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Wichita State track sweeps meet at Kansas State

  • Published Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.

Wichita State’s track and field teams swept Kansas, Kansas State and Air Force in dual competition on Saturday at the Ward Haylett Invitational in Manhattan.

On the men’s side, WSU outscored Kansas 99-86, Kansas State 104-81 and Air Force 113-85. On the women’s side, WSU outscored Kansas 98.5-84.5, Kansas State 94-92 and Air Force 117-76. The KU men defeated Kansas State 91-77 and Air Force 92-89. The Jayhawk women defeated K-State 85-79 and Air Force 93-78.

Dual scoring used the top finishers from each school in an event.

WSU’s Jonathan Duvall, a freshman from Garden City, won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.5 seconds and placed second in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.38, best in the Missouri Valley Conference this season. The Shockers placed first and second in the men’s hammer throw with Weston Cottrell at 195 feet, five inches and Taylor Goldsmith at 189-6. Kelvin Busienei won the 800-meter with an MVC-best time of 1:49.58. Ethan Pearson placed fourth in the pole vault with a personal-best of 16 feet, 10 3/4 inches.

WSU’s Ebeissa Nyandwi won the women’s 5,000 meters with a time of 17:26.20. The Shockers took second, third and fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with Natalie Morerod (59.66), Taylor Thomas (1:00.51) and Nora Zajovics (1:00.93). Emily Cook took second in the hammer (170) and fourth in the shot put (44-5 1/2).

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