Saturday, January 07, 2017

Daria Cook - 2017 Track & Field

Daria Cook Height: 5-6
Class: Junior
Hometown: Fairfield, Calif.
High School: Vacaville HS

2015 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
One of three Jayhawk freshmen to qualify for the NCAA West Preliminary (5/30), where she posted a 48th-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with her time of 1:06.95… Turned in a scoring performance at her first Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/17) by way of her eighth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles after posting 1:04.46… Had a stellar outdoor opener at the Texas Relays (3/28), turning in a pair of times that would go on to be season bests… Clocked in at 1:00.17 in the 400-meter hurdle prelims at the Texas Relays for a 14th-place finish… Added a 35th-place performance in the 100-meter hurdle prelims with her time of 14.29.

2015 INDOOR (Fr.)
Earned a spot on the KU squad that competed at the Big 12 Championships (2/28), taking 11th in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles and posting a season-best time of 8.54… Claimed victory in the 60-meter hurdles at the Jayhawk Classic (1/30) with her time of 8.68… Earned a second-place finish in her first-career collegiate race, posting 8.82 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/6/14).

Ran track and participated in cheer at Vacaville HS (Vacaville, California) where she earned a total of six varsity letters… A member of a track team that won three Monticello Empire League championships under head coach Mike Papadopoulos… Set the school record in the 100 meter hurdles and was a conference champion… Awarded track MVP honors three times.

Daughter of Darius and Alicia Cook… Has two sisters, Ashley and Aaliyah, ages 18 and 6… Currently undecided on a major.

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