Wildcats Complete Busy Weekend

Kyle Wait

April 21, 2012

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas State track and field team completed a busy weekend that saw the Wildcats compete at four different meets over four days. A small group closed the 85th Kansas Relays on Saturday and another group was competing at the Mt. SAC Relays while some athletes who competed at Mt. SAC on Friday were at the Beach Invitational in California. Results from the Beach Invitational were not available before deadline.

It was a light slate for the Wildcats on the final day of action at the Kansas Relays with only two runners and a handful of field event competitors in action. Juco transfer Tarique Hill finished sixth in the 110 meter hurdles as he ran a wind-aided 14.31 seconds. Freshman Chris Campbell also finished sixth for the Wildcats crossing the finish line in 48.73 seconds in the 400 meters.

In the field events, Jacquelyne Leffler took seventh in the discus a day after claiming eighth in the shot put. She had a toss of 155-05, and Jessica Carter posted a 12th-place finish for the women in the event. Alex Roe led the K-State men in the discus as he posted a mark of 157-03 (47.92m) while Ryan Hershberger came in 18th at 155-04 (47.36m).

Late results from Friday night at Mt. SAC Relays saw senior Boglarka Bozzay post a new personal best time in the 800 meters as she ran 2:04.50 to finish sixth overall and first among college athletes. The time also moves her into second in school history ahead of Lysaira Roman-Del Valle. In the men’s 800, Armando Del Valle finished 25th with his time of 1:50.52. Kyle Hanson ran a new PR crossing the line in 1:51.96.

Former Wildcat Beverly Ramos was just off the pace of her PR as she finished sixth in the Olympic Development Elite race. She clocked in at 15:49.51 as she is attempting to make the Puerto Rican Olympic team this summer. Christian Smith is trying to represent Team USA again in 2012, and he finished 12th in the Olympic Development Elite 800 meters clocking in at 1:48.80.

On Saturday at Mt. SAC, freshman Alyx Treasure started the day with a tie for eighth place in the women’s Invitational Elite high jump. She cleared 5-09.75 (1.77m) to be the No. 2 collegiate jumper in the competition. Arizona’s Brigetta Barrett won the event with her jump of 6-04.75. Other Saturday results from Mt. SAC were not known as of press time.

The Wildcats will again split up next week for two of the nation’s longest running and most prestigious meets. Some Wildcats will head north on I-35 to Iowa to participate in the Drake Relays while another group will be heading east for the Penn Relays.