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Kansas tracks wins 13 events in Missouri Spring Opener

The Kansas men’s and women’s track and field teams visited Columbia, Missouri to compete in the Missouri Spring Opener this weekend, winning 13 events throughout the two-day meet.

KU began day two in the field, where junior Alexandra Emilianov won the women’s discus with a throw of 55.78m (183-0 ft.). In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Toni Englund got her outdoor season off to a strong start by clocking a personal-best 14.76 to win the race.

On the men’s side of the hurdles, freshman Cameron Wilmington led the way in the 110-meter hurdles by running a 14.76 to clock in as the fastest collegian in the event.

In the women’s 400 meters, junior Anna Siemens ran the fastest time of her outdoor career by clocking a 54.79 to win the event.

Kansas took the top-three spots in the women’s 100 meters, led by senior Jedah Caldwell’s mark of 11.84. Junior Morganne Mukes finished second with a 12.11, followed by freshman Ahmya McKeithan in third with a time of 12.16.

Kansas finished the day with a pair of victories in the men’s and women’s 4x400 meter relays. The women’s quartet of Anna Siemens, Erin Sermons, Jedah Caldwell and Jana Shawver finished in 3:45.06. In the men’s 4x400 meter relay, Darius Releford, Cameron Wilmington, Justice Dick and Xavier Wolf teamed up for the win with a time of 3:14.17.

Kansas will compete in the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas next weekend.

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