The event at the C.L. Hoover Opera House had competitions in casual wear, talent (ages 7-17) or on-stage interview (ages 3-6), and party dress/evening gown.
The marathon — the first in Manhattan’s history — began at I-70 and K-177 and followed a route through Manhattan that included downtown, Aggieville and part of Kansas State’s campus.
The win over Dodge City sends Manhattan on the road for Tuesday’s 6 p.m. quarterfinal against Maize (17-1).
Talents featured singing, dancing, instrumental pieces and gymnastics skills.
Despite a slow start, Manhattan defeated Junction City by mercy-rule in only 56 minutes, winning 10-0 to set up Thursday’s regional final against Dodge City at Bishop Stadium, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
The Indians wasted no time and throttled Shawnee Heights 8-0 Thursday night at Bishop Stadium.
Manhattan (10-10, 9-9 Centennial) stayed close in both games, but lost 6-3 and 3-0.
Tuesday at Norvell Field, the Indians swept their first doubleheader since April 22, defeating the Emporia Spartans 7-1 in the opener and 11-2 in the nightcap on senior day.
The loss dropped K-State to 24-26 overall and 8-12 in the Big 12, while Oklahoma improved to 31-22 and 12-8 in the league.
The Indians lost the first game of their doubleheader, 7-2, and the nightcap, 10-5.
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