TOPEKA, Kansas – Wichita State track teams will compete in the All-Kansas Invitational in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday.
After placing third at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular last weekend, the Shockers are looking to build on some of their successful individual performances and improve throughout the indoor season.
“I’m thinking very specifically about what happened at Lawrence, the adjustments we want to make and the strategies we want to establish to get up to Washburn and compete at a nice facility,” the head coach said. Steve Rainbolt noted.
This will be the first meeting on a banked track for the Shockers this season, which will help prepare for races at championship meetings later in the year.
“We want athletes to feel like every encounter matters and every encounter matters,” Rainbolt said. “At the same time, this is all preparation for the league season.”
The All-Kansas Invitational includes a handful of schools from across the state, including Fort Hays State, Washburn and Friends.
A few games into the season, eight athletes from Wichita State are in the top 25 of the national rankings. Masters of Fate 1.82m / 5-11.5 in the high jump at the Shocker Multi currently places her fifth in the nation, while Michael Bryan opening throw of 20.25m/66’5.25″ at the Triangular in the shot put earned him the 25and spot early in the season.
On Saturday, field trials start at 11:30 a.m. and the gun will be ready for race trials at 12:30 p.m.