K-State captures four golds at Tyson Invitational

Freshman sprinter Keiteyana Parks carries the baton for the second leg of the women's 4x400m relay at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational track & field meet on Jan. 24, 2015 in Ahearn Fieldhouse. (Parker Robb | The Collegian)

K-State track and field enjoyed two days of success in Fayetteville, Arkansas over the weekend at the Tyson Invitation. The 30-plus team meet featured three new entries in the K-State record books.

The first day of the meet saw junior sprinter Akela Jones flourish with two different school records. In the 60-meter hurdle event, with at time of 8.17 seconds, Jones managed to tie the record she broke in the Winter Invitational.

In the long jump event, Jones managed to jump 6.52 meters to break the school record and leave her with the furthest jump in Division I.

On day two of the event, freshman Christoff Bryan returned to the podium in the men’s invitational high jump to take the gold medal with a jump of 2.28 meters. In the women’s high jump event, sophomore Kim Williamson managed to take gold with a leap of 1.85 meters.

The women’s 4×400 team managed make history with a 3:34.27 finish, breaking the school record while taking fifth-place in the event.

The Wildcats next competition is on Friday in Manhattan with the K-State Open. The meet is the final tune-up before the Big 12 Indoor Championships on Feb. 27-28.