Wildcats Split for Weekend Action

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas State track and field will divide up and head to three meets this weekend looking to improve its standing on the national performance lists. The Wildcats will head to Wichita for the two-day K.T. Woodman Classic, the UTEP Invitational and the Sun Angel Track Classic.

K-State will send a small group of mid-distance runners to Tempe, Ariz., to run at the Sun Angel Track Classic while a larger mix of throwers, sprinters, pole vaulters and distance runners will head to the K.T. Woodman Classic, and a contingency of six Wildcats will travel to El Paso for the UTEP Invitational.

The Wildcats hope to keep improving as the season progresses after posting nine regional qualifying marks last week at the Pepsi Team Invitational. This is the third week of action for the Wildcats in outdoor season with the conference championship approaching in mid-May.

Inviting Numbers
K-State teamed up for the Pepsi Invitational and came away with a total of eight individual titles and nine regional qualifying marks. The men’s team finished third behind Indiana and host Oregon while the women’s squad finished fourth.

The nine regional marks were the most in a meet by the Wildcats this season bringing their total on the year to 14 by 10 student-athletes.

Beverly Ramos tallied a regional mark in the 5,000 meters in her first time running the event during outdoor season finishing third. Four other Wildcats posted their first regional marks of the 2009 outdoor season as Scott Sellers posted 7-02.50 in the high jump to finish first. Moritz Cleve ran a time of 14.21 seconds in the 110 meter hurdles also winning the event. TiAra Walpool leapt 40-07.50 in the triple jump to claim the title and post a regional mark.

Movin’ Mike Myer
Senior sprinter Mike Myer followed his regional qualifying time in the 200 meters at the Arizona State Invitational with even better marks at the Pepsi Invitational. Myer won both the 100 and 200 at the event with regional times in both. He contributed 25 points to the Wildcat effort in Eugene also running the anchor leg of the 4X100 relay that finished second.