Online Exclusive: Track and field travels to Arkansas

Freshman Daniel Worthington (far left), freshman Bryan Zack (second from left), and junior Blake Goodin (far right) prepare to take off on the men's 3000m run at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational track & field meet on Jan. 24, 2015 in Ahearn Fieldhouse. (Parker Robb | The Collegian)

With opportunities to improve as the indoor season winds down, K-State track and field travels to Fayetteville, Arkansas this weekend to take on a large, 30-team field in the Tyson Invitational.

In the most recent rankings, the women moved up one spot to No. 10 in the nation. Both the men and women rank toward the top in the Midwest Region, with the women holding onto the top spot and the men being ranked No. 3.

Last time out for the Wildcats, they saw 10 athletes notch top-10 performances in the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In that outing, junior thrower Dani Winters enjoyed the most success. Winters secured her second gold-medal finish of the season with a school-record throw of 17.45 meters. Winters performance moves her into sixth place nationally.

Senior Laura Galvan will be heading to Arkansas after a third-place finish in the special 3,000 meter event. This season, Galvan already has three top-five performances in the 3,000 meter event.

The Tyson Invitational kicks off at 1 p.m. today with both field and track events kicking off simultaneously. The 60-meter hurdle and 60-meter dash finals will wrap up later in the day. The other events will conclude on Saturday starting at noon.