Wildcats Team Up for Pepsi Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State track and field gets its first taste of true team competition this weekend with the Pepsi Invitational. The Wildcats will send a large group to Oregon to participate in the event on Saturday, which will be team scored, giving K-State a chance to gauge where it stands against strong competition.

The Wildcats will take on host Oregon, fresh off its men’s NCAA Indoor championship, Indiana and Utah State. The USTFCCCA released its preseason Top 25 this week and Oregon is No. 3 in both the men’s and women’s rankings. K-State’s men come in at No. 35 with the women just outside the Top 25 at No. 27.

The meet will be team scored as participants receive points based on where they finish in their respective events much like a conference or national championship meet.

Portions of the Pepsi Invitational will be televised by Comcast Sports Net Northwest from 1-3 p.m. Pacific with Joe Giansante and Tom Jordan calling the action. Fans in the Northwest can catch the action through their cable provider as the meet will not be available to satellite subscribers through the network.

The Wildcats also will be sending four throwers to participate in the ESU State Farm Relays in Emporia on Saturday. Mitch Breeding, Josh Mathiasmeier, Ashton Miller and Kyle Younger will all make the trip looking to continue progressing in their events.

Myer Runs to Regional Mark
Senior sprinter Mike Myer posted a regional qualifying time in his first meet of the outdoor season. Myer finished fourth in the 200 meters at the Arizona State Invitational in 21.21 seconds to accomplish the feat.