Jayhawks Compete in Triangular
Jan. 22, 2005
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The University of Kansas track and field teams traveled to Manhattan, Kan., Saturday to compete in the KU/KSU/MU Triangular. In this combined scored event the Jayhawks finished third with a total of 228 points, eight behind second place Missouri. Kansas State was the winner of the meet with 257 points.
The Jayhawks posted nine first places finishes on the day.
Junior thrower Sheldon Battle continued his early season success with two NCAA provisional qualifying performances. Battle took first place in the shot put with a best throw of 59-01.50 and finished second in the weight throw with the second best toss in Kansas history of 67-07.50.
Junior Aaron Thompson won two events as he placed first in the 60-meter dash (6.87) and the 60-meter hurdles (8.09).
The Jayhawks recorded two victories in the 4x400 meter relay. The men's team won the event in 3:17.38, while the women scored a victory with a time of 3:48.92.
The women's team recorded four first place finishes.
Junior Tiffany Cherry took first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.66. The Jayhawks finished one, two in the 400-meters as freshman Cortney Jacobs won the event in 57.58. Sophomore teammate Octavia Garrett finished right on her heels with a second place, 57.85 finish.
Junior Charisse Bacchus rounded out the women's winners with a first place finish in the long jump. Bacchus had a best jump of 19-04.75.
Other notable finishes for the women included freshman Ekaterina Sultanova who finished second in the pole vault (13-07.50), senior Kim Clark finished second in the 600-yards (1:24.95) and a second place tie in the high jump between senior Sondra Rauterkus and sophomore Joanie Nelson who both jumped 5-04.25.
"Sheldon (Battle) had a great meet," Kansas head coach Stanley Redwine said. "His effort in the weight throw should get him into the NCAA meet. Aaron Thompson also had a great meet winning both the 60-meters and the 60-meter hurdles.
"We are trying to get better meet by meet but our combined points today is not where we thought they would be," Redwine added.
Kansas will return home to host the Jayhawk Invitational next Friday.