Wildcats Sweep DeLoss Dodds Invitational

Results | Team Scores | Highlights 

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Hosting its third indoor meet of the season, the No. 4 ranked Kansas State women and 20th-ranked men combined for eight first-place finishes as it swept the DeLoss Dodds Invitational in Ahearn Field House on Saturday. 
 
Both the men’s and women’s sides earned wins against Oklahoma State, North Texas and Tulsa en route to the victory on day two of the meet. During the first day of the meet, senior Akela Jones set a school and Ahearn Field House record in the pentathlon with 4,643 total points. 
 
“We are progressing and that is what is most important,” head coach Cliff Rovelto said. “We had some good, quality marks today. We had a lot of people off this weekend in anticipation of traveling next weekend. That being said, we are making very good progress.”
 
Day two of competition kicked off with the completion of the final three events of the Steve Fritz Men’s Heptathlon. Entering day two of competition in fifth place, junior Adam Deterding used strong efforts in the 60 meter hurdles, pole vault and 1000 meter run to take first place with a total score of 4,935 points. 
 
On the track, the Wildcat women’s 4x400 ‘A’ Relay team of Sonia Gaskin, A’Keyla Mitchell, Jordan Matthews and Ranae McKenzie set a new meet record with a mark of 3:44.89, topping the previous record of 3:45.82 set during the 2014 season.  
 
Juniors Kain Ellis and Morgan Wedekind record first-place finishes in the mile run with times of 4:12.06 and 4:58.51, respectively. Senior Sonia Gaskin recorded her second first-place finish in the 800 meter run of the season with a time of 2:10.55. 
 
Throwers Brett Neelly and Mitch Dixon each recorded wins in their respective throws events. Neelly recorded his third first-place finish of the season in shot put with a mark of 16.93m/55-06.50, while Dixon recorded his first win of the season in weight throw with a mark of 19.27m/63-02.75. 
 
Senior Alyssa Kelly posted her second long jump win of the season, dominating the field with a jump of 5.81m/19-00.75 to win the event.  
 
K-State returns to action next weekend as the team travels to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to compete in the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational. More information on the meet can be found here
 
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DeLoss Dodds Invitational
Ahearn Field House
Manhattan, Kan. 

Nick Albus
60 Meter Dash – 6.95

Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye
60 Meter Dash – 6.98

Javon Patterson
600 Yard Run – 1:13.60

Kaneil Harrison
600 Yard Run – 1:14.84

Kurt Loevenstein 
800 Meter Run – 1:53.40
4x400 - 3:30.23

Lukas Koch
800 Meter Run – 1:56.68
Mile Run – 4:13.38

Kain Ellis
800 Meter Run – 1:59.08
Mile Run – 4:12.06

Brett Bachman 
800 Meter Run – 2:00.00
Mile Run – 4:24.10

Rene Perla
800 Meter Run – 2:05.10
4x400 - 3:30.23

Chris Sandquist
1000 Meter Run – 2:35.75
4x400 - 3:30.23

Colton Donahue
1000 Meter Run – 2:36.13
Mile Run – 4:14.48

Sam Oxandale
1000 Meter Run – 2:38.26
Mile Run – 4:26.30

Jeff Bachman 
3000 Meter Run – 8:40.01

Bryan Zack 
3000 Meter Run – 8:49.96

Joe Gorthy 
3000 Meter Run – 9:01.34

Miles Bearden 
High Jump – 2.15m

Thilina Karunaratne
High Jump – 2.05m

Zack Supple
Pole Vault – 4.90m

Simone Fassina
Long Jump – 6.41m
4x400 - 3:30.23

Tom Pyle 
Long Jump – 6.30m 

Brett Neelly
Shot Put – 16.93m

Jayce Brack 
Shot Put – 15.92m

Mitch Dixon
Weight Throw – 19.27m

Tyler Merkley
Weigh Throw – 18.32m

Adam Deterding
Heptathlon – 4,935
60 Meter Hurdles – 8.31
Pole Vault – 3.70m
1000 Meter Run – 2:57.41

Claudette Allen 
60 Meter Dash – 7.75

Ranae McKenzie
200 Meter Dash – 25.27
4x400 - 3:44.89

A'Keyla Mitchell

4x400 - 
3:44.89

Jordan Matthews
200 Meter Dash – 25.99
4x400 - 3:44.89

Keiteyana Parks
600 Yard Run – 1:28.40

Krista Haddock
600 Yard Run – 1:30.39

Sonia Gaskin 
800 Meter Run – 2:10.55
4x400 - 3:44.89

Marija Stambolic
800 Meter Run – 2:12.20

Tia’ Gamble 
800 Meter Run – 2:13.52

Morgan Wedekind
800 Meter Run – 2:19.23
Mile Run – 4:58.71

Emma Wren
800 Meter Run – 2:24.06
Mile Run – 5:10.84

Mary Frances Donnelly
1000 Meter Run – 3:00.75

Paige Kochuyt
1000 Meter Run – 3:04.44

Amanda Thate 
1000 Meter Run – 3:11.55
Mile Run – 5:19.86

Kayla Doll
3000 Meter Run – 10:18.72

Jenny McCarty
3000 Meter Run – 10:37.25

Maddie Hopfinger
3000 Meter Run – 10:55.63

Rachel Proteau
High Jump – 1.68m

Erin Smith
Pole Vault – 3.35m

Alyssa Kelly
Long Jump – 5.81m

Zanri Van der Merwe
Long Jump – 5.61m