Wildcats Close Out Road Schedule at Tyson Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The 6th-ranked Kansas State women and 25th-ranked men close out their three-week road stretch on Friday and Saturday as they travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to compete in the Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center. 

Day one of competition kicks off at 11 a.m. CT with the women’s mile run on the track. Field events on Friday will begin at 3 p.m. CT with women’s pole vault. 

Saturday’s competition is slated to begin at Noon CT with the women’s 3000 meter run. Women’s shot put will kick off day two’s field events with the start time set a 1 p.m. CT. 

K-State is looking for another strong weekend of competition against tough opponents as it squares off against conference rivals Oklahoma State, Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma, as well as track and field powerhouses Florida and Arkansas. 

At last weekend’s Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Wildcats saw eight athletes record personal bests, as well as three first-place finishes. One of the first place finishes belonged to senior Akela Jones, who broke the 60 meter hurdles record with a time of 8.05. 

The Wildcats will also be sending distance runners Morgan Wedekind and Sonia Gaskin to Ames, Iowa, to compete in the Iowa State Classic. Gaskin will compete in the 800 meter run, while Wedekind will compete in the 3000 meter run. 

In-meet updates can be found on Twitter by following @kstate_gameday and using #KStateTF. Live results for the Tyson Invitational can be found here

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