This past week while the rest of the sports world watched to see what would happen with the conference realignment mess, the Kansas track and field team took a trip to Oregon for the NCAA outdoor championships. The results were impressive and Kansas as a team did very well. Today the Olympic sports deserve a few kudos.
Kansas junior Jordan Scott captured his first NCAA title after winning the pole vault here Thursday evening at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Scott was crowned champion with his height of 5.40 meters (17-08.50 ft.) at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
"I have been after an NCAA title since my freshman year so to finally get that is amazing. It still has completely sunk in, but tomorrow when I get my award and get to take my victory lap that will be when I get really excited."
Kansas freshman Mason Finley added to his hardware collection by taking second place in the shot put here Saturday morning at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Finley shattered his previous career best mark by tossing the shot 20.68 meters (67-10.25 ft.) at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
"I could tell it was a good throw as soon as it left my hand," said Finley, who accounted for a total of 16 points during the meet. "I have been working really hard on the shot put and to get a new personal best at the biggest meet of the year is a great feeling."
1) Texas A&M 55
2) Florida 54
3) Oregon 45
4) Arizona State 37
5) Southern California 35.5
6) LSU 34
7) Kansas 26
8) Florida State 22
8) Stanford 22
10) Virginia Tech 20.5
7th out of 75 programs competing. Not a bad finish for the Jayhawks.
Also...anyone know this Finley kid? Says he's from Colorado so maybe I'll try to track him down, but if anyone does...lets see if he wants to take a shot at a tackle spot in the future.
Paging Turner Gill...there is a 6'8" 375 pound discus thrower outside of your stadium who might want to take a page from the Johnathan Ogden handbook and become an All American left tackle and an olympic level discus thrower.