Myer Captures 100M Win at Kansas Relays

LAWRENCE, Kan. On the final day of competition at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan., junior Mike Myer raced to the 100M victory and earned K-State’s second title of the meet. Myer raced to a time of 10.43 to capture the crown by two-hundredths of a second as Trinidad Tobago’s Rondell Sorrillo clocked a 10.45. Myer qualified for the Saturday final on Thursday when he clocked a season-best regional mark of 10.42.

 

In women’s sprints, the 4x100M relay team placed fourth in the Invitational run of the event. Tiara Walpool, Marnyka Honeycutt, Candice Mills and Donniece Parrish combined for a season-best time of 45.58 in the relay.

 

The men’s 4x400M relay finished seventh during the finals on Saturday with a run of 3:15.54. The team of Desmond McGuire, Sam James, Moritz Cleve and Mike Myer qualified for the finals with the sixth-best time in the preliminaries on Friday after clocking a 3:18.65.

 

Cleve individually qualified for a final on Saturday as he raced to a personal-best mark of 14.56 in the 110M hurdles during the morning prelims. The freshman then took seventh in the finals with a mark of 14.63. For the women, freshman Denise Baker missed qualifying for the finals by .08 as she ran the ninth-fastest prelim mark with a PR of 14.31. She held a previous career mark of 14.47 from the Nike Elite Meet on March 29th.

 

The Wildcats were led in field events by junior Loren Groves, who nabbed the hammer throw title on Thursday. She added to that a fourth-place effort in the discus after throwing a regional toss of 163-01. Senior Lindsay Grigoriev earned seventh place with a 157-04 performance.

 

In the women’s pole vault, freshman Nancy Harrington tied her personal best after clearing 12-07.50, the regional minimum, and finished seventh. She also cleared the regional mark at the Baldy Castillo Invitational on March 22nd.

 

With a season-best launch, sophomore Eric Thomas earned a seventh-place finish in the men’s discus. Thomas finished with a top throw of 170-08 and improves his regional status after having a previous season best of 170-01 from the ESU Relays on April 5th.

 

The Wildcats will next travel to another Midwest event as K-State participates in the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. For complete coverage of Wildcat track and field, please visit www.kstatesports.com.