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More Wildcats qualify for NCAA Championships

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We also bring you some recruiting news

Track and Field: NCAA Indoor Championships Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Track

Seven more Kansas State athletes qualified for the NCAA Championships at the West Preliminaries in Sacramento yesterday. For the second consecutive year, the Wildcats will have 15 athletes competing at the NCAAs this year.

Last night, Janee’ Kassanavoid, Helene Ingvaldsen (hammer throw), Brett Neelly (shot put), Tejaswin Shankar (high jump), Shardia Lawrence, Konstantina Romaoiu (triple jump), and Terrell Smith (200m) all punched their tickets to the NCAAs.

The NCAA Championships will take place from June 6th to 9th at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Kansas State coverage can be seen on ESPN.

Football

Trevor Stange, a three-star offensive lineman out of Coppell, Texas, announced his commitment to Kansas State yesterday. That’s probably noteworthy in itself, but Stange elevated his social media game in making his announcement. He posted a photo of himself as a baby holding a classic Kansas State helmet. Stange’s father Russ was an offensive tackle for the Wildcats in 1987 and 1988, and his purple allegiance appears to have rubbed off on his son, who chose Kansas State over several other schools.

Meanwhile, in his weekly K-State Q&A, Kellis Robinett jots down some thoughts on Bill Snyder’s recent comments to reporters and fans. Of note, Snyder took the time to note that recent Wildcats who have made it to the NFL have all been special teams players. Make of that what you will.

Also, he ranks Big 12 towns and somehow—inexplicably—does not have Manhattan first!

Happy Sunday!