Wildcats Win 9 Events at KSU Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State Wildcats ran, jumped, vaulted and threw their way to 13 new personal records on Saturday afternoon hosting the KSU Invitational at Ahearn Field House. In addition to the personal best marks, junior college transfer Jeffrey Julmis posted an NCAA provisional time in the 60 meter hurdles in his first action in Purple.

Julmis ran to a second-place finish in the hurdles with a time of 7.91 seconds hitting provisional mark on the dot. The time also ties for third in school history. Denise Baker improved her fastest time to 6.94 in the women's hurdles finishing third. Baker's time keeps her fourth in school history.

Jason Coniglio came away with two wins on the day in sprints claiming the 60 meters and 300 meters. He tied his personal best time set last week in the 60 meters at 6.90 seconds. He completed the 300 in 35.36.

In total, K-State won nine events on the day. TiAra Walpool represented one of those wins finishing the 60 meters in 7.70 just .01 seconds off her personal best. Freshman Samantha McKnight finished second in 7.99. Emilee Morris ran to a win in the mile for the women with freshman Laura Lee Baird finishing behind her.

The women also won the 4x400 relay with the tandem of Walpool, Sara Stoakes, Lekesha Pointer-Allen and Baker finished in 3:55.93.

Meriel Harwood and Chelsie Bonds rounded out the women's victories with Harwood tying her personal record in the pole vault at 11-07.75. Bonds won the weight throw with a mark of 57-09.75. The Wildcats took 1-2-3 in the women's weight throw with Ali Pistora and Amanda Boor finishing behind Bonds.

Eric Thomas finished second for the men, but the men's weight throw was highlighted by a professional athlete. Chris Rohr, a senior at Missouri last season, set the meet and facility record with his throw of 75-08.75. He bested the previous mark by 6.25 inches.

Freshman Erik Kynard, Jr. proved he can be more than just a high jumper for the Wildcats winning the long jump with a leap of 23-02.00. Another freshman made his way into the Top 10 in school history with Deszo Szabo winning the pole vault with a height of 16-00.75. The mark ranks 10th on the list.

K-State will hit the road for a series of weeks before returning home to host the annual KSU Open on February 20. Next week the Wildcats will be in Lincoln, Neb., for the Adidas Classic.

K-State Results
60 Meters

1: Jason Coniglio 6.90 PR
5: Grant Loescher 7.11 PR

1: TiAra Walpool 7.70
2: Samantha McKnight 7.99

60 Meter Hurdles
2: Jeffrey Julmis 7.91^ PR
3: Balazs Baji 8.11 PR

3: Denise Baker 8.64 PR
5: Lauren Garrott 9.23 PR
6: Stephanie Hejde 9.57

600 Yards
2: Lekesha Pointer Allen 1:24.02
3: Sara Stoakes 1:24.48 PR

300 Meters
1: Jason Coniglio 35.36
4: Grant Loescher 36.17 PR

3: P.J. Greer 4:47.61 PR

1: Emilee Morris 5:13.20
2: Lara Lee Baird 5:19.37 PR

400 Meters
2: Ben Love 51.15 PR

4x400 Relay
1: Walpool-Stoakes-Pointer-Allen-Baker 3:55.93
3: Garrott-Hejde-Haberman-Jackson 4:04.98

High Jump
4: Michael Healey 6-10.25
7: Derek Jerde 6-06.25

2: Cassie Styers 5-06.00

Long Jump
1: Erik Kynard, Jr. 23-02.00 PR

Pole Vault
1: Dezso Szabo 16-00.75 PR
3: Isaac Mallory 15-07.00 PR
NH David Taylor

1: Meriel Harwood 11-07.75 PR

Shot Put
5: Moritz Cleve 45-05.00
7: Rok Derzanic 40-10.25

2: Joy Rolfe 41-05.75

Weight Throw
2: Eric Thomas 60-00.50
5: Cole Zenisek 49-11.75

1: Chelsie Bonds 57-09.75
2: Ali Pistora 56-01.75
3: Amanda Boor 53-01.00

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