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Track – Several athletes qualify for nationals at Jayhawk Classic


Track – Several athletes qualify for nationals at Jayhawk Classic

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Five individuals and two relays posted national qualifying marks this past weekends Jayhawk Classic at Anschutz Pavilion on the campus of the University of Kansas. 

On the women’s side, sophomore Jalisa Brice reached the NJCAA indoor qualifying standard in the triple jump with a leap of 37-9.25 (11.51m), giving her sixth place overall. 

Freshman thrower Janee’ Kassanavoid qualified in two events while posting persona-best marks. She placed 12th in the weight throw with a mark f 49.2.25 (15.00m) and finished seventh in the shot put with a mark of 41-7.25 (12.68m). 

Johnson County’s distance medley and 4x400 relays also punched their tickets to indoor nationals. The DMR team of Katie Nelson, Brooklyn Meinke, Paige Miller and Abi Hartzell placed fifth with a time of 13:18.85. Emily Harris, Mickalla Mitchell, Madison Williamson and N’Dia Harris made up the 4x400 team that placed seventh with a time of 4:02.96. 

For the Cavalier men, freshman sprinter Roy Bay qualified in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.94, and sophomore thrower Matt Loughner qualified in the weight throw with a mark of 52-2 (15.90m), good for third place overall. 

Sophomore Sam Yoakum was just shy of a qualifying mark in the mile run, but he posted a strong performance by placing fourth overall with a time of 4:31.93.


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