Track and field claims 12 victories to win the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular

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The 2019 Steve Miller Open was held on Feb. 16, 2019, inside Ahearn Fieldhouse on the Wyatt Haylett indoor track. (Rowan Jones | Collegian Media Group)

On Saturday afternoon, the track and field teams recorded 254.5 points to secure the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular. The men’s and women’s teams had 12 victories on the day, pulling ahead of Wichita State (221 points) and Kansas (191.5 points).

In the 1,000 meter race, sophomore Kassidy Johnson won with a personal best and meet record of 2:47.35. Junior Macy Heinz and senior Travis Hodge both secured victories in their individual races in the 800-meter. Heinz moved to eighth all-time in her event.

Sophomore Antoni Hoyte-Small claimed the 600-yard race for the Wildcats in 1:14.09. Following close behind, freshman Gabriel Louw and senior Kyle Parr finished in third (1:14.90) and fifth (1:16.14), respectively.

Senior Helene Ingvaldsen competed in the women’s weight throw and finished at 20.13 meters. While in the men’s competition, junior Colin Echols threw for 18.63 meters in the event.

Freshman Kyle Alcine set a personal best and won in the men’s high jump with a distance of 2.18 meters.

In the shot put, freshman Urte Bacianskaite finished with a throw of 14.43 meters for the women’s team. While senior Cameron Lewis claimed the event for the men’s team with a throw of 17.42 meters.

The women and men’s triple jump event was swept with Wildcat victories from senior Konstantina Romaiou (12.47 meters) and senior Tejaswin Shankar (15.07 meters).

Senior Ariel Okorie ran the women’s 60 meter hurdles in 8.55 which won another event for Kansas State over in-state competition Wichita State and Kansas.

The Wildcats look toward The DeLoss Dodds Invitational, their second home meet of the indoor season. The meet will take place in Ahearn Field House on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25.

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