Wildcats travel to California for Brutus Hamilton Challenge

Sophomore decathlete Adam Deterding clears a hurdle en route to a second place finish in the men's 60m hurdles at the K-State Open track & field meet on Feb. 20, 2015, at Ahearn Fieldhouse. (Parker Robb | The Collegian)

After a slew of impressive, record-breaking performances at the Kansas Relays last week, the K-State track and field team is preparing to travel to Berkeley, California to take part in the Brutus Hamilton Challenge.

Last week at the 88th Kansas Relays, the women finished second behind Kansas with several first-place finishes, including junior hammer thrower Sara Savatovic who broke a K-State and Serbian National record.

The women fell one spot in the USTFCCCA NCAA rankings to No. 10 this week, with Baylor jumping up to the No. 9 spot. The men, despite not being ranked in the top 25, managed to move up 33 spots to No. 56 in the nation, their highest rank of the season.

The Brutus Hamilton Challenge will kick off today with the women’s hammer throw at 8:30 a.m. before moving on to the track events at 12:30 p.m. The final day of competition will begin on Saturday with the long jump competition at 10 a.m.