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K-State track and field faces tough field in Ames

By The Mercury

The Kansas State track and field team will hit the road this week for the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa — the first multi-day meet for the Wildcats this indoor season.

Coming off a performance last weekend that saw 17 first-place finishes for the Wildcats, K-State will be facing its staunchest competition this season to date.

Along with host Iowa State, K-State will compete in a scored meet against last season’s men’s Big 12 Indoor Champion Texas, as well as quality Big Ten opponents Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Rounding out the meet’s participants will be North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota and South Dakota State.

The invitational, held at Iowa State’s Cyclone Sports Complex, kicked off today with the men’s heptathlon, as senior All-American Devin Dick was set to be the lone Wildcat competing in the multi-day event.

Competition will then continue into Friday with the women’s pentathlon, men’s heptathlon and two field events, before wrapping up with the rest of the track and field events on Saturday.

This meet will be the first of three trips to Ames for the Wildcats, which includes the Big 12 Indoor Championships.

Last year’s invitational saw the men and women both finish third behind nationally ranked top-10 opponents.

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