K-State track and field kickoff Sun Angel Track Classic today in Arizona

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Senior heptathlete Sarah Kolmer hurdles a hurdle in the women's 60m hurdles at the K-State Open track & field meet on Feb. 20, 2015 at Ahearn Fieldhouse. (Parker Robb | The Collegian)

K-State track and field’s outdoor season has gotten out to a fast start, including 24 athletes securing top-five finishes during the Baylor Invitational last weekend. This weekend, the team is looking to continue their form at the Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Arizona.

The women’s team fell one spot in this week’s NCAA Division I rankings to No. 12 in the country. Stanford’s women’s team jumped the Wildcats for No. 11 in the first regular season rankings.

K-State is looking for the All-American sprinting duo of freshman A’Keyla Mitchell and junior Akela Jones to continue their hot-streak after their season debut at the Baylor Invitational. Mitchell earned gold in the women’s 200-meter dash while Jones impressed in her 100-meter hurdles debut.

On the men’s side, the Wildcats are looking for an improvement on the track after earning both of their first-place medals in jumping events.

The Sun Angel Track Classic begins today at 1 p.m. The action will conclude on Saturday with the meet beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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