Wildcats earn seven golds, add top-two finishes for both track teams


The K-State women’s track and field team claimed the top spot in California this past weekend at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge. Beating out three other teams, the Wildcat women captured first place for the first time this outdoor season.

Following suit, the K-State men earned a second-place finish at the two-day event.

The women picked up five gold medals and the men added two more gold medals and beat out No. 21 UTEP by 15 points for second place, 67 points behind California.

Freshman sprinter A’Keyla Mitchell, a first team All-American during the indoor season, managed to add to her already impressive resume as a Wildcat, breaking the school record in the 100-meter dash.

Mitchell, who previously broke K-State records in the 60- and 200-meter dash events during the indoor season, managed to edge out the previous school record by just 0.11 seconds with a time of 11.40 seconds.

Up next for both the men and women is the Ward Haylett Invitational in Manhattan on Saturday.