Wildcats Look for Classic Showing at ISU

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State Wildcats take to the road one more time to participate in the ISU Classic beginning Thursday. The event runs through Saturday and will boast strong competition for the Wildcats to prepare for the Big 12 Championship in two weeks.

Combined events will begin Thursday afternoon with K-State competing in the men’s heptathlon and women’s pentathlon. Field and running events start Friday following the conclusion of the heptathlon and the Wildcats will look to make their presence felt.

Last year, Scott Sellers won the men’s high jump with a leap of 7-05.00 to lead the nation at the time. Sellers will be back in action after not competing at the Sevigne Husker Invitational last week. The win by Sellers was K-State’s only title at the ISU Classic last season.

Groves Strikes Again
Senior thrower Loren Groves continued her dominance in the weight throw at the Sevigne Husker Invitational. Groves won the event with a throw of 70-00.25 for her second automatic qualifying mark of the season. It also was the nation’s top throw until Arizona State’s Sarah Stevens surpassed it the next day at the Northern Arizona Team Challenge.

Cats Claim Three Titles at Husker Invite
Kansas State left Lincoln with three titles at the Sevigne Husker Invitational. Including Groves’ win in the weight throw, Liliani Mendez won the 3,000M with a personal best time of 9:37.28. Beverly Ramos also performed strongly in the 3000M finishing third with her best time of 9:40.47.

The tandem of Ed Buck, Gus Vazquez-Milan, Jacob Davies and Danny Schneider won the men’s distance medley relay with a time of 10:10.17. The Wildcats also claimed second in six events and third in two others

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