Six Wildcats Advance to Finals

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Kansas State track and field team continued action at the 83rd Kansas Relays on Friday with six Wildcats advancing to finals action on Saturday. A number of K-State student-athletes also posted personal records, and one moved into second in school history in his event.

Denise Baker began the day by advancing to Saturday's final in the women's 100 meter hurdles clocking in at 14.08 seconds. Three Wildcats advanced in the men's 110 meter hurdles as well led by Jeffrey Julmis with a time of 14.17 seconds. Balazs Baji qualified for the final with his time of 14.22 and junior Moritz Cleve clocked a 14.73 to move on to the final as well.

Also in sprints action, the pair of Martynas Jurgilas and Jason Coniglio advanced in the 100 meters. Jurgilas clocked in at 10.48 seconds while Congilio crossed the line in 10.80 seconds. None of the sprint times in the 100 meters or the hurdles events were eligible for K-State's Top 10 Honor Roll due to high winds at the meet on Friday.

Continuing K-State's strong showing in the running events Friday was the tandem of Emily Dittemore, Stephanie Hejde, Laura Lee Baird and Emilee Morris in the distance medley relay. The team finished second with a time of 12:17.54.

Freshman Deszo Szabo highlighted the K-State performances in the field events on Friday finishing eighth in the men's pole vault. His vault of 16-11.75 was a new personal best and is ranked second in school history. Only Doug Lytle stands ahead of him with his mark of 18-08.75 at the 1984 Olympic Trials.

The Wildcats will be back in action for the final day of the Kansas Relays on Saturday with the finalists in the running events and 11 competitors in field events. Three Wildcats will compete in the women's 1,500M on Saturday as well, and a men's 4x100 relay is also slated to compete.

- k-statesports.com -