K-State track and field hosts the K-State Open today with the men’s and women’s teams ranked nationally for the first time since computer rankings began in 2008.
The K-State women are ranked No. 6 in the country while the men jumped to No. 16 in the recent rankings. Both are coming off a solid performance in Arkansas last weekend.
Freshman high-jumper Christoff Bryan earned the nation’s top ranking with a 2.28 meter jump in the high-jump event during the Tyson Invitational last weekend.
For the women, junior pentathlete Akela Jones, the two-time Big 12 athlete of the week, earned the nation’s top mark in the long jump with a 6.64 meter jump in Arkansas.
The K-State Open will begin today at 5 p.m. in Ahearn Field House.