Kansas State Olympic high-jumper and Big 12 champion Erik Kynard set a new record at the R.V. Christian
Track Complex in Manhattan on Saturday with a winnin height of 7 feet, 5 inches. That broke the record previously held by another Olympian from Kansas State, Ed Broxterman, who cleared a height of 7 feet, 4 1/2 inches in 1998.
“Today, I just wanted to break the record, put on a little show, and I didn’t expect to jump 7-5,” Kynard said about setting a new high jump track record on K-State’s home track.
Also at K-State over the weekend in the Ward Haylett Invitational, Natalia Bartnovskaya of Kansas posted a record pole-vault performance, clearing a height of 14 feet 7 1/4 inches, the 11th best vault in NCAA history. She cleared the bar on her second attempt at the winning height. Thye reigning indoor national champion in the event, Bartnivskaya’s winning valut at Kansas State moved her to No. 2 in this season’s NCAA national rankings.
KU’s Paris Daniels was the winner in the 400 meters at the Ward Haylett Invitational in a time of52.61 seconds. It was a career-best time for Daniels and the 14th best time in the NCAA this outdoor season.
Another Kansas track and field athlete, Andrea Geubelle, competed in the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta this past weekend. She set a personal record with a winning distance of 45 feet, 5 1/4 inches in the triple jump. Her winning performance in Atlanta qualified the Kansas senior for the U.S. Track & Field Championships next month at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.