Kansas Soccer Tops Drake, 1-0
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- One goal in the first half was enough as the Kansas soccer squad topped Drake in spring soccer action at SuperTarget Field, Saturday afternoon. With the win helped Kansas improve to 3-2 during the spring season.
KU lone goal came in the first half when junior forward Rachel Gilfillan slipped a shot past the Drake keeper, using a pass from junior forward Monica Brothers.
The Jayhawks kept possession for the most of the second half but failed to create chances and held on to the 1-0 advantage at the final buzzer.
"I felt we played well today," head coach Mark Francis said. "We held the ball for a lot of the second half but just did not get chances to put the ball in the back of the net. Drake is a good team."
KU wraps up spring play Tuesday, May 4, when it hosts the U17 Kansas City Legends Boys team at SuperTarget Field. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.
Jayhawks Wrap Up Competition At Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa - Sophomore Cameron Schwehr took home the 1500-meter title on the final day of the 95th annual Drake Relays April 24th at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Schwehr finished the race in a season-best time of 3:49.51. Senior Abraham Kimeli also competed in the 1500-meter race and finished 13th with a time of 3:58.73.
Junior Sondra Rauterkus finished second in the high jump with a regional qualifying mark of 5-08, while junior Brooklyn Hann recorded a fourth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a regional qualifying time of 13.64. Senior Laura Lavoie and junior Megan Manthe finished seventh (4:30.80) and tenth (4:37.79), respectively, in the 1500-meter run. Leo Bookman finished first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.64.
At the Hurricane Invitational, freshman Gavin Ball won the discus title with a regional qualifying throw of 178-03. Junior Brandon Hodges posted a time of 1:51.49 to finish second in the 800-meter run. Senior Jamie Waters recorded a second place finish in the hammer with a mark of 172-10, while junior Megan Foster finished second in the javelin with a distance of 136-04.
The Jayhawks will return to action on April 29-May 1at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in Norman, Okla.
Women's Golf Eighth At Big 12
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The University of Kansas women's golf team is currently in eighth place, in a 12-team field, after two rounds at the Big 12 Championships in College Station, Texas. After a short rain delay, the Jayhawks shot 312 in the second round, for a total of 617 at the 6,242-yard par 72 Pebble Creek Country Club.
Texas continues to lead the tournament with 592. Host-school Texas A&M continues to hold second place with 599. Oklahoma State shot 300 to place third with a two-round score of 606. Oklahoma is currently in fourth with 607 and Baylor holds fifth place with 608.
Freshman Amanda Costner leads the Jayhawks tied for seventh place after shooting a second round of 73 for a total of 148. Sophomore Chelsey Pryor is tied for 16th place after shooting 80 (152). Sophomore Tiffany Woods shot 79 (158) and is tied for 41st place. Senior Jennifer Bawanan is currently tied for 51st place after shooting 84 (163). Freshman Jill Womble is currently in 57th place after shooting 80 (168).
Kansas will play the final round of the Big 12 Championship Sunday, April 25. Tee-times begin at 8:00 a.m.