Starting the weekend off for the Jayhawks was Rebekah VanDeWeg (Spring Lake HS) in the pentathlon. VanDeWeg came out with a huge PR in the 60mH and strong performances in the Shot Put, High Jump and Long Jump. She rounded out the day with a great performance in the 800m. Bekah finished 11th in the nation overall, improving her standing by 1 place coming into the meet. Next up for the Jayhawks was Noah Hendricks (Fruitport HS) who competed in the 800m run. Hendricks improved 9 spots coming into the meet ranked 22nd and finishing 13th. He ran a strong and smart race but finished a mere 29 hundredths of a second from qualifying for a trip to the finals. Finishing out the competition for the Jayhawks was Grace Sweet (Reeths-Puffer HS) in the 1000m. Sweet came out of the start and made an incredibly bold move to put herself into a great spot in the pack for the race. Unfortunately, she was overtaken by a quick moving pack and ended up finishing 21st in the nation.
This group of athletes has embodied what it means to be a Jayhawk both on and off the track, their hard work and dedication paid off huge and they are ready to gear up for the outdoor season. The team opens their 2019 outdoor season by traveling to IWU for their Polar Bear Classic on March 23rd. We are looking forward to getting outdoors and getting soom good mileage and speed work in to bring a larger group with us to Hobbs, New Mexico for the outdoor championships in May.