K-State Wins 8 Event Titles on Saturday

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State shook off the holiday rust with eight event titles during the KSU Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Ahearn Field House. For the weekend, K-State won 10 event crowns.

 

Leading the afternoon's efforts was senior Kaylene Wagner, as she secured her second high jump title this season with a clearance of 5-10.75. The product of Goleta, Calif., registered an NCAA automatic qualifying height of 6-00.50 during the season-opening KSU All-Comers.

 

Senior Wally Walstrom captured the men’s pole vault title with a clearance of 15-07.00. The effort by the Marysville, Kan., native was over a foot better than his season-opening effort of 14-05.25 during the KSU All-Comers. Walstrom’s teammate, senior Bryce Bergman, finished second with a height of 15-01.00.

 

Sophomore Mike Myer dashed to his first title as a member of the Wildcats with a personal best time of 6.90 in the 60-meter dash. His previous K-State best was 6.98 during the KSU All-Comers.

 

Sophomore Tevan Everett nudged past teammate, freshman Sam James, to win the men’s 600-yard run 1:12.10 to 1:12.37. It is Everett’s second career title at the distance.

 

Freshman Ramone Lowe, a product of Junction City, Kan., garnered his first career win as a Wildcat on Saturday afternoon, clocking a 50.44 in the 400-meter dash.  

 

Also capturing an event win on Saturday was junior Morgan Bonds in the women’s 600-yard run in 1:25.36, sophomore Jason Collett in the men’s 800-meter run in 1:56.32 and the men's 4x400-meter relay in 3:26.87.

 

Kansas State will be on the road for the next five weeks, stopping first at the Arkansas Invitational on Jan. 12.