Wildcats finish regular season strong at K-State Open

Senior sprinter Dane Steen barely edges out three other competitors in the 60m dash at the K-State Open track & field meet on Feb. 20, 2015, at Ahearn Fieldhouse. (Parker Robb | The Collegian)

In the final meet before the Big 12 Indoor Championships, K-State track and field ended the regular season with a dominant performance at the K-State Open on Friday.

The men’s and women’s team combined for 12 gold-medal finishers, including 32 athletes finishing in top-three spots.

Among athletes winning a gold medal, senior sprinter Dane Steen managed to secure two first-place finishes at home in both the 60- and 200-meter dash events.

K-State had a dominant performance in the 3,000-meter event, placing three athletes on the podium in both the men’s and women’s event. The team also swept the podium in the women’s mile event.

The Wildcats will return to the track on Friday and Saturday when they travel to Ames, Iowa to take part in the Big 12 Track and Field Indoor Championships.