Wildcats Head to Husker Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Lincoln to compete in the 34th annual Sevigne Husker Invitational this weekend. The two-day event will be held at the Bob Devaney Center and begin with the men’s heptathlon.

While mutli-event specialists Moritz Cleve, Adam Fretwell and Stephanie Hejde will not compete after strong showings in the heptathlon and pentathlon last weekend at the Wildcat Invitational, the Wildcats have a number of athletes heading to the meet for K-State.

With the Big 12 Championship coming up in three weeks, the Husker Invitational will provide a chance for the Wildcats to compete against strong competition and continue to improve heading into the conference championship.

Results for the Sevigne Husker Invitational will be available at k-statesports.com at the conclusion of each day’s action, and live stats will be on Nebraska’s site at www.huskers.com.

Cleve Cuts Competition in Heptathlon
In his first mutli-event of the season at the Wildcat Invitational, Moritz Cleve shined posting a provisional qualifying mark at 5,606 points. On his way to winning the heptathlon he lept passed his previous best in the long jump by more than a foot. His leap of 23-08.00 earned him 748 points. He won the heptathlon by 100 points.

Cleve was not the only K-State athlete to put on a show at the Wildcat Invitational while Loren Groves posted K-State’s first automatic qualifying mark of the season. Groves’ throw of 69-08.00 bested the field by more than 11 feet.

Scott Sellers also made a strong showing for the Wildcats with another provisional qualifying mark at 7-00.25 to finish second in the high jump.

Along with the wins by Cleve and Groves, the Wildcats tallied six more first-place finishes at the Wildcat Invitational.