Twiss makes headlines again in Ames


K-State track and field concluded action in Ames, Iowa Saturday afternoon with senior Erica Twiss and sophomore Dani Winters taking home first in hurdles and shot put, respectively.

Twiss’ victory on Saturday is her fourth for the event this season, while Winters’ throw captured her first win in the event since she racked up four straight two months ago.

As a unit, the Wildcats garnered nine top-five finishes at the Iowa State Classic. Most notably, besides Twiss and Winters, was senior Carlos Rodriguez who finished second in the men’s 400 meter with a time of 47.39, and junior high jumper Zack Riley’s mark of 2.15m (7 ft. 5/100 in.) allowed him to finish second as well.

“Dani and Erica competed well winning their events and Carlos did well in his first indoor 400 meter,” head coach Cliff Rovelto said, according to K-State Sports. “We got some good work in and remain relatively healthy with a couple weeks now to prepare for the conference championships.”

The Wildcats will strive to continue their excellent record at home at the K-State Open this weekend, K-State’s final meet of the regular indoor season. It will begin Friday at 5 p.m. at Ahearn Fieldhouse.