Julmis Breaks School Record

Jeffrey Julmis

March 4, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kansas State hurdler Jeffrey Julmis broke the school record on Friday night and is on his way to the NCAA Championship next week. Julmis was the only Wildcat to compete at a last chance qualifier meet and succeeded with his time of 7.72 seconds in the 60 meter hurdles winning the event at the Arkansas Final Qualifier.

Julmis shaves two-hundredths off the school record set by junior heptathlete Mantas Silkauskas earlier this season and takes six-hundredths of a second off his personal best time of 7.78 seconds he ran finishing third at the Big 12 Championship last week. Julmis also ran 7.85 seconds in the preliminaries winning his heat to qualify for the final.

The time is just shy of the NCAA automatic qualifying time of 7.70 seconds, which only two athletes have run heading into this weekend’s action. Julmis’ time ranks fifth in the NCAA before results from other meets come in this weekend and should be enough to get him in the field at the NCAA Championship.

K-State has four Wildcats automatically qualified for the championship meet already. In addition to Julmis ranking high on the national performance, the Wildcats have three more athletes with a chance to compete at the NCAA Championship in College Station, Texas. The Wildcats will now await the announcement of the competition fields for the championship meet on Monday.