Wildcats Win Five Titles in Opener

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State track and field came away with a total of five titles and four regional qualifying marks after the conclusion of the Tulsa Invitational on Saturday. The Wildcats also had three student-athletes finish second in their respective events as K-State opened the outdoor season strong on the road.


The duo women performed well in the javelin with Ali Pistora and Ashley Reider taking the top two spots. Pistora won the javelin with a throw of 149-03. Reider was right behind her with a throw of 145-07. Both throws were regional qualifiers as well.


Another duo of women shined in the pole vault as Nancy Harrington and Meriel Harwood came in third and fourth respectively in the pole vault. Each vaulted 10-08 with Harrington edging Harwood for third on jumps.


Denise Baker finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with her time of 14.80 seconds.


On the men’s side, Jason Coniglio came away with the win in the 100 meters with his time of 10.76 seconds. He followed that performance by finishing third in the 200 meters at 22.15 seconds. Gus Vazquez-Milan sped his way to a second place finish in the 400 meters in 49.44 seconds.


In the men’s field events, Emmanuel Neizer took first in the long jump with his leap of 23-10.00 passing his career best by 5.25 inches. Kyle Younger came in third in the discus at 156-04. K-State also claimed the men’s javelin throw to sweep men’s and women’s as Cory Boulanger took first with his throw of 206-08. His throw was good enough to be a regional qualifier as well.


The Wildcats will return to action next week as they will travel to Tempe, Ariz., for the Arizona State Invitational.