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Kansas State Track and Field prepare for the NCAA Championships

Kansas State track and field prepare for the NCAA Championships, plus news and notes on Women’s basketball

15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 - Day Nine
Former K-State Track and Field Star, Erik Kynard, will be cheering his alma mater in Eugene, OR.
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF


You may have noticed a dramatic uptick in the amount of content available yesterday from Bring on the Cats. Don’t expect that to end anytime soon. The editorial and writing staff at BotC know the summer is a slow time for K-State news, but that isn’t going to stop us from trying to fill the void for you. With that in mind be on the look out for more track coverage (since that’s the only sport with K-State athletes participating) and other fun summertime projects.

One of those projects launched yesterday, with Jon Morse penning the first in a series of stories detailing the history of Kansas State athletics. His opening story focused on the beginning of Kansas State athletics in 1893-94.

Bracket continued his marathon through the football roster, stopping yesterday for water at number 88, Dayton Valentine.

Finally, Gracey Terrill brought the news of Purple and Black’s selection into The Basketball Tournament. Stay tuned for more Purple and Black news as Gracey will be covering the team on location for Bring on the Cats.

Track and Field

15 Wildcats are headed to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, OR. The 10th ranked Women’s track team have nine individual entries, and the 4x100 relay team, while the Men’s squad has five entries. (

In other track and field news, Tia’ Gamble was one of 20 student-athletes selected by the Big 12 conference for the 2016-17 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship. Gamble was joined by fellow K-State student-athlete Jake Wodtke of the baseball team. (

Women’s Basketball

The Kansas State women finalized their non-conference schedule yesterday with the highlight of the schedule being their trip to Las Vegas for the South Point Shootout (coinciding with the men’s trip for their Las Vegas tournament), where they will play Penn State and UCLA before traveling to Columbia, MO to face Missouri in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. (staff reports, Capital Journal)

Finally, Anna Hammaker has decided to transfer from Kansas State following an injury that forced her to miss all of the 2016-17 season. (staff reports, Manhattan Mercury)