K-State Track & Field Triumphs: Setting Records and Soaring on Day Two of DeLoss Dodds Invitational

The K-State track and field team participated in the DeLoss Dodds Invitational at the new K-State Indoor Track & Field Complex. Senior Kade McCall set a new men’s weight throw school record, winning at 21.72m/71-3. Junior Monique Hardy won the women’s weight throw at 21.35m/70-1. Sophomore Emil Uhlin secured a runner-up finish in the men’s heptathlon. Wildcats achieved personal bests on the first day of the invitational.

As day two unfolded, various events commenced at 10 a.m. CT. The team concluded the invitational with a notable achievement in the men’s 4×400 relay. Seniors Eugene Omalla, Kyle Gale, Jaimie Omalla, and freshman Tavon Underwood clocked 3:04.84, shattering the K-State Indoor School Record set in 1989. Ranking first in the Big 12 and third in the NCAA, they trail only Florida and Arkansas. Other results included high jumpers Sharie Enoe and Devon Richardson finishing runner-up. In distance events, junior Tommy Hazen and freshman Josphine Wanjiku secured victories in the men’s and women’s 3000 meters. The team now prepares for the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., on Feb. 9-10.

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