Bogovic Breaks School Record

Tomaz Bogovic

March 26, 2011


TEMPE, Ariz. – The Kansas State track and field team closes its 10-day spring break trip this weekend at the Arizona State Invitational, and one Wildcat already put in a record-breaking performance on day one of the meet. The weight throw and pole vault competitions were held Friday evening in the desert with Tomaz Bogovic breaking the K-State record in the hammer throw with an impressive throw.

Bogovic became the first Wildcat to hit the 200-foot mark in the hammer throw as he finished fourth with his launch of 200-10. The distance surpasses Ryan Creadick’s previous school record of 199-09 set in 2004 at the Big 12 Championship.

He was not alone is posting strong marks, however. All four women competing in the hammer throw had big improvements from their outdoor season debuts last week at the Aztec Invitational, and three of them posted personal records.

Chelsie Bonds led the way for the Wildcat women finishing eighth with her throw of 166-08, improving by more than 13 feet. Ali Pistora finished 11th and improved her PR by more than five feet. Newcomers Jessica Carter and Ammina AgBoga also had PRs on the day for the Wildcats finishing 12th and 14th, respectively.

The rest of the Wildcats will be in action on the track and in the field for the final day of the ASU Invitational on Saturday with most of the action late in the day to avoid anticipated heat in Arizona.

K-State Results
Hammer Throw
8: Chelsie Bonds, 166-08
11: Ali Pistora, 165-10 PR
12: Jessica Carter, 165-00 PR
14: Ammina AgBoga, 160-08 PR

4: Tomaz Bogovic, 200-10 school record

Pole Vault
Kyle Wait, NH