90

Jim Ryun, Madison Square Garden Invite Charlie Gruber, NCAA Championships Bill Dotson, Chicago News Invitational Michael Cox, Big Eight Championships Colby Wissel, Husker Invitational John Lawson, KU/KSU/MU Triangular Cameron Schwehr, ISU Last Chance Wes Santee, Illinois/Michigan St./KU

1968 2001 1963 1993 2009 1966 2006 1954

Pentathlon 3,891 Andy Morris, Missouri Invitational 3,856 Mike Evers, Kansas Invitational 3,684 Nathan Prenger, Big Eight Championships 3,647 Chris Walters, KSU Wildcat Invitational 3,370 Chad Johnson, Big Eight Championships

2001 1996 1995 1993 1995

Heptathlon 5,543 Mike Evers, Big Eight Championships 5,373 Josh Kirk, Big 12 Championships

1996 2006

Two Miles 8:38.90 Jim Ryun, NCAA Championships 8:39.80 John Lawson, Boston AA 8:45.70 John Roscoe, Sooner Indoor Relays 8:49.40 George Mason, Big Eight Championships 8:50.80 Jay Mason, Big Eight Championships

1968 1966 1977 1977 1971

3,000 Meters 7:53.08 Colby Wissel, Alex Wilson Invitational 7:57.86 Benson Chesang, Alex Wilson Invitational 7:58.08 Colby Wissel, Alex Wilson Invitational 8:00.73 Jim Ryun, NCAA Championships 8:01.51 Paul Hefferon, Alex Wilson Invitational 8:03.60 John Lawson, Boston AA

2007 2005 2009 1968 2006 1966

Three Miles 13:36.90 Tim Tays, Big Eight Championships 13:39.50 George Mason, Big Eight Championships 13:42.40 John Roscoe, KU/OSU/WSU Triangular 13:43.30 Tom Koppes, Kansas State Fed. Meet 13:44.10 Brent Steiner, TFA/USA in Kansas City

1982 1977 1977 1975 1982

5,000 Meters 13.51.82 Craig Watcke, Silverstone Invitational 13:54.00 Colby Wissel, Husker Invitational 13:54.95 Colby Wissel, Husky Classic 14:02.78 Paul Hefferon, Husky Classic 14:06.50 Tim Tays, Big Eight Championships 14:09.20 George Mason, Big Eight Championships 14:12.00 John Roscoe, KU/OSU/WSU Triangular

1989 2007 2009 2008 1982 1977 1977

High Jump 7-04.25 Tyke Peacock, Kansas State Duel 7-03 Nick Johannsen, Big Eight Championships 7-02 Sharrieff Hazim, Missouri Invitational 7-02 Steve Rainbolt, KU/OSU/WSU Triangular 7-02 Keith Guinn, USTFF

1982 1995 1987 1977 1974

Long Jump 26-07.25 Theo Hamilton, NCAA Championships 25-11 Danny Seay, Big Eight Championships 25-11 Stan Whitley, Big Eight Championships 25-08 Warren Wilhoite, Big Eight Championships 25-07.5 Ron Jessie, NCAA Championships

1975 1975 1969 1983 1969

Mason Finley, KU-MU Dual Karl Salb, Astrodome Relays Sheldon Battle, KU/KSU/MU Triangular Steve Wilhelm, SIU/WSU/KU Triangular Clint Johnson, KU All Comers Triangular

Mile Relay 3:11.9h (Rau, Bullock, Hogan, Rick) Big Eight Championships 3:12.25 (Wilhoite, Bullock, Rau, Hogan) East Tennessee State Invitational 3:12.39 (Hogan, Whitaker, Ricks, Mickens) Husker Invitational 1,600-Meter Relay 3:06.11 (Whitaker, Newell, McCall, Wagner) NCAA Championships 3:09.84 (Marx, Toussaint, Manley, Clemons) ISU NCAA Qualifier 3:10.64 (Manley, Marx, Clemons, Toussaint) ISU Classic 3:11.28 (Gdowski, Baysinger, Mitchell, Babb) Big 12 Championships 3:11.63 (Carter, Hayes, Toussaint, Clemons) Big 12 Championships 3:12.39 (Clemons, Manley, Marx, Toussaint) New Balance Invitational 3:13.07 (Davis, Martin, Coleman, Pickett) Last Chance Meet 3,200-Meter Relay 7:18.77 (Teal, Waters, Cox, Handy) Last Chance Meet 7:23.34 (Anderson, Teal, Waters, Smiedala) Last Chance Meet 7:44.36 (Schwehr, Madathil, Kimeli, Ferguson) KU/KSU/MU Triangular 7:44.47 (Hodges, Kaserman, Madathil, Schwehr) KU/KSU/MU Triangular Distance Medley Relay (Meters) 9:34.91 (Madathil, Baysinger, Hodges, Chesang) Alex Wilson Invitational 9:35.83c (Tate, Wamble, Blachly, Gruber) Notre Dame 9:38.36 (Morris, Blachly, Gruber, Tate) Iowa State Invitational 9:44.3c (Hodges, Bookman, Lacio, Blachly) Alex Wilson Invitational 9:47.94 (Teal, Bailey, Anderson, Heffernan) Big Eight Championships 9:51.1h (Neilhouse, Kathol, Hatcher, Smith) CCC 9:51.13 (Schwehr, Jiles, Hodges, Madathil) Big 12 Championships

men’s all-time indoor performance list

55 Meters 6.22 Pierre Lisk, NCAA Championships 6.23c Charlie Tidwell, Michigan St. Duel 6.23c Clifford Wiley, USTFF at Oklahoma City 6.30 Tim Hill, Kansas Indoor Classic 6.30c Rodney Harris, Big Eight at Lincoln

1981 1981 1980

1977 2011 2011 2007 2010 2011 1994

1992 1991 2003 2005

2006 2001 2001 2002 1990 1969 2006

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RECORDS Women’s Indoor Record Book women’s indoor records

Kansas Record

Big 12 Meet

NCAA Meet

6.81c, Sheila Calmese Mo. National Invitational, 1978

6.85, Passion Richardson, Nike Central Jayhawk Invitational, 1998

6.83, Lakeish Backus, Texas; Sabrina Kelly, Texas, 1997

6.56, Gwen Torrence Georgia, 1987

55-Meter Hurdles

7.82y, Gwen Poss KU/KSU/MU Triangular, 1981

7.90, Tamika Francis, Texas Kansas Invitational, 1992

7.56, Angie Vaughn Texas, 1998

7.39, Tiffany Lott BYU, 1997

60 Meters

7.22, Nickesha Anderson Big 12 Championships, 2008

7.38, Nickesha Anderson, Kansas Jayhawk Classic, 2008

7.21, Sanya Richards Texas, 2004

7.13, LaKya Brookins, S. Carolina, ‘11 Angela Williams, USC, 2002

60-Meter Hurdles

8.32, Ashley Brown ISU Last Chance, 2007

8.48, Ashley Brown, Kansas Jayhawk Invitational, 2007

7.92, Pricilla Lopes Nebraska, 2006

7.84, Virginia Powell USC, 2006

200 Meters

22.62, Nickesha Anderson NCAA Championships, 2008

23.85, Nickesha Anderson, Kansas Jayhawk Classic, 2008

22.86, Sanya Richards, Texas, 2004; Porscha Lucas, Texas A&M, 2008

22.40, Bianca Knight Texas, 2008

400 Meters

53.06, Diamond Dixon NCAA Indoor Championships, 2011

53.75, Diamond Dixon, Kansas Jayhawk Classic, 2012

51.15, Jessica Beard Texas A&M, 2010

50.54, Francena McCorory Hampton, 2009

600 Yards

1:20.38, Kim Clark Big 12 Championships, 2003

1:20.5, Michelle Milling, Nebraska Jayhawk Invitational, 1987

1:17.52, Suziann Reid Texas, 1998

1:17.38, Delisa Walton Floyd Tennessee, 1983

800 Meters

2:04.91, Kristi Kloster NCAA Championships, 1996

2:06.35, Tara Arnol, Texas Last Chance Meet, 1985

2:06.94, Althea Chambers Texas Tech, 2006

2:01.77, Hazel Clark Tennessee, 1999

1,000 Meters

2:46.60, Lauren Bonds Big 12 Indoor Championships, 2009

2:51.08, Kristi Kloster, Kansas KU/KSU/MU Triangular, 1994

2:45.68, Nichole Jones Baylor, 2007

2:41.08, Trena Hull UNLV, 1987

Mile

4:41.61, Lauren Bonds Big 12 Championships, 2010

4:38.11, Fran ten Bensel, Nebraska Big Eight Championships, 1992

4:25.91, Jenny Barringer Colorado, 2009

4:29.72, Sarah Bowman Tennessee, 2009

3,000 Meters

9:30.9h, Lauren Bonds Jayhawk Classic, 2010

9:30.9h, Lauren Bonds Jayhawk Classic, 2010

8:56.09, Lisa Koll Iowa State, 2010

8:42.03, Jenny Barringer Colorado, 2009

5,000 Meters

16:27.03, Amanda Miller ISU Classic, 2010

17:12.17, Christie Allen, Pittsburg State Jayhawk Invitational, 1992

15:41.57, Lisa Koll Iowa State, 2010

15:14.18, Kim Smith Providence, 2004

1,600-Meter Relay

3:34.05, (Bradley, Dixon, Morris, Washington) 3:33.20, Texas A&M NCAA Indoor Championships, 2011 KU/KSU/MU Triangular, 1997

3:32.85, Texas A&M 2011

3:27.66, Texas 2003

3,200-Meter Relay

8:56.50c, (Guinn, Schurbarth, M. Brown, Hertzog) Husker Invitational, 1980

9:26.45, Wichita State Jayhawk Invitational, 2001

No Record

10:50.98, Tennessee 2009

Distance Medley Relay 11:07.96 (Stowe, Washington, Christensen, Bonds) Alex Wilson Invitational, 2010

11:51.08, Barton County CC Jayhawk Invitational, 1998

11:09.67, Oklahoma State 2011

10:50.98, Tennessee 2009

High Jump

6-01.25, MaryBeth Labosky Big Eight Championships, 1993

6-2.25, Connie Teaberry, Kansas State Big Eight Championships, 1992

6-4, Destinee Hooker Texas, 2009

6-6, Destinee Hooker Texas, 2009

Long Jump

21-00.75, Charisse Bacchus Alex Wilson Invitational, 2006

20-2, Francine Simpson, Kansas Bob Timmons Challenge, 2011

21-4.25, Chantel Malone Texas, 2010

22-6.5, Blessing Okagbare UTEP, 2010

Triple Jump

13.54m (44-05.25), Crystal Manning Tyson Invitational, 2008

13.82m (45-04.25ft.), Kim Williams, Unatt. Jayhawk Classic, 2012

45-1.5, Stacey Bowers Baylor, 1999

46-9, Suzette Lee LSU, 1997

Shot Put

55-01.50 (16.80m), Stephanie Horton New Balance Collegiate, 2008

56-08.25, Tressa Thompson, Unattached Jayhawk Invitational, 1998

59-5.75, Tressa Thompson Nebraska, 1997

62-10, Laura Gerraughty North Carolina, 2004

Pole Vault

4.30m (14-01.25), three times Amy Linnen, NCAA Championships, 2005; Kate Sultanova, NCAA Championships, 2007, New Balance Collegiate, 2008

4.13m (13-06.50), Kate Sultanova, Kansas Kansas Invitational, 2008

14-4, Natalie Willer Nebraska, 2011

14-10.25, Amy Linnen Arizona (Kansas), 2002

Weight Throw

19.69 (64-07.25), Alena Krechyk Jayhawk Classic, 2012

19.69 (64-07.25), Alena Krechyk, Kansas Jayhawk Classic, 2012

70-03.00, Loren Groves Kansas State, 2008

83-10.25, Brittany Riley Southern Illinois, 2007

Pentathlon

4,053, Candace Mason Big 12 Championships, 1998

4,028, Cris Hall, Nebraska Big Eight Championships, 1992

4,439, Austra Skujyte Kansas State, 2002

4,496, Jacquelyn Johnson Arizona State, 2008

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RECORDS Women’s All-Time Indoor Performance List 1978 1998 1979 1993

55-Meter 7.82 7.89 7.93 7.95 8.01

1981 1978 1981 1982 1980

60 Yards 6.82 6.94 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.05

Hurdles Gwen Poss, KU/KSU/MU Triangular Lori Lowrey, Missouri National Invite Connie McKernan, KU Triangular Donna Smitherman, KU Triangular Elwanda Smith, KU Triangular Sheila Calmese, Missouri National Invite Lori Green-Jones, KU Invitational Dora Spearmon, Missouri Triangular Victoria Fulcher, KU All Comers Joni Lewis, Wichita State Duel Halcyon McKnight, Big Eight Championships

1978 1979 1982 1984 1977 1983

60-Yard Hurdles 7.82 Gwen Poss, KU Triangular 7.89 Lori Lowrey, Missouri National Invite 7.94 Connie McKernan, Husker Invitational 7.96 Donna Smitherman, KU Triangular 8.02 Elwanda Smith, KU Triangular

1981 1978 1983 1982 1980

60 Meters 7.22 Nickesha Anderson, Big 12 Championships 7.41 Tiffany Cherry, Big 12 Championships 7.47 Denesha Morris, Jayhawk Classic 7.50 Diamond Dixon, Bill Easton Classic 7.53 Robbie Harriford, Big 12 Championships 7.55 Shameika McField, Iowa State Classic 7.58 Paris Daniels, Kansas vs. Missouri Dual

2008 2006 2011 2012 2003 2002 2012

60-Meter 8.32 8.36 8.48 8.60 8.72 8.82 8.96 8.99

2007 2002 2005 2006 2011 2010 2006 2002

Hurdles Ashley Brown, ISU Last Chance Jennie Wonder, Alex Wilson Invitational Brooklyn Hann, ISU Classic Charisse Bacchus, KU/KSU/MU Triangular Rebecca Neville, Bob Timmons Challenge Kathryn Lupton, Iowa State NCAA Qualifier Crystal Manning, KU/KSU/MU Triangular Monique Peters, Iowa State Classic

200 Meters 22.62 Nickesha Anderson, NCAA Championships 23.90 Victoria Howard, Big 12 Championships 23.91 Denesha Morris, Big 12 Championships 24.14 Robbie Harriford, Big 12 Championships 24.44 Natasha Shafer, Big Eight Championships 24.53 Latanya Holloway, Big Eight Championships

2008 2008 2011 2003 1992 1994

300 Yards 34.93 35.10 35.33 36.50 36.61

1979 1981 1983 1980 1984

Sheila Calmese, Missouri National Invite Lori Green-Jones, Big Eight Championships Dora Spearmon, Big Eight Championships Veronica Wilson, Oklahoma Track Classic Vicki Fulcher, Oklahoma Track Classic

400 Meters 53.06 Diamond Dixon, NCAA Indoor Championships 2011 53.81 Stacy Keller, Alex Wilson Invitational 2004 54.96 Octavia Garrett, ISU Classic 2005 55.08c Veronda O’Hara, Big Eight Championships 1987 55.11 Sha'Ray Butler, Big 12 Championships 2007 55.30 Taylor Washington, Husker Invitational 2010 55.57 Kendra Bradley, Big 12 Championships 2008 55.69 Carleen Roberts, Merc Bank Invite 1997 440 Yards 55.94 56.71 56.94 57.63 57.81

Lorna Turner, Big Eight Championships Charmane Kuhlman, Big Eight Championships Halcyon McKnight, Big Eight Championships Victoria Fulcher, Nebraska Duel Nancy McCullough, Big Eight Championships

1983 1978 1982 1984 1982

600 Yards 1:20.38 1:20.48 1:21.42 1:21.46 1:21.76 1:22.38 1:22.50 1:22.57 1:22.61

Kim Clark, Big 12 Championships Taylor Washington, Big 12 Championships Charity Stowers, Big 12 Championships Shayla Wilson, Big 12 Championships Janice Turner, Big Eight Championships Sherre-Khan Blackmon, Big 12 Championships Cortney Jacobs, Big 12 Championships Diamond Dixon, Kansas vs. Missouri Dual Veronda O’Hara, Big Eight Championships

2003 2010 2007 2011 1989 2000 2006 2012 1988

800 Meters 2:04.91 Kristi Kloster, NCAA Championships 2:09.37 Laura Lavoie, Iowa State Classic 2:09.42 Angela Pichardo, ISU Classic 2:09.98 Julie Howerton, Big Eight Championships

1996 2002 2006 1989

2:10.37 2:10.95 2:11.64c

Maresia Pencil, ISU Invite Kim Clark, ISU Classic Angie Helmer, KU Last Chance

2008 2005 1985

880 Yards 2:12.87 2:13.08 2:15.00 2:15.04 2:16.10

Angie Helmer, Last Chance Meet Debbie Hertzog, Big Eight Championships Susan Glatter, Last Chance Meet Anne Johannessen, Big Eight Championships Kelly Wood, Missouri Valley Open

1985 1981 1985 1982 1985

1,000 Yards 2:33.30 Kelly Wood, Big Eight Championships 2:36.24 Cathy McMillin, Missouri National Invite 2:36.61 Gretchen Bajema, Big Eight Championships 2:38.04 Debbie Hertzog, Missouri National Invite 2:38.8 Tami Quinn, Big Eight Championships

1984 1978 1982 1979 1980

1,000 Meters 2:41.61 Lauren Bonds, Big 12 Championships 2:49.37 Angela Pichardo, Big 12 Championships 2:49.68 Kristi Kloster, KU/KSU/MU Triangular 2:49.92 Cori Christensen, Big 12 Championships 2:51.51 Katy Eisenmenger, Big 12 Championships 2:52.31 Melissa O'Rourke, Husker Invitational 2:54.01 Helena Hafstrom, Big Eight Championships 2:54.44 Kerri Woolheater, Big Eight Championships 2:54.58 Megan Manthe, Jayhawk Invitational

2010 2003 1995 2011 2001 2007 1992 1995 2003

Mile 4:41.61 4:43.9h 4:44.81 4:44.84 4:45.02 4:45.68 4:46.24 4:48.01

2010 1980 1996 2002 1992 2011 2004 2004

Lauren Bonds, Big 12 Championships Michelle Brown, AAU Championships Melissa Swartz, Last Chance Meet Katy Eisenmenger, NCAA Championships Cathy Palacios, NCAA Championships Rebeka Stowe, Alex Wilson Last Chance Laura Lavoie, Big 12 Championships Megan Manthe, Big 12 Championships

Two Miles 10:48.80 Michelle Brown, Big Eight Championships 11:00.0 Caryne Finlay, East Tennessee Invite 11:01.34 Maureen Finholm, KU Triangular 11:04.38 Tanya Heard, Central Missouri St. Relays 11:05.82 Tracey Keith, Nebraska Duel

1978 1984 1980 1981 1984

3,000 Meters 9:30.9h Lauren Bonds, Jayhawk Classic 9:33.24 Cathy Palacios, Husker Invitational 9:34.90 Melissa Swartz, Big Eight Championships 9:36.72 Rebeka Stowe, Husky Classic 9:38.80 Julia Saul, KU/KSU/MU Triangular 9:45.61 Natalie Becker, Big 12 Championships 9:45.72 Kara Windisch, Big 12 Championships 9:49.05 Amanda Miller, Meyo Invitational

2010 1992 1996 2011 1992 2011 2010 2010

Three Miles 16:59.9 Maureen Finholm, Big Eight Championships 17:17.1 Caryne Finlay, Big Eight Championships 17:21.9 Karen Fitz, KU Triangular 17:22.1 Heather Sterbenz, Kansas Quadrangular 17:22.3 Tracey Keith, Big Eight Championships

1980 1984 1979 1985 1979

5,000 Meters 16:27.03 Amanda Miller, ISU Classic 16:32.34 Julia Saul, Husker Invitational 16:34.06 Kara Windisch, Big 12 Championships 16:55.03 Sarah Heeb, Last Chance Meet 16:59.12 Paige Higgins, Tyson Invitational 17:17.39 Alicia McGregor, ISU Classic 17:23.39 Hayley Harbert, ISU Classic 17:24.48 Daniela Daggy, Big Eight Championships 17:24.86 Connie Abbott, ISU Qualifier 17:26.29 Lynn Lo Presti, Notre Dame Invitational

2010 1992 2010 1996 2003 2008 2008 1994 2005 1998

High Jump 6-01.25 MaryBeth Labosky, Big Eight Championships 6-00 Ann O’Connor, Husker Pentathlon 5-10 Sondra Rauterkus, KSU Invitational 5-10 Shawn Corwin, Missouri Invitational 5-09 Rosie Wadman, Big Eight Pentathlon 5-09 Keely Hacking, Sooner Invitational

1993 1983 2003 1979 1987 1994

Long Jump 21-00.75 Charisse Bacchus, Alex Wilson Invitational 20-05.25 Halcyon McKnight, Big Eight Championships 20-05.00 Francine Simpson, New Balance Invitational 20-04.50 Andrea Geubelle, Kansas vs. Missouri Dual 20-03.50 Kim Jones, Big Eight Championships 19-10.75 Monique Peters, Big 12 Championships 19-10.25 Crystal Manning, Big 12 Championships 19-09.50 Yolanda Taylor, Kansas Quadrangular 19-09.50 Candace Mason, KU/KSU/MU Triangular

2005 1983 2011 2012 1985 2002 2008 1987 1998

Triple Jump 44-05.25 Crystal Manning, Tyson Invitational 43-03.75 Andrea Geubelle, Jayhawk Classic 43-02.25 Brooklyn Hann, Alex Wilson Invitational 41-02.5 Cassie Bryant-Wans, Big Eight Championships 40-10.5 Cynthia Rodes, Big Eight Championships 40-10.25 Shatoya Hill, Big 12 Championships 40-09 Yolanda Taylor, Capitol Invitational 40-03.25 Tarita Triplett, Big Eight Championships

2008 2012 2005 1992 1987 2005 1987 1992

Shot Put 55-01.50 53-04.25 50-07.50 49-03.50 48-09.50 48-01.50

2008 1987 1985 2003 2012 1993

Stephanie Horton, New Balance Collegiate Denise Buchanan, NCAA Championships Stine Lerdahl, Jayhawk Invitational Abby Emsick, KSU Open Jessica Maroszek, Kansas vs. Missouri Dual Cheryl Evers, Wildcat Invitational

Weight Throw 64-07.25 Alena Krechyk, Jayhawk Classic 62-03 Zlata Tarasova, Big 12 Championships 54-11.25 Lisa Brien, Big Eight Championships 54-01.25 Jamie Waters, Big 12 Championships 53-05.50 April Kockrow, Kansas Invitational 52-08.75 Jennifer Foster, KSU All Comers

2012 2008 1996 2002 1998 2000

Pole Vault 14-01.25 Kate Sultanova, New Balance Collegiate 14-01.25 Amy Linnen, NCAA Championships 13-05.75 Demi Payne, Jayhawk Classic 13-05.50 Jaci Perryman, New Balance Invitational 13-04.25 Britany Parker, Dan DeHart Invitational 13-02.25 Libby Harmon, Arkansas Last Chance 13-02.25 Julia Cummings, Arkansas Last Chance 13-01.75 Andrea Branson, NCAA Qualifier

2008 2005 2012 2011 2007 2008 2008 2000

Pentathlon 4,053 Candace Mason, Big 12 Championships 3,843 Ann O’Connor, Big Eight Championships 3,841 Lindsay Vollmer, Jayhawk Classic 3,830 Charisse Bacchus, Big 12 Championships 3,716 Rebecca Neville, Big 12 Championships 3,569 Rosie Wadman, Big Eight Championships

1998 1988 2012 2005 2010 1987

Mile Relay 3:38.25 MU/KSU/KU Triangular 3:43.36 Big 12 Championships 3:48.55 Big Eight Championships

1995 2005 1982

1,600-Meter Relay 3:34.05 (Bradley, Dixon, Morris, Washington) NCAA Indoor Championships 3:35.65 (Bradley, Dixon, Morris, Wilson) Alex Wilson Last Chance Meet 3:35.86 (Manning, Butler, Stowers, Anderson) ISU Invite 3:37.80 (Morris, Makhmayeva, Wilson, Washington) Alex Wilson Invitational 3:39.12 (Hann, Keller, McField, Clark) Cyclone National Qualifier 3:39.27 (Morris, Wilson, Bradley, Dixon) ISU Classic 3:40.66 (Butler, Brown, Stowers, Gatson) ISU Last Chance 3:41.87 (Hann, Keller, McField, Clark), Big 12 Championships 3,200-Meter Relay 8:56.50c (Guinn, Schubarth, M. Brown, Hertzog) Husker Invitational 8:57.93c (Panowicz, Howerton, Mangan, Helmer) Big Eight Championships 9:00.59 (Turner, Helmer, Howerton, MacLean) Husker Invitational Distance Medley Relay 11:07.96 (Stowe, Washington, Christensen, Bonds) Alex Wilson Invitational 11:21.32 (Manthe, Keller, Clark, Lavoie) Alex Wilson Invitational 11:26.97 (Woolheater, Holloway, Kloster, Swartz) Big Eight Championships 11:28.69c (Lavoie, Keller, Ar. Nielsen, Eisenmenger) Alex Wilson Invitational 11:28.80 (Lavoie, Clark, Pichardo, Manthe) Big 12 Championships 11:32.90 (Eisenmenger, March, Nielsen, Lavoie) Iowa State Classic 11:36.87 (Woolheater, Roberts, Kloster, Swartz) Husker Invitational 11:39.93 (Bradley, Christensen, Kilwein, Stowe) New Balance Invitational

women’s all-time indoor performance list

55 Meters 6.81c Sheila Calmese, Missouri National Invite 6.85 Tamra Montgomery, Air Force Open 6.93 Lori Green-Jones, Kansas Invitational 6.97 Natasha Shafer, Jayhawk Invitational

2011 2011 2008 2010 2003 2011 2007 2002

1980 1987 1988

2010 2004 1996 2002 2003 2002 1996 2011

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RECORDS Men’s Outdoor Record Book men’s outdoor records

Kansas Record

Big 12 Meet

NCAA Meet

100 Meters

10.07, Laverne Smith Big Eight Championships, 1976

10.00, Victor Edet, Missouri Big Eight Championships, 1987

10.03, Gerald Phiri Texas A&M, 2008

9.89, Ngonidzashe Florida State, 2011

110-Meter Hurdles

13.57, Julius Jiles NCAA Championships, 2008

13.35, Antwon Hicks, adidas Kansas Relays, 2011

13.23, Omo Osaghee Texas Tech, 2011

13.21, Aries Merritt Tennessee, 2006

200 Meters

20.27, Larry Jackson Big Eight Championships, 1976

20.15, James Mallard, Alabama Kansas Relays, 1980

20.05, Mookie Salaam Oklahoma, 2011

19.87, Lorenzo Daniel Mississippi State, 1988

400 Meters

45.38, Deon Hogan Kansas Relays, 1980

45.12, Devon Morris, Wayland Baptist Kansas Relays, 1986

44.69, Michael Blackwood Oklahoma, 2000

44.00, Quincy Watts USC, 1992

400-Meter Hurdles

49.47, Nolan Cromwell Big Eight Championships, 1975

48.54, Bershawn Jackson, Nike Kansas Relays, 2006

48.98, Omar Brown Oklahoma, 1998

47.56, Kerron Clement Florida, 2005

800 Meters

1:43.69c, Jim Ryun USTFF Outdoor, 1966

1:47.79, Joseph Chepsiror, Iowa State Big Eight Championships, 1994

1:47.12, Jonathan Johnson Texas Tech, 2004

1:44.70, Mark Everett Florida, 1990

1,500 Meters

3:33.1h, Jim Ryun US vs. British Commonwealth, 1967

3:38.62, Rick Wohlhuter, Chicago Track Club Kansas Relays, 1976

3:40.70, Stephen Pifer Colorado, 2006

3:35.30, Sydney Maree Villanova, 1981

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

8:28.54, Kent McDonald AAU, 1975

8:33.70, Randy Smith, Unattached Kansas Relays, 1976

8:32.59, Chuck Sloan Oklahoma State, 2000

8:12.39, Henry Rono Washington St., 1978

5,000 Meters

13:47.80h, Jim Ryun U.S./Spain/Italy, 1967

13:40.35, Kipsubai Kaskie, Unattached Kansas Relays, 1980

13:50.62, Joe Bosshard Colorado, 2011

13:20.63, Sydney Maree Villanova, 1979

10,000 Meters

28:51.24, Craig Watcke Kansas Relays, 1989

28:56.9, Simon Kilili, Unattached Kansas Relays, 1978

28:52.85, Joe Bosshard Colorado, 2011

28:01.30,Suleiman Nyambui UTEP, 1979

400-Meter Relay

39.39, (Smith, Coleman, Wiley, Jackson) NCAA Championships, 1976

38.45, HSI Kansas Relays, 2000

38.85, Texas A&M 2008

38.04, Texas Christian 1998

1,600-Meter Relay

3:03.96, (Whitaker, Ricks, Mickens, Hogan) 3:03.67, Philadelphia Pioneers NCAA Championships, 1980 Kansas Relays, 1980

3:01.31, Oklahoma 1997

2:59.59, LSU 2005

Distance Medley Relay

9:33.24, (Neihouse, Julian, Bigley, Ryun) Kansas Relays, 1969

9:33.24, Kansas (Neihouse, Julian, Bigley, Ryun) No Record Kansas Relays, 1969

9:20.1, Arkansas 1989

High Jump

7-04.50, Tyke Peacock Kansas Relays, 1982

7-07, Hollis Conway, Unattached Kansas Relays, 1987

7-08.75, Dusty Jonas Nebraska, 2008

7-09.75, Hollis Conway SW Louisiana, 1989

Long Jump

26-08.50, Stan Whitley US/USSR/Commonwealth, 1969

26-08.50, Kenny Harrison, K-State Kansas Relays, 1987

26-09.75, Marquise Goodwin Texas, 2011

28-00, Erick Walder Arkansas, 1993

Triple Jump

55-07.75, Sanya Owolabi USA/USSR, 1982

57-02, Kenny Harrison, K-State Kansas Relays, 1987

55-09.75, Will Claye Oklahoma, 2009

57-07.75, Keith Conner SMU, 1982

Discus

203-10, Doug Knop Drake Relays, 1970

208-09, Jim McGoldrick, Texas Kansas Relays, 1976

208-01, Julian Wruck Texas Tech, 2011

220-0, Kamy Keshmiri Nevada, 1992

Hammer Throw

233-00, Egor Agafonov Drake Relays, 2006

244-02, Yuri Tamm, Unattached Kansas Relays, 1983

233-11, Chris Rohr Missouri, 2009

265-0, Balazs Kiss USC, 1996

Javelin

267-11, Scott Russell World Championships, 2001

268-11, Scott Russell, Unattached Kansas Relays, 2011

251-05, Scott Warren Nebraska, 1999

268-07, Esko Mikkola 1998

Shot Put

68-10, Sheldon Battle USATF, 2005

74-04.5, Kevin Toth, Unattached Kansas Relays, 2003

69-00, Christian Cantwell Missouri, 2003

72-02.25, John Godina UCLA, 1995

Pole Vault

18-10.75, Jeff Buckingham Lawrence Invitational, 1983

19-04.75, Joe Dial, Unattached Kansas Relays, 1987

18-02.50, Jordan Scott, Kansas, 2007 Gabie Baldwin, Nebraska, 2005 Eric Eshbach, Nebraska, 2000

19-01, Lawrence Johnson Tennessee, 1996

Decathlon

7,702, Mike Evers Kansas Relays, 1997

8,380, Steve Fritz, Accusplit Sports Kansas Relays, 1997

8.004, Moritz Cleve Kansas State, 2009

8,457, Ashton Eaton Oregon, 2010

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RECORDS Men’s All-Time Outdoor Performance List 1976 1988 1980 1995 1976 1969

5,000 Meters 13:47.8h Jim Ryun, US-Spain-Italy at Viareggio 13:52.80 Mark Menefee, Stanford Cardinal Invitational 13:54.32 Craig Watcke, LSU Quadrangular 13:57.42 Benson Chesang, Penn Relays 13:58.2c Jay Mason, Texas Relays 13:59.47 Paul Hefferon, Cardinal Invitational 14:04.37 Colby Wissel, Cardinal Invitational

110-Meter Hurdles 13.57 Julius Jiles, NCAA Championships 13.73 Keith Hayes, Midwest Regional Championships 13.74c Gregg Vandaveer, Kansas Relays 13.80 Courtney Hawkins, Texas Relays 13.82 John Sease, Jr., Texas El Paso Duel 13.84c Anthony Coleman, Big Eight Championships

2008 2009 1973 1987 1982 1976

10,000 Meters 28:51.54 Craig Watcke, Kansas Relays 29:19.12 Ricardo Amezcua, Mt. Sac Relays 29:23.0 Brent Steiner, Maupintour Classic 29:25.91 John Lawson, NCAA Championships 29:26.29 Ricardo Amezcua, Penn Relays

1976 2003 1976 1976

High Jump 7-04.5 Tyke Peacock, Kansas Relays 7-04 Keith Guinn, Pan-Am Trials 7-03.25 Nick Johannsen, Kansas Relays 7-03 Barry Schur, Big Eight Championships 7-02 Three Times

200 Meters 20.27 Larry Jackson, Big Eight Championships 20.37 Leo Bookman, Big 12 Championships 20.3h Laverne Smith, Big Eight Championships 20.3h Clifford Wiley, USTFF

400 Meters 45.38 Deon Hogan, Kansas Relays 1980 45.44c Waddell Smith, Big Eight Championships 1976 45.74c Randy Benson, Big Eight Championships 1976 45.98 Kyle Clemons, NCAA West Preliminary2010 46.03 Rodney Bullock, Big Eight Championships 1982

1982 1987 1975 1998 2002

Triple Jump 55-07.75 Sanya Owolabi, USA-USSR 53-08.5 David Bond, Drake Relays 53-08.25 Danny Seay, Big Eight Championships 52-08.75 Lester Smith, Wash. State Triangular 52-08.75 Benaud Shirley, ESU Twilight Qualifier

800 Meters 1:43.69c Jim Ryun, USTFF Outdoor 1:45.86 Jeremy Mims, NCAA Championships 1:46.46 Tommy McCall, Big Eight Championships 1:46.51 Jeremy Mims, Midwest Regionals 1:46.99 Charlie Gruber, CanAm Series, Boston

1966 2005 1979 2005 2000

Discus 203-10 202-05 199-00 198-04 192-09 191-01 190-03

Mile 3:51.1h 3:59.0h 4:00.5h 4:00.93 4:02.9h 4:02.9h

Jim Ryun, AAU at Bakersfield Bill Dotson, AAU at Walnut Wes Santee, Texas Relays Michael Cox, Kansas Relays John Lawson, Big Eight Championships Doug Smith, Kansas Relays

1967 1962 1955 1995 1966 1971

3,000 Meters 7:47.84c Jim Ryun, Coliseum Relays 8:09.64c John Lawson, Southwestern Relays 8:12.40c Jay Mason, UCLA Duel 8:18.24c Wes Santee, Arkansas/Drake/Kansas 8:18.84c Doug Smith, UCLA Duel

1966 1966 1971 1954 1969

3,000-Meter Steeplechase 8:28.54 Kent McDonald, AAU 8:34.4h Bill Lundberg, NCAA Championships 8:38.01 Andy Tate, Mt. Sac Relays 8:41.2h George Mason, NCAA Championships 8:43.12 Steve Heffernan, Florida State Invitational

1975 1976 2001 1976 1990

BOLD = current Jayhawks c = converted time

1982 1975 1994 1972

1969 1975 1975 1986 1983

1975 1960 1972 1978 2005

1967 1961 1995 2002 1954

1989 1998 1984 1966 1997

Long Jump 26-08.5 Stan Whitley, US-USSR-Commonwealth 26-08 Danny Seay, California Relays 26-05.25 Theo Hamilton, NCAA Championships 26-03.75 Ray Mitchell, Higgins Invitational 26-02.5 Warren Wilhoite, Texas Relays

400-Meter Hurdles 49.47 Nolan Cromwell, Big Eight Championships 49.6 Cliff Cushman, Olympics at Rome 50.4 Bob Bornkessel, NCAA Championships 50.95 Jimmy Little, Big Eight Championships 51.08 Julius Jiles, Big 12 Championships

1,500 Meters 3:33.1h Jim Ryun, US-British Comm 3:39.0h Bill Dotson, AAU at Walnut 3:40.1h Michael Cox, Big Eight Championships 3:41.08 Charlie Gruber, Stanford Cardinal Invitational 3:42.8h Wes Santee, Compton Invitational

1967 2002 1989 2005 1971 2006 2006

Doug Knop, Drake Relays Matt Friedeman, TFA/USA Mason Finley, ULM Warhawk Classic Sheldon Battle, Mesa Classic Clint Johnson, Kansas Relays Brian Bishop, Big 12 Championships Karl Salb, Drake Relays

1970 1980 2011 2006 1982 2011 1970

Hammer Throw 233-00 Egor Agafonov, Drake Relays 218-05 Scott Russell, Big 12 Championships 210-00 Sheldon Battle, Big 12 Championships 202-01 Bill Penny, Central Collegiate 197-04 Scott Penny, ULM Warhawk Classic

2006 2002 2005 1971 2011

Javelin 267-11 261-3 246-10 241-06 237-11 221-0 219-05

2001 1990 1986 2011 2008 1996 2007

Shot Put 68-10 67-09.75 67-02.75 66-03 63-05.75 61-03.5

Scott Russell, World Championships Vince Labosky, TAC Ron Bahm, Shocker Festival Johann Swanepoel, Kansas Relays Iain Trimble, Missouri Relays Jeff Dieterich, Big Eight Championships Hugh Murphy, Big 12 Championships

Sheldon Battle, USATF Mason Finley, NCAA Championships Karl Salb, AAU Steve Wilhelm, Kansas Relays Clint Johnson, Texas Invitational Steve Stone, Big Eight Championships

2005 2010 1971 1971 1983 1976

Pole Vault 18-10.75 Jeff Buckingham, Lawrence Invitational 18-08.75 Jordan Scott, Texas Relays 18-08.25 Pat Manson, NCAA Championships 18-06.50 Scott Huffman, Alumni Meet 18-06.50 Cam Miller, NCAA Championships 18-03.25 Chris Bohanan, Big Eight Championships

1983 2010 1991 1988 1989 1987

Decathlon 7,702 Mike Evers, Kansas Relays 7,657c Owen Buckley, NCAA Championships 7,598c Steve Rainbolt, Kansas Relays 7,525 Craig Branstrom, Kansas Relays 7,315 Andy Morris, Big 12 Championships

1997 1983 1980 1988 2000

400-Meter Relay 39.39 (L. Smith, A. Coleman, C. Wiley, L. Jackson) NCAA Championships 1976 39.59 (C. Wiley, A. Coleman, K. Newell, D. Blutcher) NCAA Championships 1977 40.33 (Cooksey, Coleman, Hill, Lisk) Kansas Relays 1995 1,600-Meter Relay 3:03.96 (S. Whitaker, M. Ricks, L. Mickens, D. Hogan) NCAA Championships 1980 3:05.88 (J. Wagner, N. Cromwell, W. Smith, R. Benson) NCAA Championships 1976 3:05.94 (R. Bullock, D. Hill, L. Martin, D. Hogan) Drake Relays 1983 3,200-Meter Relay 7:18.49 (Jantsch, Marks, Ensz, Ricks) Texas Relays 7:20.06 (Jantsch, Marks, Ensz, Ricks) Drake Relays 7:24.88 (Baysinger, Madathil, Mims, Schwehr) Texas Relays 7:25.24 (Baysinger, Madathil, Rost, Schwehr) Drake Relays 7:26.22 (Baysinger, Mitchell, Sachse, Gdowski) Penn Relays 7:27.40 (Hagan, Riesinger, Thornton, Dotson) Kansas Relays 7:30.41 (Baysinger, Madathil, Rost, Schwehr) Texas Relays Four-Mile Relay 16:31.64 (Kathol, Solomon, Smith, Neihouse) Drake Relays 16:37.04 (Yergovich, Russell, Paul, Lawson) Kansas Relays 16:37.84 (Solomon, Neihouse, Mason, Smith) Kansas Relays Sprint Medley Relay 3:15.44 (Ard, Olson, Peck, Ryun) Texas Relays 3:16.74 (Scavuzzo, Lutz, Stepp, Jacques) Drake Relays 3:16.94 (Whitley, Hatcher, Meade, Ryun) Texas Relays Distance Medley Relay 9:33.24 (Neihouse, Julian, Bigley, Ryun) Kansas Relays 9:34.04 (Grindal, Peck, Yergovich, Ryun) Drake Relays 9:40.72 (Gaston, Pickett, Norton, Cox) Texas Relays 9:40.95 (Mims, Chesang, Baysinger, Schwehr) Texas Relays

men’s all-time outdoor performance list

100 Meters 10.07 Laverne Smith, Big Eight Championships 10.10w Ricky Mays, Big Eight Championships 10.24 Adrian Jones, USC Invitational 10.25 Pierre Lisk, Big Eight Championships 10.34 Larry Jackson, Big Eight Championships 10.34 Charlie Tidwell, Houston Invitational

1980 1980 2005 2005 2007 1962 2006

1970 1966 1970

1967 1972 1969

1969 1966 1995 2005

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RECORDS

women’s outdoor records

Women’s Outdoor Record Book Kansas Record

Memorial Stadium

Big 12 Meet

NCAA Meet

100 Meters

11.18w, Nickesha Anderson Drake Relays, 2008

11.10, Lauryn Williams, Saucony Kansas Relays, 2011

10.95, Simone Facey Texas A&M, 2008

10.78, Dawn Sowell LSU, 1989

100-Meter Hurdles

13.27, Ashley Brown Big 12 Championships, 2007

12.75, Kellie Wells, Nike Kansas Relays, 2011

12.70, Anjanette Kirkland Texas A&M, 1997

12.48, Virginia Powell USC, 2006

200 Meters

22.57, Nickesha Anderson Big 12 Championships, 2008

22.59, Aleen Bailey, Barton County CC Kansas Relays, 2001

22.29, Porscha Lucas Texas A&M, 2008

22.04, Dawn Sowell LSU, 1989

400 Meters

51.55, Diamond Dixon Big 12 Championships, 2011

51.71, Rosemarie Whyte, Stellar Athletic Kansas Relays, 2008

51.09, Jessica Beard Texas A&M, 2008

50.10, Monique Henderson UCLA, 2005

400-Meter Hurdles

57.15, Ashley Brown NCAA Championships, 2007

55.67, Nawal El Moutawakil, Iowa State Kansas Relays, 1984

55.09, Melaine Walker Texas, 2005

53.54, Sheena Johnson UCLA, 2004

800 Meters

2:05.42, Kristi Kloster Big Eight Championships, 1994

2:01.30, Leann Warren, Oregon Kansas Relays, 1981

2:03.60, Ashley Wysong Missouri, 2000

1:59.11, Suzy Favor Wisconsin, 1990

1,500 Meters

4:14.29, Lauren Bonds NCAA Championships, 2010

4:08.94, Nadesha Raldugina, U.S.S.R. Kansas Relays, 1983

4:12.15, Kara Wheeler Colorado, 2000

4:06.19, Hannah England Florida State, 2008

3,000 Meters

9:15.48, Cathy Palacios Santa Monica Invitational, 1992

9:13.50, Svetlana Ulmasova, U.S.S.R. Kansas Relays, 1983

9:17.68, Korene Hinds Kansas State, 2000

8:47.35, Vicki Huber Villanova, 1988

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

9:53.12, Rebeka Stowe Payton Jordan Invitational, 2011

10:34.00, Korene Hinds, Unattached Kansas Relays, 2004

9:56.53, Emma Coburn Colorado, 2010

9:25.54, Jenny Barringer Colorado, 2009

5,000 Meters

16:25.29, Julia Saul Texas Relays, 1992

16:02.27, Patty Murray, Western Illinois Kansas Relays, 1986

15:22.42, Lisa Koll Iowa State, 2010

15:15.08, Sally Kipyego Texas Tech, 2008

10,000 Meters

34:27.30, Karen Fitz National AIAW, 1979

34:41.33, Amber Anderson, Unattached Kansas Relays, 1995

33:42.11, Jessica Engel Oklahoma, 2011

32:28.57, Sylvia Mosqueda Cal. State, 1998

400-Meter Relay

44.61, (Manning, Anderson, Brown, Howard) Big 12 Championships, 2008

43.94, Nebraska Kansas Relays, 1983

42.88, Texas A&M 2008

42.36, Texas A&M 2009

1,600-Meter Relay

3:33.00, (Bradley, Morris, Dixon, Wilson) NCAA Championships, 2011

3:36.29, Lincoln (Mo.) Kansas Relays, 2007

3:29.11, Baylor 1998

3:25.26 LSU, 2004

Distance Medley Relay

11:18.54, (Kloster, Case, Howerton, Swartz) Drake Relays, 1994

11:32.61, Michigan Kansas Relays, 1993

No Record

10:48.38, Villanova 1988

Mile Relay

3:48.50, (Brooks, Taylor, Helmer, Turner) Kansas Relays, 1988

3:36.57, San Diego Track Club Kansas Relays, 1987

No Record

No Record

High Jump

6-01.75, MaryBeth Labosky Kansas Relays, 1992 and 1993

6-02.25, Julieanne Broughton, Arizona Kansas Relays, 1990

6-04.75, Destinee Hooker Texas, 2009

6-05, Amy Acuff UCLA, 1995

Long Jump

21-10.25, Halcyon “Tudie” McKnight Kansas Relays, 1982

21-10.25, Halcyon “Tudie” McKnight, Kansas Kansas Relays, 1982

22-07.25, Marshevet Hooker Texas, 2005

22-09.25, Sheila Echols LSU, 1987

Triple Jump

44-11.75, Crystal Manning Big 12 Championships, 2007

48-10, Trecia Smith Nike Atlantic Coast, 2001

46-01.25, Stacey Bowers Baylor, 1999

46-02, Candice Baucham UCLA, 2005

Discus

180-10, Abby Emsick Midwest Regional Championships, 2003

199-11, Penny Neer, Nike Coast Track Club Kansas Relays, 1991

194-01, Becky Breisch Nebraska, 2002

210-10, Seilala Sua UCLA, 1999

Hammer

211-10, Alena Krechyk Texas Relays, 2010

203-02, Zlata Tarasova Kansas Relays, 2007

219-02, Melissa Price Nebraska, 2002

232-00.25, Jenny Dahlgren Georgia, 2007

Javelin

180-00, Anne Baeraas Big Eight Championships, 1984

192-08, Dana Olsen, Houston Kansas Relays, 1982

182-10, Kayla Wilkinson Nebraska, 2008

202-09.75, Irina Kharun Indiana, 2004

Shot Put

54-02.50, Stephanie Horton NCAA Championships, 2008

56-00, Rebekah Green, Kansas State Kansas Relays, 2001

59-07, Tressa Thompson Nebraska, 1998

61-02.25, Tressa Thompson Nebraska, 1998

Pole Vault

14-01.25, Amy Linnen NCAA Outdoor Championships, 2005

14-09, Kylie Hutson, Unattached Kansas Relays, 2011

14-05.25, Breanna Eveland Kansas State, 2006

14-07.25, Kylie Hutson Indiana State, 2010

Heptathlon

5,674 points, Candace Mason College Station Relays, 1999

5,740 points, Liz Roehrig, Minnesota Kansas Relays, 2008

6,150 points, Austra Skujyte Kansas State, 2001

6,094 points, Brianne Theisen Oregon, 2010

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100-Meter Hurdles 13.27 Ashley Brown, Big 12 Championships 13.32 Jennie Wonder, NCAA Championships 13.51 Brooklyn Hann, Drake Relays 13.69 Connie McKernan, Kansas Relays 13.84 Lori Lowrey, Kansas Relays

2007 2002 2004 1983 1980

High Jump 6-01.75 MaryBeth Labosky, Kansas Relays 6-00 Ann O’Connor, NCAA Championships 5-10.5 Sondra Rauterkus, Midwest Regionals 5-10 Shawn Corwin, National AIAW 5-10 Keely Harding, Big Eight Championships 5-09.75 Rosie Wadman, Big Eight Heptathlon

1992 1985 2003 1979 1994 1987

200 Meters 22.57 Nickesha Anderson, Big 12 Championships 23.0h Lori Green-Jones, Husker Invitational 23.3h Sheila Calmese, Arkansas Relays 23.45 Victoria Howard, Arkansas Twilight 23.8h Tamra Montgomery, Wichita St. Triang.

2008 1981 1978 2007 1998

Long Jump 21-10.25 Halcyon McKnight, Kansas Relays 21-06.25 Charisse Bacchus, NCAA Championships 21-03.25 Kim Jones, Kansas Relays 21-02.75 Francine Simpson, Texas Relays 21-01.50wAndrea Geubelle, Big 12 Championships

1982 2006 1985 2011 2011

2007 2010 2005 1988 1993

400 Meters 51.55 Diamond Dixon, Big 12 Championships 53.40 Lorna Tucker, Big Eight Championships 53.50 Taylor Washington, NCAA West Prelim 53.80 Veronda O’Hara, Big Eight Championships 54.2h Charmane Kuhlman, Arkansas Relays

2011 1982 2010 1987 1978

Triple Jump 44-11.75 Crystal Manning, Big 12 Championsips 43-11.25 Andrea Geubelle, Drake Relays 43-07 Brooklyn Hann, Tom Botts Invitational 41-10 Yolanda Taylor, Big Eight Championships 41-08 Cassie Bryant-Wans, KU Relays

400-Meter Hurdles 57.15 Ashley Brown, NCAA Championships 58.38 Dawn Steele-Slavens, Big Eight Championships 58.98 Sha’Ray Butler, NCAA Midwest Regional 59.16 Janiece Gatson, Big 12 Championships 59.24 Taissa Makhmayeva, Kansas Relays

2007 1995 2008 2007 2010

Discus 180-10 177-10 176-04 170-6.5 166-10

Abby Emsick, Midwest Regional Championships Jessica Maroszek, Kansas Relays Marlea Woodman, Wichita St. Triang. Teresa Reichert, Kansas Relays Denise Buchanan, John Jacobs Invite

1979 2005 1992 2010 1996

2003 2011 1998 1993 1987

800 Meters 2:05.42 Kristi Kloster, Big Eight Championships 2:07.13 Kim Clark, Georgia Tech Invitational 2:07.99 Pamela Schubarth, National AIAW 2:09.59 Maresia Pencil, Big 12 Championships 2:09.63 Laura Lavoie, Georgia Tech Invitational

1994 2004 1980 2008 2004

Hammer Throw 211-10 Alena Krechyk, Texas Relays 206-06 Zlata Tarasova, Big 12 Championships 183-02 Jen Widerstrom, Texas Relays 180-02 Jamie Waters, ESU Spring Twilight 170-02 Lisa Beran, Big 12 Championships

2010 2007 2005 2004 1998

1,500 Meters 4:14.29 Lauren Bonds, NCAA Championships 4:17.19 Katy Eisenmenger, Cardinal Invite 4:18.61 Laura Lavoie, Cardinal Invitational 4:22.28 Melissa Swartz, Drake Relays 4:23.28 Cathy Palacios, Texas Relays

2010 2002 2003 1996 1992

Javelin 180-00 168-07 168-04 168-03 167-09

Anne Grethe Baeraas, Big Eight Championships Heather Bergmann, Kansas Relays Andrea Bulat, NCAA Championships Denita Young, Big 12 Championships Heather Berlin, Nebraska Invitational

1984 2011 2001 2006 1992

Shot Put 54-02.50 52-03.75 51-09 49-11.75 49-09.25 49-08.25

Stephanie Horton, NCAA Championships Denise Buchanan, NCAA Championships Stine Lerdahl, Drake Relays Emily Reimer, Arizona Invitational Jessica Maroszek, Big 12 Championships Abby Emsick, Tulsa Duels

2008 1987 1984 2009 2011 2007

3,000 Meters 9:15.48 Cathy Palacios, Santa Monica Invitational 1992 9:36.38 Julia Saul, Kansas Relays 1992 9:41.9h Michelle Brown, Big Eight Championships 1980 9:45.14 Sarah Heeb, Alabama Relays 1996 9:46.34 Rebeka Stowe, Razorback Spring Inv. 2011 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 9:53.12 Rebeka Stowe, Jordan Payton Inv. 10:25.44 Sarah Heeb, US Olympic Trials 10:40.45 Lauren Bonds, Drake Relays 11:09.09 Natalie Becker, Razorback Spring Inv. 11:36.03 Jesse Violand, ESU Spring Twilight 12:07.90 Lauren Brownrigg, ESU Spring Twilight

2011 1996 2008 2011 2004 2003

5,000 Meters 16:25.29 Julia Saul, Texas Relays 16:51.51 Melissa Swartz, Alabama Relays 16:52.74 Sarah Heeb, Drake Relays 16:54.21 Amanda Miller, Payton Jordan Invite 16:58.60 Kara Windisch, Big 12 Championships 17:04.93 Karen Fitz, AIAW Region Six

1992 1996 1996 2010 2011 1979

Pole Vault 14-01.25 Amy Linnen, NCAA Outdoor Championships 2005 13-10 Andrea Branson, Kansas Relays 2000 13-09.25 Kate Sultanova, Texas Relays 2008 13-06.50 Jaci Perryman, Big 12 Championships 2011 13-01.25 Libby Harmon, Big 12 Championships 2008 13-01.25 Julia Cummings, Big 12 Championships 2008 Heptathlon 5,674 Candace Mason, College Station Relays 5,314 Ann O’Connor, Iowa State Invitational 5,149 Bev Mortimer, Kansas Relays 5,138 Rosie Wadman, Big Eight Championships 5,120 Rebecca Neville, Big 12 Championships

1999 1988 1982 1987 2011

400-Meter Relay 44.61 (Manning, Anderson, Brown, Howard) Big 12 Championships 44.69 (Bradley, Dixon, Simpson, D. Morris) Razorback Spring Invitational 44.99 (Geubelle, Dixon, Bradley, Simpson) Arkansas Twilight 44.99 (Manning, Cherry, Howard, Bacchus) NCAA Midwest Regional Championships 45.06 (Brooks, Steele, Lawrence, Shafer) Big Eight Championships

2008 2011 2011 2006 1993

880-Yard Relay 1:39.28 (Smith, Maharaj, Turner, Brooks) Kansas Relays 1988 1:40.3 (Spearman, McCullough, Smitherman, Tucker) Big Eight Championships 1982 1:42.0 (Green-Jones, Tucker, McKernan, McKnight) Big Eight Championships 1982 800-Meter Relay 1:35.98 (Brooks, Steele, Holloway, Shafer) Drake Relays 1:36.59 (Howard, Manning, Brown, Anderson) Drake Relays 1:38.25 (Roberts, Montgomery, Hazim, Holloway) Drake Relays 1:38.33 (Brooks, Case, Holloway, Shafer) Drake Relays (prelims) Mile Relay 3:48.50 (Brooks, Taylor, Helmer, Turner) Kansas Relays 3:49.46 (Means, Tucker, McKnight, Hertzog) Kansas Relays 3:50.03 (Brooks, Turner, Johnson, O’Hara) Kansas Relays

1994 2008 1997 1994

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100 Meters 11.18w Nickesha Anderson, Kansas Relays 2008 11.44c Sheila Calmese, Arkansas Relays 1978 11.44 Natasha Shafer, Kansas Relays 1994 11.53w Diamond Dixon, Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Inv. 2011 11.56 Lori Green-Jones, Memphis St. Invite 1981

1988 1982 1988

1,600-Meter Relay 3:33.00 (Bradley, Morris. Dixon, Wilson) NCAA Championships 2011 3:34.81 (Harriford, Keller, McField, Clark) Midwest Regional Championships 2003 3:35.01 (Bradley, Dixon, Wilson, Washington) NCAA West Preliminary 2011 3:35.81 Relay Team Arkansas Twilight 2008 3:37.04 (Bradley, Washington, Makhmayeva, Morris) NCAA West Prelim 2010 3:37.33 (Bradley, D. Morris, Wilson, Washington) Mayaguez Spring Break Classic 2011 3:39.77 (Euler, Hann, Garrett, Clark) Midwest Regional Championships 2005 3:40.72 (Williams, Hann, Garrett, Clark) NCAA Championships 2004 3,200-Meter Relay 8:51.56 (Simpson, Guinn, Schubarth, Brown) Drake Relays 8:52.13 (Kloster, Rodehaver, Palacios, Hafstrom) Texas Relays 8:52.25 Relay Team Texas Relays 8:53.16 (Reves, Eisenmenger, Lavoie, Deutsch) Drake Relays Distance Medley Relay 11:18.54 (Kloster, Case, Howerton, Swartz) Drake Relays 11:22.31 (Kloster, Lawrence, Rodehaver, Palacios) Drake Relays 11:33.13 (Lavoie, Clark, Keller, Eisenmenger) Texas Relays 11:37.62 (Lavoie, March, Reves, Eisenmenger) Drake Relays

1980 1992 2002 2001

1994 1992 2002 2001

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american & world records

KANSAS AMERICAN AND WORLD RECORD HOLDERS LEE ADAMS (1967-68) • 60-yard low hurdles (indoor): 6.6 Kansas Federation, 1967

BILLY MILLS (1958-61) • 10,000 meters: 28:24.4 Tokyo, Japan, October 14, 1964 (28:50.2 by Max Truex, Sn Calif Striders, 1960)

BILL ALLEY (1959-60) • Javelin (outdoor): 270-1.5 (82.33 meters) Austin, Texas, April 4, 1959 (270-0 by Franklin Held, Olympic Club, 1956)

• Six-mile run (outdoor): 27.11.6 AAU at San Diego, June 26, 1965 (27.40 by Ron Clarke, Australia)

JIM BAUSCH (1930) • Decathlon (outdoor): 7,842 points Kansas Relays, April 17-18, 1932 (7,784 by J. Kenneth Doherty, 1929) • Decathlon (outdoor): 8,462 points Olympic Games, Aug. 5-6, 1932 (8,053 points, Paavo Yrjola, Finland, 1928) (Under new system - equivalent to 8,896 pts.) JEFF BUCKINGHAM (1979-80, 1982-83) • Pole vault (outdoor): 18-10.75 (5.76 meters) Lawrence, Kansas, July 16, 1983 (18-10.25 by Brad Pursley, Abilene Christian, 1983)

• Mile (indoor): 4:04.9 Illinois-Michigan St.Triangular, Feb. 15, 1954 (4:05.3 by Gil Dobbs, Boston AA, 1954)

• Shot put (outdoor): 65-7 (19.99 meters) Texas Relays, April 2, 1960 (63-4 by Parry O’Brien: Nieder’s 63-10 was pending at the time)

• Mile (indoor): 4:03.8 Boston AA Games, Jan. 29, 1955 (4:04.9 by Santee)

• Shot put (outdoor): 65-10 (20.06 meters) Walnut, Calif., August 12, 1960 (65-7 by Nieder)

• 1,500 meters (outdoor): 3:42.8 Compton Invitational, June 4, 1954 (3:43.0 by Gunder Hagg, Lennert Strand and Werner Luegg)

• Discus (outdoor): 202-2 Walnut, Calif., June 23, 1962 (200-5.5 by Oerter)

• Mile (outdoor): 4:06.7 Princeton Invitational, June 16, 1934 (4:07.6 by John Lovelock, New Zealand, 1933) • 800-meters (outdoor): 1:49.7 Stockholm, Sweden, August 20, 1936 (1:49.8 by Ben Eastman, Olympic Club, 1934) • 1,500 meters (outdoor): 3:48.4 Olympic Games, August 6, 1936 (3:48.8 by William Bonthron, Princeton, 1934) DEON HOGAN (1979-81, 1983) • 400-yard dash (indoor): 47.64 Nebraska Duel, Neb., 1980 (Fastest time ever run on a 220-yard flat track) • 440-yard dash (indoor): 46.88 Big Eight Championships, Feb. 1983 (47.32 by Bert Cameron) SCOTT HUFFMAN (1985-88) • Pole vault (outdoor): 19-7 (5.97 meters) Knoxville, Tenn., June 18, 1994 (19-6.5 by Joe Dial, Athletics West, 1987) J.W. JOHNSON (1967) • 60-yard low hurdles (indoor): 6.6 Kansas Federation, 1967

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BILL NIEDER (1954-56) • Shot put (outdoor): 63-10 (19.45 meters) Stanford Invitational, March 19, 1960 (63-4 by Parry O’Brien, 1956)

GLENN CUNNINGHAM (1931-34) • 1,500 meters (outdoor): 3:53.1 Chicago, Ill., June 11, 1932 (3:55.0 by Ray Conger, Illinois AC, 1928)

• Mile (indoor): 4:08.4 Knights of Columbus Games, March 17, 1934 (4:10.0 by Gene Venzke, Pennsylvania, 1932)

• Mile (indoor): 3:56.4 San Diego Invitational Games, Feb. 19 1971 (Tied 3:56.4 by Tom O’Hara, Loyola, 1964) WES SANTEE (1951-54) • 1,500 meters (outdoor): 3:44.2 Goteborg July 23, 1953 (3:45.2 by Robert McMillen, Occidental, 1952)

AL OERTER (1956-58) • Discus (outdoor): 200-5.5 (61.1 meters) Coliseum Relays at Los Angeles, May 18, 1962 (198-2.5 by Jay Silvester, S. Clara TC, 1961)

• 1,500 meter-run (indoor): 3:53.3 AAU Indoor at New York, Feb. 23, 1934 (3:55.4 by Gene Venzke, Pennsylvania, 1933)

• 1,500 meters (outdoor): 3:33.1 U.S.-British Commonwealth Duel, July 8, 1967 (3:35.6 by Herb Elliott, Australia, 1960)

• 10,000 meters (outdoor): 28:17.6 Augsburg, Germany, August 12, 1965 (28:24.4 by Mills)

GEORGE BYERS (1967-69) • 60-yard low hurdles (indoor): 6.5 (four times) Kansas Federation, 1967

• 1,500 meters (outdoor): 3:52.3 Chicago, Ill., July 1, 1933 (3:52.5 by Gene Venzke, New York AC, 1932)

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• Discus (outdoor): 204-10.5 (62.45 meters) U.S. - Poland Duel at Chicago, July 1, 1962 (202-2.5 by Bladimar Trusenyov, USSR, 1962) • Discus (outdoor): 205-5.5 (62.62 meters) Mt. San Antonio Relays, April 27, 1963 (204-10.5 by Oerter) • Discus 206-6 (62.94 meters) Walnut, Calif., April 25, 1964 (205.5 by Oerter) TYKE PEACOCK (1981-82) • High jump: 7-7.25 (2.32 meters) Helsinki, Finland, August 13, 1983 (Tied three others, last in 1982) • High jump: 7-7.75 (2.33 meters) Berlin, Germany, August 17, 1983 (7-7.25 by Peacock and three others) JIM RYUN (1966-69) • Two-mile (outdoor): 8:52.2 Los Angeles, Calif., May 13, 1966 (8:26.4 by Robert Schul, Dayton AC, 1964) • 880-yard run (outdoor): 1:44.9 USTFF Outdoor, June 10, 1966 (1:45.1 by Peter Snell, New Zealand, 1962) • 1,500 meters (outdoor): 3:36.1 Berkley, Calif., July 17, 1966 (3:38.1 by Tom O’Hara, Loyola Chicago, 1964) • Mile (outdoor): 3:51.3 All-America Invitational, July 17, 1966 (3:53.6 by Michael Jazy, France, 1965) • 880-yard run (indoor): 1:48.3 Oklahoma State Duel, 1967 (Fastest time ever on a dirt track) • Mile (outdoor): 3:51.1 AAU Outdoor, June 23, 1967 (3:51.3 by Ryun)

CHARLIE TIDWELL (1958-60) • 200-yard low hurdles (outdoor) (turn): 22.7 NCAA Outdoor at Berkeley, Calif., June 14, 1958 (22.8 by Elias Gilbert, Winston Salem, 1957) • 200-meter low hurdles (outdoor) (turn): 22.6 AAU Outdoor at Boulder, Colo., June 20, 1959 (22.7 by Tidwell) • 100 yards (outdoor): 9.3 NCAA Outdoor at Lincoln, Neb., 1959 (Tied record, but wind-aided) • 100 meters (outdoor): 10.1 Meet of Champions at Houston, June 10, 1960 (Tied four others, last in 1959) RELAYS • Sprint Medley: 3:21.8 D. Smith, F. Cindrich, D. McGlinn, W. Santee Texas Relays, 1953 (Hand-off zones measured incorrectly) • Sprint Medley: 3:20.2 F. Cindrich, R. Moody, D. Blair, W. Santee Texas Relays, April 2, 1954 (3:22.7 by NYU, 1950) • Sprint Medley: 3:15.2 G. Ard, B. Olison, D. Peck, J. Ryun Texas Relays, March 31, 1967 (3:15.5 by Santa Clara YV, 1962) • Distance Medley: 9:33.8 C. Grindal, D. Peck, T.Yergovich, J. Ryun Drake Relays, April 29, 1967 (9:34.0 by UCLA, 1965) • Distance Medley: 9:33.0 J. Neihouse, R. Julian, T. Bigley, J. Ryun Kansas Relays, April 21, 1969 (9:33.8 by Kansas) • 400-meter relay (outdoor): 38.03 B. Collins, S. Riddick, C. Wiley, S. Williams World Cup at Dusseldorf, Sept. 4, 1977 (38.17 by Black, Taylor, Tinker, Hart, 1972) • Two-mile: 7:25 D. Stewart, J. Neihouse, R. Kathol, B. McElroy NCAA Indoor at Detroit, March 15, 1970 (7:26.4 by Villanova, 1964)

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HISTORY

1901 Kansas Track and Field Since its inception, the University of Kansas track and field program has been represented by a litany of hall of fame coaches and innovators. Figures such as Bill Easton, Bob Timmons and Stanley Redwine have played a pivotal role in guiding their student-athletes to numerous honors and accolades. Beginning with Fay Moulton, who participated in the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, the Jayhawk track program has produced its share of Olympians, All-Americans and conference champions. That legacy continued under the tenures of Brutus Hamilton, Bill Easton, Bob Timmons and Gary Schwartz, individuals who each added memorable moments and accomplishments to the lore of Kansas track and field. Entering his 10th season, Stanley Redwine and his assembly of coaches have ushered a new era into the program’s storied history. Through the guidance of Redwine and his staff, the Jayhawks continue to make strides in improving the overall strength of the program.The men’s indoor track team finished eighth at both the 2001 and 2002 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, earning places in the Kansas Hall of Fame along with Coach Redwine. Also during Redwine’s tenure, 33 KU studentathletes have earned a total of 69 All-America awards while rewriting the school record books over 60 times. Since 2007, Coach Redwine has sent 54 qualifiers to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which averages out to over ten qualifiers each season. In 2010 the Jayhawks saw 15 athletes go to Nationals, the most in the Redwine era. 11 would return in 2011.

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The names and faces have changed throughout the years, but the tradition of Kansas track and field remains as strong as any program in the nation. Early Coaches In 1901, the KU track and field program began under the direction of Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. After turning over the reins to J.P. Hagerman in 1907, W.O. Hamilton, who replaced Hagerman, led the squad to its first Missouri Valley Conference championship in 1910. Karl Schlademan took control of the program in 1919 and developed the first Jayhawk All-American and NCAA champion. In 1923, Tom Poor won the NCAA high jump and eventually placed fourth in the 1924 Paris Olympics. The Jayhawks nailed down two more Missouri Valley titles in 1927 and 1928 under the direction of Dr. H.J. Huff, who followed Schlademan, coaching the Jayhawks from 1927-29. In the early 1930s, Kansas track great Glenn Cunningham and threesport letterman “Jarrin’ Jim” Bausch helped lead two Jayhawk teams to conference championships. Brutus Hamilton, one of two head coaches from Kansas in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, came to Mount Oread in 1930 and led Kansas to two Big Six Outdoor Championships in 1930 and 1931. Bill Hargiss then took over the program and coached KU to the 1934 indoor and outdoor Big Six Championships. Hargiss coached KU’s first great shot putter, All-American Elwyn Dees, who was the 1935 NCAA champion.

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Bausch, who lettered in football, basketball and track, was one of the first greats to run track at Kansas. “Jarrin’ Jim,” considered by some to be the best athlete in KU’s history, participated in track from 1929 to 1932. He broke the decathlon world record by scoring 8,462 points at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. That same year, Bausch received the Sullivan Award as the best amateur athlete in America. In addition to track, he was also a tremendous talent in football, being inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

Bill Easton (center) and the 1953 NCAA Cross Country National Champions

KU’s program leveled off in the war years until 1948 when Kansas hired Bill Easton, former director of the Drake Relays. The Easton era began with distance runner Wes Santee’s success at the 1953 NCAA cross country meet, included the NCAA team championship, and ended with the Olympic performances of Billy Mills and Al Oerter in the 1960s. During his 17-year career, Easton’s cross country and track teams combined to win 38 conference titles and won at least one conference title each year. He was only the second collegiate coach to lead his track and cross country teams to a national championship, doing so with cross country in 1953 and track during the 1959 and

Bob Timmons

1960 seasons. Before he left in 1965, Easton’s track teams had accumulated 41 consecutive dual meet victories. In all, Easton coached a total of 54 All-Americans and 22 national champions, including 18 champions and 38 All-Americans in track. Easton passed away in October of 1997 at the age of 93. He is missed greatly by those associated with the Kansas track and field family. After Easton departed in 1965, KU’s track program was placed in the hands of BobTimmons. “Timmie’s” teams captured 13 Big Eight indoor titles and 14 outdoor titles. He led the Jayhawks to three NCAA indoor championships in 1966, 1969 and 1970. Timmons’ 1970 outdoor team tied for the national championship with Oregon, BYU and Drake to give him four titles in five years. Timmons’ coaching career included teaching one of the world’s best track athletes in Jim Ryun. Recruited to Kansas by Timmons, his former high school coach, Ryun set world marks in the 1,500 meters, the mile and the 800 meters while wearing the pink and blue. Even though Timmons handed the reins of the KU track program to then-head coach Gary Schwartz in 1988, he still had close ties to the team. In addition to being a loyal supporter at Jayhawk home meets, Timmons also created Rim Rock Farm, Kansas’ cross country course, site of the 1998 NCAA Divisions I and II Cross Country Championships, and home to the 2006 Big 12 Cross Country Championships. Timmons donated the course to KU in 2005, where a home meet bearing his name (Bob Timmons Classic) is run every year.

In the mid-1930s, Kansas saw the emergence of another soon-to-be world record holder in Glenn Cunningham. After surviving severe burns during a fire as a child, he helped the Jayhawks to Big Six Conference championships in 1931 and 1934. In 1934, he set the world record for both the indoor and outdoor mile. Cunningham ran a 4:08.4 at the Knights of Columbus Games in New York to break the indoor record. His outdoor record was a time of 4:06.7.

ku track & field through the years

The Early Years In addition to the great accomplishments of Ryun, many other Kansas track athletes have distinguished themselves internationally. Starting with Fay Moulton in 1904, 31 athletes have represented KU in the Olympic Games. Of those athletes, 10 set world records in their events.

While he finished fourth in the 1,500 meters at the 1932 Olympics, Cunningham garnered the silver medal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Between those two events, Cunningham established a world record in the 1,500 meters. In 1934, at an AAU meet in New York, he ran the event in a time of 3:53.3, beating the previous record of 3:55.4. In addition to his world records and Olympic performances, Cunningham received the Sullivan Award in 1933. In 1974, he became one of the first inductees of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

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HISTORY The Post-War Years During the 1940s, World War II was taking its toll on America’s youth reserves, but by 1950 Kansas had another outstanding talent on the squad. Born and raised in Ashland, Kan., Wes Santee excelled in distance events and cross country running. Santee broke the indoor mile record in 1954 with a time of 4:04.9. He broke his own record the next year with a time of 4:03.8. In the Big Seven Conference, Santee collected three indoor and outdoor records, plus two cross country titles. The mid-1950s saw Kansas enjoying its finest days in the track world. The Jayhawks won eight consecutive indoor and outdoor conference titles (1952-59). Santee led the 1953 cross country team to its first and only NCAA championship. One of the forces on those dominant Jayhawk teams was a discus thrower from Hyde Park, N.Y. Al Oerter’s career included two NCAA championship titles (1957-58), four Olympic gold medals in four different Olympiads (1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968) and four world records in the discus. Oerter’s best throw came in 1964 at the Mount San Antonio Relays in Walnut, Calif. He moved past his old record of 205-0.5 with a throw measuring 206-6 ft. In addition to Oerter, KU had a premier shot put thrower in the late ‘50s. After capturing the silver medal at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, Bill Nieder went on to take the gold in Rome at the 1960 Olympics. In addition to being the 1955 NCAA champion, Nieder was the first collegiate shot putter to surpass the 60-0 barrier. He broke the world record in 1960 with a throw of 65-7. Back-To-Back Titles In 1959 and 1960, Kansas extended its dominance over other track programs as it won back-to-

back national outdoor championships. The squads were led by four outstanding athletes. Distance expert Billy Mills was the Big Eight cross country champion in 1960 and later took the gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Olympics. In a dramatic race, Mills came from behind on the last lap to win. Mills also broke a world record in the six-mile run. Bill Alley was also a part of those national championship teams. The javelin thrower won the NCAA crown in 1959 and 1960. He broke an American throwing record in 1960 at 273-10.5 ft. Alley traveled to Rome in 1960 for the Olympics, but did not qualify for the finals. A six-time All-American, sprinter Charlie Tidwell captured four NCAA titles during the two-year span. After winning the 220-yard hurdles title in 1958, Tidwell went on to take the 100-yard dash and the 200-yard hurdles in 1959 and win the 100 and 200 meter crowns the following year. During his career at KU, he set four new world records in the 100-meter dash (10.1), 100-yard dash (9.3), 200-meter low hurdles (22.6) and the 200-yard low hurdles (22.7). Joining Alley and Mills during those championship years was a hurdler named Cliff Cushman. Cushman’s performance in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games earned him a silver medal. He also garnered two All-America awards in the same event in both 1959 and 1960. The Jim Ryun Era In the latter part of the 1960s, a new star emerged at KU. Little did Jayhawk fans know that Jim Ryun would become one of the most prolific track figures in history. In 1964, at the age of 17, Ryun became the first high schooler to run a sub-four-minute mile. In fact, his high school mile mark of 3:55.3 stood for 31 years. Later in his collegiate career, he would shatter that record and many others.

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In his spectacular stint at KU from 1965 to 1969, Ryun owned world records in the 880, 1,500, mile and two-mile runs. Outdoors, he established new marks in the 880 yards, 1,500 meters, mile, two-mile, three-mile and the 5,000 meters. At the NCAA Championships, he captured five titles (four indoor, one outdoor). To this day, he still holds 11 Jayhawk school records. Ryun, who was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year in 1966, was a three-time Olympian. During the same year, the Wichita, Kan., native was named the winner of the AAU Sullivan Award for the top amateur athlete in America. He won the silver medal at the 1968 Olympic Games in the 1,500 meters. In 1972, he was tripped up in the 1,500 and did not qualify for the finals. A winner of three U.S. titles in the mile, Ryun was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1982.

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In 1970, Kansas topped its team achievement from the year before by sweeping both the Big Eight and NCAA indoor and outdoor national championship team titles. The Jayhawks were led by a remarkable throwing trio known affectionately as “The Pachyderms” for their physical prowess. Karl Salb, Steve Wilhelm and Doug Knop finished 1-2-3 in the shot put at the 1969 and 1970 NCAA Championships, earning All-America honors in the process. The following year, Kansas completed the Big Eight sweep for the fifth-straight year. In the last quarter century, Cliff Wiley was a member of the quartet that broke the world record in the 400-meter relay in 1977. He later was named to the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. Deon Hogan excelled in the 400-yard dash, as he established a new world record of 46.77 in 1981. Kansas also made its mark in distance running. Craig Watcke was an All-American in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters and was voted the most valuable performer of the 1989 Big Eight Indoor Championships. In addition, Michael Cox captured All-America honors in the mile and the 1,500 meters as well as in cross country.

The Rise of the Women’s Program While the men are entering their 112th year of competition, the women are youthful in comparison. KU women’s track is in only its 39th year as an organized program, starting in 1973. In some ways, the women’s program started out in similar fashion to the men. Both programs had no formal guidance in their formative years, and both were led by coaches who gained more notoriety in other sports. Under the direction of former KU women’s basketball coach Marian Washington, the women’s track program was born in 1973. In addition to coaching basketball and track, she also served as the women’s athletics director. Teri Anderson became the fourth women’s coach in 1977. With Anderson at the helm, the KU women reached the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national championships for the first time. The team also took second at the 1978 Big Eight indoor meet. In 1980, the women were second at both the conference indoor and outdoor championships. Sheila Calmese was one of the first outstanding track and field performers for the women at KU. In 1978, Calmese placed first in the 300-yard dash and second in the 60-yard dash at the AIAW Indoor Championships. That same year, she added a thirdplace finish at the AIAW Outdoor Championships in the 100 meters. She was the first three-time All-American in Kansas women’s track history. Calmese is still second all-time in the 100-meter dash in the Kansas outdoor record book. Kansas was also paced in the early years by AllAmerican Charmane Kuhlman. Kuhlman finished second in the long jump at the 1978 AIAW Indoor Championships. A third standout in the early years was Kansas City, Mo., native Shawn Corwin. Corwin was an AllAmerican high jumper in both 1978 and 1979.

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The Modern Era Other Jayhawks stood out during the end of Jim Ryun’s career at Kansas. Gary Ard earned his place in the KU Hall of Fame by capturing three AllAmerica awards in the long jump between 1966 and 1967. He also teamed up with Ben Olison, Dwight Peck and Ryun to break the world sprint medley relay record at the 1967 Texas Relays with a time of 3:15.2. In 1969, Kansas finished first at the NCAA indoor meet and second at the outdoor finals. That team earned a staggering 21 All-America awards between the two relay events.

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Championships with a toss of 53-4.25, a school record. In fact, Buchanan broke both the indoor and outdoor shot put records at the NCAA finals. Ann O’Connor, a Salina, Kan., native, became an All-American her freshman year in the high jump in 1984. She set the indoor and outdoor record in the high jump while at KU as well as the pentathlon record. In setting her marks in the high jump, O’Connor became the first woman in Kansas track history to clear the 6-0 mark.

In 1981, Anderson was replaced by Carla Coffey. Coffey took Kansas to seven national championship meets. Her 1984 indoor team tied for 20th at the NCAA finals. The highest the Jayhawks have ever placed was in 1979 when they took third at the AIAW indoor meet.

Jumping Jayhawks For a time, the jumping events became KU’s most successful area. From the 1979 season through the 1990s, KU produced 31 All-Americans from the pole vault, high jump, long jump, triple jump, heptathlon and decathlon events. Much of the credit was deserved by vertical jumps coach Rick Attig, who coached at Kansas from 1985 through 2000.

Under Coffey, Kansas became a national name in the throwing events. In 1984 and 1985, Stine Lerdahl was the Big Eight indoor champion in the shot put. In both those years, she gained All-American status when she placed sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Anne Grethe Baeraas was the first woman at KU to be named an All-American in the javelin during the 1984 season.

KU Hall of Famer Jeff Buckingham began the tradition in 1979 by finishing second in the pole vault at the NCAA indoor meet. Buckingham went on to earn three more All-America awards during his career. In 1980, Sonya Owolabi won the NCAA indoor title in the triple jump and finished his outstanding career as a three-time AllAmerican.

Denise Buchanan capped a brilliant career at Kansas by being named All-American in the shot put during both the indoor and outdoor season in 1987. She finished fifth at the NCAA Indoor

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On the women’s side, 11 KU jumpers have taken home All-America awards since 1979. Charmane Kuhlman became the first women’s All-American in 1977, finishing second in the long jump at the NCAA Championships. Shawn Corwin was a four-time recipient in the high jump, earning a pair of runner-up finishes in 1978. Halcyon “Tudie” McKnight earned All-America honors in the long jump three times from 1982-83.The Kansas Relays long jump event was renamed the “Halcyon ‘Tudie’ McKnight-Blake Women’s Long Jump” in 1995 to honor McKnight’s accomplishments as a Kansas long jumper. She still owns the Kansas Relays and Memorial Stadium long jump records. Ann O’Connor was named All-America in both the high jump and the heptathlon during her career from 1984-88, while Candace Mason and Andrea Branson were named All-Americans in the inaugural women’s pole vault competition in 1998. In the 2001 season, Branson was awarded All-American status at the indoor championships while Mason would join her in the outdoor championships. More recently, Amy Linnen and Kate Sultanova brought much success to the pole vault for the Jayhawks. In addition to both being named 2005 outdoor All-Americans, Linnen was the indoor NCAA champion.

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NCAA indoor pole vault finals. Huffman added a second-place finish in the 1988 event and went on to bigger and better things. In 1993, Huffman won the U.S. Track and Field National Championships and placed fifth at the world championships. A former American pole vault record holder, Huffman joined former Jayhawk sprinter Pierre Lisk (Sierra Leone) at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. At the end of Huffman’s college career, two vaulters stepped in as KU’s leaders. Pat Manson and Cam Miller combined for nine All-America awards from 1987-91. Manson’s leap of 18-8 at the 1989 Big Eight Indoor Championships remains the KU record today. During that season, Manson, Miller and teammate Cedric Fullard averaged a combined height of 18-5 to rank as the best collegiate pole vault trio ever. Another vaulter who saw success at Kansas was twotime indoor All-American John Bazzoni. In 1995, he took honors in both the indoor and outdoor Big Eight pole vaulting championships. Earning All-America honors with Bazzoni in 1995 was high jumper Nick Johannsen. In 2002, KU vaulter Vadim Gvozdetskiy earned All-America honors in the pole vault, while former KU vaulter Jordan Scott was was a national champion and a seven-time Big 12 Champion in the event.

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Gary Schwartz A 12-year coaching stint filled with numerous championships,All-Americans and fond memories brought exciting times for Kansas track and field fans both near and far. Former head track and field coach Gary Schwartz began his career at Kansas not as a coach, but as an athlete. Schwartz was a Big Eight Conference champion in the discus his junior year and a team co-captain his senior year. In all, the Schwartz era produced 41 AllAmericans, 48 NCAA and AIAW appearances and several Olympic notables such as Pierre Lisk. Schwartz was added to the Kansas Hall of Fame in 1989 after leading Kansas to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships and working with the USA Track and Field coaching staff at the 1999 World Outdoor Championships. A past president of the United States Track Coaches Association, Schwartz was respected by his peers and athletes both as a great coach and teacher of Kansas track and field, who always had his student-athletes’ best interest at heart.

In 1994, Kansas tied for second at the Big Eight indoor championships. Middle distance runner Kristi Kloster earned All-America honors in the 800 meters at the NCAA indoor meet that year, breaking the school record in the process. After battling through an injury-filled career, Kloster topped her 1994 performance two years later when she won the 800 meters at the 1996 NCAA indoor championships. After winning by .004 seconds in a spectacular photo finish, Kloster became KU’s first women’s NCAA track champion and joined Sheila Calmese as the only women to win a national track and field title for Kansas. Kloster added a third All-America award in the same meet when she ran a leg of the seventhplace distance medley relay team with seniors Melissa Swartz and Kerri Woolheater and junior Latanya Holloway. Swartz picked up an individual All-America award of her own when she placed fifth in the mile. As a result, the KU women finished 15th in the championships, the Jayhawks’ best finish since the 1979 team, which finished third. In 1998, Candace Mason became just the third Kansas woman to earn three All-American distinctions when she finished in the top eight in both the pole vault and pentathlon competitions. She also broke the Big 12 and Kansas records in the pole vault, pentathlon and heptathlon. Mason took home two more All-America titles, giving her five total in her illustrious career, the most by any Jayhawk in team history. In all, Mason would earn three All-America awards in the heptathlon, two more in the pole vault and an academic All-American honor. In 1998, Andrea Branson stepped on the scene and had a very productive pole vaulting career of her own. She would go on to win five AllAmerican honors between 1998 and 2000, tying her with Mason for the most in program history. When she left KU, Branson had etched her name in the Kansas record books with the top vault in the history of KU women’s pole vaulting, both indoor and outdoor.

Under Schwartz, Mary Beth Labosky continued KU’s high jump success when she went on to finish sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 1992. Joining Labosky as an All-American was javelin thrower Heather Berlin, who placed fourth. Cathy Palacios also left behind a legacy at Kansas in 1992 that surely will be tough to match. Palacios broke four separate school records and earned All-America honors in the indoor mile. The 1992 and 1993 seasons also brought the Kansas women’s program back into the conference spotlight. KU placed second at the conference indoor meet in 1992, its highest finish in 13 years, and in 1993 placed second in the outdoor meet, its highest finish ever at the competition.

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Through the 2001 indoor and outdoor seasons, KU earned nine All-America awards beginning with Charlie Gruber, who won two, one in the indoor mile and the other as part of the Distance Medley Relay team. Other members of the AllAmerican DMR team included Jabari Wamble, Andy Tate and Brian Blachly. Tate, another twotime winner in 2001, also was recognized as an All-American in the steeplechase. Three highly-talented field athletes won AllAmerica honors that season, including Scott Russell in the weight throw, Ryan Speers in the shot put and Andrea Bulat in the javelin. The success continued in the 2002 season as the men’s indoor team finished eighth at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year, the team recorded 21 total NCAA qualifiers, celebrated eight Big 12 champions, broke 11 school records and watched senior thrower Scott Russell bring home two individual national titles. Russell was honored as both an Academic All-American and as the 2002 Big 12 Conference Outdoor Performer of the Year. Brooklyn Hann of the women’s team was honored as the conference Newcomer of the Year.

On the women’s side, Charisse Bacchus earned All-America accolades with her fifth-place performance in the indoor long jump and her seventh-place result in the outdoor long jump. A total of six Jayhawks earned outdoor AllAmerica awards, coupled with three indoor AllAmericans.

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championships, one NCAA individual championship and eight All-Americans. For their efforts, Kate Sultanova was named Big 12 Outdoor Newcomer of the Year, Sheldon Battle was named Big 12 Outdoor Performer of the Year and Redwine garnered Big 12 Outdoor Coach of the Year honors. The 2006 season saw several Jayhawks collect conference and national accolades. Battle capped off his impressive intercollegiate career by repeating as the Big 12 indoor shot put champion, and earned All-American status in the indoor shot put and the weight throw. His performances during the outdoor season earned him All-American status in the shot put and hammer throw, capping off his two-year career at KU with six All-America honors. For his performance that season, Battle was named the

Other recent standouts on the women’s team included pole vaulters Amy Linnen and Kate Sultanova and triple jumper Brooklyn Hann. Linnen was the 2005 indoor NCAA champion in the pole vault, becoming the first KU woman to win an individual championship since Kloster in 1996. Sultanova was also impressive in her pole vaulting career, capturing the 2005 Big 12 outdoor championship. Both Linnen and Sultanova garnered outdoor All-American honors at the 2005 NCAA outdoor championships. At the same meet, Hann finished eighth in the triple jump, good for All-American accolades.

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Midwest Field Athlete of the Year. Also in 2006, the line of great Kansas throwers continued as Egor Agafonov captured the Big 12 crowns in the indoor weight throw and the outdoor hammer, in which he set a new conference record. He went on to earn AllAmerica awards in both events.

Stanley Redwine With a new look in 2001, the Jayhawk track and field and cross country team came out with a mission to get better, and that was exactly what they did. Under first year head coach Stanley Redwine, the cross country team had its first NCAA participant since 1998 and recorded the best conference and regional finishes since the inception of the Big 12 Conference. That was just a sign of things to come as the men’s indoor team went on to finish eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships just a year after the team was only able to finish 47th.

A highly successful 2007 season was highlighted by one national championship, numerous school records being set and several thrilling performances. During the indoor season, junior Agafonov captured the NCAA Championship in the weight throw with the second-best toss in school history (77-05.25 ft.). Junior Colby Wissel finished seventh in the 3,000-meter run to become the first KU athlete to win All-America honors in the event. Just a few weeks earlier, at the Big 12 Championships, Agafonov defended his Big

In 2003, Kansas track and field was in the national spotlight when junior sprinter Leo Bookman won the 200 meter indoor and outdoor national championship titles. The KU coaching staff also watched as 30 of its athletes qualified for the Midwest Regional Championships, including 10 freshmen and five sophomores. The 2003 outdoor season produced 11 NCAA Championship qualifiers, the largest number of national competitors that Redwine had taken in his first four years at KU. Bookman shined again the next year, once more winning the indoor NCAA title in the 200-meter dash. Bookman broke his own Kansas record in the process with a career-best time of 20.42. Charlie Gruber represented the Jayhawks that summer (of 2004) in the Athens Olympics, competing for the United States in the 1,500 meters. In 2005, the Jayhawks saw continued success that included four Big 12 individual conference

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HISTORY In Agafonov’s final season at Kansas, he won his second-consecutive National Championship in the weight throw, as well as his fifth and sixth AllAmerica honors and his third-consecutive Big 12 Championship in both the hammer throw and the weight throw. Although the 2009 campaign featured a youthdriven squad, the Kansas track and field team had several successes throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons. Lauren Bonds set two school records during the indoor season in the 1,000 meters (2:46.60) and the mile (4:43.74). Colby Wissel, a Redwine protege, hit four NCAA qualifying times in three different events during the indoor season, while also cracking the Kansas all-time bests list in the mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters. Crystal Manning

12 title in the weight throw, Wissel won the 3,000-meter run and freshman Jordan Scott won the Big 12 Championship in the pole vault with a career-best indoor mark of 17-05.50 ft. Scott, for his efforts throughout the indoor season, was named the Big 12’s Indoor Freshman of the Year. Scott also won the same award during the outdoor season, becoming the first male Jayhawk to win either distinction. Junior Kate Sultanova won the Big 12 title in the pole vault by tying a Big 12 meet record of 13-05.25 ft. Sultanova, though, saved her best for the NCAA Indoor National Championships. Her vault of 14-01.25 ft. earned her third place and tied the Kansas record set by 2005 national champion Amy Linnen. Sultanova’s All-American effort helped the Jayhawks tie for 34th place at the NCAA’s.

The 2008 indoor and outdoor seasons proved to be one of the best in KU history for the Jayhawk women. Junior Nickesha Anderson was perhaps the brightest star for Kansas in 2008, leaving her mark in the school record books. During the indoor season, Anderson broke both the 60 and 200-meter dash records on numerous occasions. Her career-best time of 7.22 in the 60 meters earned her the Big 12 championship in the event. At the outdoor NCAA championships, Anderson (100 meters and 200 meters) and Manning (long jump and triple jump) each won two AllAmerica honors. Only one other woman had accomplished the feat in KU history (Candace Mason). Anderson went on to earn a spot in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China, as a member of Jamaica’s 4x100-meter relay team.

Pole vaulter Jordan Scott was crowned Big 12 Indoor Champion for the third consecutive year after he matched the third-highest mark in school history at 18-02.50 ft. at the league championship meet in College Station, Texas. Scott followed that performance with a third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships, where he earned All-American honors for the second time in his career. In the past two seasons, KU coaches have hit the recruiting trail harder than ever, targeting some of the top high school athletes in the country. Their hard word has paid off as the athletes that have come on board in 2010 and 2011 have accounted for 20 All-America honors in the past two seasons. Thrower Mason Finley has been a big part of the recent youth resurgence as he has already claimed four conference championships and has been named an All-American six times in his first two seasons as a Jayhawk.

Four other records went by the wayside as Ashley Brown set a new mark in the 60-meter hurdles, Victoria Howard broke the 200 meters record, Zlata Tarasova edged out her own record in the weight throw and Crystal Manning tied the school’s best triple jump. The Jayhawks found a way to match their indoor success during the outdoor season. KU, for the first time in the school’s history, had eight different athletes earn All-America honors as the men finished 18th and the women placed 35th at the NCAA Championships. At the conference championships, six members of the Crimson and Blue were crowned champions, the most for KU since the inception of the Big 12. Ashley Brown, Crystal Manning and Zlata Tarasova led the women to their highest finish in team history under coach Redwine, placing fifth. Agafonov, the Big 12 and Midwest Regional Champion in the hammer throw, was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic AllAmerica team after the conclusion of the season. Jordan Scott

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HISTORY Men’s Track Year-By-Year Conference Outdoor --------6T 1 2 4 4 5 5 3 5 3T 6 2T 2T 2 3 4 4 5 1 1 4 1 1 3 2 1 6 3 2 5 4 5 6 6 6 2 5 1 3 3 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1

NCAA Indoor ----------------------------------------------------------------10T 1 3 4 1 1 4T -2T 27T 2 20T 5 43T 4T 4

NCAA Outdoor ---------------------27 11T ----23T 38T 37T 35T 10T 6T 14T ----35 33 -----16T 25T 40 27T 15T 20T 9T 6T 33T 3 2 4 2 1 1 13T 27T 39T 35T 17T 15 10T 48T 2 1T 5 5 12 7T 5 9T 12T 14T 40T 8

Coach Dr. James Naismith Dr. James Naismith Dr. James Naismith Dr. James Naismith Dr. James Naismith Dr. James Naismith J.P. Hagerman J.P. Hagerman J.P. Hagerman W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Dr. H.J. Huff Dr. H.J. Huff Dr. H.J. Huff Brutus Hamilton Brutus Hamilton Brutus Hamilton Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Ray Kanehl Ray Kanehl Ray Kanehl Ray Kanehl Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons

Conference Indoor 1 1 1 8 6 4T 4 5 4 5 5 5 7 4 4 5 8 9T 7 7 9 7 9 9 8 6 7 10 11 10 8

Conference Outdoor 6 1 2 7 5 8 3 6 4 6 5 7 6 3 4 5 12 8T 6 6 11 4 9 12 4 9 6 9 12 8 6

NCAA Indoor 20T 14T 15T --13T -19T 4T 20T 15T --40T 34T 59T -24T 40 47T 8 8 21T 24T 40T 16 16 22T 33 23T 26T

NCAA Outdoor -53T 29T --56T 45T 45 13T 38T 42T ---47T 58T -70T 32T -39T 21T 24T -25T 30T 18 38T -7 18

Coach Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine

NCAA Indoor ------3 ---34T -24 -27T ------49T -15T -17T 32T 42T ----21T 45 34 10T -27T 30T

NCAA Outdoor ----14 -39T --25T 33T 28T --46T 46T ---25T -----39T 24T -30T ---29T 64T 35 15T -51T 23T

Coach Marian Washington Thad Talley Thad Talley Gary Pepin Tom Lionvale Teri Anderson Teri Anderson Teri Anderson Carla Coffey Carla Coffey Carla Coffey Carla Coffey Carla Coffey Carla Coffey Carla Coffey Cliff Rovelto Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine

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Conference Indoor -------5T -------------1 1 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 1 4 6 5 4 2 6 3 6 6 3 5 5 3 2 4 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 5 1 2 1 1 2 1

Year 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Women’s Track Year-By-Year Year 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Conference Indoor ---3 4 2 6 2 3 4 5 5 4 3 3 5 8 8 5 2 4 2 4T 4 12 10 12 12 9 6 4 7 7 9 6 3 9 5 7T

Conference Outdoor -4 4 3 5 3 4 2 4 5 5 4 3 4 3 8 8 8 6 3 2 3 4 5 8 10 32T 11 11 8 6 10 6 8 5 4 10 7 7

NOTE: Conference action for the men began in 1908 with the first outdoor meet, while indoor competition began in 1922. The men’s NCAA competition began outdoors in 1921 and indoors in 1965. Women’s conference indoor and outdoor competition began in 1976. Women’s NCAA action began indoors in 1983 and outdoors in 1982. Prior to that, national competition was under the jurisdiction of the AIAW.

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HISTORY OF THE KANSAS RELAYS history of the kansas relays

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The concept of a major track and field meet at the University of Kansas was first espoused by legendary Kansas football coach John Outland. Outland grew up in the East and became heavily involved with the Penn Relays. It was Outland’s urging to then-athletics director and basketball coach Phog Allen that a major Midwest competition could be successful. With the construction of Memorial Stadium in 1921, equipped with a quarter-mile track, plans were put in motion for the event. On April 20, 1923, the first Kansas Relays, under the direction of Outland, Allen and Kansas track coach Karl Schlademan, were conducted. More than 600 athletes from across the nation competed. Outland became known as the “Father of the Kansas Relays.” The first decade of the Kansas Relays saw the participation of such outstanding performers as Tom Poor, Jim Bausch and Glenn Cunningham of Kansas, Ed Weir of Nebraska, Jack Elder of Notre Dame and Tom Churchill of Oklahoma. Poor won the first Relays high jump at 6-00.25 ft., and later placed fourth at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, France. Weir, a Cornhusker football star, set a world record (15.0) in the 120-meter high hurdles. Churchill and Bausch, also football stars, won consecutive decathlons in 1928-29 and 1931-32, respectively. Cunningham dominated the distance events in the mid-1930s, winning the mile run in 1934-35, and the two-mile in 1932, 1933 and 1936. Bausch and Cunningham both competed in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, with Bausch winning the gold in the decathlon. In 1936, Glen Morris of the Denver Athletic Club broke the American record in the decathlon with 7,576 points, defeating Kansas Olympian Clyde Coffman and Chicago’s Jay Berwanger, college football’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Dr. James Naismith, known as the father of basketball; Kansas basketball AllAmerican Adolph Rupp; Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne and famed Kansas and Michigan football coach Fielding Yost appeared in the early days of the Relays as referees and officials. The 1940s ushered in the retirement of Cunningham who ran his last Relays in 1940. World War II made a major impact on the nation and caused the cancellation of the track event from 1943-45. The Relays were rekindled in 1946 as Harrison Dillard of Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio) won the 120 high hurdles in 1946 and 1948, with the latter setting a world record.

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The Relays were in full stride in the 1950s with the presence of Kansas head coach Bill Easton, who came from Drake in 1948. It was the beginning of the Jayhawks’ dominance in the conference and Midwest relays circuit. Two top Kansas athletes came in the form of weightman Al Oerter and distance ace Wes Santee. Oerter, who went on to win four Olympic golds, won consecutive Relays shot put titles in 1956, 1957 and 1958. Santee, who followed in Cunningham’s footsteps, became the only athlete to win the most outstanding performer award at the Kansas, Drake and Texas Relays in the same year. Santee won the Kansas Relays title in 1952 and 1954, and registered the second-fastest American time ever in the mile in 1954. Also a part of the Relays was the State of Kansas interscholastic meet featuring Sunflower State high school competition. The event began in 1904 and was split between large and small school classes. The division was dropped in 1958 and the competition among schools of all sizes produced some of the best high school marks at that time. While the state of Kansas began competitions among the various classes later on, the Kansas Relays has still retained the high school portion of the meet today as high school athletes from Kansas and neighboring states still compete. The 1960s saw a changing of the guard in Kansas track and field as Easton was replaced by Bob Timmons as head coach in 1965. Kansas continued its dominance of the conference with the appearance of Wichita, Kan., native Jim Ryun. Perhaps the most decorated Jayhawk track athlete ever, Ryun has four Kansas Relays Most Outstanding Performer titles to his credit (1966-67-69-71). He is the only athlete to take home the honor on four occasions. In 1967, Ryun set the current Relays record in the mile run at 3:54.94. The 1970s saw the world’s top sprinters come to the Kansas Relays as Missouri and professional football standout Mel Gray won three university titles in the 100-yard dash (1969-71). In the open 100-yard dash, Olympians John Carlos, Herb Washington and Ivory Crockett each took titles in the early portion of the decade. One familiar competitor from Graceland (Iowa) College who later gained fame as a 1976 Olympic gold medalist was decathlete Bruce Jenner. The 1971 titlist as a collegian, he also won the 1974 crown. His 8,240 points stood as a record until 1983.

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Female athletes made their first appearance in 1962 in a limited number of events. By 1976 a full array of women’s events were sponsored. Perhaps the most dominant performer ever on the women’s side was former Nebraska standout and Olympian Merlene Ottey. She won most outstanding performer titles in 1981, 1982 and 1983 and still owns the 100 and 200-meter dash records. Former Iowa State standout and Olympic gold medalist Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco set a collegiate record in the 400-meter hurdles in 1984. The 1980s continued the stream of top athletes to Mount Oread, including a contingent from the Soviet Union in 1983. Many of the top Olympians made the historic journey to Lawrence and smashed several records. Pole vaulter Joe Dial set the university and invitational vault records en route to being named the men’s outstanding performer in 1985 and 1987. Dial was also the first high school athlete to be named as the Relays’ outstanding performer when he competed for Marlow (Okla.) High in 1980. Nineteen ninty-six KU Olympian Scott Huffman etched his name in the Relays history book by being named the outstanding performer in 1988.

Dawn Steele-Slavens duplicated Shafer’s effort by winning the award in 1995. The 1996 Relays also featured a new event as the women’s pole vault was held for the first time. Stacy Dragila, the topranked vaulter in America, won the event and set the American record by clearing 13-6.50 ft. Her effort enabled her to be named the 1996 women’s outstanding performer. The 1997 event was a very successful one for KU. Not only did the team earn several individual titles, but the men were named university relays champions. Ninteen ninty-seven marked the inaugural running of the women’s 3,000-meter Steeplechase, and the event also saw Kevin Toth (unattached), who was named the men’s most outstanding performer, shatter the Relays’ 24-year old shot put record. Toth’s throw of 71-02.50 ft. made him the 1997 world leader. After a break in competition due to construction on Memorial Stadium, the Kansas Relays returned in 2000 with the excitement and energy that Kansas Relays fans had enjoyed in years past. Since the turn of the century, the eventual 2000 Olympic gold-medal winner in the 100 meters, Maurice

The 2005 Relays was one of the more anticipated events in its history. Several records fell during the three-day meet. Dominique Arnold and Muna Lee, both of Team Nike, broke Relays records in the 110-meter hurdles (13.33) and the 100-meter dash (11.1), respectively. Both were named the 2005 Kansas Relays Most Outstanding Performers for their efforts. Two thousand and five also saw the addition of the GOLDZONE, a threehour window in the meet that featured over 30 former Olympians. The second-largest crowd in Kansas Relays history (24,200) watched as several world-class athletes performed at the highest level, including Maurice Greene, Marion Jones, Amy Acuff and Charlie Gruber.

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The 2001 Relays, ‘An Olympic Return,’ saw some big names make their way back to their old stomping grounds. Former Kansas greats Jim Ryun and Wes Santee excited the crowd with a traditional lap around Memorial Stadium as several Kansas legends and Olympians, including Billy Mills and Jim Hershberger, gathered to sign autographs for fans and present awards to the winning teams. Day three of the Relays was a day of record-breaking performances. Eight Kansas Relays records were broken along with a Memorial Stadium record in the women’s shot put by Kansas State’s Rebekah Green.

More recently, at the past three Relays, a combined 49,500 track and field fans have passed through the gates at Memorial Stadium. The GOLDZONE continued in 2007, the 80th edition of the Kansas Relays, as some of the greatest athletes in the world continued to flock to Lawrence in order to etch their names alongside the legendary track and field athletes who have covered the past 80 years of the Kansas Relays. In 2011, Kansas officials added a new feature to the Relays schedule, shot put and long jump competition, held on the streets of downtown Lawrence. Hundreds of funs enjoyed the events, which brought in many elite athletes including seven of the top 15 throwers in the world.

A combination of speed and distance marked the Kansas Relays in the 1990s. After Drake sprinter Kevin Little and Kansas State All-America thrower Angie Miller were recognized as the top performers in 1990, Barton County Community College won four of the next six outstanding performer awards. Barton County’s Inez Turner took the honor twice, winning back-to-back honors in 1992 and 1993. Kansas looked strong in both team and individual accomplishments during the Relays of the late 90’s. Former Jayhawk All-American Michael Cox was named the men’s outstanding performer three times in that span. He earned his first two awards in 1992 and 1995 as a member of the KU track team, and in 1996, Cox returned to win his third award after finishing with a time of 3:59.20 and becoming the first Kansas runner to complete the mile in under four minutes at the Kansas Relays since Jim Ryun did so in 1972. In 1994, KU swept the men’s and women’s collegiate team titles. Also, Natasha Shafer became the first Kansas woman to be named outstanding performer. Jayhawk hurdler 2011 Downtown Shot Put

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100 Meters (M) Ivory Williams, Nike, 2010 .................................................... 9.95 (W) Alex Felix, adidas, 2006 ....................................................... 11.04 200 Meters (M) James Mallard, Alabama, 1980.............................................. 20.15 (W) Veronica Campbell Brown, adidas, 2010 .............................. 22.32 400 Meters (M) Devon Morris, Wayland Baptist, 1986.................................. 45.12 (W) Rosemarie Whyte, Stellar Athletic, 2008 ............................. 51.71 800 Meters (M) Victor Lacis, Unattached, 2000 ......................................... 1:48.22 (W) Leann Warren, Oregon, 1981 ........................................... 2:01.30 1,500 Meters (M) Rick Wohlhuter, Chicago Track Club, 1976 ..................... 3:38.62 (W) Nadesha Raldugnia, USSR, 1983 .................................... 4:08.94 Mile (M) Jim Ryun, Kansas, 1967 ................................................... 3:54.70

4x110-Meter Shuttle Relay (M) Nebraska, 2003 ................................................................... 57.50 Two-Mile Relay (M) Oklahoma State, 1965 ...................................................... 7:21.20 (W) Villanova, 1984................................................................. 8:46.62 Four-Mile Relay (M) Arkansas, 1977 ............................................................... 16.19.40 (W) Wichita State, 2006 ........................................................ 20:06.04 Sprint Medley Relay (1,600 meters) (M) Eastern New Mexico, 1973 .............................................. 3:15.74 (W) Southwest Missouri State, 2001 ....................................... 3:50.74 Distance Medley Relay (M) Kansas, 1969 .................................................................... 9:33.24 (W) Michigan, 1993 .............................................................. 11:32.61

3,000 Meters (W) Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 1983 ...................................... 9:13.00

High Jump (M) Hollis Conway, Unattached, 1987......................................7-07 ft. (W) Julieanne Broughton, Arizona, 1990 .............................6-02.25 ft.

3,000-Meter Steeplechase (M) Randy Smith, Unattached, 1976 ...................................... 8:33.70 (W) Trina Cox, Unattached, 2007 ......................................... 10:07.30

Long Jump (M) Kenny Harrison, Kansas State, 1987 ...........................26-08.50 ft. (W) Halcyon McKnight, Kansas, 1982...............................21-10.25 ft.

5,000 Meters (M) Kipsubai Koskei, Unattached, 1980................................. 13:40.35 (W) Patty Murray, Western Illinois, 1986 ............................... 16:02.27

Triple Jump (M) Kenny Harrison, Kansas State, 1987 ..................................57-2 ft. (W) Trecia Smith, Nike Atlantic, 2001 ....................................48-10 ft.

10,000 Meters (M) Simon Kilili, Unattached, 1978 ...................................... 28:56.90 (W) Amber Anderson, Unattached, 1995 ............................... 34:41.33

Pole Vault (M) Joe Dial, Athletics West, 1987 .....................................19-04.75 ft. (W) Andrea Dutoit, Unattached, 2011 ....................................14-09 ft.

100-Meter Hurdles (W) Nichole Denby, Nike, 2007 ................................................ 12.72

Discus (M) Jim McGoldrick, Texas, 1976.........................................208-09 ft. (W) Penny Neer, Coast Athletics, 1991 ................................199-11 ft.

110-Meter Hurdles (M) Antwon Hicks, Nike, 2008 .................................................. 13.26 400-Meter Hurdles (M) Bershawn Jackson, Nike, 2006 ............................................. 48.34 (W) Nawal El Moutawakel, Iowa State, 1984 ............................. 55.67 400-Meter Relay (M) Sprint Capitol, 2000 ........................................................... 38.16 (W) Nebraska, 1983 ................................................................... 43.94 800-Meter Relay (M) Philadelphia Pioneers, 1980 (880 yards) ............................ 1:21.55 (W) Barton County CC, 2000 ................................................ 1:33.63 1,600-Meter Relay (M) Philadelphia Pioneers, 1980 .............................................. 3:03.67 (W) International All Stars, 2010 ............................................. 3:35.65

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400-Meter Shuttle Relay (W) Nebraska, 2001 ................................................................... 54.02

Javelin (M) Scott Russell, Unattached, 2011 ...................................268-11 ft. (W) Dana Olson, Houston, 1982..........................................192-08 ft. Shot Put (M) Kevin Toth, Unattached, 2003 ....................................74-04.50 ft. (W) Rebekah Green, Kansas State, 2001.................................56-00 ft. Hammer (M) Yuri Syedikh, USSR, 1983.............................................244-02 ft. (W) Zlata Tarasova, Kansas, 2007 ..........................................203-02 ft. Decathlon (M) Steve Fritz, Accusplit Sports, 1997 ....................................... 8,380 Heptathlon (W) Liz Roehrig, Minnesota, 2008 ............................................ 5,740

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NCAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

national champions

Leo Bookman

Glenn Cunningham

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Outdoor National Champions (35) Glenn Cunningham ..................... Mile Glenn Cunningham ..................... Mile Elwyn Dees ........................... Shot Put Bob DeVinney .........440-yard Hurdles Wes Santee ..................... 5,000 Meters Wes Santee .................................. Mile Les Bitner ..................................Javelin Bill Nieder............................. Shot Put Al Oerter .................................. Discus Al Oerter .................................. Discus Ernie Shelby ...................... Long Jump Charlie Tidwell .........220-yard Hurdles Bill Alley ....................................Javelin Ernie Shelby ...................... Long Jump Charlie Tidwell ..................... 100 Yards Charlie Tidwell .........220-yard Hurdles Bill Alley ....................................Javelin Cliff Cushman ..........440-yard Hurdles Charlie Tidwell ..................... 100 Yards Charlie Tidwell .........220-yard Hurdles Gary Ard............................ Long Jump Jim Ryun .................................... Mile

Carl Salb

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2002 2003 2010

Karl Salb ..................................Shot Put Jan Johnson ............................ Pole Vault Karl Salb ..................................Shot Put Karl Salb ..................................Shot Put Sam Colson ................................ Javelin Randy Smith ....................... High Jump Tom Scavuzzo, Mark Lutz, Eddie Lewis, Emmett Edwards ...........440-yard Relay Scott Russell ............................... Javelin Leo Bookman ...................... 200 Meters Jordan Scott ............................ Pole Vault

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1971 1973 1975 1977 Women’s Indoor National Champions (3) 1978 Sheila Calmese ........................ 300 Yards 1980 1996 Kristi Kloster .......................800 Meters 2005 Amy Linnen ...........................Pole vault 2002 2003 2004 2007

Indoor National Champions (25) Herald Hadley ..................... Two-Mile Jim Ryun .................................... Mile Jim Ryun .................................... Mile Jim Ryun ............................ Two-Mile Ron Jessie .......................... Long Jump Jim Ryun .................................... Mile Karl Salb ................................ Shot Put Karl Salb ................................ Shot Put Dennis Stewart, Jim Neihouse, Roger Kathol, Brian McElroy ........... Two-Mile Relay Karl Salb ................................ Shot Put Terry Porter ..........................Pole Vault Theo Hamilton.................. Long Jump Kevin Newell, David Blutcher, Clifford Wiley, Jay Wagner .. Mile Relay Sanya Owolabi .................. Triple Jump Michael Ricks ...................... 600 Yards Scott Russell ................. Weight Throw Leo Bookman .................... 200 Meters Leo Bookman .................... 200 Meters Egor Agafonov .............. Weight Throw

Amy Linnen

Charlie Tidwell

Jordan Scott

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NCAA and USTFF Men’s Outdoor Champions

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JAYHAWK OLYMPIANS ALL-TIME JAYHAWK OLYMPIANS 1904 - St. Louis Fay Moulton ..................................60 Meters ........................................... Did Not Place ......................................................100 Meters .......................................................Third ......................................................200 Meters .....................................................Fourth 1920 - Antwerp Everette Bradley .............................Pentathlon ..................................................... Second 1924 - Paris Tom Poor.......................................High Jump......................................................Fourth Merwin Graham ............................Triple Jump ........................................ Did Not Place 1932 - Los Angeles Jim Bausch .....................................Decathlon...........................................................First Glenn Cunningham .......................1,500 Meters ..................................................Fourth Clyde Coffman ..............................Decathlon..................................................... Seventh 1936 - Berlin Glenn Cunningham .......................1,500 Meters ................................................. Second 1952 - Helsinki Wes Santee .....................................5,000 Meters ...................................Did Not Qualify 1956 - Melbourne Al Oerter .......................................Discus.................................................................First Bill Nieder .....................................Shot Put ........................................................ Second 1960 - Rome Bill Nieder .....................................Shot Put .............................................................First Al Oerter .......................................Discus.................................................................First Cliff Cushman................................400 Hurdles ................................................... Second Bill Alley ........................................Javelin ..............................................Did Not Qualify Terry Beucher ................................Javelin ..............................................Did Not Qualify

1964 - Tokyo Billy Mills ......................................10,000 Meters ....................................................First Al Oerter .......................................Discus.................................................................First Kent Floerke ..................................Triple Jump .....................................Did Not Qualify Jim Ryun .......................................1,500 Meters ...................................Did Not Qualify 1968 - Mexico City Al Oerter .......................................Discus.................................................................First Jim Ryun .......................................1,500 Meters ................................................. Second 1972 - Munich Jim Ryun .......................................1,500 Meters ...................................Did Not Qualify 1976 - Montreal Mark Lutz ......................................200 Meters ......................................Did Not Qualify Terry Porter ...................................Pole Vault ............................................................13th Sam Colson....................................Javelin ................................................................ Fifth Jan Johnson ....................................Pole Vault ............................................ Did Not Place 1980 - Moscow Clifford Wiley ................................400 Meters ............................................ U.S. Boycott 1996 - Atlanta Scott Huffman ...............................Pole Vault ............................................................13th Pierre Lisk (Sierra Leone) ...............200 Meters ......................................Did Not Qualify ...................................................4x100 Relay ....................................Did Not Qualify 2004 - Athens Charlie Gruber...............................1,500 Meters ..................................... Did Not Place 2008 - Beijing Nickesha Anderson (Jamaica) ..............4x100 Relay ....................................... Did Not Place Scott Russell (Canada) ...................Javelin .................................................................10th

Al Oerter

Billy Mills

Charlie Gruber

Bill Nieder

Nickesha Anderson (center) Jim Ryun

Scott Russell

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1983

Athlete Event (Place) Herald Hadley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two mile (1) Gary Ard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (3) John Lawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two mile (2) Art Cortez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (2) Lowell Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 yards (3) Gary Ard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (2) Jim Ryun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 880 yards (2) Jim Ryun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (1) Jim Ryun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (1) Jim Ryun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two mile (1) George Byers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-yard hurdles (3) Ron Jessie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (1) Doug Knop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (3) Jim Ryun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (1) Karl Salb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (1) Bob Steinhoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3t) Stan Whitley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (2) Steve Wilhelm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (2) B. Bornkessel, J. Hatcher, R. Julian, J. Meade . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mile relay (2) Jan Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (2) Doug Knop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (3) Karl Salb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (1) Steve Wilhelm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (2) D. Stewart, J. Neihouse, R. Kathol, B. McElroy . . . . . . . . . two-mile relay (1) Karl Salb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (1) Steve Wilhelm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (3) D. Smith, T. Bigely, R. Jacques, K. Reabe . . . . . . . . . . two-mile relay (3) Terry Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (1) Barry Schur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (2) Danny Seay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (3) Nolan Cromwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 yards (4) Theo Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (1) Tad Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (5t) Danny Seay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (2) Danny Seay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (5) Waddle Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 yards (2) C. Wiley, J. Wagner, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mile relay (2) R. Benson, W. Smith Tad Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (4t) Jay Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 yards (4) Clifford Wiley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 yards (3) K. Newell, D. Blutcher, . . . . . . . . . . .mile relay (1) C. Wiley, J., Wagner Lester Mickens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 yards (5) Lester Mickens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 yards (2) Jeff Buckingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (2) J. Little, S. Whitaker, T. McCall, L. Mickens . . . . . . . . . . . .mile relay (2) Sanya Owolabi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (1) Mike Ricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 yards (1) Warren Wilhoite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (4) Deon Hogan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440 yards (4) T. Jantsch. L. Martin, R. Marks, R. Ensz . . . . . . . . . . .two mile relay (6) Sanya Owolabi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (2) Jeff Buckingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (5) Rodney Bullock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 yards (8) Warren Wilhoite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (2) Warren Wilhoite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (4) Jeff Buckingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (4) R. Bullock, D. Hill, L. Martin, D. Hogan . . . . . . . . . . . . .mile relay (5) BOLD = current Jayhawks

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Chris Bohanan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Scott Huffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (4) Scott Huffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (2) Pat Manson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (5) Pat Manson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (2) Cam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Craig Watcke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000 meters (2) David Bond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (8) Pat Manson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (2) Pat Manson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (2) D. Anderson, S. Smiedala . . . .3,200-meter relay (5) D. Waters, J. Teal Michael Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (9) John Bazzoni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (5) Michael Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (9) John Bazzoni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (4) Nick Johannsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (8) Brian Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400 meters (12) Scott Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . weight throw (2) Scott Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . weight throw (5) Charlie Gruber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mile (6) Charlie Gruber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mile (2) Scott Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . weight throw (3) Ryan Speers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (6) Andy Tate, Jabari Wamble . . . . . . . . . . . . DMR (6) Brian Blachly, Charlie Gruber Leo Bookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 meters (7) Vadim Gvozdetskiy . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (5) Scott Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . weight throw (1) Leo Bookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 meters (1) Leo Bookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 meters (1) Jeremy Mims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 meters (7) Sheldon Battle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (7) Sheldon Battle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . weight throw (9) Sheldon Battle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (4) Sheldon Battle . . . . . . . . . . . . . weight throw (10) Egor Agafonov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . weight throw (2) Colby Wissel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000 meters (7) Egor Agafonov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . weight throw (1) Egor Agafonov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . weight throw (1) Jordan Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (9) Jordan Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Mason Finley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (5) Mason Finley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (2)

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TOTAL MEN’S INDOOR ALL-AMERICANS (by event)

Deon Hogan

60-Yard Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 60 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 440 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 600 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 880 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1,000 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 400 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Mile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Two Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3,000 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5,000 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Mile Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Two Mile Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Distance Medley Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3,200 Meter Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Triple Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 High Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Weight Throw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

2012 UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS TRACK & FIELD MEDIA GUIDE

ALL-AMERICANS MEN’S OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS

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Athlete Event (Place) Tom Poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (1) Glenn Cunningham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (1) Glenn Cunningham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (1) Elwyn Dees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (1) Tom Scofield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (2t) Herb Semper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two mile (3) Herb Semper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two mile (3) Bob DeVinney . . . . . . . . . . . 440-yard hurdles (1) Wes Santee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000 meters (1) Wes Santee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (1) Don Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440 yards (2) Les Bitner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (1) Al Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two mile (3) Bill Nieder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (1) Les Bitner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (3) Dick Blair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 yards (2) Kent Floerke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (3) Kent Floerke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (2) Bill Nieder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (2) Jerry McNeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . two mile (3) Al Oerter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . discus (1) Al Oerter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . discus (1t) Ernie Shelby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (1) Charlie Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 yards (3) Charlie Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . . 220-yard hurdles (1) Bill Alley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (1) Cliff Cushman. . . . . . . . . . . . 440-yard hurdles (2) Jim Londerholm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (3) Ernie Shelby . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220-yard hurdles (3) Ernie Shelby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (1) Charlie Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 yards (1) Charile Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . . 220-yard hurdles (1) Bill Alley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (1) Terry Beucher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (3) Cliff Cushman. . . . . . . . . . . . 440-yard hurdles (1) Charlie Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 yards (1) Charlie Tidwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 yards (1) Bill Dotson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (2) Bill Dotson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (3) Bill Silverberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . steeplechase (3) John Lawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three mile (2) Tom Purma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (3) John Lawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three mile (2) Gary Ard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (1) Jim Ryun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (1) George Byers . . . . . . . . . . . . 120-yard hurdles (4) Jim Ryun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (2) Karl Salb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (1) Stan Whitley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (2) Steve Wilhelm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (2) G. Byers, M, Matthews, S. Whitley, J. Meade . . . . . . . . . . 400-yard relay (4) Jan Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (1) Doug Knop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . discus (4) Karl Salb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . discus (3) Karl Salb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (1) Steve Wilhelm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (4) Sam Colson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (4) Bill Penny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .hammer (3) Karl Salb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . discus (4) Karl Salb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (1) Sam Colson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (3) Mark Lutz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 yards (2t) Barry Schur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (2) T. Scavuzzo, M. Lutz, P. Stepp, D. Robinson . . . . . . . . . .440-yard relay (4) Sam Colson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (1) Terry Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Randy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (1) T. Scavuzzo, M. Lutz, E. Lewis, E. Edwards . . . . . . . . . .440-yard relay (1) Nolan Cromwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440 hurdles (8) Kent McDonald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . steeplechase (6) Danny Seay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (2) Danny Seay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (3) Randy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (3) Clifford Wiley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 yards (5) L. Jackson, W. Smith, R. Benson, C. Wiley . . . . . . . . . . . . .mile relay (2) Roger Hammond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (3) Larry Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 meters (4)

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Sam Colson

men’s outdoor all-americans

Year 1923 1932 1933 1935 1947 1950 1951 1952

Larry Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 meters (6) Bill Lundberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . steeplechase (6) L. Smith, A. Coleman, C. Wiley, L. Jackson . . . . . . . . 400-meter relay (2) George Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . steeplechase (6) Clifford Wiley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 meters (6) Clifford Wiley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 meters (3) D. Blutcher, A. Coleman, C. Wiley, K. Newell . . . . . . . . . 400-meter relay (3) Clifford Wiley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 meters (5) B. Lozito, A. Coleman, C. Wiley, K. Newell . . . . . . . . . . 440-yard relay (3) T. McCall, L. Mickens, C. Wiley, S. Whitaker . . . . . . . . . . . . .mile relay (2) S. Whitaker, L. Mickens, T. McCall, K. Newell . . . . . . .1,600-meter relay (5) Deon Hogan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 meters (4) Sanya Owolabi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (2) S. Whitaker, L. Mickens D. Hogan, M. Ricks . . . . . . . .1,600-meter relay (2) Matt Friedeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . discus (7) Jeff Buckingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (4) Owen Buckley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . decathlon (6) Ron Baum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (3) Pat Manson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Craig Branstrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . decathlon (6) Pat Manson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (2) Cam Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Craig Watcke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000 meters (4) Vince Labosky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (2) Pat Manson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Michael Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 meters (4) Michael Evers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . decathlon (6) Michael Evers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . decathlon (9) Lester Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (8) Charlie Gruber . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 meters (11) Scott Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (3) Andy Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . steeplechase (4) Charlie Gruber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 meters (7) Scott Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (1) Leo Bookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 meters (1) Mark Menefee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000 meters (13) Sheldon Battle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (2) Jeremy Mims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 meters (4) Sheldon Battle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (5) Cameron Schwehr . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 meters (13) Paul Hefferon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000 meters (14) Egor Agafonov . . . . . . . . . . . . .hammer throw (5) Egor Agafonov . . . . . . . . . . . . .hammer throw (4) Julius Jiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110-meter hurdles (8) Eric Babb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (4) Barrett Saunders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (5) Egor Agafonov . . . . . . . . . . . . .hammer throw (3) Mason Finley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (2) Mason Finley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . discus (2) Jordan Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (1) Kyle Clemons (second team) . . . . .400 meters (16) Mason Finley (first team) . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (5) Mason Finley (first team) . . . . . . . . . . . . discus (3) Johann Swanepoel (first team) . . . . . . . . javelin (5) Donny Wasinger (honorable mention) . . . .1,500 meters (14)

TOTAL MEN’S OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS (by event) 120-Yard Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 220-Yard Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 440-Yard Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 100 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 220 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 440 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 110-Meter Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 100 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 400 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Mile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1,500 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Two Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Three Mile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5,000 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 10,000 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Steeplechase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 400-Yard Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 400-Meter Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1,600-Meter Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Mile Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Triple Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 High Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Discus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Hammer Throw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Javelin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Decathalon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Herb Semper

26 OLYMPIANS | 35 WORLD RECORDS | 69 INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES | 409 ALL-AMERICANS | 679 INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TITLES

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ALL-AMERICANS

women’s indoor/outdoor all-americans

WOMEN’S INDOOR ALL-AMERICANS Year 1977 1978

1979 1983 1984 1985 1987 1992 1994 1996

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Athlete Event (Place) Charmane Kuhlman . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (2) Lori Lowrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-yard hurdles (3) Sheila Calmese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 yards (1) Sheila Calmese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 yards(2) Shawn Corwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (2) Shawn Corwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (3) Halcyon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (5) Ann O’Connor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (3) Stine Lerdahl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (6) Denise Buchanan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (5) Cathy Palacios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mile (10) Kristi Kloster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 meters (8) Kristi Kloster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 meters (1) Melissa Swartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (5) K. Woolheater, L. Holloway, K. Kloster, M. Swartz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DMR (7) Candace Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (2) Andrea Branson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (5) Andrea Branson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Andrea Branson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (5) Katy Eisenmenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mile (9) Brooklyn Hann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (10) Amy Linnen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (1) Charisse Bacchus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (5) Kate Sultanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Nickesha Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 meters (6) Nickesha Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 meters (2) Stephanie Horton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (8) Crystal Manning . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (13) Kate Sultanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) R. Stowe, T. Washington, C. Christensen, L. Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . DMR (6) Diamond Dixon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400 meters (6) K. Bradley, D. Dixon, D. Morris, T. Washington . . . . . . . .4X400 relay (7) Andrea Geubelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (8)

Candace Mason

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS Year 1978 1979 1982 1983 1984 1987 1988 1992 1994 1997 1998 1999

TOTAL WOMEN’S INDOOR ALL-AMERICANS (by event) 60-Yard Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 60 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 300 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 60 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 400 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Mile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 4x400-meter relay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Distance Medley Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 High Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Triple Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Athlete Event (Place) Sheila Calmese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 meters (3) Shawn Corwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (2) Shawn Corwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (3) Halcyon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (4) Halcyon McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (2) Anne Greathe Bearras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (2) Stine Lerdahl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (6) Denise Buchanan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (6) Ann O’Connor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . heptathlon (7) MaryBeth Labosky . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (6) Heather Berlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (4) Keely Harding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . high jump (8) Candace Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . heptathlon (10) Candace Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . heptathlon (3) Andrea Branson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (4) Candace Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Candace Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . heptathlon (9) Andrea Branson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (9) Andrea Bulat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (2) Jennie Wonder . . . . . . . . . . 100-meter hurdles (11) Amy Linnen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (3) Kate Sultanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (7) Brooklyn Hann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (8) Charisse Bacchus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (7) Denita Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . javelin (10) Ashley Brown . . . . . . . . . . 400-meter hurdles (10) Abby Emsick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . discus (4) Crystal Manning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (9) Kate Sultanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pole vault (5) Nickesha Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 meters (4) Nickesha Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 meters (3) Stephanie Horton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .shot put (8) Crystal Manning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (9) Crystal Manning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (7) Lauren Bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500 meters (7) Andrea Geubelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . long jump (8) Andrea Geubelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . triple jump (10) Heather Bergmann (first team) . . . . . . . . javelin (7) Diamond Dixon (first team) . . . . . . .400 meters (3) K. Bradley, D. Dixon, D. Morris, S.Wilson (first team) . . . . 1,600-meter relay (8) Jessica Maroszek (first team) . . . . . . . . . . discus (8) Andrea Geubelle (first team) . . . . . triple jump (8) Andrea Geubelle (honorable mention) . . long jump (21) Rebeka Stowe (first team). . . 3,000-meter Steeplechase (7)

TOTAL WOMEN’S OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS (by event)

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100-Meter Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 400-Meter Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 100 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 400 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1,500 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3,000-Meter Steeplechase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4x400-Meter Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Triple Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 High Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Javelin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Discus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Heptathlon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS MENS INDOOR CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Big 12 Conference

2009 - at College Station, Texas Pole Vault ............................................Jordan Scott, 18-02.50 2008- at Lincoln, Neb. Pole Vault ............................................Jordan Scott, 18-00.50 Weight Throw................................. Egor Agafonov, 74-04.50 2007- at Ames, Iowa 3,000 meters ........................................ Colby Wissel, 8:06.72 Pole Vault ............................................Jordan Scott, 17-05.50 Weight Throw................................. Egor Agafonov, 76-01.00

Kevin Newell

2006- at Lincoln, Neb. Shot Put ......................................... Sheldon Battle, 65-03.25 Weight Throw................................. Egor Agafonov, 72-07.75 2004 - at Lincoln, Neb. 200 Meters ...........................................Leo Bookman, 20.58 2002 - at Lincoln, Neb. 200 Meters ...........................................Leo Bookman, 21.03 Weight Throw....................................Scott Russell, 77-10.75 2001 - at Lincoln, Neb. Weight Throw........................................ Scott Russell, 75-10 Distance Medley Relay ..............................................9:47.94 ...................................................... Andy Tate, Jabari Wamble ................................................Brian Blachly, Charlie Gruber 2000 - at Ames, Iowa Mile .................................................Charlie Gruber, 4:04.78 1999 - at Manhattan, Kan. 1,000 Meters ..................................... Charlie Gruber, 2:25.3 Mile ................................................Kevin McGinn, 4:12.39 35-lb. Weight Throw ................................ Scott Russell, 73-6 Big Eight Conference 1996 - at Manhattan, Kan. Pole Vault ............................................ John Bazzoni, 16-8.75 1994 - at Oklahoma City, Okla. Pole Vault ............................................ John Bazzoni, 17-2.75 1993 - at Ames, Iowa Mile .................................................... Michael Cox, 4:01.39 1992 - at Lawrence, Kan. 800 Meters .............................................Dan Waters, 1:53.72 1,000 Meters ............................................ Jason Teal, 2:28.24 1991 - at Columbia, Mo. 3,000 Meters ....................................... Michael Cox, 8:15.97 Pole Vault .............................................. Pat Manson, 17-4.75 1990 - at Lincoln, Neb. Pole Vault ................................................... Pat Manson, 17-7 1989 - at Lincoln, Neb. 3,000 Meters .......................................Craig Watcke, 8:17.04 5,000 Meters ..................................... Craig Watcke, 14:09.59 Distance Medley Relay ..............................................9:55.89 ..........................................................Jason Teal, Mike Miller, ............................................ Donnie Anderson, Craig Watcke Triple Jump .............................................David Bond, 51-11 Pole Vault ................................................... Pat Manson, 18-8 1988 - at Lincoln, Neb. Pole Vault ...............................................Scott Huffman, 17-9

1987 - at Lincoln, Neb. 60-Yard Hurdles ............................. Courtney Hawkins, 7.21 Distance Medley Relay ..............................................9:54.19 ...................................................Gerald Harder, Mike Miller, ...............................................Steve Heffernan, Craig Watcke 1986 - at Lincoln, Neb. High Jump....................................... Craig Branstrom, 6-11.5 1985 - at Lincoln, Neb. Shot Put ................................................. Clint Johnson, 60-6 1983 - at Lincoln, Neb. 440 Yards ................................................Deon Hogan, 46.88 1,000 Yards............................................ Van Schaffer, 2:11.83 Pole Vault ............................................Jeff Buckingham, 18-1 Long Jump..........................................Warren Wilhoite, 25-8 1982 - at Lincoln, Neb. 600 Yards ....................................... Rodney Bullock, 1:09.30 High Jump........................................... Tyke Peacock, 7-3.75 Triple Jump ............................................ Greg Johnson, 51-8 1981 - at Lincoln, Neb. 440 Yards ................................................Deon Hogan, 47.20 600 Yards .................................................Mark Rau, 1:09.30 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:11.9 ................................................. Mark Rau, Rodney Bullock, ..................................................... Deon Hogan, Mike Ricks Long Jump......................................... Mark Hanson, 25-3.25 Triple Jump .......................................... Sanya Owolabi, 52-5 1980 - at Lincoln, Neb. 440 Yards .............................................Lester Mickens, 47.49 600 Yards .................................................Mike Ricks, 1:08.9 1,000 Yards............................................... Rick Ensz, 2:11.48 Two Miles ................................................. Tim Tays, 8:51.54 Mile Relay ................................................................3:12.99 ........................................ Warren Wilhoite, Rodney Bullock, .................................................. Mike Ricks, Lester Mickens Long Jump............................................. Jay Reardon, 24-9.5 Pole Vault ....................................... Jeff Buckingham, 17-2.75 1979 - at Oklahoma City, Okla. 60-Yard High Hurdles ..................... Anthony Coleman, 7.27 60-Yard Low Hurdles ...................... Anthony Coleman, 6.81 600 Yards ..........................................Lester Mickens, 1:09.14 Mile Relay ................................................................3:14.89 ...................................................Jimmy Little, Stan Whitaker, ............................................ Tommy McCall, Lester Mickens Pole Vault ............................................Jeff Buckingham, 17-4

1978 - at Lincoln, Neb. 600 Yards ..........................................Lester Mickens, 1:09.61 Pole Vault ......................................................Tad Scales, 16-6

menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indoor conference champions

2010 - at Ames, Iowa Pole Vault ............................................Jordan Scott, 17-09.25 Shot Put ................................................ Mason Finley, 63-02

1977 - at Lincoln, Neb. 60 Yards ...................................................Kevin Newell, 6.21 300 Yards .............................................Cliff Wiley, 29.73 *** 600 Yards .................................................. Jay Wagner, 1:09.4 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:14.2 .............................................. Stan Whitaker, David Blutcher, ......................................................Kevin Newell, Jay Wagner High Jump..........................................Steve Rainbolt, 7-0.25 Pole Vault .................................................Tad Scales, 16-6.25 Shot Put ............................................... Jim Podrebarac, 57-9 *** Was the on-track winner, but not the conference champion after being declared ineligible. 1976 - at Kansas City, Mo. 440 Yards ...............................................Randy Benson, 49.0 Shot Put ...........................................Rudy Guevara, 59-2.75 1975 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60 Yards ......................................................... Cliff Wiley, 6.0 440 Yards ................................................... Eddie Lewis, 48.7 600 Yards ............................................ Waddell Smith, 1:11.2 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:15.9 .............................................. Eddie Lewis, Nolan Cromwell, .................................................... Randy Benson, Cliff Wiley Long Jump................................................Danny Seay, 25-11 1974 - at Kansas City, Mo. High Jump............................................Randy Smith, 7-1.25 1973 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60-Yard Hurdles ....................................Gregg Vandaveer, 7.1 440 Yards ................................................Tom Scavuzzo, 49.5 High Jump.................................................Barry Schur, 6-11 Pole Vault ..............................................Terry Porter, 17-0.25 1972 - at Kansas City, Mo. Shot Put ......................................... Rudy Guevara, 58-11.75 Long Jump.............................................. Mike Stull, 25-3.25 Pole Vault ...................................................Bill Hatcher, 16-3 1971 - at Kansas City, Mo. 880 Yards ..............................................Jim Neihouse, 1:52.2 Two Miles ................................................. Jay Mason, 8:50.8 Long Jump................................................... Mike Stull, 24-7 Pole Vault ...................................................Bill Hatcher, 16-4 Shot Put ......................................................Karl Salb, 64-0.5

26 OLYMPIANS | 35 WORLD RECORDS | 69 INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES | 409 ALL-AMERICANS | 679 INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TITLES

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indoor conference champions

880 Yards ................................................. Bill Dotson, 1:56.9 1,000 Yards.......................................... Kirk Hagan, No Time ................................................... (Track Measurement Error) Mile ........................................................ Bill Dotson, 4:20.9 Pole Vault .................................................Jack Stevens, 14-10

1956 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60 Yards ..........................................................Dick Blair, 6.3 880 Yards .....................................................Al Frame, 1:54.7 Mile ............................................................Al Frame, 4:16.9 Two Miles ............................................Jerry McNeal, 9:31.9 Shot Put ................................................ Bill Nieder, 59-9.25

1961 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60 Yards .....................................................Larry McCue, 6.3 1,000 Yards...............................................Kirk Hagan, 2:16.5 Mile ........................................................ Bill Dotson, 4:08.9 Two Miles ................................................. Billy Mills, 9:17.4

1955 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60 Yards ..........................................................Dick Blair, 6.2 Mile ............................................................Al Frame, 4:26.7 Shot Put .............................................Bill Nieder, 53-10.625

1960 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60 Yards .................................................. Charlie Tidwell, 6.2 60-Yard Low Hurdles ............................. Charlie Tidwell, 6.8 60-Yard High Hurdles ........................ Curtis McClinton, 7.4 880 Yards ...................................................Bob Tague, 1:53.4 1,000 Yards.......................................... Cliff Cushman, 2:14.0

1954 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60-Yard Low Hurdles ...............................Bill Biberstein, 7.0 60-Yard High Hurdles ..............................Bill Biberstein, 7.6 880 Yards ..................................................Wes Santee, 1:55.2 Mile .........................................................Wes Santee, 4:06.5 Two Miles ...................................................Al Frame, 9:39.5

1959 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60 Yards .................................................. Charlie Tidwell, 6.1 60-Yard Low Hurdles ............................. Charlie Tidwell, 6.7 60-Yard High Hurdles ..................................Bill Tillman, 7.4 440 Yards ........................................................Bob Lida, 49.5 880 Yards ...................................................Bob Tague, 1:33.1 1,000 Yards.......................................... Cliff Cushman, 2:11.6 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:18.7 .................................................. Charlie Tidwell, Bob Covey, .......................................................Cliff Cushman, Bob Lida Broad Jump ...................................Darwin Ashbaugh, 23-7.5 High Jump............................................ Bob Cannon, 6-5.25

1953 - at Kansas City, Mo. 880 Yards ..................................................Wes Santee, 1:53.6 Mile .........................................................Wes Santee, 4:08.3 Two Miles .........................................Keith Palmquist, 9:31.0 High Jump...................................................Buzz Frasier, 6-3 Pole Vault ........................................ Norm Steanson, 13-6.75

Wes Santee

1970 - at Kansas City, Mo. 1,000 Yards...........................................Brian McElroy, 2:10.6 Two Miles ................................................. Jay Mason, 9:02.2 Pole Vault ................................................ Jan Johnson, 16-6.5 Shot Put ....................................................Karl Salb, 65-8.75 1969 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60-Yard Low Hurdles ................................George Byers, 6.5 60-Yard High Hurdles ...............................George Byers, 7.3 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:18.1 ................................................ Bob Bornkessel, Jim Hatcher, ..................................................... Randy Julian, Julio Meade Long Jump.............................................. Stan Whitley, 25-11 Shot Put ..................................................Karl Salb, 64-11.25 1968 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60-Yard Low Hurdles ................................George Byers, 6.6 60-Yard High Hurdles ...............................George Byers, 7.2 1,000 Yards.......................................... Gene McClain, 2:10.5 Mile ...........................................................Jim Ryun, 4:05.5 Two Miles ..................................................Jim Ryun, 9:00.8 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:17.3 ...................................................... Julio Meade, Jim Hatcher, ......................................................Randy Julian, Ben Olison Long Jump............................................. Stan Whitley, 24-5.5 1967 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60-Yard Low Hurdles ................................George Byers, 6.6 60-Yard High Hurdles ................................... Lee Adams, 7.4 440 Yards .................................................... Ben Olison, 49.3 880 Yards ....................................................Jim Ryun, 1:52.0 1,000 Yards.......................................... Tom Yergovich, 2:12.5 Mile ...........................................................Jim Ryun, 3:58.8 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:16.8 ........................................................ Gary Ard, Steve Ashurst, ......................................................Dwight Peck, Ben Olison

1958 - at Kansas City, Mo. 880 Yards ...................................................Bob Tague, 1:54.9 Mile ....................................................... Tom Skutka, 4:11.0 High Jump.....................................Wilt Chamberlain, 6-6.75 Shot Put ....................................................... Al Oerter, 57-0

1952 - at Kansas City, Mo. Mile .........................................................Wes Santee, 4:17.8 Two Miles ............................................ Herb Semper, 9:07.0 Pole Vault ................................................Jim Floyd, 13-6.125 1951 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60-Yard Low Hurdles ........................... Jack Greenwood, 6.9 60-Yard High Hurdles .......................... Jack Greenwood, 7.5 Two Miles ............................................ Herb Semper, 9:11.3 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:24.2 ..................................................Emil Schutzel, Roland Cain, ................................................. Don Smith, Jim Hershberger

Big Seven Conference 1957 - at Kansas City, Mo. 440 Yards ......................................................Ray Wyatt, 49.8 880 Yards ..............................................Lowell Janzen, 1:54.0 Mile .........................................................Bernie Gay, 4:15.1 Two Miles ............................................Jerry McNeal, 9:29.1 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:22.3 .............................................. Mike Cummins, Bob Franklin, .......................................................... Lou Stroup, Ray Wyatt Broad Jump ........................................ Blaine Hollinger, 23-6 Shot Put ...................................................Al Oerter, 53-8.25

1950 - at Kansas City, Mo. 880 Yards ..................................................Pat Bowers, 1:55.6 Mile ........................................................Bob Karnes, 4:17.2 Two Miles ............................................ Herb Semper, 9:26.8 1949 - at Kansas City, Mo. 880 Yards ..................................................Pat Bowers, 1:55.8 Two Miles ...............................................Bob Karnes, 9:29.2 1948 - at Kansas City, Mo. Mile .........................................................Hal Moore, 4:18.6 Two Miles ...............................................Bob Karnes, 9:41.1 High Jump.......................................... Tom Scofield, 6-5.375

Wilt Chamberlain

1966 - at Kansas City, Mo. Mile ...................................................... John Lawson, 4:04.8 Two Miles ............................................. John Lawson, 9:08.5 Broad Jump ..........................................Art Cortez, 23-11.75 1965 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60-Yard Low Hurdles ................................. Bob Hanson, 6.8 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:19.7 .......................................................Ron Suggs, Bob Hanson, .................................................... Lowell Paul, Doug Dienelt 1964 - at Kansas City, Mo. Two Miles ............................................. John Lawson, 9:14.4 High Jump....................................................Tyce Smith, 6-6 Pole Vault ..............................................Floyd Manning, 15-8 1963 - at Kansas City, Mo. 1,000 Yards...............................................Kirk Hagan, 2:12.4 Two Miles ...........................................Harold Hadley, 9:25.2 Shot Put ........................................................ Yul Yost, 56-11 1962 - at Kansas City, Mo.

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Big Six Conference 1947 - at Kansas City, Mo. 440 Yards .................................................. John Jackson, 51.0 Two Miles ...............................................Bob Karnes, 9:54.7

1944 - at Kansas City, Mo. 60-Yard High Hurdles ............................ Frank Stannard, 7.8 High Jump...............................................Tom Scofield, 5-10 Broad Jump ................................ Robert Lillibridge, 21-11.5 1941 - at Kansas City, Mo. High Jump............................................... Bob Stoland, 6-2.5 Broad Jump ..........................................Bob Stoland, 22-7.75 1940 - at Kansas City, Mo. Broad Jump ...........................................James Jones, 22-10.5 1939 - at Columbia, Mo. 60-Yard Low Hurdles ................................Paul Masoner, 7.0 High Jump............................................. Bob Stoland, 6-3.75 Pole Vault ..................................................Don Bird, 13-7.25 1938 - at Columbia, Mo. Pole Vault .......................................................Don Bird, 13-0 1937 - at Columbia, Mo. High Jump............................................... Dale Shannon, 6-3 Pole Vault .....................................................Don Bird, 12-10 1935 - at Columbia, Mo. High Jump................................................Al Wellhausen, 6-2 Broad Jump ........................................... Charles Pitts, 23-5.5 Shot Put ............................................... Elwyn Dees, 48-7.75 1934 - at Columbia, Mo. 60 Yards ..............................................................Ed Hall, 6.2 880 Yards .................................... Glenn Cunningham, 1:57.8 Mile ........................................... Glenn Cunningham, 4:20.3 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:29.1 ..............................................Edwin Hall, Robert Schroeder, ....................................... Theno Graves, Glenn Cunningham Pole Vault ............................................. Clyde Coffman, 12-9 Shot Put ....................................................Elwyn Dees, 48-3 1933 - at Columbia, Mo. 60-Yard High Hurdles .....................................Ray Flick, 7.8 Mile ........................................... Glenn Cunningham, 4:21.8 Shot Put ....................................................Elwyn Dees, 47-5

Tom Poor

1932 - at Columbia, Mo. Mile ........................................... Glenn Cunningham, 4:21.9 Pole Vault .......................................Clyde Coffman, 13-0.125 1931 - at Columbia, Mo. 60 Yards ...................................................... Ralph Sickel, 6.3 440 Yards ................................................. George Jones, 52.7 Pole Vault .........................................Clyde Coffman, 12-10.5 1930 - at Columbia, Mo. Shot Put .................................................. Jim Bausch, 48-7.5 1929 - at Columbia, Mo. Two Miles ..............................................Poco Frazier, 9:54.3 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:32.6 ..........................................George Jones, Gordon Lagerquist, ......................................................Robert Young, John Mize Missouri Valley Conference 1928 - Des Moines, Iowa 50 Yards ..................................................... Lowell Grady, 5.2 Broad Jump ........................................Sol McInerney, 22-4.5 1927 - at Des Moines, Iowa 50 Yards ..................................................... Lowell Grady, 5.4 Two Miles ..............................................Poco Frazier, 9:54.4 Pole Vault ................................................. George Cash, 11-6

TOTAL MEN’S INDIVIDUAL INDOOR CONFERENCE TITLES (1922-2011)

men’s indoor conference champions

1945 - at Kansas City, Mo. High Jump.....................................Warren Sargent, 5-10.625

50 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 55 Meters or 60 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 200 meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 400 Meters or 440 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 600 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 800 Meters or 880 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1,000 Meters or 1,000 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Mile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3,000 Meters or Two Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 5,000 Meters or Three Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 50-yard High or 50-yard Low Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 60-yard Low Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 55 Meters or 60-Yard Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4x400-Meter or Mile Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Distance Medley Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 High Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Triple Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 35-Pound Weight Throw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Total Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

1926 - at Ames, Iowa Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:55.5 .................................................Clifford Cooper, Paul Woods, .............................................Stanley Engle, Howard Rooney 1925 - at Kansas City, Mo. Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:29.4 .......................................................... (Names Not Available) High Jump.................. Tom Poor & Merwin Graham, 6-3.25 1924 - at Kansas City, Mo. Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:29.4 .......................................................... (Names Not Available) High Jump......................................................Tom Poor, 6-3 1923 - at Kansas City, Mo. Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:29.6 .......................................................... (Names Not Available) High Jump............................................... Tom Poor, 6-3 3/4 Pole Vault ................................................ Carey Rogers, 12-3

Elwyn Dees

1922 - at Kansas City, Mo. 50-Yard Low Hurdles ..............................Everett Bradley, 6.2 50-Yard High Hurdles .............................Everett Bradley, 6.6 Shot Put .......................................... Everett Bradley, 45-1.75

26 OLYMPIANS | 35 WORLD RECORDS | 69 INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES | 409 ALL-AMERICANS | 679 INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TITLES

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 200 Meters .............................................Deon Hogan, 20.68 800 Meters ......................................Tommy McCall, 1:46.46 440-Yard Relay.............................................................. 39.8 ...................................... Anthony Coleman, Kevin Newell, ............................................. Deon Hogan, Lester Mickens Mile Relay ................................................................3:07.68 ..Lester Mickens, Stan Whitaker, Tommy McCall, Deon Hogan Pole Vault ............................................Jeff Buckingham, 16-2

MENS OUTDOOR CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor conference champions

Big 12 Conference 2011 - at Norman, Okla. Pole Vault ............................................Jordan Scott, 17-07.75 Shot Put ................................................ Mason Finley, 64-05

2008 - at Boulder, Colo. Hammer Throw .................................Egor Agafonov, 221-11 2007 - at Lincoln, Neb. Pole Vault ..............................................Jordan Scott, 18-02.5 Long Jump........................................ Barrett Saunders, 25-08 Hammer Throw .................................Egor Agafonov, 230-01

1977 - at Lawrence, Kan. 100 Meters ..........................................Cliff Wiley, 10.17 *** 110-Meter High Hurdles ............... Anthony Coleman, 13.59 3,000-Meter Steeple ........................... George Mason, 8:53.0 Pole Vault ............................................ Marvin Metzger, 16-4 *** Was the on-track winner, but not the conference champion after being declared ineligible.

2006 - at Waco, Texas Hammer Throw .................................Egor Agafonov, 225-02 2005 - at Manhattan, Kan. Discus................................................ Sheldon Battle, 188-10 Hammer Throw ................................. Sheldon Battle, 210-00 2003 - at Austin, Texas 10,000 Meters...............................Benson Chesang, 31:05.09 Triple Jump ........................................Benaud Shirley, 51-5.5 2002 - at Columbia, Mo. 200 Meters ...........................................Leo Bookman, 20.97 Javelin ...................................................Scott Russell, 249-03 Hammer Throw ....................................Scott Russell, 218-05 Triple Jump ........................................Benaud Shirley, 51-1.5 2000 - at Columbia, Mo. Mile .................................................Charlie Gruber, 3:46.33 5,000 Meters .................................. Mark Menefee, 14:20.30 Decathlon ...............................................Andy Morris, 7,315 Hammer Throw ....................................Scott Russell, 195-01 Javelin ...................................................Scott Russell, 240-03

Benson Chesang

1987 - at Lawrence, Kan. 110-Meter Hurdles ........................Courtney Hawkins, 13.91 Pole Vault ......................................... Chris Bohanan, 18-3.25 Javelin ....................................................... Ron Bahm, 236-1 1986 - at Boulder, Colo. Pole Vault ..........................................Scott Huffman, 18-0.38

1999 - at Waco, Texas 1,500 Meters ....................................Charlie Gruber, 3:46.92 Hammer Throw ..................................... Scott Russell, 194-0

1985 - at Manhattan, Kan. Triple Jump ................................................ Fred Lewis, 52-3

1998 - at Columbia, Mo. Javelin .................................................... Scott Russell, 247-7

1984 - at Lincoln, Neb. Shot Put ................................................. Clint Johnson, 60-0

Big Eight Conference

1983 - at Stillwater, Okla. 200 Meters .............................................Deon Hogan, 20.87 4x400-Meter Relay ...................................................3:08.69 Leonard Martin, Darin Hill, Rodney Bullock, Deon Hogan Long Jump..................................... Warren Wilhoite, 26-1.75 Triple Jump ....................................... Sanya Owolabi, 52-7.5 Pole Vault ............................................Jeff Buckingham, 18-5 Discus......................................................Jim Boushka,190-6

1996 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Meters ................................................ Pierre Lisk, 10.46 Javelin ....................................................Jeff Dieterich, 221-0 1995 - at Ames, Iowa 1,500 Meters .......................................Michael Cox, 3:40.1h Pole Vault .............................................. John Bazzoni, 17-4.5 1994 - at Lawrence, Kan. 400 Meters ................................................ Joe Pickett, 46.59 Pole Vault .......................................... John Bazzoni, 16-10.75 1993 - at Boulder, Colo. Pole Vault .............................................. John Bazzoni, 17-4.5 1991 - at Lincoln, Neb. Pole Vault ................................................ Pat Manson, 17-5.5 1990 - at Norman, Okla. Javelin ................................................ Vince Labosky, 241-10 Shot Put ..........................................Chris Redden, 54-10.25 1988 - at Ames, Iowa Decathlon ..........................................Craig Branstrom, 7,309 Pole Vault .............................................. Pat Manson, 17-5.75 Javelin ............................................. Vince Labosky, 239-4.75

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1978 - at Norman, Okla. 200 Meters .........................................Cliff Wiley, 20.74 *** 110-Meter High Hurdles ............... Anthony Coleman, 14.03 440-Yard Relay..................................................... 40.23 *** .......................................... Bob Lozito, Anthony Coleman, ................................................... Cliff Wiley, Kevin Newell Mile Relay .........................................................3:05.66 *** .................................................Cliff Wiley, Lester Mickens, ...........................................Tommy McCall, Stan Whitaker Pole Vault ......................................................Tad Scales, 16-0 *** Was the on-track winner, but not the conference champion after being declared ineligible.

2010 - at Columbia, Mo. Pole Vault ............................................Jordan Scott, 17-08.25 Shot Put ........................................... Mason Finley, 62-08.75 Discus.................................................. Mason Finley, 197-05

1982 - at Norman, Okla. Discus................................................... Clint Johnson, 192-7 1981 - at Ames, Iowa 400 Meters ...............................................Mike Ricks, 46.55 1980 - at Manhattan, Kan. 400 Meters .............................................Deon Hogan, 46.20 3,000-Meter Steeplechase ..................... Paul Schultz, 8:50.2h Mile Relay ................................................................3:10.09 ....................................... Rodney Bullock, Lester Mickens, .................................................. Deon Hogan, Mike Ricks Discus............................................... Matt Friedeman, 191-5 High Jump...................................................... Joel Light, 7-0 Pole Vault ....................................... Jeff Buckingham, 17-0.75 1979 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Meters .............................................Deon Hogan, 10.49 110-Meter High Hurdles ............... Anthony Coleman, 13.74

1976 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Meters ...........................................Laverne Smith, 10.07 200 Meters ............................................ Larry Jackson, 20.27 110-Meter High Hurdles ............... Anthony Coleman, 13.54 400-Meter Intermediate Hurdles ......Nolan Cromwell, 49.47 3,000-Meter Steeplechase ...................Bill Lundberg, 8:55.69 440-Yard Relay............................................................ 39.20 ...................................... Laverne Smith, Anthony Coleman, ............................................... Waddell Smith, Gary Jackson Mile Relay ................................................................3:05.76 ....Nolan Cromwell, Jay Wagner, Waddell Smith, Randy Benson Javelin .............................................Roger Hammond, 252-1 Shot Put ..................................................Steve Stone, 61-3.5 1975 - at Norman, Okla. 100 Yards ................................................. Larry Jackson, 9.66 440 Yards ............................................. Randy Benson, 47.01 440-Yard Intermediate Hurdles. ........Nolan Cromwell, 50.64 3,000-Meter Steeplechase .................Kent McDonald, 8:36.8 Long Jump...................................... Theo Hamilton, 26-2.75 Triple Jump ...........................................Danny Seay, 53-8.25 Javelin .............................................Roger Hammond, 248-8 1974 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Yards ..................................................... Mark Lutz, 10.0 220 Yards ..................................................... Mark Lutz, 21.3 440-Yard Relay.............................................................. 40.2 ............................................... Tom Scavuzzo, Eddie Lewis, .............................................. Mark Lutz, Emmett Edwards High Jump...................................................Barry Schur, 7-2 Pole Vault .................................................. Terry Porter, 16-0 1973 - at Manhattan, Kan. 100 Yards ....................................................... Mark Lutz, 9.2 220 Yards ..................................................... Mark Lutz, 20.4 120-Yard High Hurdles.....................Delario Robinson, 13.4 3,000-Meter Steeplechase .................Kent McDonald, 9:02.8 Pole Vault .................................................. Terry Porter, 17-4 Javelin ......................................................Sam Colson, 261-7 1972 - at Boulder, Colo. 120-Yard High Hurdles.....................Delario Robinson, 13.6 High Jump...................................................Barry Schur, 7-3 Javelin ......................................................Sam Colson, 264-0 1971 - at Stillwater, Okla. 120-Yard High Hurdles................................Mike Bates, 13.7 Three Miles ...........................................Rich Elliott, 14:03.1 Pole Vault ...................................................Bill Hatcher, 15-6 Long Jump............................................ Phil Reaves, 24-10.5 Triple Jump ................................................. Mike Stull, 49-8 Shot Put ....................................................Karl Salb, 65-2.75 Discus.................................................. Steve Wilhelm, 187-7 Javelin ......................................................Sam Colson, 241-0

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 1970 - at Lawrence, Kan. Long Jump............................................ Phil Reaves, 26-2.25 Pole Vault ................................................... Jan Johnson, 16-7 Shot Put ......................................................Karl Salb, 65-6.5 Discus...................................................... Doug Knop, 192-0

1968 - at Boulder, Colo. 120-Yard High Hurdles............................ George Byers, 13.9 220 Yards .................................................... Ben Olison, 20.8 880 Yards ....................................................Jim Ryun, 1:50.9 Mile ...........................................................Jim Ryun, 4:10.3 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:10.9 ............................................... Paul Mattingly, Julio Meade, ...................................................Ben Olison, Randy Julian Long Jump............................................. Stan Whitley, 25-2.5 Discus...................................................... Doug Knop, 168-1 1967 - at Norman, Okla. 120-Yard High Hurdles............................ George Byers, 14.1 880 Yards ....................................................Jim Ryun, 1:49.1 Mile ...........................................................Jim Ryun, 4:08.5 Long Jump................................................ Gary Ard, 26-0.75 1966 - at Columbia, Mo. Long Jump.................................................. Gary Ard, 24-0.5 Triple Jump ................................................. Gary Ard, 46-10 Javelin ................................................... Tom Purma, 237-2.5 1965 - at Lincoln, Neb. Three Miles ......................................... John Lawson, 14:09.6 Triple Jump ..................................... Glenn Martin, 48-10.25 Discus..................................................Gary Schwartz, 170-9 1964 - at Stillwater, Okla. 880 Yards ............................................. Tonnie Coane, 1:51.1 Javelin ......................................................Tom Purma, 224-1

1962 - at Lawrence, Kan. Pole Vault .............................................. Jack Stevens, 14-6.25 1961 - at Boulder, Colo. 880 Yards .................................................Kirk Hagan, 1:49.2 Mile ........................................................ Bill Dotson, 4:14.5 Two Miles ................................................. Billy Mills, 9:31.4 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:11.9 ................................................ Gordon Davis, Kirk Hagan, ....................................................Bill Stoddart, Bob Covey 1960 - at Ames, Iowa 100 Yards ................................................ Charlie Tidwell, 9.6 220 Yards .............................................. Charlie Tidwell, 21.1 Mile ........................................................ Bill Dotson, 4:13.2 440-Yard Relay.............................................................. 41.8 ........................................ Paul Rearick, Darwin Ashbaugh, ............................................ Paul Williams, Charlie Tidwell Javelin ........................................................Bill Alley, 237-5.5

Big Seven Conference 1957 - at Lincoln, Neb. 880 Yards ..............................................Lowell Janzen, 1:51.4 Mile ...................................................... Harold Long, 4:15.0 Two Miles ............................................Jerry McNeal, 9:09.1 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:12.6 ............................................Louie Stroup, Mike Cummins, ................................................... Lowell Janzen, Ray Wyatt Broad Jump ................................. Blaine Hollinger, 23-10.75 High Jump......................................... Wilt Chamberlain, 6-5 Pole Vault ...............................................David Tams, 13-7.75 Discus.....................................................Al Oerter, 179-10.5 Shot Put .................................................... Al Oerter, 53-6.5 1956 - at Manhattan, Kan. 100 Yards ........................................................Dick Blair, 9.7 220 Yards ...................................................... Dick Blair, 21.1 880 Yards ..............................................Lowell Janzen, 1:52.1 Mile ........................................................... Hal Long, 4:14.9 Two Miles ............................................Jerry McNeal, 9:26.2 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:16.2 ..................................................... Larry Stroup, Ray Wyatt ................................................ Louis Stroup, Lowell Janzen Broad Jump .......................................... Kent Floerke, 24-0.5 Discus......................................................... Al Oerter, 183-5 Shot Put ................................................ Bill Nieder, 60-3.75

1959 - at Norman, Okla. 100 Yards ................................................ Charlie Tidwell, 9.4 220-Yard Low Hurdles.......................... Charlie Tidwell, 22.7 440-Yard Relay.............................................................. 41.0 ............................................... Paul Rearick, Paul Williams, ...................................................Bob Lida, Charlie Tidwell Broad Jump ......................................... Ernie Shelby, 24-4.75 High Jump................................................. Bob Cannon, 6-5 Javelin .........................................................Bill Alley, 256-10

1955 - at Lawrence, Kan. 100 Yards ........................................................Dick Blair, 9.8 220 Yards ...................................................... Dick Blair, 20.9 Mile ............................................................Al Frame, 4:16.5 Two Miles ...................................................Al Frame, 9:27.9 Shot Put .............................................Bill Nieder, 57-11.375 Javelin .................................................... Les Bitner, 219-4.25

1958 - at Columbia, Mo. 220-Yard Low Hurdles.............................. Ernie Shelby, 22.5 Broad Jump .............................................. Ernie Shelby, 24-3 High Jump................................................. Bob Cannon, 6-5 Discus.......................................................Al Oerter, 177-5.5 Shot Put ...................................................Al Oerter, 55-3.75 Javelin .....................................................John Book, 215-0.5

1954 - at Boulder, Colo. 220 Yards ...................................................... Dick Blair, 21.0 440 Yards .............................................. Frank Cindrich, 47.9 880 Yards ................................................. Lloyd Koby, 1:53.8 Mile .........................................................Wes Santee, 4:13.0 Two Miles ..............................................Dick Wilson, 9:39.1 Shot Put ................................................ Bill Nieder, 51-4.75 Javelin ................................................Don Sneegas, 192-2.75

George Byers

menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor conference champions

1969 - at Ames, Iowa 120-Yard High Hurdles............................ George Byers, 14.2 440-Yard Interm. Hurdles .....................Bob Bornkessel, 52.7 880 Yards ....................................................Jim Ryun, 1:48.7 Mile ...........................................................Jim Ryun, 4:08.9 440-Yard Relay.............................................................. 40.9 .........................................George Byers, Mickey Mathews, ...................................................Stan Whitley, Julio Meade Long Jump................................................ Stan Whitley, 26-1 Shot Put ....................................................Karl Salb, 60-2.75 Discus...................................................... Doug Knop, 192-8

1963 - at Manhattan, Kan. 880 Yards .................................................Kirk Hagan, 1:50.7 Three Miles .........................................Paul Acevedo, 14:21.0 Pole Vault ..............................................Floyd Manning, 15-0 Broad Jump ......................................... Glenn Martin, 23-8.5 Shot Put ....................................................... Yul Yost, 58-6.5

1953 - at Ames, Iowa 440 Yards .....................................................Don Smith, 47.6 880 Yards ..................................................Wes Santee, 1:50.8 Mile .........................................................Wes Santee, 4:13.0 220-Yard Low Hurdles.................................Don Smith, 23.9 High Jump.............................. Kermit Hollingsworth, 6-3.25 Javelin ...................................................Jim Swim, 199-10.75 1952 - at Norman, Okla. 880 Yards .................................................. Art Dalzell, 1:56.7 Mile .........................................................Wes Santee, 4:06.3 220-Yard Low Hurdles........................... Bob DeVinney, 24.3 Pole Vault ..................................................Jim Floyd, 13-5.75 1951 - at Columbia, Mo. Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:18.0 ...............................................Emil Schutzel, Roland Cain, ..................................................John Riederer, Don Smith 120-Yard High Hurdles....................... Jack Greenwood, 14.6 220-Yard Low Hurdles........................ Jack Greenwood, 23.3 1950 - at Lincoln, Neb. Mile ........................................................Bob Karnes, 4:12.6 Two Miles ............................................ Herb Semper, 9:21.0 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:19.9 .................................................. Emil Schutzel, John Stites, ............................................ Jim Dinsmore, Bob DeVinney 220-Yard Low Hurdles........................ Jack Greenwood, 23.9 1949 - at Lincoln, Neb. 880 Yards ..................................................Pat Bowers, 1:54.1 Mile ........................................................Bob Karnes, 4:19.9 Two Miles ...............................................Bob Karnes, 9:43.0 Broad Jump .......................................... Tom Scofield, 21-3.5 High Jump.................................................Tom Scofield, 6-2 Javelin .............................................Leroy Robison, 162-6.75 Discus..............................................Melvin Thornhill, 142-5

26 OLYMPIANS | 35 WORLD RECORDS | 69 INDIVIDUAL NCAA TITLES | 409 ALL-AMERICANS | 679 INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TITLES

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men’s outdoor conference champions

1948 - at Lincoln, Neb. 880 Yards ................................................... Dick Shea, 1:55.5 Mile ........................................................Bob Karnes, 4:22.3 Two Miles ...............................................Bob Karnes, 9:42.0 High Jump.......................................... Tom Scofield, 6-4.125 Big Six Conference 1947 - at Lincoln, Neb. Two Miles ...............................................Bob Karnes, 9:51.3 High Jump.......................................... Tom Scofield, 6-7.625 1946 - at Lincoln, Neb. 440 Yards .................................................. John Jackson, 50.1 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:28.8 ............................................ Floyd Lunsford, Richard Shea, .........................................Wallace Desterhaft, John Jackson High Jump.................................................Tom Scofield, 6-4 Shot Put ................................................. Charlie Black, 46-4

Bob Karnes 1945 - at Lincoln, Neb. Javelin .............................................. Leroy Robison, 168-5.5 1944 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Yards .............................................. Walter Isaacson, 10.4 220 Yards .............................................. Walter Isaacson, 23.0 120-Yard High Hurdles..........................Frank Stannard, 15.1 220-Yard Low Hurdles...........................Frank Stannard, 25.4 Broad Jump .......................................... Tom Scofield, 21-3.5 High Jump.................................................Tom Scofield, 6-2 Javelin .............................................Leroy Robison, 162-6.75 1943 - at Lincoln, Neb. High Jump.................................................Tom Scofield, 6-2 1941 - at Lincoln, Neb. High Jump....................................... Norman Sanneman, 6-3 1940 - at Lincoln, Neb. Two Miles ................................................Ray Harris, 9:54.8 220-Yard Low Hurdles..................................... Lyle Foy, 26.2 1939 - at Ames, Iowa Two Miles ................................................Ray Harris, 9:29.9 Broad Jump ........................................Bob Stoland, 23-10.75 High Jump............................................. Bob Stoland, 6-3.25 Pole Vault ................................................Don Bird, 13-6.875 1938 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Yards ......................................................... Lyle Foy, 10.1 220 Yards ......................................................... Lyle Foy, 22.5 Pole Vault .....................................................Don Bird, 12-11 1937 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Yards .............................................Jack Richardson, 10.1 220 Yards .............................................Jack Richardson, 22.0 Pole Vault .......................................................................13-0 ........................... Don Bird, Ray Noble & Jack Richardson Javelin ............................................... Fen Durand, 188-11.25 1936 - at Lincoln, Neb. High Jump...........................................Dale Shannon, 6-0.75 Pole Vault ............................................... Ray Noble, 13-3.25 1935 - at Lincoln, Neb. Pole Vault ..............................................Ray Noble, 13-8.125 Shot Put ............................................... Elwyn Dees, 51-3.75 1934 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Yards ............................................................Ed Hall, 9.7 220 Yards ..........................................................Ed Hall, 21.4 880 Yards .................................... Glenn Cunningham, 1:58.0 Mile ........................................... Glenn Cunningham, 4:23.3 Two Miles ................................ Glenn Cunningham, 10:02.1 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:23.9 ..................................... Robert Schroeder, John McNown, ....................................................... Theno Graves, Ed Hall Broad Jump .................................................Ed Hall, 23-11.5 Pole Vault ................................................................ 13-3.875 ....................... Gordon Gray, Clyde Coffman & Bob White Shot Put ............................................... Elwyn Dees, 50-1.75 Javelin ............................................. Paul Harrington, 208-11

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1933 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Yards ............................................................Ed Hall, 9.8 220 Yards ..........................................................Ed Hall, 21.7 880 Yards .................................... Glenn Cunningham, 1:52.2 Mile ........................................... Glenn Cunningham, 4:18.4 Two Miles .................................. Glenn Cunningham, 9:48.8 120-Yard High Hurdles..................................Ray Flick, 15.4 220-Yard Low Hurdles................................ Jay Plumley, 24.7 Mile Relay ................................................................. 3:19.9 .....................................................Harold Gray, Hall Taylor, ....................................................... Theno Graves, Ed Hall Pole Vault ............................................ Gordon Gray, 12-6.75 Shot Put .................................................Elwyn Dees, 47-7.5 1932 - at Lincoln, Neb. 880 Yards .................................... Glenn Cunningham, 1:53.5 Mile ........................................... Glenn Cunningham, 4:14.3 120-Yard High Hurdles..................................Ray Flick, 14.7 Discus..............................................Melvin Thornhill, 142-5 1931 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Yards ........................................................Joe Klaner, 9.5 220 Yards .................................................. Ralph Sickel, 21.1 440 Yards ................................................. George Jones, 49.4 220-Yard Low Hurdles........................... Bernie Gridley, 23.0 Pole Vault ............................................. Clyde Coffman, 12-9 1930 - at Lincoln, Neb. 880 Yards .......................................... Lowell Hinshaw, 1:57.0 Pole Vault ................................................. Jim Bausch, 13-3.5 Shot Put ................................................ Jim Bausch, 49-10.5 Discus............................................Melvin Thornhill, 155-11 Javelin ....................................................... Jim Bausch, 191-2 1929 - at Ames, Iowa 100 Yards ........................................................Jay Wilcox, 9.6 220 Yards ......................................................Jay Wilcox, 21.2 Two Miles ............................................... Ed Fortune, 9:58.4 Missouri Valley Conference 1928 - at Lincoln, Neb. Two Miles ..............................................Poco Frazier, 9:38.3 880-Yard Relay........................................................... 1:27.7 ....................................................... (Names Not Available) Broad Jump ................................... Cyrus Spangler, 23-11.75 1927 - at Lincoln, Neb. 100 Yards ................................................... Lowell Grady, 9.6 220 Yards ................................................. Lowell Grady, 21.3 Two Miles ..............................................Poco Frazier, 9:56.6 880-Yard Relay........................................................... 1:29.1 ....................................................... (Names Not Available) 1925 - at Norman, Okla. High Jump...................................................Tom Poor, 6-2.5

1924 - at Lincoln, Neb. High Jump............................................... Tom Poor, 6-3.167 1923 - at Ames, Iowa Broad Jump .................................Merwin Graham, 22-10.25 High Jump................................................. Tom Poor, 6-2.75 Pole Vault ......................................... Carey Rogers, 12-6.875 1922 - at Lawrence, Kan. 120-Yard High Hurdles..........................Everett Bradley, 15.4 Broad Jump ..................................... Everett Bradley, 23-4.75 Pole Vault ................................................ Carey Rogers, 12-0 Shot Put .......................................... Everett Bradley, 41-8.25 Discus.............................................Everett Bradley, 127-10.5 1921 - at Ames, Iowa 440 Yards ..................................................Paul O’Leary, 50.6 Broad Jump .......................................... Everett Bradley, 23-0 1920 - at St. Louis, Mo. Pole Vault ............................................Mariam Howard, 11-0 1918 - at Columbia, Mo. High Jump................................................... Carl Rice, 6-0.5

TOTAL MEN’S INDIVIDUAL OUTDOOR CONFERENCE TITLES (1918-2011) 100 Meters or 100 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 200 Meters or 220 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 400 Meters or 440 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 800 Meters or 880 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 1,500 Meters or Mile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Two Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 5,000 Meters or Three Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 10,000 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 110 Meters or 120 Yard-Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 220-Yard Low Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 330-Yard Intermediate Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 400 meters or 440-Yard Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 3,000-Meter Steeplechase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 400-Meter or 4x110-yard Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 4x200-yard Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 4x400-Meter or Mile Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 High Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Triple Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Discus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Javelin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Hammer Throw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Decathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Total Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS WOMENS INDOOR CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

Andrea Branson

Big 12 Conference

2008 - at Lincoln, Neb. 60 Meters ....................................... Nickesha Anderson, 7.22 Long Jump...................................Crystal Manning, 19-10.25 Triple Jump .................................Crystal Manning, 43-09.75 Pole Vault ........................................Kate Sultanova, 13-06.50 2007 - at Ames, Iowa Pole Vault ........................................Kate Sultanova, 13-09.25 2005 - at Lincoln, Neb. Pole Vault ........................................... Amy Linnen, 13-09.25 2003 - at Lincoln, Neb. 600 Yards .................................................Kim Clark, 1:20.38 2002 - at Lincoln, Neb. Long Jump.................................... Monique Peters, 19-10.75 1999 - at Manhattan, Kan. Pole Vault ..........................................Andrea Branson, 12-9.5 1998 - at Ames, Iowa Pole Vault .............................................Candace Mason, 12-6 Pentathlon ......................................... Candace Mason, 4,053

1993 - at Ames, Iowa 5,000 Meters ........................................... Julia Saul, 17:13.92 High Jump....................................MaryBeth Labosky, 6-1.25 1992 - at Lawrence, Kan. Triple Jump .................................... Cassandra Bryant, 41-2.5 1989 - at Lincoln, Neb. 600 Yards ............................................. Janice Turner, 1:21.76 1987 - at Lincoln, Neb. Pentathlon .......................................... Ann O’Connor, 3,792

Big Eight Conference 1996 - at Manhattan, Kan. 800 Meters ..........................................Kristi Kloster, 2:07.55 3,000 Meters .....................................Melissa Swartz, 9:34.90 Distance Medley Relay ............................................11:26.97 ...................................Kerri Woolheater, Latanya Holloway, ..............................................Kristi Kloster, Melissa Swartz 1994 - at Oklahoma City, Okla. 800 Meters ..........................................Kristi Kloster, 2:09.20

1986 - at Lincoln, Neb. Shot Put ........................................... Denise Buchanan, 50-7 1985 - at Lincoln, Neb. Shot Put ............................................. Stine Lerdahl, 50-7.25 1984 - at Lincoln, Neb. Shot Put ............................................. Stine Lerdahl, 48-10.5 1982 - at Lincoln, Neb. 800 Meters ..........................................Bev Mortimer, 2:17.3 4x440 Yard Relay .......................................................3:48.55 ............................Donna Smitherman, Karen McCullough, ...................................... Halcyon McKnight, Lorna Tucker

TOTAL WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL INDOOR CONFERENCE TITLES (1974-2011) 55 Meters or 60 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 60 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 200 Meters or 300 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 600 Mards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 800 Meters or 880 Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 3,000 Meters or Two Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 5,000 Meters or Three Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 55 Meters or 60-Yard Hurdles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 4x400-Meter or Mile Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 4x800-Meter or 4x880-Yard Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Distance Medley Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 High Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Pole Vault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Triple Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Weight Throw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Pentathlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Total Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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2010 - at Ames, Iowa Weight Throw.................................Alena Krechyk, 64-01.25 600 Yards .....................................Taylor Washington, 1:20.48

1981- at Lincoln, Neb. 60-Yard Hurdles .......................................... Gwen Poss, 8.02 Long Jump...................................Halcyon McKnight, 19-3.5 1980 - at Lincoln, Neb. Distance Medley Relay ............................................11:50.68 ..............................................Lori Lowrey, Pam Schubarth, ........................................... Deb Hertzog, Michelle Brown 4x880 Yard Relay .......................................................9:13.02 Tami Guinn, Pam Schubarth, Michelle Brown, Deb Hertzog 1979 - at Lincoln, Neb. 60 Yards .......................................................Lori Green, 7.02 300 Yards ................................................... Lori Green 35.35 1978 - at Lincoln, Neb. 60 Yards .................................................Sheila Calmese, 6.89 300 Yards ............................................. Sheila Calmese, 35.37 60-Yard Hurdles ..........................................Lori Lowrey, 8.0 1977 - at Columbia, Mo. 60 Yards ...................................................Sheila Calmese, 7.1 300 Yards ...............................................Sheila Calmese, 36.2 1976 - at Manhattan, Kan. Shot Put ............................................... Jesse Riddle, 46-7.75

Kristi Kloster

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Big 12 Conference 2011 - at Norman, Okla. 400 Meters ....................................... Diamond Dixon, 51.55 2010 - at Columbia, Mo. Hammer Throw .................................Alena Krechyk, 206-07 1,500 Meters ......................................Lauren Bonds, 4:20.02 2008 - at Boulder, Colo. Pole Vault ........................................Kate Sultanova, 13-05.25 2007 - at Ames, Iowa 100-Meter Hurdles ............................... Ashley Brown, 13.27 Triple Jump ...................................... Crystal Manning, 13.71 Hammer Throw .................................. Zlata Tarasova, 206-06 2005 - at Manhattan, Kan. Pole Vault ........................................Kate Sultanova, 13-05.25 Triple Jump ....................................... Brooklyn Hann, 42-11 2001 - at College Station, Texas Javelin .................................................... Andrea Bulat, 158-0 1999 - at Waco, Texas Pole Vault ........................................Andrea Branson, 13-4.25 Heptathlon ........................................ Candace Mason, 5,617 1998 - at Columbia, Mo. Pole Vault ..........................................Candace Mason, 12-5.5 Heptathlon ........................................ Candace Mason, 5,637 Big Eight Conference 1996 - at Lincoln, Neb. 10,000 Meters.......................................Sarah Heeb, 35:28.79 1995 - at Ames, Iowa 100 Meters .......................................... Natasha Shafer, 11.4h 400-Meter Relay ......................................................... 45.10 .................................Diamond Williams, Latanya Holloway, .................................. Dawn Steele-Slavens, Natasha Shafer Javelin ....................................................... Amy Baker, 167-8 1994 - at Lawrence, Kan. 800 Meters ..........................................Kristi Kloster, 2:05.42 High Jump.............................................Keely Harding, 5-10

1993 - at Boulder, Colo. 400-Meter Hurdles ..................................Dawn Steele, 59.46 10,000 Meters.......................................... Julia Saul, 36:35.20 1992 - at Norman, Okla. 800 Meters ..........................................Kristi Kloster, 2:06.78 3,000 Meters .....................................Cathy Palacios, 9:27.11 High Jump......................................MaryBeth Labosky, 6-1.5 Javelin ................................................. Heather Berlin, 166-0 1987 - at Lawrence, Kan. Heptathlon ..........................................Rosie Wadman, 5,138 1986 - at Boulder, Colo. Discus..............................................Denise Buchanan, 152-3 Shot Put .......................................Denise Buchanan, 48-3.25 Heptathlon ..........................................Rosie Wadman, 4,617 1985 - at Manhattan, Kan. Discus..............................................Denise Buchanan, 162-2 Shot Put ............................................. Stine Lerdahl, 50-5.25 1984 - at Lincoln, Neb. Javelin ........................................ Anne Grethe Baeraas, 180-0 Discus.......................................................Lisa Bossch, 164-0

Lauren Bonds

1983 - at Stillwater, Okla. Long Jump..................................... Halcyon McKnight, 21-3 1982 - at Norman, Okla. 1,600-Meter Relay ..................................................... 3:41.3 ....................................Donna Smitherman, Cherise Taylor, ...................................... Halcyon McKnight, Lorna Tucker Long Jump...................................Halcyon McKnight, 21-5.5 Discus.................................................. Robin Small, 167-5.5 1981 - at Ames, Iowa 100-Meter Hurdles .................................... Gwen Poss, 14.86 Long Jump..................................... Halcyon McKnight, 20-1 1980 - at Lincoln, Neb. Long Jump..................................... Halcyon McKnight, 19-5 Discus.............................................. Robin Small, 151-11.25 Javelin ........................................................Tami Rose, 142-9 1979 - at Manhattan, Kan. 100 Meters ................................................Lori Green, 11.63 200 Meters ................................................Lori Green, 23.49

1978 - at Norman, Okla. 100 Meters .......................................... Sheila Calmese, 11.86 200 Meters .......................................... Sheila Calmese, 24.17 Sprint Medley Relay................................................... 1:43.4 ..................................Sheila Calmese, Charmane Kuhlman, .................................................... Amy Miles, Lori Lowrey 400-Meter Relay ......................................................... 46.99 ..................................Sheila Calmese, Charmane Kuhlman, .................................................... Amy Miles, Lori Lowrey 1977 - at Lawrence, Kan. 100 Meters ............................................Sheila Calmese, 11.5 200 Meters .......................................... Sheila Calmese, 24.30 1976 - at Ames, Iowa Shot Put ............................................... Jesse Riddle, 43-11.5 1974 - at Manhattan, Kan. Shot Put ..............................................Mary Jacobson, 43-11

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Charlie Gruber Katy Eisenmenger Andy Tate Katy Eisenmenger Leo Bookman Kim Clark Leo Bookman Laura Lavoie Sheldon Battle Sheldon Battle Ashley Brown Colby Wissel Nickesha Anderson Julius Jiles Nickesha Anderson Lauren Bonds

2011

Diamond Dixon

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Kyle Clemons

Field Pat Manson Vince Labosky Kim Hutheofer Pat Manson MaryBeth Labosky Harun Hazim MaryBeth Labosky Harun Hazim MaryBeth Labosky John Bazzoni Keely Harding Nick Johannsen Amy Baker Michael Evers Candace Mason Michael Evers Kim Feldkamp Scott Russell Candace Mason Eniola Ajayi Andrea Branson Candace Mason Andrea Branson ----Scott Russell --------Amy Linnen Charisse Bacchus Kate Sultanova Egor Agafonov Kate Sultanova Egor Agafonov Jordan Scott Mason Finley Alena Kreckyk Jordan Scott Andrea Geubelle Mason Finley Jordan Scott

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Men Brian Martin Nathan Prenger Jon Colby Miller Ricardo Amezcua Lester Smith Ryan Speers Mark Menefee T.J. Hackler Brian Franklin --Gavin Ball Julis Jiles Egor Agafonov Jack Sachse Jordan Scott Keith Hayes Brian Bishop Mackenzie Wills Kyle Clemons Mason Finley Josh Munsch Johann Swanepoel

Women Latonya Holloway Diamond Williams Carleen Roberts April Kockrow Andrea Branson Andrea Bulat Ashley Pyle Laura Lavoie Brooklyn Hann Abby Emsick Octavia Garrett Kate Sultanova Stephanie Horton Lauren Bonds Brittany Parker Shayla Wilson

Andrea Geubelle Alena Krechyk Taylor Washington Diamond Dixon Francine Simpson

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 1989 ............................................................. Patrick Manson 1991 ............................................................. Patrick Manson 1995 .................................................................John Bazzoni 1996 .................................................................Kristi Kloster 1997 ..................................................................... Lisa Beran 1998 ..................................................................... Lisa Beran 1999 .............................................................Candace Mason 2002 ................................................................. Scott Russell 2004 ....................................................................Kim Clark ..................................................................... Megan Manthe 2005 .....................................................................Kim Clark ..................................................................... Megan Manthe 2007 .............................................................. Egor Agafonov 2008 .....................................................................Eric Fattig 2009 ................................................................Lauren Bonds 2010 .....................................................................Eric Fattig

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Top Cumulative GPA For Upperclassmen)

Charlie Gruber

jayhawk team honors

1990

Track Craig Watcke Tricia Brown Mary Beth Idoux Steve Hefferman Amy Hadley Michael Cox Margaret Sullivan Jason Teal Cathy Palacios Michael Cox Julia Saul Joe Pickett Kristi Kloster Michael Cox Natasha Shafer Pierre Lisk Melissa Swartz Ricardo Amezcua Carleen Roberts Charlie Gruber Tamra Montgomery Charlie Gruber Scott Russell

NEWCOMER/FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

2001 2002

Men Brent Behrens Brent Behrens

2003

Joshy Madathil

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Brian Raggett Erik Sloan

2005

Mark Gdowski Grady Sullivan

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Mark Gdowski Eric Fattig Eric Fattig Jareb Stallbaumer Jareb Stallbaumer Jareb Stallbaumer

Women Eve Lamborn Eve Lamborn Abby Nielsen Kim Clark Megan Manthe Kim Clark Megan Manthe Abby Emsick Kim Clark Megan Foster Megan Manthe Abby Emsick Emily Reimer Elizabeth Beisner Emily Reimer Lauren Bonds Jaci Perryman

Joshy Madathil

DR. ROBERT E. FREDRICK SENIOR SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 1991-1992 .................................................Donnie Anderson 1992-1993 ...............................................MaryBeth Labosky 1994-1995 ........................................................John Bazzoni 1995-1996 ........................................................Kristi Kloster 1997-1998 ............................................................ Lisa Beran 2001-2002 ........................................................Andrea Bulat 2001-2002 ........................................................ Scott Russell 2005-2006 ..................................................... Joshy Madathil 2006-2007 ........................................................Abby Emsick

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(M) Jabari Wamble, Scott Russell (W) Eniola Ajayi, Andrea Branson (M) Andy Tate, Jabari Wamble (W) Eniola Ajayi, Ashley Pyle None chosen (M) Leo Bookman, Anson Jackson (W) Kim Clark (M) Leo Bookman (W) Kim Clark (M) Colin Dutton, Brandon Hodges, Chris Jones, Aaron Thompson (W) Kim Clark, Brooklyn Hann, Paige Higgins, Jen Widerstrom (M) Sheldon Battle, Cody Roberts, Erik Sloan, Aaron Thompson (W) Charisse Bacchus, Tiffany Cherry, Libby Harmon, Dena Seibel (M) Paul Hefferon, Matt Baysinger, Cody Roberts (W) Abby Emsick, Sha’Ray Butler, Libby Harmon, Ashley Brown, Alicia McGregor (M) Matt Baysinger, Paul Hefferon, Barrett Saunders, Jordan Scott (W) Lauren Bonds, Ashley Brown, Sha’Ray Butler, Libby Harmon, Alicia McGregor (M) Jordan Scott, Ryan Hays, Eric Fattig (W) Lauren Bonds, Sha’Ray Butler, Kelsey Erb, Charity Stowers (M) Eric Fattig, Ryan Hays, Jordan Scott, Iain Trimble, Keron Toussaint (W) Lauren Bonds, Julia Cummings, Kelsey Erb, Amanda Miller, Shayla Wilson (M) Jordan Scott, Keron Toussaint, Nick Caprario, Mason Finley, Donny Wasinger, Austin Bussing, Ebo Browne (W) Kendra Bradley, Shayla Wilson, Rebeka Stowe, Amanda Miller, Julia Cummings, Jaci Perryman, Andrea Geubelle (M) Mason Finley, Alex Bishop (W) Shayla Wilson, Rebeka Stowe, Julia Cummings, Andrea Geubelle, Heather Bergmann

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DIRECTIONS FROM K.C. AIRPORT • Take I-29 North to I-435 South • From I-435 South, exit I-70 West to Lawrence and Topeka • Take I-70 west to East Lawrence exit #204. • After the toll, turn left (south) on Hwy 40/59 and drive straight for approx. two miles to 6th Street. • Turn right on 6th Street and go approx. one mile to Iowa. • Turn left on Iowa to 15th street (a stoplight) and go left. • After approximately a half mile on 15th street, turn right on Burdick Drive (at bottom of hill) • Turn left at four-way stop sign onto Irving Hill Road • Turn right at next three-way stop • Take next right and Lot 90 (southeast side of Naismith Dr.) is on the left

DIRECTIONS FROM TOPEKA • Take I-70 east to West Lawrence exit #202 (59 South, Iowa Street) • After the toll, drive straight for approx. two miles • Turn left off Iowa onto 15th street (a stoplight) • After approximately a half mile on 15th street, turn right on Burdick Drive (at bottom of hill) • Turn left at four-way stop sign onto Irving Hill Road • Turn right at next three-way stop • Take next right and Lot 90 (southeast side of Naismith Dr.) is on the left

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