LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Records were set in the men's shuttle hurdle relay (Nebraska, 59.10), the boy's 800m run (Marble Falls' Leonel Manzano, 1:51.54), the boy's 400m relay (Jenks, 41.60) and the girls 800m run (Shawnee Heights' Trisa Nockoley, 2:12.53) in Day 3 of the 2003 Kansas Relays, Friday at Memorial Stadium, as the weather held off and no events were delayed.
In the men's events, former Kansas thows standout Scott Russell, now competing for Nike and volunteering as an assistant coach for the Kansas throwers, won the men's javelin with a toss of 251-00.00. Team All-Star, comprised of premier miler Alan Webb, Kansas' volunteer assistant track coach Calvin Davis, high school standout Adam Perkins and Andy Downin, won the men's distance medley relay with a time of 10:00.01. Navy's 4-mile relay team of Brian Harrington, Daniel Christensen, John Sink and Josh McCann took first with a time of 17:02.13.
Highlighting the women's events was Nike's Trecia Smith claiming her third consecutive Kansas Relays women's triple jump title with a distance of 43-07. Kansas' distance medley relay team of freshman Jenna Bimbi, sophomore Lauren Brownrigg, sophomore Kim Clark and senior Robbie Harriford placed first with a time of 11:56.23.
Other Kansas standout performances included senior Jeremy Hull's second-place pole vault finish (16-08.75), sophomore Sondra Rauterkus' runner-up finish in the high jump (5-08.00), freshman Jenna Bimbi's fourth-place finish in the 800-meter run, freshman Abby Emsick's sixth-place finish in the shot put (46-09.00) and senior Benaud Shirley's regional-qualifying performance in the triple jump (50-08.00, eighth place). Kansas' men's distance medley squad took third with a time of 10:05.53.
The 2003 Relays commence tomorrow, with both running events and field events beginning at 8:00 a.m.
(field results) (running results) (4/18/03)