Kansas Relays Next on Slate

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State track and field team heads to one of the most prestigious track and field meets in the Midwest this week as the Wildcats will participate in the 83rd Annual Kansas Relays. K-State sends 45 student-athletes to compete at the Kansas Relays in 30 events.

Five schools from the Big 12 Conference will have athletes competing at the meet which could serve as a gauge for the conference championship meet in four weeks. Along with host Kansas will be Iowa State, Missouri and Nebraska. The Cornhuskers' men and women are rank among the nation's top 15 teams heading into the week.

K-State will have a full day of competition on Friday with the bulk of the college division races beginning that day. Finals in most of the running events are set for Saturday and the meet will open on Wednesday with the first day of the heptathlon and decathlon. Freshman Isaac Mallory will make his decathlon debut after participating in multiple events at previous meets to begin training for the decathlon. Thursday will conclude the decathlon and heptathlon as well as hold the men's and women's hammer throw with a number of Wildcats competing. K-State's mid-distance runners will run in the 800M and 1,500M prelims on Thursday along with a few running the 5,000M and 10,000M.

Last year at the Kansas Relays, the Wildcats saw then-senior Mike Myer post two regional qualifying times in the 100 and 200. Three more Wildcats posted regional marks as well, including current Wildcats Ali Pistora and Cory Boulanger in the javelin.

Stoakes Strides Strong
Freshman Sara Stoakes has been on a tear in her first outdoor season as a Wildcat. After finishing third at the Big 12 Indoor Championship in the 800M, she has continued to build on her successes currently ranking first in the Big 12 with a time of 2:07.08 to finish third at the Sun Angel Track Classic. She has posted two third-place finishes during outdoor season and is now fifth in school history in the 800M.

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