The men’s team claims 10th place, the women finish 11th in team standings

WACO, Texas (K-State Athletics) – K-State track and field wrapped up the Big 12 Championship on Saturday (May 11) with the third day of competition at Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium with eight more podium finishes, including the men’s 4×400 relay, for 19 conference medalists.

After encountering another short weather delay, the teams competed in 21 events, the K-State men finished 10th with 35 points while the women collected 37 points in 11th place in the team standings. Texas swept the men’s and women’s championship with 150 points for the women’s team, the men’s team with 134 points.

The Wildcats earned four medals just from high jump performances– in the men’s event, sophomore Aaron Antoine and junior Marcus Gelpi both cleared a height of 2.14m/7-0.25, finishing 5th and 7th, respectively. In the women’s high jump, sophomore Sharie Enoe and junior Vanessa Mercera both cleared a height of 1.76m/5-9.25, for 6th and 7th place.

Senior Devon Richardson competed in two events during the day, the high jump with a 13th place height of 2.05m/6-8.75 and the triple jump where he claimed 9th place with a distance of 15.09m/49-6.25.

Sophomore Nate Collier landed on the podium for the men’s discus with a 5th place throw of 57.75m/189-5 while senior AndrewWhite finished 9th with a distance of 53.45m/175-4.

Senior Eugene Omalla ran in the 400 meters timed final where he claimed 5th place in 45.76 seconds, his same finish from the indoor conference championship. Also on the track, sophomore Jourdin Edwards scored a point during the 400 meter hurdles with an 8th place finish in 59.01 seconds.

As a team in the men’s relay, freshman Nen Matlock, senior Kyle Gale, E. Omalla and senior Jaimie Omalla captured 5th place with a time of 3:05.90, three seconds ahead of sixth place Oklahoma State.

During the individual 400 meters, Matlock recorded his fastest time in 46.95 seconds in 16th place and in the women’s race, sophomore Twaneise Johnson ran a new personal best of 54.15 seconds, finishing 14th.

K-State will wait for the list of qualifiers set to compete in the NCAA West Preliminary on May 22-25 in Fayetteville, Ark. at John McConnell Field, hosted by Arkansas.

Big 12 Championship
Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium
Waco, Texas

Women’s Pole Vault
17. Claire Bybee, 3.81m/12-6

Men’s High Jump
5. Aaron Antoine, 2.14m/7-0.25
7. Marcus Gelpi, 2.14m/7-0.25
13. Devon Richardson, 2.05m/6-8.75

Men’s Discus Throw
5. Nate Collier, 57.75m/189-5
9. Andrew White, 53.45m/175-4

Women’s High Jump
6. Sharie Enoe, 1.76m/5-9.25
7. Vanessa Mercera, 1.76m/5-9.25
T12. Madelyn McCabe, 1.72m/5-7.75

Men’s 400 Meters Final
5. Eugene Omalla, 45.76
9. Kyle Gale, 46.23
16. Nen Matlock, 46.95 (PR)
18. Jaimie Omalla, 47.36

Women’s 400 Meters Final
14. Twaneise Johnson, 54.15 (PR)

Men’s 800 Meters Final
31. Will Carroll, 1:54.30

Women’s Discus Throw
12. Daisy Monie, 48.67m/159-8
16. Tamaiah Koonce, 45.00m/147-7

Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles Final
8. Jourdin Edwards, 59.01
9. Ludivine Aubert, 1:02.64

Men’s Pole Vault
19. Jesse Pinkley, 4.75m/15-7

Men’s Triple Jump
9. Devon Richardson, 15.09m/49-6.25
Jhavor Bennett, DNS

Women’s 5,000 Meters
21. Josphine Wanjiku, 17:38.01

Men’s 4×400 Relay
5. K-State, 3:05.90
(Nen MatlockKyle GaleJaimie OmallaEugene Omalla)

Women’s 4×400 Relay
11. K-State, 3:40.91
(Twaneise JohnsonVanessa MerceraDelaney WrightJourdin Edwards)

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