Sellers Breaks School Record at ISU Classic

AMES, Iowa Kansas State sophomore Scott Sellers soared to the top of the school record book in the high jump on Saturday during the final day of the ISU Classic. Junior Morgan Bonds won her fourth straight 800-meter run on the Lied Recreation Center track.

 

Sellers won the high jump on Saturday afternoon for the fourth straight time this season and the fifth of his career with a new school record height of 7-05.75. He has now cleared seven feet in all 11 of his career high jump efforts. The mark also set the Lied Recreation Center record, breaking the mark of 7-04.50 held by Tom Lange of LSU in 1992 and former Wildcat Nathan Leeper in 2002.

 

Entering the weekend, Sellers ranked second in the nation and led the Big 12 in the event. Two weeks ago at the Dan DeHart Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., the native of Katy, Texas tied Kyle Lancaster and Percell Gaskins with a clearance of 7-05.25.

 

Bonds clocked a winning time of 2:06.20, just nipping Trisa Nickoley of Missouri (2:06.54). Bonds, a product of Hutchinson, Kan., recorded the second-fastest oversized track time in school history and has won all four of her 800-meter races this season.

 

Junior Marianne Schlachter continued her strong 2007 indoor season with a third-place finish in the triple jump of 41-09.75. The native of Albbruck, Germany entered the weekend ranked seventh in the nation in the event and second in the Big 12 with a career-best and NCAA provisional qualifying distance of 43-00.50.

 

Schlachter also finished sixth in the high jump with a career-best height of 5-09.25. The effort tied senior Kaylene Wagner, but due to misses was slotted into sixth. Wagner finished fifth with her lowest final clearance of the season and ends a five-meet winning streak for the Goleta, Calif., product. 

Kansas State returns to Manhattan to host the KSU Open on Thursday in Ahearn Field House.