Treasure Finishes 17th in Olympic High Jump Finals

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Competing in her first Olympic Games, former Wildcat and Canadian Alyx Treasure recorded a 17th-place finish in the high jump finals on day nine of track and field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday. 
 
The Canadian is the second former Wildcat to make the high jump finals at the 2016 Olympic Games after Team USA’s Erik Kynard made the finals in the men’s high jump. Kynard went on to finish in sixth place with a final mark of 2.33m/7-07.75.
 
Treasure made things interesting on the first bar of 1.88m/6-02, missing on her first two attempts. However, she came back big on her final attempt, clearing the bar with ease to advance to the next height. 
 
Moving to the next bar of 1.93m/6-04, which was the Olympic Standard needed to qualify for the Games, Treasure posted three solid efforts at the height but could not clear the bar to finish the finals in 17th place. 
 
“Alyx looked good physically and had a great warmup, but when the lights came on she got a little tight and uncomfortable,” Treasure’s personal coach and Kansas State head coach Cliff Rovelto said. “To make the finals and to set a new PR in her first Games is great stuff. She will have fun going forward.”
 
Kansas State had a strong showing at the 2016 Olympics with Treasure and Kynard both making the finals in high jump and hurdlers Jeffrey Julmis and Balazs Baji making the semifinals in the 110 meter hurdles. Akela Jones and  Shadae Lawrence each recorded top-25 finishes in the heptathlon and discus throw, respectively, while Beverly Ramos finished in 71st place in her first Olympic marathon. 
 
The Wildcats kick off their 2016-17 season on December 9 as the team host the Carol Robinson Winter Pentathlon on the Ward Haylett Track in Ahearn Field House. 
 
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2016 Olympic Games
Olympic Stadium
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
Women’s High Jump Final
17. Alyx Treasure – 1.88m/6-02