Julmis, 4x100 Advance to NCAA Championship

Jeffrey Julmis

May 28, 2011

Complete Results

EUGENE, Ore. – The final day of the NCAA West Regional was a light one for the Kansas State track and field team, but it was a successful one. The Wildcats competed in the men’s 4x100 relay and the men’s 110 meter hurdles with two of the three entries qualifying for the NCAA Championship in two weeks.

In K-State’s first action of the day, the tandem of Grant Loescher, Jeffrey Julmis, Jason Coniglio and Martynas Jurgilas ran the 4x100 relay in 39.93 seconds. The Wildcats finished third in their heat to automatically advance to the NCAA Championship in two weeks. Their time also ranked sixth overall for the day trailing Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor, Arkansas and Illinois.

Julmis nearly broke his own school record in the 110 meter hurdles with his time of 13.54 seconds to finish second in his heat and grab an automatic spot for the NCAA meet. Julmis set the school record at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 13.53 seconds two weeks ago.

Mantas Silkauskas also competed in the quarterfinals of the 110 hurdles clocking in at 14.21 seconds. He finished seventh in his heat and 21st overall to not advance to the NCAA meet.

The Wildcats now begin preparing for the NCAA Championship in Des Moines, Iowa, set for June 8-11. K-State will have 10 athletes competing in a total of 10 events. In addition to Julmis and the 4x100, Moritz Cleve and Ryann Krais will represent the combined events program in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively. Krais will also run in the 400 meter hurdles. Jurgilas will compete in the men’s 100 meters, and Boglarka Bozzay made the field in the women’s 800 meters. Martina Tresch completes the running competitors for K-State in the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase. Nina Kokot will be in the field for the women’s long jump, and Erik Kynard will compete in the high jump for the Wildcats.

K-State Results
Men’s 4x100: Loescher-Julmis-Coniglio-Jurgilas
39.93 – advance to NCAA Championship

Men’s 110m Hurdles
Jeffrey Julmis, 13.54 seconds – advance to NCAA Championship
21: Mantas Silkauskas, 14.21