Wildcats Conclude First Day of KSU Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. In a quick day one of the KSU Invitational, Kansas State added senior Laci Heller to the NCAA provisional list while three Wildcats took event titles. Heller had her first qualifying mark of the season with a second-place throw of 63-01.25 in the women’s weight throw from Ahearn Field House on Friday.

 

Heller, a 2005 outdoor All-American, threw over one foot better than her first mark of the season at the KSU All-Comers when she recorded a toss of 61-11.50. Heller finished second to teammate Loren Groves, who won the event with a throw of 64-05.75.

 

Junior Scott Sellers had a personal-best distance in the men’s long jump with a leap of 23-10.00. The native of Katy, Texas, bettered his previous top mark of 23-08.25 from the Carol Robinson Winter Pentathlon on Dec. 7th.

 

Stephanie Hedje and Michael Healey each finished in second-place in their respective events. Hedje jumped a personal best 18-00.25 in the women’s long jump, improving her previous best by eight inches. Healey recorded the first mark of his K-State career after clearing 6-10.25 in the men’s high jump, finishing second to Lamar Garrett, competing unattached, who had a height of 7-00.25.

 

Danny Schneider and Alex Umberger went one-two in the men’s 1000M, as each was competing in his first race of the season.

 

The Wildcats will return to the track at Ahearn Field House on Saturday for the second day of competition. The shot put will open the action with a noon start, while running events will begin at 3:30 p.m. For complete coverage of Kansas State track and field, please visit www.kstatesports.com.