Track and field shines at Jim Green Invite

Freshman Cooper Schroeder holds onto first during the men's mile at the Steve Miller Open on Feb. 6, 2019. (Rowan Jones | Collegian Media Group)

The track and field teams competing in their third meet of the spring season saw several personal bests as many Wildcats competed during both days of the Jim Green Invitational.

Junior Kassidy Johnson ran the mile race in 4:48.00, placing her eighth all-time best time in program history. Following behind Johnson, juniors Cayli Hume and Cara Melgares and senior Emma Wren also placed in the top 10 in the mile race.

Junior Macy Heinz won her event in the 800-meter at a time of 2:10.12. Heinz is now 10th all-time for the Wildcats in this event.

Seniors Taishia Pryce and Konstantina Romaiou finished second and fourth in the women’s triple jump. Pryce recorded a jump of 12.69 meters and Ramaiou finished with a jump of 12.27 meters.

Freshman Kyle Johnston was one of the new faces for Kansas State in the men’s 800-meter where he recorded a 21st place finish with a time of 1:59.48.

K-State had six runners place in the men’s mile run, with junior Ethan Powell (8th, 4:12.65) and senior Travis Hodge (9th, 4:12.84) placing inside the top 10. Sophomore Dylan Brenneman (13th, 4:17.48) and senior Noah Stevenson (20th, 4:19.84) finished in the top 20. While just behind their teammates, sophomore Cooper Schroeder (21st, 4:20.03) and freshman Hadley Splechter (23rd, 4:21.14) landed in the top 25.

After the last two days of competition, the Wildcats will look forward to the annual KU-KSU-WSU Triangular next weekend in Wichita, on Jan. 18.

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