Senior Jessica Maroszek tallied a sixth-place finish in her final NCAA discus outing last week at the national championship meet. Maroszek, who hails from Seymour, Wisconsin, posted a second-attempt throw of 54.78 meters (179'9") to elevate up the leaderboard early in the competition.
Fouls on each of her next four attempts made it impossible for Maroszek to keep her position, bumping her down to sixth over the final rounds of throws, where she eventually ended her day. The finish marked the third time Maroszek posted a top-eight finish in the event at the NCAA Championships and garnered her First Team All-America honors, also for the third time. Maroszek is now the second Jayhawk thrower to attain All-America status on three separate occasions.
Michael Stigler earned a runner-up finish in the 400-meter hurdles for the second-consecutive year at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon last week. The junior out of Canyon, Texas clocked in at 49.90 and earned First Team All-American honors for the third time in the event. Stigler’s finish also marked the first time since 1980 a KU male has collected All-American accolades in a track event on three separate occasions. He was the only Jayhawk male to score at the meet, lifting the Kansas men to a 42nd place finish by way of his eight points.