K-State cancels home meet, will compete in Rock Chalk Classic over weekend

Hurdles sit on the track of the R.V. Christian Track Complex prior to an event at the Ward Haylett Invitational Track & Field meet May 3, 2014. (File Photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

With their season winding down, the K-State track and field team is changing plans, canceling their only home meet of the outdoor season in the Ward Haylett Invitational. In its place, the Wildcats will travel to Rock Chalk Park on Saturday for the second time this season.

In the national rankings, the men’s team continues to make significant progress after moving up another 11 spots to No. 45 in Division I, a 40-spot improvement from where they began at the beginning of the season.

The women remained ranked at No. 10 in the nation, with No. 7 Texas being the only Big 12 program ahead of them.

Last time in Lawrence, K-State saw two of their competitors break international records, with junior thrower Sara Savatovic breaking the Serbian hammer throw record and junior sprinter Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye breaking the Turks and Caicos long jump record.

The one-day meet begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday with the men’s shot put and javelin and women’s hammer throw all starting the competition.