Wildcats Show Mid-Distance Strength

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Kansas State track and field teams finished the 35th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational without any event victories Saturday, but the Wildcats still came away with a number of good performances and personal best marks.

The Wildcats saw five athletes tally personal records at the Devaney Center Indoor Track. K-State also had seven top three finishes on Saturday.

Emily Dittemore led a group of Wildcats in the women's mile finishing second in 5:00.14 while Martina Tresch finished fourth with a personal best time of 5:02.31. Lekesha Pointer-Allen also had a personal best time in the 600 yards run clocking 1:22.92 to finish third.

The women's squad continued to see success in the mid-distance events with Boglarka Bozzay finishing third in the 800 meter special invitation race. She was just off the NCAA provisional qualifying time of 2:09.00 clocking 2:09.19.

K-State did not only see fast times come from the women's mid-distance runners on Saturday as the men's squad ran well in the 800 meters special invitation race as well. Jack Sachse finished second with a time of 1:50.98 for his fastest time as a Wildcat just missing the provisional qualifying time of 1:50.50. Sam James finished right behind in second clocking 1:51.13.

The Wildcat women fielded their first distance medley relay team of the season and finished second behind Nebraska clocking in at 12:04.38 while the men's 4x400 relay finished third at 3:16.51.

K-State will split for its scheduled action next week sending a group of Wildcats to the ISU Classic and Tyson Invitational.

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