Wildcats Improve on Second Day of Jim Click

TUCSON, Ariz. Kansas State’s Adam Fretwell improved five positions in the decathlon, while Marianne Schlachter improved three spots in the heptathlon on the final day of the Jim Click Combined Events on Friday at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.


Fretwell, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, outscored the nine other finishers on Friday afternoon with 3,252 points, to rise from 11th place to sixth with 6,187 total points. Fretwell tallied discipline wins in the pole vault (13-11.25) and the javelin (172-11). He opened the afternoon with his second-fastest 110-meter hurdle clocking of the year with a time of 15.10, which was the fourth-fastest in the event.  


Schlachter scored 1,862 points on the second day of the heptathlon to move up from seventh to fourth with a final point total of 4,600 points. A season ago in this event, the junior from Albbruck, Germany registered 4,333 points for an 11th place finish.


Freshman Stephanie Hejde registered a ninth-place finish in her first heptathlon in a Wildcat uniform with 4,088 points. The product of Fort Collins, Colo., improved one place from 10th on Thursday.  


Kansas State will compete as a full team on Saturday as part of the Jim Click Shootout at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.