Happy Mother’s Day! I hope all of you are enjoying a gorgeous spring Sunday today!
Jon Morse did an excellent job of recapping the weekend in yesterday’s Slate, so there’s not much news to break today.
As Jon noted, the Kansas State women’s track and field team is currently in the lead at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in Lawrence. The lead is now 16 points with the Wildcats at 67, followed by the Sooners at 51 and Kansas at 50.
The men’s team is currently in fifth place with 28.5 points. Texas leads the field with 45.5 points.
Last night, Morgan Wedekind took first in the 3000m steeplechase event to win her first conference crown. She notched a personal best time of 10:15.62. This is also only the second title in the event for Kansas State ever. Junior Kayla Doll also scored in the event, scoring more points for Kansas State.
On the men’s side, Brett Neelly won the shot put event. It’s his first Big 12 title in the event, and he pretty much won it on his first throw of 18.81m. The rest of the field never caught up to Neelly, who won the school’s first men’s shot put title since 1985.
A number of track finals will take place today, and will feature a smattering of Kansas State athletes. Nina Schultz and Ranae McKenzie have qualified for the 100H and 400H finals respectively, while A’Keyla Mitchell will be in the 200m finals.
On the men’s side, Terrell Smith qualified for the finals in both the 100m and 200m finals.
To follow today’s events, keep track of @KStateTFXC on Twitter.
Kansas State lost the Sunflower Showdown to Kansas after a four-run seventh inning from the Jayhawks ended the BatCats’ brief three-run lead. Kansas went on to win 6-4.
Reliever Jared Marolf had his first loss of the season in the game, but five batters did manage a pair of hits each, with Josh Ethier hitting his third homer of the season in the sixth to give Kansas State a three-run lead and Quintin Crandall leading the team with two RBIs.
Next up, the BatCats will wrap up the series with Kansas in Lawrence, with first pitch at 2PM.