Wildcats Return to Kansas For KT Woodman Invitational

Meet Schedule | Day 1 Heat Sheets | Day 2 Heat Sheets

MANHATTAN, Kan.
– Opening the outdoor season with meets in Texas, California and Louisiana, the Kansas State track and field team return to Kansas as it travels to Wichita, Kansas to compete in the KT Woodman Invitational on Friday and Saturday.  

The Wildcats return to Wichita for the first time since 2013 when it competed in the then KT Woodman Classic, earning seven first-place finishes at the meet.

The field consists of teams from across the region, including Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Oklahoma Baptist, North Texas and hosts Wichita State, as well as numerous other community colleges. 

At last weekend’s LSU Battle on the Bayou in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, K-State saw numerous first-place finishes and had multiple athletes record personal bests. 

Sophomore A'keyla Mitchell highlighted the meet, setting a new school record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.94, breaking the previous top mark of 22.96 which she set at the 2015 NCAA West Preliminary. 

Juniors Morgan Wedekind and Jeff Bachman also set meet records during the Wildcats’ last meet. Wedekind finished in first place in the 5000 meter run with a personal best time of 17:28.79, while Bachman set the meet record in the 10000 meter run with a personal best time of 31:22.66. 

Friday’s events are slated for a noon CT with field events. Running events begin 6 p.m. CT start with the women’s 1500 meter run on the track and women’s javelin throw in the field. 

Competition resumes on Saturday with the women’s hammer throw and men’s discus throw at 11 a.m. CT. Track events will begin at 12:30 p.m. CT on the final day of the meet with the 100 meter dash prelims. 

A livestream of both days of competition is available and can be found by clicking here. In-meet updates can be found by following @kstate_gameday on Twitter or by following the live results found on the meet central page, which can be found here. 

For the latest on K-State track and field, follow @kstatesports and @KStateTFXC on Twitter using the hashtag #KStateTF or on the team’s Facebook page.