Bonds, Everett Win Titles at Sevigne Husker Invite

LINCOLN, Neb. Kansas State concluded competition on Saturday at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in the Bob Devaney Sports Center. K-State secured two event titles during the weekend meet, both in the 600-yard run.  

 

Junior Morgan Bonds stood out for the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon, as she clocked the second-fastest time in school history while winning the 600-yard run at 1:20.80. The native of Hutchinson, Kan., had a previous career-best of 1:21.44 during the 2006 Big 12 Championships on the same Devaney Center track.

 

Bonds trails only Michelle Maxey’s time of 1:19.56 from the 1986 Husker Invitational. Bonds has won every race she has run this season (six) at three different distances, 600-yard, 800-meters and 1,000-meters.

 

Sophomore Tevan Everett won the men’s 600-yard run with a time of 1:09.32. Everett finished just ahead of his twin brother, Tevas, and freshman Sam James, who clocked times of 1:10.47 and 1:10.87, respectively. Tevan’s time is a new personal-best and the third-fastest in school history.

 

Sophomore Liliani Mendez finished second in the women’s mile with a time of 4:49.62. The clocking for the product of Dorado, Puerto Rico is the sixth-fastest in school history and missed the NCAA provisional qualifying standard by just one second (4:48.60). Her previous career-best in the event was 4:51.90 during last year’s Big 12 Championships in the Devaney Center.

 

Sophomore Mike Myer advanced to the finals of the men’s 60-meter run with a time of 6.90 and finished fourth in the mid-afternoon final with a time of 6.86. The Lenexa, Kan., native equaled his personal season-best from last weekend’s Dan DeHart Invitational.  

 

Kansas State will conclude its six-week exodus on the road next weekend at the ISU Classic in Ames, Iowa.