K-State looks to improve at Ames over last year’s performance

Emily DeShazer | The Collegian

The Wildcats head to Ames, Iowa this weekend for a third and final time this season as they compete against the best of the Big 12 conference at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. Last year, Texas brought home the title for the men while the Jayhawks took the women’s title back to Lawrence. Head coach Cliff Rovelto spoke highly of the Longhorns, while expressing his uncertainty for the rest of the conference.

“After Texas, you basically got three or four schools on the men’s side and three or four schools on the women’s side that are all going to bounce around between second and fifth,” Rovelto said to K-State Sports. “And then there are a few others a little bit further back, but it’s going to be hard for them to get into the mix.”

Last year, the men finished in third place with 96 points (first place accumulated 135 points). However, the women have yet to crack the top three since 2004. The 2014 Big 12 Indoor Championships will be kicking off on Friday at 10 a.m. and will conclude the following day with the men and women’s 4×400 relays. The last meet on this year’s schedule is the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.