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Track and Field sees weekend successes at Drake and Kansas State meets

Garima Thapa
Tess Roman warms up for hurdles before the race starts at the Shocker Spring Invitational. Roman ran the 100-meter hurdles in 15.53 seconds for Wichita State.

Nearing the end of their season, the Shockers set season-bests with multiple wins at the Ward Haylett Invitational at Kansas State University and season-bests at the Drake Relays.


On Thursday, four Wichita State runners traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, and returned with four season-bests. 

In the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase, juniors Jenna Muma and Miranda Dick placed 21st at 10:53:25 and 22nd at 10:53:33, respectively. 

Junior Lucy Ndungu placed 21st in the women’s 5000-meter race with a time of 16:29.17. In the men’s 5000-meter, Adam Rzentkowski got 14th at 14:31.75.

Ward Haylett Invitational (KSU)

In a two-day tournament, Shockers at the Ward Haylett Invitational won multiple categories. 

Freshman Josh Parrish won the men’s long jump with a height of 7.58m/24’8.5″. In the women’s pole vault, sophomore Arantxa Cortez got second at 3.91m, qualifying for the U23 South American Championships. 

Junior Chidera Okoro won the triple jump with a height of 12.39m/40’7.75″, a personal best; she also won the long jump with a distance of 5.88m/19’3.5″.

Shockers Open, the senior day meet, is May 3 in Cessna Stadium; it will be the last home meet of the season. The team will then go to San Antonio, Texas, for the AAC Outdoor Championships from May 10-12.

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Taliyah Winn
Taliyah Winn, Assistant News Editor
Taliyah Winn is the assistant news editor for the Sunflower. She is a sophomore at WSU, double majoring in political science and journalism. In her spare time, Winn relaxes by drawing, weightlifting, and crocheting - usually while listening to music, YouTube videos, or Dungeons & Dragons podcasts. Winn uses she/her pronouns.
Garima Thapa
Garima Thapa, Photographer
Garima Thapa is a second-year photographer for The Sunflower.

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