Track shines in split squad meets


Three members of the K-State track and field team posted provisional qualifying marks over the weekend in split squad competition in Ames, Iowa, and Fayetteville, Ark.

At the ISU Classic, hosted by conference opponent Iowa State, senior distance runner Beverly Ramos finished second in the women’s 5,000-meter with a time of 16:17.44 for her first provisional qualifying time of the 2009-10 season.

She was joined by junior middle-distance runner Jack Sachse, who also posted his first provisional mark of the year with a seventh-place finish in the men’s 800-meter.

At the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, true freshman Erik Kynard Jr., captured a first-place finish in the men’s invitational high jump with a provisional-qualifying leap of 7-2.25.

Statistically, Kynard tied with former Wildcat Scott Sellers, who was competing unattached. Because of the number of jumps taken by each competitor, Kynard was awarded the title.

The Wildcats will return to action this weekend when they play host at the KSU Open at Ahearn Field House.