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KU Women Finish Second at NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
March 10, 2013


The Kansas women's squad claimed second place at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships for the second-consecutive year at the Randal Tyson Track in Fayetteville, Ark. For the men, Texas Tech was the highest placed team for the league coming in fifth.

Individually, the Conference collected five event crowns.

Kansas' Andrea Geubelle claimed NCAA titles in both the triple jump and long jump, becoming just the fourth woman in NCAA history to win both events in the same year. It marked the second straight year the Jayhawk won the triple jump. Kansas also took home the women's pole vault title as Natalia Bartnovskaya cleared a school-record height of 4.45m (14-7.25) to best the field.

Oklahoma senior Tia Brooks won her second indoor shot put title, breaking her own NCAA record and becoming the first woman in NCAA history to surpass the 63-foot barrier with a throw of 63-0.75. Iowa State's Christina Hillman finished second in the event with a throw of 58-0.5, which set a school record.

On the men's side, Texas Tech's Kennedy Kithuka won the 5,000-meters with a time of 13:25.38. Kithuka is the first men's Red Raider in school history to become a national champion in the event. The time of 13:25.38 is also a new personal best for the Texas Tech senior.

Tech sophomore Kole Weldon had a great finish to his indoor season breaking his own school record with a mark of 20.02-meters (65'-08.25") and finishing second in the nation. Weldon is the first men's thrower in school history to finish in the top eight at nationals in the shot put.

TCU senior Charles Silmon earned a third place finish in the men's 60-meter dash finals, the best of his career. In the men's 3,000 meters, OSU's Kirubel Erassa made an incredible late charge to finish third in a personal-best 7:49.17. Kansas State's Erik Kynard claimed third in the high jump.

Baylor junior Tiffani McReynolds set a school record of 7.96 en route to claiming second-place in the women's 60-meter hurdles. The Texas women finished third in 4x400-meter relay, marking the third straight at NCAA Indoors in which UT's Mile relay finished in the top five.

Big 12 teams will now turn their attention to the outdoor season, which begins next week.

MEN'S TEAM FINISHES                  
5.         Texas Tech, 28.00
8.         Oklahoma State, 20.00
T23.      Texas, 9.00
T32.      TCU, 6.00
T32.      Kansas State, 6.00
T32.      Baylor, 6.00

WOMEN'S TEAM FINISHES                  
2.         Kansas, 44.00
9.         Iowa State, 23.00
18.       Texas, 12.00
T20.     Oklahoma, 10.00
T25.     Baylor, 8.00
T35.     Texas Tech, 5.00
T40.     TCU, 4.00
T46.     Kansas State, 3.00
51.       West Virginia, 2.00

5,000 Meters - Kennedy Kithuka, Texas Tech
Triple Jump - Bryce Lamb, Texas Tech

Triple Jump - Andrea Geubelle, Kansas
Long Jump - Andrea Geubelle, Kansas
Pole Vault - Natalia Bartnovskaya, Kansas
Shot Put - Tia Brooks, Oklahoma 

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