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K-State Slate: 5.31.15 - Several qualify for track NCAAs

Your Sunday Slate is better late than never.

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The countdown to football season continues, with BracketCats's 2015 Football Roster Countdown and #98, defensive end Aulelio Olomua.

In the world of recruiting, you win some and you lose some. The wins are even sweeter when they come at the expense of your in-state rival. Jayd Kirby, a junior college linebacker, had committed verbally to Kansas back in May, but ultimately backed out and chose Kansas State. Kirby cited personal fit as the reason for change, noting that the laid-back atmosphere suited his "country boy" personality better.

From his Hudl highlights, it looks like Kirby can flat-out hit and tackle.

Kansas State athletes--9 women and 4 men--have qualified for 14 events at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The event runs from June 10 to 13.

Here's a list of the Kansas State athletes that qualified, in alphabetical order:


Christoff Bryan (high jump)
Nate Gipson (high jump)
Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (long jump)
Terrell Smith (200m)


Tia' Gamble (400H; 4x400)
Sonia Gaskin (4x400)
Akela Jones (heptathlon; high jump; 4x400)
Alyssa Kelly (triple jump)
A'Keyla Mitchell (200; 4x400)
Sara Savatovic (hammer throw)
Alyx Treasure (high jump)
Kim Williamson (high jump)
Dani Winters (shot put)

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