K-State Opens Competition at the Jim Click

TUCSON, Ariz. Kansas State track and field started its weekend in Arizona on Thursday with the Jim Click Combined Events. Three Wildcats are competing in the combined events on the Roy P. Drachman Stadium track.


Sophomore Adam Fretwell is the only Wildcat in the decathlon and is 11th with 2,935 points. This is the first decathlon for the Houston, Texas native this season. Fretwell opened the day with the third-fastest 100-meter dash time of 10.94, setting a new personal-best. He then uncorked the second-longest jump in the second discipline with a mark of 22-02.75.


Fretwell was unable to record a distance in the shot put and ran a 52.64 in the 400-meter dash to conclude his first day in the decathlon. Fretwell has a career-best of 7,065 points in the event.


Junior Marianne Schlachter is seventh in the heptathlon after the first four events with 2,738 points. The product of Albbruck, Germany carded the top height in the high jump of 5-08.00 to aid her point total. Schlachter has a career-best of 4,333 points in the event.


Freshman Stephanie Hedje tallied 2,386 points in her first heptathlon in a K-State uniform and is in 10th.


Kansas State’s three student-athletes will conclude action in the Jim Click Combined Events on Friday afternoon. The remainder of the Wildcats will be in action on Saturday for the Jim Click Shootout.