2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships - Qualifier Bios

Adam Fretwell Sophomore Decathlon Houston, Texas

2007 Academic All-Big 12 first team selection.

2007 Outdoor Scored a career-high and NCAA provisional point total of 7,197 points in the decathlon at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/11-13)... Total ranks 10th in school history... Finished sixth at the Big 12 meet... Registered a new personal-best in the pole vault with a clearance of 14-07.25 and in the long jump of 23-04.75 during the Big 12 decathlon...

2007 Indoor Tallied a new career-best point total of 5,279 points in the heptathlon during the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/23-24)... The point total ranks ninth in school history...


Kyle Lancaster Senior High Jump Fort Scott, Kan.

Six-time NCAA All-American... Finished fourth at the 2006 U.S. Track and Field Championships with a clearance of 7-05.25... Tied for the top height, but fell to fourth on misses... Competed at the 2005 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

2007 Outdoor Finished second at the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/25-26) with a season-best height of 7-03.25... Finished fourth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) with an effort of 7-02.50... Surpassed the regional qualifying height (6-10.75) in all final heights this season... Won his return to the outdoor track at the Jim Click Shootout (3/24) with a height of 7-00.50... Won the Pepsi Invitational (4/7) high jump crown in Eugene, Ore., with a clearance of 7-01.00... Finished seventh in the men’s special invitational high jump at the Drake Relays (4/26-28) with a mark of 7-02.50.

2007 Indoor Eligibility expired


Scott Sellers Sophomore High Jump Katy, Texas

Three-time NCAA All-American in the high jump... 2007 NCAA Midwest Regional high jump champion (7-04.50)... 2007 Big 12 outdoor high jump champion (7-07.75)... 2007 Big 12 Male Outdoor Performer of the Year... Clearance of 7-07.75 ranks 4th in NCAA history and 15th in United States history... Holds both the indoor and outdoor high jump school records... 2007 Academic All-Big 12 first team.

2007 Outdoor Won the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/25-26) high jump crown with a clearance of 7-04.50... Captured first career Big 12 high jump title with an effort of 7-07.75... Winning height set the Big 12 meet, school and Ed Weir Stadium records... Big 12 Outdoor Male Performer of the Year... Finished third in the men’s special invitation high jump at the Drake Relays (4/28) with a height of 7-05.00... Surpassed the regional qualifying distance of 6-10.75 in all final heights of the season... Has won two triple jump titles this season, Bayou Classic (3/31) and Pepsi Invitational (4/7)... Set a new career-best in the triple jump with a distance of 48-07.25 during the Bayou Classic. 

2007 Indoor NCAA All-American... Finished third at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/9-10) with a clearance of 7-03.25... Tallied a second-place finish at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/23-24) with an effort of 7-05.25... Broke the school record with a first-place finish at the ISU Classic (2/8-10) of 7-05.75... Won four of six events... Surpassed the automatic qualifier height of 7-01.00 in four of five meets and was above seven feet in all six performances this season.


TJ Staab Senior Shot Put Plainville, Kan.

Owns the fourth-longest toss in school history with a mark of 59-06.25 during the 2005 NCAA Midwest Regional.

2007 Outdoor Finished third at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) with a toss of 56-09.25... Equaled this distance at the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/25-26) for a fifth-place finish... Tallied a personal season-best and team-leading distance of 57-05.00 at the Pepsi Invitational (4/7)... Won four titles this season ESU Spring Twilight (3/15), State Farm/ESU Relays (4/9), Nebraska Open (4/29) and the Nebraska Invitational (5/5).

2007 Indoor Eligibility expired


Morgan Bonds Junior 800-meter Run & 4x400-meter relay Hutchinson, Kan.

Two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team selection... Named to the 2006 Big 12 Conference fall semester “Good Works” team.

2007 Outdoor Finished seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/25-26) in the 800-meter run in a career-best time of 2:06.07... The time ranks third in school history... Member of the school record-setting 4x400-meter relay team, which clocked a 3:33.34 at the NCAA Midwest Regional for a third-place finish... Finished fifth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship (5/11-13) with a time of 2:11.45... Won the 800 at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/14) with a time of 2:10.32. 

2007 Indoor Reached the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/9-10) in the 800-meter run... Won the 600-yard run at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) with a school record for an oversized track of 1:20.05... Won four of five 800-meter races, including a season-best of 2:08.95 at the Conference Challenge (1/20)... Won all three 600-yard races... Won her only race at 1,000-meters in a time of 2:56.73 during the KSU All-Comers (12/9).


Laci Heller Junior Hammer Throw Meriden, Kan.

2005 NCAA Outdoor All-American... 2006 Big 12 hammer throw champion... 2006 Big 12 weight throw champion... First K-State female to earn an outdoor conference title since 2003... Three-time NCAA Outdoor Championship participant in the hammer throw... 2006 ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American second team selection... Named to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 first team... Three-time Academic All-Big 12 first team selection.

2007 Outdoor Finished third in the hammer throw at the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/25-26) with a toss of 199-07... Finished second in the hammer throw at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) with a toss 199-08... Tallied a season-best of 201-01 at the Nebraska Invitational (5/5)... This was her second of back-to-back throws beyond 200 feet, as she registered a distance of 200-00 at the Nebraska Open (4/29)...Won two hammer throw titles this season, Jim Click Shootout (3/24) and State Farm/ESU Relays (4/9).

2007 Indoor Finished third in the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) weight throw with a distance of 63-07.50... Tallied her season-best of 65-00.50 during the KSU Invitational (1/5-6)... Won two hammer titles, Conference Challenge (1/20) and ISU Last Chance Qualifier (3/3)... Surpassed the NCAA provisional distance in five of seven competitions.


Beverly Ramos Sophomore 3,000-meter Steeplechase Trujillo, Puerto Rico

2007 Outdoor Finished fourth in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase during the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/25-26) with a school record time of 10:21.71... Originally broke the school record in her second career outdoor meet at K-State with a first place time and NCAA regional qualifying mark of 10:41.48 at the Pepsi Invitational (4/7)... Lowered the school record again at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) with a third-place time of 10:36.05... Has also competed in three 1,500-meter races, registering a personal-best of 4:30.41 at the Nebraska Invitational (5/5).

2007 Indoor Finished 10th in her first appearance in the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) mile with a time of 5:00.45... Joined the team in the second semester and finished seventh in the mile run in her first appearance in a Wildcat uniform at the Arkansas Invitational (1/12) with a time of 5:09.21.


Ashley Reider Sophomore Javelin Lansing, Kan.

2007 Outdoor Finished fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/25-26) with a career-best toss in the javelin of 165-00... The distance ranks third in school history... First career toss beyond 160 feet... First female to qualify in the javelin for the NCAA Championships since Kendra Wecker in 2002... Finished third at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) with a distance of 150-05... Best career conference finish... Surpassed the regional mark in five of seven competitions... Won three titles, the ESU Spring Twilight (3/15), the Jim Click Shootout (3/24) and the State Farm/ESU Relays (4/9).

2006 Outdoor - Regionally qualified in the javelin... Registered a personal-best distance of 152-08 in her first appearance in the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/12-14) for a sixth-place finish... Recorded a distance of 152-06 during the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/6)... First career toss beyond 150 feet... Previous career-best was 132-07 during the Emporia Relays (4/8).


Marianne Schlachter Junior Triple Jump Albbruck, Germany

2006 Big 12 Outdoor champion in the triple jump... Became just the second female to win a Big 12 triple jump title at K-State... Finished 14th at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a triple jump of 41-11.50... Two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team selection... Named to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 women's track & field/cross country second team... 2006 USTFCCCA Academic All-American.

2007 Outdoor Finished fourth in the triple jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) with a wind-aided distance of 43-09.00... Recorded a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/25-26) with a mark of 42-00.75... Finished second at the Drake Relays (4/26-28) with a mark of 42-05.25... Won two triple jump titles, Pepsi Invitational (4/7) and the Kansas Relays (4/18-21)... Also a regional qualifier in the high jump, finishing 10th with a clearance of 5-09.25... Finished third in the heptathlon at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a career-best point total of 4,789, which ranks 10th in school history.

2007 Indoor Finished 13th in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/9-10) with distance of 41-07.75... Finished third at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/23-24) with a mark of 43-03.00... Tallied a career-high 3,603 points in the pentathlon during the Sevigne Husker Invitational (2/2-3)... Point total ranks 10th in school history... Won the Carol Robinson Winter Pentathlon with a point total of 3,482.


Kaylene Wagner Senior High Jump Goleta, Calif.

Finished fourth in the high jump at the 2006 AT&T USA Track and Field Championships with a clearance of 6-00.00... 2007 Academic All-Big 12 first team selection.

2007 Outdoor Finished third at the NCAA Midwest Regional (5/25-26) with a height of 6-01.50... Finished second at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/11-13) with a clearance of 6-01.50... Won the women’s special invitational high jump at the Drake Relays (4/26-28) with a personal season-best height of 6-02.25... The clearance ranks second in school history... Won the Drake Relays title in a jump-off with former Olympian Amy Acuff... Won her first three outdoor high jump competitions and five of the first six... Surpassed the NCAA regional-qualifying height of 5-08.75 in all efforts.

2007 Indoor NCAA All-American... Finished eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/9-10) with a height of 6-00.00... Recorded a personal and team-leading season-best clearance of 6-01.25 during the KSU Open (2/15)... The effort ranks fourth in school history... Opened K-State career with five straight high jump titles, with three final clearances at or above the NCAA automatic standard of 6-00.50.