K-State to host series of duals at invitational

By The Mercury

The Kansas State track and field team begins the bulk of its schedule this weekend when the Wildcats host the KSU Invitational at Ahearn Field House on Saturday.

After hosting the annual Carol Robinson Winter Pentathlon and KSU All-Comers in December, the Wildcats are ready to begin the grind toward the NCAA Indoor Championship in March with a full slate of action.

The K-State men open this weekend ranked No. 11 in the USTFCCCA poll. On the women’s side, combined events specialist Ryann Krais is one of two Wildcats currently ranked in an event, as she is fifth in the pentathlon with her score of 4,115 points at last year’s NCAA meet. Krais is joined by freshman high jumper Alyx Treasure at 25th.

The majority of the Wildcats will be in action for both the men and women on Saturday with field events slated to start at 11 a.m. and running events begin at 3:30 p.m. with regional foes coming to take on the Wildcats.

Big 12 member Oklahoma State will bring its Cowboys and Cowgirls for the meet as well as Tulsa and UMKC. The meet will be structured as a triple-dual-scored meet pairing each team against the other to add a team element to the competition.









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