Bonds Throws Long at KSU Open

MANHATTAN, Kan. - In their final tune up before the Big 12 Championships the Kansas State Wildcats posted a pair of NCAA provisional marks and a series of personal records at the KSU Open.

The day started off with a bang from sophomore thrower Chelsie Bonds. Her first attempt in the weight throw went 62-04.00 for a new personal best and a provisional mark. Bonds hovered around the provisional standard with the remainder of her throws. Bonds improved by one inch on her third throw at 62-05.00 good for the win. Three of her six throws passed the provisional standard on the day. Bonds also improved to sixth in school history with her top throw.

Bonds was not the only thrower to have a good day for the women's team. Amanda Boor and Ali Pistora both posted new personal best throws. Boor finished third with her best throw of 57-07.50, and Pistora claimed fourth at 56-10.00. The men's team saw Eric Thomas finish second in the weight throw at 61-02.25.

The Wildcats got their second provisional mark of the day from hurdler Jeffrey Julmis as he crossed the finish line in 7.86 seconds to win the men's 60 meter hurdles. Balazs Baji finished right behind in second with a personal best 7.94 seconds just missing the provisional time by .03 seconds.

K-State's Denise Baker continued her strong season running to a new personal best in the women's hurdles at 8.47 seconds to finish second. She too was just short of the provisional qualifying time of 8.43 for the women. Lauren Garrott also finished with a personal best time of 8.91.

Four Wildcats ran their fastest times in the 400 meters as Kim Haberman, Samantha McKnight both improved for the women. Ben Love finished second with his fastest time, and Grant Loescher also improved on his best performance. Haberman also won the women's long jump with a leap of 18-04.50 just shy of her personal best.

High jumper Cassie Styers claimed second in the regular season finale, and freshman Isaac Mallory finished second tying his personal best in the pole vault at 15-07.00.

The Wildcats travel to Ames next week to take on the rest of the conference for the Big 12 Conference Championships hosted by Iowa State. Action is set to begin with the pentathlon and heptathlon at 10 a.m. Friday from the Leid Recreation-Athletic Facility.

K-State Top Three, PR and Provisional Results
2: Jason Coniglio, 6.82 PR, tied 6th in school history

2: Denise Baker, 8.47 PR
Lauren Garrott, 8.91 PR, preliminary heat

1: Jeffrey Julmis, 7.86 Provisional
2: Balazs Baji, 7.94 PR, 4th school history

8: Kim Haberman, 1:02.14 PR
9: Samantha McKnight, 1:02.26 PR

2: Ben Love, 50.03
8: Grant Loescher, 51.51 PR

High Jump
T2: Cassie Styers, 5-04.50

Long Jump
1: Kim Haberman, 18-04.50

Weight Throw
1: Chelsie Bonds, 62-05.00 PR Provisional, 6th school history
3: Amanda Boor, 57-07.50 PR
4: Ali Pistora, 56-10.00 PR

2: Eric Thomas, 61-02.25

Pole Vault
2: Isaac Mallory, 15-07.00 PR

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