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Several Wildcats to compete in national meets

By The Mercury

The K-State Track and Field team continues what will be a busy offseason with several Wildcats competing in national meets this week. At the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif., Devin Dick, Devin Field and Erica Twiss will represent K-State, while Alyx Treasure will compete in the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

The USA Championships are set to begin today and run through Sunday, while the Canadian Championships will get started on Friday and conclude Sunday. Joining Dick, Field and Twiss in Sacramento are former Wildcats Erik Kynard in the high jump and Ryann Krais in the heptathlon.

For the men, Field earned qualification in both the triple jump and long jump after a strong finish to the 2014 season. His personal-best leap of 16.30m/53-05.75 in the triple jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Round is the 11th-best mark of the declared field of 16 in the event this week.

In the long jump, Field’s personal-best mark of 7.81m/25-07.50 at the Big 12 Championships ranks 14th out of the field of 18 athletes.

In the decathlon, Dick is set to start the multi-event on Thursday at 12:30 p.m., with the 100 meter dash. He will be a part of a field of 16. Dick’s qualifying score, and personal best, of 7,792 points is the sixth-best mark in the field.

On the women’s side, Twiss will compete in the 100 meter and 400 meter hurdles, as well as the long jump.

Lastly, Treasure will face off against a field of 10 in the women’s high jump on Friday at 1:15 p.m. The junior enters competition as the No. 2 seed.

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