Wildcats Team up with Big 12 in Challenge

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas State Wildcats make their first rod trip of the indoor season to participate in the Conference Challenge hosted by Nebraska on Saturday. Teams from the Big 12 Conference will team together to take on representatives from the Mountain West Conference at the Bob Devaney Center.

Last year at the event, the Wildcats played a key role in the Big 12 winning the competition. The women’s team contributed more points than any other Big 12 squad with 53. The K-State women claimed seven wins during the Conference Challenge and the men came away with one as Sam James won the 800M.

Results will be posted on www.k-statesports.com following each day’s action. Live stats will also be available through Nebraska’s site at www.huskers.com.

Groves Sets Another Record
Senior thrower Loren Groves posted her second provisional mark of the season in the weight throw on the way to winning the KSU Invitational. Her first-place throw of 68-06.50 set a meet record passing her own mark of 67-10.50 from 2007.

Starting Strong
In the opening weekend of the season in December, a number of Wildcats started the track and field campaign off on the right foot.

Scott Sellers won the Carol Robinson Winter Pentathlon and in the process posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the high jump at 7-02.25. In the next day’s KSU All-Comers, fellow high jumper Michael Healey posted a provisional mark at 7-00.25.

The tandem was not alone in posting provisional marks. Senior women’s thrower, Loren Groves began her final season with a strong mark. Her throw of 67-09 was enough for a provisional mark.