Wildcats Close Weekend Strong at Nebraska Open

Kim Haberman

May 1, 2011

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Kansas State track and field team closed a busy weekend on Sunday competing at the Husker Open. After a group of Wildcats were at the Drake Relays, another batch went to Lincoln on Sunday for another meet adding to K-State’s impressive weekend.

The Wildcats had a group of throwers, sprinters and combined events specialists competing at the Husker Open and came away with three wins and five second-place finishes.

Posting victories for K-State were Gus Vazquez-Milan in the 400 meters, Kim Haberman in the 100 meters and the tandem of Moritz Cleve, Vazquez-Milan, Franciso Colomar and Luke Hibbeler in the 4x400 relay. Vazquez-Milan crossed the finish line in 50.31 winning by nearly half a second. Haberman won a close race with fellow Wildcat Samantha McKnight finishing in 12.38 seconds. The 4x400 team ran the race in 3:19.85. McKnight also finished second in the 200 meters.

The pair of Colomar and Hibbeler ran well in the 400 meter hurdles with Colomar claiming second at 52.28 seconds for a new personal record also good for ninth in school history. Hibbeler finished right behind him in third clocking in at 53.12, also a PR.

K-State saw success in some of the throwing events as well with Tomaz Bogovic finishing second in the men’s hammer throw at 190-08. He has now finished sixth or better in all six meets he has competed in this season.

After breaking two school records at Drake Relays, heptathlete Ryann Krais was in Lincoln to throw the javelin in preparation for her next heptathlon. Krais finished second with her toss of 123-09.

The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday when they host the annual Ward Haylett Invitational at R.V. Christian Track. The action gets underway on Saturday at 10 a.m. when field events are slated to start. Running events begin at 1 p.m.

K-State Results
Hammer Throw
Women
7: Chelsie Bonds, 163-09
9: Jessica Carter, 157-09
14: Jenna Yoder, 148-03 PR

Men
2: Tomaz Bogovic, 190-08

Women’s Javelin
2: Ryann Krais, 123-09

Men’s Shot Put
5: Ryan Hershberger, 53-05.75
10: Moritz Cleve, 45-05.25
11: Tomas Kirielius, 45-02.25

Discus
Men
6: Ryan Hershberger, 152-11
7: Alex Roe, 145-00
8: Moritz Cleve, 144-11 PR

Women
4: Jessica Carter, 146-08

Long Jump
Women
4: Kim Haberman, 19-03.25

Men
6: Moritz Cleve, 21-06.75

Women’s Triple Jump
3: Julia Zeiner, 38-06.25

110M Hurdles
4: Moritz Cleve, 14.53
10: Tomas Kirielius, 16.08

400M
1: Gus Vazquez-Milan, 50.31

100M
Women
1: Kim Haberman, 12.38
2: Samantha McKnight, 12.42 PR

Men
5: Jason Coniglio, 10.82

400M Hurdles
2: Franciso Colomar, 52.28 PR, 9th school history
3: Luke Hibbeler, 53.12 PR

200M
Women
2: Samantha McKnight, 25.13 PR

Men
5: Jason Coniglio, 21.84

Men’s 4x400
1: Cleve-V.Milan-Colomar-Hibbeler, 3:19.85