Wichita State Shockers

Kansas State wins track triangular; Wichita State finishes second

Kansas State won the men’s and women’s titles at the track and field triangular with Kansas and Wichita State on Saturday at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan.

The Wildcats scored 117 points in the men’s standings to finish one point ahead of Wichita State. K-State’s women scored 144; the Shockers also finished second in the women’s events with 101 points. Kansas finished third with 105 points for the men and 97 for the women.

K-State finished with a total of 261 points, followed by WSU’s 217 and KU with 202.

For the WSU men, the throws produced some of the best results. Taylor Goldsmith won the weights throw with a distance of 62 feet, 1 1/4 inches. Weston Cottrell finished second at 61 feet. Zach Loesch’s throw of 53-11 won the shot put.

Tate Annis won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.23 seconds with teammate Tucker Davis second (22.29).

For the WSU women, Alesa Frey won the pole vault with a height of 12-6. Taylor Swanson and Cara Detmer tied for second at 12 feet. Sidney Hirsch won the 3,000 meters (9:543.12) and finished second in the mile (5:00.29).

K-State junior Akela Jones won the women’s long jump with the second-best mark in the nation this season, 20-9 1/4. Jones also won the 60-meter hurdles (8.18).

K-State’s Christoff Bryan, a freshman from Jamaica, won the men’s high jump at 7-4 1/2, the second best mark nationally.

KU’s Evan Landes, a junior from Mulvane, won the 3,000 in 8:26.93.