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Spring sports roundup


After winning both races in the weather-shortened Sunflower Showdown against K-State May 1 at Wyandotte County Lake, rowing celebrated the careers of seniors London Acree, Heidi Burns, Katie Donnellan, Lauren Fee, Hannah Roemer, Laurel Salisbury, Anna Van Driel, Emma Yowell and manager Megan Akers. …

In a Mizzou meet forced indoors by weather, sophomore Zach Bradford set KU’s new indoor pole vault record at 19-0.75 feet. KU moved into postseason competition with the first team in NCAA history boasting four 18-foot vaulters, including senior Hussain Al-Hizam (18-8.25) and senior Christian Champen and junior Kyle Rogers (both 18-1.25). The May 1 Rock Chalk Classic featured school records by junior Alexandra Emilianov in the discus (197.8 feet) and shot put (55-4.25 feet), and senior Gleb Dudarev won the hammer throw with the NCAA’s second-best mark of the season (242-6 feet). …

Senior Jenny Mosser and freshman Caroline Crawford, both outside hitters, earned First Team All-Big 12 volleyball honors, and Crawford was also named to the All-Rookie Team. …

While celebrating seniors at the May 1 Sunflower Showdown (top), KU rowers also honored one of their sport’s time-honored traditions by dunking freshman coxswain Sydney Johnston. Photographs courtesy Kansas Athletics.

Senior Manon Manning on Feb. 27 won KU’s first Big 12 title in the 200-yard backstroke, and KU placed second in the team standings, at the conference meet at Texas. …

Sophomore Lauren Heinlein took second April 12-13 at Baylor with a 10-under 206, a 54-hole KU record. Junior Ben Sigel’s ace on No. 17 highlighted his final-round 67 April 18 at Iowa.

Issue 2, 2021


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