Wildcats' Tresch Has Strong Showing
Oct. 29, 2011
Tresch crossed the line in a time of 19:56 to record the fastest clocking in a Big 12 Championship by a Wildcat since 1999, when Korene Hinds carded a time of 17:08. K-State head coach Michael Smith was pleased with the effort shown by Tresch.
“She ran pretty well today, she fought hard and had a very competitive finish.”
Last season Tresch finished 23rd in the Big 12 Championship. With her ninth-place finish, Tresch has now finished in the top 12 in each race this year.
As a team, K-State’s finished ninth overall with a team score of 201. Senior Boglarka Bozzay finished in 31st with a time of 20:54 and freshman Laura Galvan fought hard and recorded a 42nd place finish with a clocking of 21:04.
On the men’s side, the Wildcats had one of their best races of the season, as they finished in eighth place with a point total of 255. This was the team’s best finish at the Big 12 Championships since 2005, when they also registered an eighth-place finish. Sophomore Adam Porter put together a strong race, as he led the Wildcats and finished in 44th place in a time of 25:01.
“They competed as hard as they could,” Smith said. “They put it together and Adam had a big race for us.”
Oklahoma State won the men’s team title with a team total of 30 points with German Fernandez winning the individual title for the Cowboys in 23:25. Iowa State won its first ever women’s Big 12 title scoring 68 points while Texas Tech’s Caroline Jepleting capturing the individual title in 19:30.