K-State Track Solid at Outdoor Championships


The Kansas State Track and Field team competed at the outdoor championships this past weekend down in Waco, Texas. The men came away in fourth with the best combined effort in conference history. The women also had a number of solid performances to finish in seventh place over the three days of action from Hart-Patterson Track and Field Complex.

The men’s team had two champions at the Big 12 championship meet and scored a total of 96 points in the 21 events. Those 96 points are the most ever scored by the men’s team at the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Women combined to score a total of 66 points to finish seventh. It was the most points K-State’s women have scored at the Big 12 Championship since 2008.

After Erik Kynard won his third straight high jump title on Saturday, pole vaulter Kyle Wait successfully defended his conference title. Martina Tresch became the first Wildcat to win a women’s steeplechase title as she won a dramatic race in 10:10.82.

With the conclusion of the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, next the Wildcats will prepare to host the Ward Haylett Invitational. Following that the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds will be coming up in a few weeks, and athletes will be looking to move up the regional rankings to qualify.

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