Wildcats Host Final Indoor Meet of Season

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State Wildcats return home for their final meet in Ahearn Field House this season on Saturday. The KSU Open is set to start at 11 a.m. with the field events. Running events are slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. in K-State's final meet before the Big 12 Championships.

K-State looks to build off strong performances at the ISU Classic and Tyson Invitational last week that saw the Wildcats post three NCAA provisional marks.

Also on Saturday the Women of Kansas State group will be attending the meet and hear from former Wildcat All-American Loren Groves about different track and field events, how meets are scored and other track "lingo" to learn more about the exciting sport.

Kynard Takes Tyson Invitational Title
Freshman high jumper Erik Kynard, Jr. defeated one of the most competitive fields seen this season at the Tyson Invitational to post his third victory in as many meets. Kynard leapt 7-02.50 to win the event that featured nine of the top 30 marks this season. In addition to the top collegiate competitors, former Wildcat Scott Sellers participated as a professional finishing second behind Kynard based on passes and attempts.

Kynard has now won all three meets he has high jumped in and posted NCAA provisional marks in all three. His mark of 7-02.50 ranks ninth in school history.

Run Ramos Run
At the ISU Classic, distance runner Beverly Ramos ran one of the best 5000M races of her career clocking 16:17.44 for an NCAA provisional qualifying time. She finished second behind Iowa State's Lisa Koll, but Ramos' time is among the top in K-State history.

Her time would be enough to shatter the school record by nearly 10 seconds, but due to Iowa State's oversized track it is not eligible. It is the fastest time on an oversized track in school history breaking her own previous best time of 16:36.29.

Jack Be Nimble
The Wildcats got a provisional time out of mid-distance runner Jack Sachse as well at the ISU Classic -- his first of the season. Sachse finished seventh in the men's seeded 800M at the meet with his time of 1:50.41. With the time Sachse now ranks ninth in the Big 12 Conference leading into the final week of the season before the conference championship meet.

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