By George Fladeland
The KU track and field team was on fire at Moravian College’s Greyhound Invitational this weekend April 18th until April 19th. The sprinters tore up the track for the ladies in the 100m preliminaries.
Kimberly Richardson advanced to the final alongside of Valerie Mizansky. Richardson came out with a PSAC qualifying time as Mizansky hit a career best of 12.39. Mizansky finished in fourth place at the meet and third all time in school history.
Bria Evans set a personal-best in the fast and furious 400m in fourth place at 1:05.37. Christina Descano and Mizansky also long jumped the Golden Bears to third and fifth place performances. Descano had a career best day in the Javelin as well.
The distance tandum of Frances McNally and Molly Macdonald had commendable performances. McNally finished nineth overall in the 800m 2:24.65 and eighth in the 1500m 4:54.00. MacDonald placed fourth in the 5000m with a season best 18:40.92.
KU’s field team was in full attack mode. Macey Tanesco fininshed with a second-place performance in the shot put. Her career-best (43-7) is fifth all time in school history.
Nicole Wildermuth led in both the discus and hammer throw. Wildermuth’s (126-01) throw placed her fourth in discus, and she placed seventh in the hammer throw at 140-8.
The Golden Bear men’s track and field team set many PSAC qualifying marks and personal bests as well this weekend. C.J. Lindsay Jr. and Quaran Cason both hit PSAC marks and season bests as well in the 100m preliminaries. Lindsay Jr. competed in the 100m finals in seventh place. Cason also finished seventh overall in the 200m 22.26.
Lanny Buck cleared the height of 15-11 to nab the NCAA-provisional pole vault. Buck’s efforts landed him second place in the meet.
Alex Waston ran the 3000m steeple chase in 9:42.22 for a career best, fifth overall and eighth all-time at KU.
The duo of Tanner Lipsky and Naeb Mengisteab each hit PSAC qualifiers. Lipsky finished seventh in the 400m 49.59 and Mengisteab placed fourth in the 800m 1:56.76.
The Golden Bears will next compete at the historic Penn Relays in Philadelphia this Thursday and Friday, April 23-24.