Courtesy: UMKC Athletics/MSH Photography
Frerichs' Second Title Of the Season Leads ‘Roos At State Farm/ESU Relays
Courtesy:UMKC Athletics
Release:04/08/2012
(Kansas City, Mo.)  - UMKC freshman Courtney Frerichs claimed her second title of the season this weekend when she finished first in the 3,000 meter Run with a personal best time of 10:12.23, the fourth fastest mark in school history.

Teammates Sarah Meiners (10:28.43), Taylor Spencer (10:47.71) and Meg Doss (10:54.15), meanwhile, each recorded personal best times in the event, finishing fourth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

In the Long Jump, sophomore Jazmine Cooper placed second with a mark of 19-00.50 (5.80m), the third furthest jump in UMKC history, while Michelle Momo placed seventh in the event with a jump of 18-04.50 (5.60m).

Denise Banda and Kimoya Harriott placed their names in the UMKC record book as well, as Banda's hammer throw of 165-07 (50.48m) placed her seventh in the event, was a new personal best and was the third best throw in school history, while Harriott's javelin toss of 142-11 (43.56) placed her second in the event and was the third best mark in UMKC history, giving her the top-five throws all-time.

On the men's side, the 'Roos dominated the 3,000 meter Run, including a second place finish by Cosmas Ayabei with a time of 8:22.52, the second best time in school history.  Six other 'Roos registered top-12 finishes in the event, including five who set new personal bests, as Daniel Mann (PB - 8:38.12), Dirk Hudson (PB - 8:39.58), Brandon Leibold (PB - 8:40.56), Zach Mathias (8:45.27), Alloch Burton (PB - 8:50.28) and Alex Nail (PB - 9:12.65) finished third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and 12th, respectively.

In the women's 100 meter Dash, Momo (12.15) and Cooper (12.64) both qualified for the finals, finishing sixth and eighth, respectively, with Momo recording a new personal best, while Chelsea Richardson's time of 12.42 was a new personal best and good for a 10th place finish.

Other Kangaroos recording top-10 finishes on the day included Siara Stahl finishing 10th in the 800 meter Run (PB - 2:24.61), Cooper (11.30m) and Richardson (PB - 11.18m) placing seventh and eighth, respectively in the Triple Jump, Redell Frazier Jr. finishing eighth in the 400 meter Dash (50.02), Brett Guemmer placing eighth in the 5,000 meter Run (PB - 15:40.37), Ramon Nelson finishing sixth in the Hammer Throw (PB - 53.22), Kristen Hepburn (55.99) and Xavier Kenney (PB - 56.67) placing fifth and eighth, respectively in the 400 meter Hurdles and the women's 4x400 meter relay team of Angel Gannon, Aubrey Frederking, Stahl and Taylor Spencer placing third (4:14.64).

The Blue & Gold will be back in action again this coming weekend when they head to Wichita, Kan., to take part in the KT Woodman on Apr. 13-14.


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