Calling all Pacific Northwest Jayhawks: KU track needs your help

Posted on May 9, 2013 in Campus News, News, and Sports

Ranked No. 1 in the country after winning its first Big 12 outdoor track and field championship May 5 at Baylor, KU women’s track and field is beginning preparations for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, June 5-8 at the University of Oregon’s hallowed Hayward Field in Eugene.

“I believe Oregon will be tough at their home,” coach Stanley Redwine says. “We need any kind of support we can get out there, but I like our chances.”

Stay tuned for news regarding possible Alumni Association rallies at the NCAA Championships, but regardless, if you’re near enough to Eugene to make the trip, please consider making plans to be on hand to cheer on the Jayhawks as they attempt to win KU’s first NCAA title since men’s basketball in 2008.

Senior sprinter Paris Daniels, who scored a meet-high 23 points with gold in the 200 meters and silver in the 100 as well as running the anchor leg on KU’s victorious 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams, on Wednesday was named Big 12 Outstanding Female Performer of the Year. Redwine followed up his Big 12 indoor coach of the year honor–earned after KU won the conference’s indoor team title in January–by being named Big 12 Women’s Coach of the Year.

–Chris Lazzarino

KU Track and Field team press conference |
Photo by Dan Storey

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