Vollmer and Caines Set the Tone for KU on Day One of Kansas Relays
April 18, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas freshman Lindsay Vollmer sits in second place of the heptathlon with 3,304 points following the first day of competition in the 85th annual Kansas Relays. Teammate Amanda Caines is performing in her first collegiate heptathlon and is currently in eighth place. The sophomore has 2,533 total points heading into the second day of competition.
The day and the meet started out on a high note for Vollmer, who won the 100-meter hurdle portion of the heptathlon with her wind-aided time of 14.06. The multi-event runner missed her previous personal best in the event by .02 seconds, but earned 970 points in the process.
Vollmer followed up her solid hurdling performance with another personal best in the high jump. The 1.69 meter (5-06.50 ft.) clearance earned her a third-place finish and 842 points, while Caines was not far behind, finishing fourth. Caines cleared a height of 1.63 meters (5-04.25 ft.) and compiled 771 points for that portion of the event.
In the shot put, Vollmer put a total of 630 points up on the board with her 11.53 meter (37-10.00 ft.) throw and third-place finish. Caines placed eighth and earned a new KU career best with an 8.69 meter toss (28-06.25 ft.), which earned her 444 points.
The final women’s event of the day put Vollmer and Caines in the second heat of the 200 meter dash. The duo finished third and eighth, respectively, with Vollmer earning a wind-aided time of 25.27 and 862 points. Caines finished with 685 points after her wind-aided 27.33 performance.
Both Vollmer and Caines will finish up their heptathlon events Thursday, as they compete in the long jump, javelin and 800 meters, starting at 9 a.m. inside Memorial Stadium.
DAY #1 NOTES
DAY #1 QUOTES
On heading into day two of the heptathlon and the Relays:
On competing with teammate Amanda Caines:
Sophomore Amanda Caines
On Wednesday’s warm weather:
On competing at Memorial Stadium: