Wildcats Head North for Adidas Classic

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State Wildcats take to the road for their first meet away from the comforts of Ahearn Field House as they travel to Lincoln, Neb., for the Adidas Classic on Saturday. Action is set to start at 1:30 p.m. at the Devaney Center Indoor Track with a full slate of events.

K-State will send a total of 45 student-athletes to the meet to compete in all but just three of the events as the meet will be a team scored event. With the meet being scored it can serve as a chance for the Wildcats to gauge where they stand against Big 12 Conference foes Nebraska and Missouri. Colorado State, Air Force and Wichita State also are competing in the Adidas Classic.

Nebraska will have a number of promotions for fans wanting to see the exciting action during the Adidas Classic. The meet will be part of Nebraska's "Pepsi Pack the House Promotion" with admission to the meet just $1 with 24-ounce Pepsi products available at concessions for $1 as well.

K-State's men are currently ranked No. 22 in the USTFCCCA Preseason Rankings with a strong core from last year's team returning and will see how it stacks up against No. 4 Nebraska. Nebraska's women are ranked No. 11 as well.

Julmis  Storms into K-State
Junior college transfer Jeffrey Julmis showed why he was brought to Kansas State in his first meet wearing Purple. Julmis finished second in the KSU Invitational with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 7.91 seconds. The time also ranks third in school history.

Wildcats Run Away with 9 Titles in Home meet
Kansas State hosted the annual KSU Invitational and saw success across the board for both the men's and women's squads. The Wildcats cats combined to win nine events at the meet and 13 Wildcats posted personal records in their respective events.

The Wildcats saw dominance in the weight throw again with the women taking the first three spots, and K-State saw fast times in the sprints. Jason Coniglio set a personal record in the 60 meters on his way to the win. He also took first in the 300 meters. Denise Baker ran to a new PR cutting .07 seconds off her previous best finishing third in the 60 meter hurdles to a pair of professional athletes.

K-State Coach Cliff Rovelto has expressed his excitement about the men's pole vault this year with a  trio of Wildcats capable of putting up good numbers. Two of those - Deszo Szabo and Isaac Mallory - posted their best vaults in the meet as well. Meriel Harwood tied her personal best winning the women's pole vault as well.

A number of the PRs set by the Wildcats during the KSU Invitational came from the freshmen as both teams boasts a large incoming class with quality depth.

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