Jayhawk Classic Recap: Breaking glass ceilings

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The track team jumped city limits and headed to Lawrence to find success at the Jayhawk Classic over the weekend.

Similar to the previous meets this season, athletes set numerous personal records while simultaneously setting four new school records and tying another. This performance also managed to set five new NCAA Provisional marks.

Junior distance runner Jacob Klemz, pro in record setting since beginning his athletic career at Washburn, beat his own previous 8:24.09 time in the 3,000 m by running a 8:17.51. 

Other athletes that set NCAA Provisional marks include Tom Haug, high jump, Kyle Hinton, weight throw, Zac Chandler, pole vault and Rachael Mayberry, pole vault.

In her performance at the Jayhawk Classic, sophomore pole vaulter Rachael Mayberry has set the fourth-best mark in the NCAA Division II rankings so far this season.

Overall, the team had 22 top 5 finishes and 18 new person bests.

The Bods will travel to Joplin, Missouri this weekend to compete in the MSSU Lion Open.