Tresch, Baker Run Strong at ASU

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Kansas State Wildcats traveled to the desert this weekend to run in the Arizona State Invitational with hurdler Denise Baker and distance runner Martina Tresch both shining on the track. Tresch set an ASU Invitational meet record while Baker placed herself in the top five in school history.

Tresch won the 5,000 meters with her time of 16:33.31 to best the meet record by nearly 17 seconds. Alyssa Bellinder finished behind Tresch for the Wildcats in second clocking 17:00.01. Tresch's time also ranks sixth in school history for the event. She also currently ranks 14th in the nation for the season.

Baker ran both the 100 and 400 meter hurdles for K-State on Saturday finishing fifth and 14th, respectively. Baker crossed the finish line in 13.95 seconds in the 100 hurdles to move into fifth on the all-time list at K-State. Baker was joined by a pair of freshman in the hurdles competition this weekend with Lauren Garrott and Cenarda Jackson running.

Emily Dittemore and Emilee Morris both ran the 800 and 1,500 for the Wildcats to round out the women's competition.

On the men's side, the focus was on the sprints for the weekend with Balazs Baji and Ben Love running the 200 meters. The group of Jason Coniglio, Grant Loescher, Jeffrey Julmis and Baji finished third in the men's 4x100 relay clocking in at 40.70 seconds. The Wildcats also fielded a 4x400 team with Love, Coniglio, Julmis and Loescher finishing eighth.

The Wildcats will be in action next weekend again in Arizona. This time K-State will be in Tucson for the Jim Click Invitational hosted by the Arizona Wildcats.

K-State Results
Women's 800M

15: Emily Dittemore, 2:17.15
17: Emilee Morris, 2:17.97

Women's 1500M
12: Emily Dittemore, 4:38.84
19: Emilee Morris, 4:44.68

Women's 5000M
1: Martina Tresch, 16:33.31 meet record, 6th in school history
2: Alyssa Bellinder, 17:00.01

Women's 100 Meter Hurdles
5: Denise Baker, 13.95, 5th in school history
13: Lauren Garrott, 14.64 (+0.4)
19: Cenarda Jackson, 15.10 (+0.4)

Women's 400 Hurdlers
14: Denise Baker, 1:04.81
16: Lauren Garrott, 1:06.14
19: Cenarda Jackson, 1:08.38

Men's 200M
13: Balazs Baji, 22.12
21. Ben Love, 22.36

Men's 4x100
3: 40.70

Men's 4x400
8: 3:17.35

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