K-State Set to Open Indoor Track Season

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State kicks off the 2015-16 indoor track season this weekend as it hosts the Carol Robinson Pentathlon on Friday and the K-State Winter Invitational on Saturday at Ahearn Field House. 

Friday’s events are set to begin at 10 a.m. with the men’s 60-meter hurdles and continue throughout the day, concluding with the women’s 800 meter run at 3 p.m. Live results for events throughout the day can be found here

Junior Adam Deterding will be vying to win the Carol Robinson Pentathlon title for the second-straight year after winning last year’s meet with a total score of 3,689 points. 

On Saturday, field events are slated to begin at 11 a.m. followed by track events, which will kick off at 2 p.m. Live results for this meet can be found here. Participants in the event include Oklahoma State, UMKC and Nebraska Omaha. 

Seniors Akela Jones, Sara Savatovic and Dani Winters, along with junior Kim Williamson, highlight the field for the Wildcats as defending indoor Big 12 champions in their respective events.  

Sophomores A’Keyla Mitchell and Nate Gipson, coming off a sweep of the Big 12 Freshman of the Year awards, will also look to make a positive impact in their second season. Mitchell earned 1st Team All-American honors in the 200M and 2nd team in the 4x400, while Gipson was named 2nd Team All-American in high jump. 

Following this weekend’s meets, the Wildcats return to action on January 9 as it hosts the Wildcat Invitational at Ahearn Field House. Field events will kick off at 11 a.m. with track events following at 2 p.m.  

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