KSU Completes Competition Prior to Nationals

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State women’s track and field team finished the Last Chance weekend with two additional provisional qualifications for next week’s 2008 NCAA Indoor Championship. The women ran a qualifying distance medley relay time during Friday’s portion of the Alex Wilson Invitational hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.


The DMR squad of Morgan Bonds, Marnyka Honeycutt, Liliani Mendez and Beverly Ramos ran a time of 11:15.10 to fall within the NCAA provisional mark of 11:30.00. The team finished third in the event with a time that sits as the fastest-oversized run in KSU history. K-State sits at 14th on the descending list prior to any weekend additions.


Sophomore Ramos also notched her first-career provisional mark in the mile after running a time of 4:44.10 on Saturday. The time is a new personal best for the Trujilo Alto, Puerto Rico, native, who betters her previous top mark of 4:54.90 from the Conference Challenge on January 26th. Ramos’ 10th-place-finishing time at the Alex Wilson falls as the third-fastest mile time in school record books an oversized track.


Others competing in South Bend were seniors Honeycutt and Bonds. Honeycutt placed fifth in the 200M with a time of 24.99. Bonds ran a mark of 2:10.69 to finish 13th.


The Wildcats sent Laci Heller to the ISU Last Chance Meet in Ames, Iowa, and the senior finished with the second-best mark of her career in the women’s weight throw. The product of Meriden, Kan., threw a provisional toss of 66-07.00 to place second. Her top mark of the year and of her career was 66-10.00 at the Air Force Open in early February.


A list of NCAA Championship qualifiers will be made available at approximately 9 p.m. on Monday, March 10th. Kansas State’s list of qualifiers will be released and posted on www.kstatesports.com as soon as the information becomes available.