Wildcats make best of cancelled home meet, nab 8 first-place finishes in Lawrence

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Junior thrower Dani Winters won the shot put competition at the Rock Chalk Classic track and field meet in Lawrence May 2, 2015, by over seven feet, throwing a new personal best of 17.21m. (File Photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

For the second time this season, the K-State track and field team traveled to Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence and put on a show for fans, earning eight first-place medals out of 19 overall top-three finishes.

On the women’s side, five first-place marks helped the team finish third in the one-day tournament. The Wildcats trailed in-state rivals Kansas and Wichita State; 20 points behind the Shockers for second, but 102 points behind the Jayhawks for first place.

The men’s team racked up 88.50 points for a fourth-place finish, 72.5 points behind the Shockers for first place.

In the field, junior thrower Dani Winters, who was an Indoor All-American in shot put, had a career day, throwing an outdoor personal best mark of 17.21 meters, which was good for second-best in school history.

Up next for the team is their final regular-season meet of the season, the Nebraska Invitational, on Saturday.

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