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Phipps, Shankar Clinch Meet Data as Ok-State Completes Street Journey at Texas Tech, Iowa State on Saturday

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Competing within the last periods of the Texas Tech Shootout and Iowa State Traditional, the Kansas State observe and discipline groups concluded every meet with profitable outings within the discipline and within the distance occasions, which included meet data by senior Tejaswin Shankar and freshman Rhianna Phipps on Saturday (February 13) afternoon.
 
“As a bunch, we competed effectively within the horizontal jumps,” stated Director of Observe and Area and Cross Nation Cliff Rovelto. “Some PR’s and a few struggles however what issues is head-to-head competitors, and I feel we fared effectively.”
 
Phipps and Shankar wreaked havoc down on the Texas Tech Shootout, as each athletes secured first-place finishes and meet data of their respective occasions.
 
Phipps, who’s from Saint Thomas, Jamaica, broke the triple leap meet file with a mark of 13.52m/44-4.25 contained in the Sports activities Efficiency Middle on Saturday. Former Wildcat Shardia Lawrence had beforehand owned the file for over two years with a leap of 13.41m/44-0.00. Along with her profitable leap, Phipps moved as much as No. 4 all-time in class historical past for the occasion.
 
Within the males’s excessive leap, Shankar proved to be no match but once more, because the New, Delhi, native posted a leap of two.25m/7-4.50 to safe his spot on the high of the standings and clinch the meet file along with his efficiency.
 
“TJ (Tejaswin Shankar) nicked up his ankle yesterday within the lengthy leap and wasn’t feeling nice right this moment however battled by means of it,” stated Rovelto.
 
Ok-State continued to roll within the triple leap after Phipps’ victory with juniors Anigbata Grace Chinonyelum (2nd, 13.29m/43-7.25) and Chantoba Vivid (3rd, 13.28m/43-7.00) scoring top-three outings. Vivid’s leap of 13.28m/43-7.00 additionally had historic implications, because the junior climbed to No. 6 all-time for the indoor season in class historical past.
 
The Wildcats saved climbing into the top-10 record within the 200 meters, as senior Taishia Pryce accomplished her run with a time of 24.02, which might tie teammate Wurrie Njadoe’s mark with the No. 4 spot for varsity historical past.
 
Freshman Kyle Gale exhilarated these in attendance with one other spectacle within the 600 yards, as he sprinted into second place with a tempo of 1:08.60.
 
“Kyle (Gale) went out effectively within the 600 and ran quick however received edged out on the line,” Rovelto acknowledged.
 
The space runners paced with the very best on the Iowa State Traditional and scored a couple of top-10 performances.
 
Junior Kassidy Johnson received issues rolling with a fourth-place end within the ladies’s mile race at a time of 4:47.67. Sophomore Mike Rohlinger adopted with a seventh-place end within the males’s mile run, crossing the road at 4:09.84.
 
Nothing might cease Hadley Splechter from tearing up the observe, because the sophomore posted a fifth-place outing within the males’s 3000 meters with a tempo of 8:13.54. 
 
The Ok-State ladies continued to file quick instances as Sydney Burton (9th, 2:12.49, 800 Meters) and Cara Melgares (10th, 10:14.71, 3000 Meters) posted environment friendly outings of their respective races.
 
“It is nice we’re having robust performances and PR’s, however the final measure is how we stack up in opposition to our convention foes individually and collectively,” stated Rovelto. “I feel we’ve athletes who can contribute in each occasion space and that is what I search for in our workforce.”
 
Ok-State competes in a single final residence meet, the Steve Miller Open, on Friday, February 20 inside Ahearn Area Home. This would be the last tune up for the Wildcats earlier than the Huge 12 Indoor Championship on February 26-27 in Lubbock, Texas.
 

For the newest on Ok-State observe and discipline comply with @kstatesports and @KStateTFXC on Twitter or Kansas State Observe & Area/Cross Nation on Fb.

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