Wildcats Win 10 Events at ESU Relays
Wildcats Win 10 Events at ESU Relays
April 10, 2011
EMPORIA, Kan. – The Kansas State Wildcats ran late into the night at the Emporia State Relays on Saturday and came away with 10 wins overall and fast times. The meet lasted nearly 12 hours with large fields entered in every event as teams from across the region came to compete.
The meet started on Friday night with the hammer throw and two Wildcats shined. Jessica Carter won on Friday night with a new personal best throw of 169-05. Ali Pistora also posted a new personal record while finishing second at 168-02. Levi Kindel won the men’s Friday hammer throw with his toss of 147-02.
Pistora also dominated the women’s javelin again on Saturday with her second win of the season. Her toss of 166-08 bested the field by 6 feet 7 inches. Her throw was a personal best for a second straight week and moves her into third in school history. It also broke her own meet record she set in 2008. Cory Boulanger performed well for the men in the javelin finishing second with a throw of 217-10 just shy of his personal best as well.
On the track the Wildcats made a big impact as well as K-State dominated the mid-distance events again. The women’s squad had a triple threat in the 800 meters sweeping the top three spots led by Boglarka Bozzay’s time of 2: 12.40. She was followed by Meghan Heuer in second and Laura Lee Baird in third with her PR time of 2:16.91. In the 1,500 meters Sara Stoakes ran away past competition with her time of 4:39.96 to get the win. Sara Swenson ran to a second-place finish in the 3,000 meters in her first outdoor competition of the season.
The men also shined in the mid-distance events as Sam James won the 800 meters again clocking in at 1:52.39. The Wildcats also saw Kyle Hanson and Adam Porter finish in the top eight. Mitch Loring finished fourth in the 1,500 meters as well.
Kim Haberman ran her way to the final in the 100 meters and posted a time of 12.05 seconds to finish fifth. Freshman Erica Twiss finished third in the 200 meters clocking in at 25.06 seconds. Twiss also won the 100 meter hurdles as she crossed the line in 14.01 seconds, which would rank seventh in school history if not for the aid of high winds. She ran 13.99 in the preliminaries but the time also was wind-aided. Cenarda Jackson finished sixth in the hurdles and Julia Zeiner claimed eighth as the trio all advanced to the final.
In the sprints for the men Grant Loescher finished in the top eight in both the 100 and 200 meters. He clocked in at 10.80 in the 100 final to finish eighth and ran 21.85 in the 200 to claim sixth and a new PR.
Franciso Colomar earned the win in the 400 meter hurdles clocking in with his fastest time as a Wildcat. Colomar crossed the line in 52.96 seconds to just miss making the top 10 list at K-State. Luke Hibbeler finished seventh in the event as well.
Haberman also had a big day in her main event winning the long jump with her leap of 19-07.00 just shy of her PR. Jackson shattered her PR in the event jumping a wind-aided 19-05.25 to finish second. Zeiner made her debut in the triple jump and had an impressive leap of 39-06.00 to finish second.
There also was a separate hammer throw competition on Saturday with Chelsie Bonds claiming second for K-State and Ammina AgBoga finishing fourth. Tomaz Bogovic would finish fourth for the men. In keeping with the throwing events, Ryan Hershberger finished third in the shot put with a new personal best mark of 53-10.50. Hershberger also finished fifth in the discus with a toss of 164-03.
Isaac Mallory won the men’s pole vault for the Wildcats as he cleared 16-02.75 for a new personal best for him. Freshman Kyle Wait tied his PR finishing fourth with his mark of 15-07.00.
The Wildcats will be back in action next Saturday when they head south on Highway 77 to compete in the K.T. Woodman Classic hosted by Wichita State.