Wildcats Post Three Provisional Marks

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State tallied three NCAA provisional marks on Saturday with a pair of distance runners crossing the line in Iowa and a jumper flying high in Arkansas.

Beverly Ramos ran to her first provisional time of the season in the women's seeded 5,000 meters at the ISU Classic in Ames. Ramos clocked 16:17.44 to finish second in the event.

Jack Sachse also ran strong at the ISU Classic finishing seventh in a deep field in the men's seeded 800 meters. Sachse crossed the line in 1:50.41 for his first provisional time of the season as well.

Meanwhile in Fayetteville, Ark., Erik Kynard, Jr. won the men's invitational high jump with a leap of 7-02.25 at the Tyson Invitational. The mark is tied for seventh in the NCAA this season. Former Wildcat Scott Sellers competed in the event as a professional athlete and jumped the same height, but Kynard got the win based on passes and number of jumps.

The Wildcats did not only see strong performances from the trio on Saturday.

Lekesha Pointer-Allen finished second in the 600 yard run at the ISU Classic with her time of 1:24.36, and Armando Del Valle came in fifth in the men's mile run at 4:06.16. Martina Tresch finished fourth in the 3,000 meters, and Sara Stoakes came in sixth in the women's seeded 800 meters.

At the Tyson Invitational, Chelsie Bonds posted a personal best in a strong women's weight throw field to finish sixth at 60-06.75. She surpassed her previous best throw by seven inches.

TiAra Walpool competed in an invitational event as well finishing 10th in the triple jump in a field that had some of the nation's top jumpers in it. She posted her best jump of the season by 5.50 inches leaping 41-05.75.

The Wildcats will return home for their final home meet of the indoor season next Saturday for the KSU Open. Field events are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. from Ahearn Field House with running events beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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