Wildcats Head to Husker Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State Wildcats return to Nebraska this weekend for the second time this season to participate in the 35th Annual Sevigne Husker Invitational. The meet pulls in some of the nation's top talent to compete with special invitation heats in a number of events. Last season, the Wildcats claimed three titles at the Husker Invitational and posted one NCAA automatic mark.

This year K-State will take a smaller group of Wildcats to compete after a three-day meet last week. Nine men will head to Lincoln for the Wildcats, and a total of 11 women will compete as well.

Friday's schedule will be short with field events starting at 5 p.m. beginning with the women's weight throw. The men will follow and the women's pole vault begins at 6 p.m. Both men's and women's long jump will be Friday evening as well. Preliminary heats for the 60 meters, 60 meter hurdles, 400 meters and 200 meters will be Friday beginning at 6 p.m. and the 5000 meter run will close the day's events. On Saturday a full slate of events begins at noon with the women's shot put.

The Sevigne Husker Invitational will be a big meet for K-State's mid-distance runners with five women running the mile and 800M. A trio of men will also run the 800M with one Wildcat running the 600 yards dash for the men and women. K-State will also field a women's distance medley relay team, and the men will run  a 4x400 relay.

Wildcats Take Third at Bill Bergan Invitational
In their second team scored meet of the season, the Kansas State Wildcats finished third in both the men's and women's competitions at the Bill Bergan Invitational. K-State's men tallied 62 points to finish behind Nebraska and Minnesota and tie with host Iowa State. The women's team scored 85 points to trail Nebraska and Iowa State.

K-State notched two first-place finishes over the three days of action with Sara Stoakes winning the 800 meters and Beverly Ramos claiming first in the 3,000 meters. The men saw success in the mid-distance events with Armando Del Valle finishing second in the mile and the pair of Jack Sachse and Sam James taking second and third in the 800 meters, respectively.

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