K-State track and field sets numerous records over the weekend


There were many good performances for K-State track and field athletes this past weekend in the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas.

Nine Wildcats won their events on Saturday and senior Ranae Mckenzie is the current leader in the women’s 400-meter hurdles.

“We did have some very fine performances and a number of solid expected marks,” Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Cliff Rovelto told K-State Sports. “But we also had some disappointing performances. It’s those that we have to get figured out, and quickly. But overall as a team, it was a very good weekend.”

According to a tweet from K-State Track, McKenzie’s time is the ninth fastest in the world and the second fastest of her career as she crossed the finish line at 56.11.

Senior Brett Neelly won the men’s shot put with a throw of 20.06 meters on his fifth attempt after winning the event last week, too.

On the women’s side, sophomore Taylor Latimer set a personal best in the shot put and won the event at 16.74 meters, which is the second best in the Big 12 this season.

Sophomore Kassidy Johnson won the 1,500-meter run, leading the entire way and ending with a time of 4:23.78.

In the men’s 1,500, K-State also won the event as freshman Dylan Brenneman won the race at 3:55.48, which is a career best for him.

Junior Justin Davis won the 400-meter open race running a personal best 46.86 to win the event and is the fastest by a Wildcat on the year.

The Wildcats will be in action again April 26 and 27 as they take part in the National Regional Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Full results:

Men’s Discus Open
6. Cameron Lewis, 50.97m/167-02.75 (P.R.)
7. Colin Echols, 50.44m/165-06
14. Keenan Hildebrandt, 40.50m/132-10.50

Women’s Long Jump
6. Konstantina Romaiou, 5.93m/19-05.50 (2.6)
7. Ariel Okorie, 5.88m/19-03.50 (3.1)
15. Morgan Coffman, 5.27m/17-03.50 (1.5)

Men’s Long Jump
1. Tom Pyle, 7.44m/24-05 (2.3)
8. Max Estill, 6.61m/21-08.25 (.6)
9. Kyle Parr, 6.50m/21-04 (3.6)

Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles Open
19. Morgan Coffman, 15.46 (1.4)

Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles Open
6. Kyle Parr, 15.46 (1.5) (P.R.)
7. Max Estill, 15.52 (1.5) (P.R.)

Men’s Discus Invite
7. Brett Neelly, 52.60m/172-07

Women’s 100 Meters Open
12. Shardia Lawrence, 12.18 (1.5) (P.R.)

Men’s 100 Meters Open
8. Angelo Gordon, 10.61 (2.8)
9. Tom Pyle, 10.73 (2.8)
10. Nick Albus, 10.77 (1.8)

Women’s 400 Meters Open
4. Alex Ferguson, 56.00 (P.R.)

Men’s 400 Meters Open
1. Justin Davis, 46.86 (P.R.)

Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles Open
3. Kyle Parr, 54.84 (P.R.)

Women’s 200 Meters Open
1. Asha Cave, 23.80 (2.6)
2. Taishia Pryce, 24.14 (2.5)

Men’s 200 Meters Open
11. Nick Albus, 21.65 (2.7)

Women’s Discus
7. Ashley Petr, 43.73m/143-05.75

Men’s Shot Put Open
4. Cameron Lewis, 15.50m/50-10.25

Women’s High Jump
3. Clare Gibson, 1.80m/5-10.75 (P.R.)
6. Shanae McKenzie, 1.70m/5-07

Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles Invite
8. Ariel Okorie, 13.69 (2.1)

Men’s Shot Put Invite
1. Brett Neelly, 20.06m/65-09.75

Women’s 100 Meters Invite
10. Asha Cave, 11.63 (3.1)

Men’s 100 Meters Invite
6. Jullane Walker, 10.36 (1.6)

Women’s 800 Meters Invite
7. Cayli Hume, 2:12.90

Men’s 800 Meters Invite
4. Kurt Loevenstein, 1:50.66
14. Noah Stevenson, 1:59.32

Men’s High Jump
1. Tejaswin Shankar, 2.20m/7-02.50

Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles Invite
1. Ranae McKenzie, 56.11 (NCAA lead)
2. Lauren Taubert, 58.72
9. Lavaun Stephenson, 1:00.92 (P.R.)

Men’s Triple Jump
9. Angelo Gordon, 14.07m/46-02

Women’s Shot Put
1. Taylor Latimer, 16.74m/54-11.25 (P.R.) (Sixth in K-State outdoor history)
4. Gabby Tozer, 15.63m/51-03.50

Women’s 1,500 Meters Invite
1. Kassidy Johnson, 4:23.78 (P.R.)

Men’s 1,500 Meters Invite
1. Dylan Brenneman, 3:55.48 (P.R.)
8. Keegan Donahue, 4:03.27

Women’s 4×400 Meter Relay
3. K-State ‘A’, 3:42.95
7. K-State ‘B’, 3:45.40

Men’s 4×400 Meter Relay
10. K-State, 3:17.38