K-State track and field adds home meet

By The Mercury

K-State announced the addition of a home track and field meet on Wednesday — the Wildcat Open — as well as changes to the Ward Haylett Invitational.

The Ward Haylett Invitational, originally scheduled for May 10, has been pushed up to May 3, while the Wildcat Open will now take place on May 10.

Along with the date change, the Ward Haylett Invitational will now start at 11 a.m., rather than 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 3.

The meet will be team-scored and is expected to be one of the more competitive meets K-State has hosted in quite a while, according to head coach Cliff Rovelto.

K-State will compete against the Air Force Academy, Kansas and Wichita State. 

The addition of the Wildcat Open comes due to the cancellation of the Rock Chalk Classic, which was scheduled for May 3 in Lawrence. The meet is open to all participants and will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 with the women’s javelin throw. It will provide an opportunity for the athletes to compete prior to the Big 12 Championships, which is set for the following weekend.

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