Archive for Thursday, April 27, 2006

Relays notes: Eustice vaults for WSU

April 27, 2006

— Sara Eustice, a 2005 graduate of Lansing High School, competed Saturday in the pole vault at the Kansas Relays. Eustice is a freshman on the track team at Wichita State.

Eustice failed to clear the bar on her three attempts to clear the opening height of 11 feet.

Eustice has had an impressive start to her college vaulting career. After winning three straight state medals during her prep career at LHS, she placed third at the Missouri Valley Conference indoor championships Feb. 25 when she cleared 11 feet, 5 3/4 inches.

¢ Christian Cantwell, a former Missouri Tiger, won the men's invitational shot put title with a throw of 70-3 3/4. That mark is the best throw in the world this year.

¢ Nike hurdler Bershawn "Batman" Jackson broke his own Relays record in the invitational 400-meter hurdles. His time of 48.34 seconds is the third-best mark in the world this year.

¢ A crowd of 26,211 was on hand Saturday to watch a handful of Olympic champions and elite athletes compete at the Relays. That crowd was the second-largest in Relays history. The attendance record - 32,000 - was set in 1972.

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