KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC track & field teams opened up action in a pair of meets with distance runners taking part in the Bryan Clay Invitational and the Mt. SAC Relays in California and the full squad suiting up at the Kansas Relays.
In Lawrence, Katherine Hanners placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run at 17:38.36 and Sarah Jaloma placed 10th at 18:35.20.
In the long jump, Traci Mills advanced to the finals with a mark of 5.79 meters (3rd), as well as in the triple jump with a mark of 11.74 meters (4th), while in the javelin, Alexa Pint advanced to the finals with a throw of 41.04 meters, topping her own mark as the third best throw in school history
Christy Nell finished fifth in the pole vault with a height of 3.75 meters.
In the 400-meter dash, Jaquez Perry advanced to the finals with the eighth fastest time at 49.62.
The Blue & Gold will be back in action again tomorrow when they close out action at the Kansas Relays.
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