Wildcats Sweep Winter Pentathlon

MANHATTAN, Kan. The track and field season officially began Friday with the annual Carol Robinson Winter Pentathlon and the Wildcats came up big. Kansas State swept the top three positions in the men’s pentathlon and claimed first in the women’s competition as well.


Senior Scott Sellers took first place in the pentathlon finishing in the top three of every event to score 4,013 points. Freshmen Mantas Silkauskas followed in second (3,866) and Andre McDonald came in third (3,582). The Wildcats’ other male participant in the event, senior Adam Fretwell finished fifth with 3440 points.


Junior Stephanie Hedje took first for the women posting 3,528 points. She finished first the shot put with a throw of 37-08.75 to best the field by more than six feet and score significant points. She also finished first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:26.29 six seconds better than second place. Freshman Kim Haberman finished eighth in the final standings with 2,870 points.


Sellers posted a mark of 7-02.25 in the high jump his usual event to earn 982 points in the event. His jump was six inches higher than second place and is a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Championship.


The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday with the KSU All-Comers in Ahearn Field House. Field events begin at 10 a.m. with running events set to start at 3:15 p.m. Final results will be posted on k-statesports.com following the meet.