Wildcats Close Drake Relays

MANHATTAN, Kan.   Kansas State battled the cold and rain during the final day of the 100th Drake Relays on Saturday. The Wildcats came away with a strong showing from mid-distance running Jason Collett.

Collett highlighted action on Saturday running to a second-place finish in the poor weather conditions at Drake Stadium. Collett finished in 1:51.06 just missing another regional qualifying mark by 0.66 seconds despite the conditions.

Collett completed that second-place finish shortly after running the opening leg of the men’s university division distance medley relay. The tandem of Collett, Gus Vazquez-Milan, Jacob Davies and Jack Sachse finished with a time of 10:03.42.

Scott Sellers struggled along with the rest of the field in the men’s special invitation high jump under the poor conditions. With a slick apron in the high jump pit, Sellers failed to clear the opening height of 7-00.50 with three other competitors.

The field boasted some of the top high jumpers in the nation with Sellers the only collegiate athlete in the group. Only two heights were cleared by the field with seven competitors clearing the initial height, and just three jumped the second height of 7-02.50. No one in the field was able to clear the third height of 7-04.25.

This concludes the action for the Wildcats in the Drake Relays with Alexandra Gonzalez highlighting the week’s earlier action with a regional qualifying mark in the pole vault on Friday. Two more pole vaulters will compete this weekend traveling to Lincoln to participate in the Nebraska Open on Sunday morning.