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Title: K-State Track
Post by: mancattanite on February 15, 2013, 10:38:45 PM
Rumor has it they're pretty good this year. Meet in Ahearn tomorrow.

:flyingkynard:
Title: Re: Re: K-State Track
Post by: bones129 on February 15, 2013, 10:40:48 PM
Rumor has it they're pretty good this year. Meet in Ahearn tomorrow.

:flyingkynard:

Always a good team. Topnotch athletes and coaches.

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: mancattanite on February 18, 2013, 10:34:22 AM
Was impressed with the meet.

Kynard wowed, put on a show. Was impressed with the other high jumper, too. And there were a few pretty good long jumpers. Overall it was pretty cool.

They have the Big 12 Indoor Championship this week on Friday and Saturday.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: mancattanite on April 20, 2013, 09:35:50 PM
http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/250619-2013-Mt-Sac-Relays/video/706740-HJ-234-Clearance-Erik-Kynard-1-in-World-attempt-3

 :kstatriot:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: slobber on April 21, 2013, 07:10:54 AM
You know what is funny? If this thread were on the phog and it said "KU Track", everyone would think of Memorial Stadium. :lol:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: scottwildcat on April 22, 2013, 09:00:09 AM
You know what is funny? If this thread were on the phog and it said "KU Track", everyone would think of Memorial Stadium. :lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: scottwildcat on May 05, 2013, 12:34:39 PM
Men's team was in 2nd place at the Big XII championship to start the day.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: scottwildcat on May 06, 2013, 07:40:59 AM
Guys finished 4th girls finished 7th at the B12Cs
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 06, 2013, 10:34:24 AM
Kynard
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: ednksu on March 10, 2014, 12:18:42 PM
http://www.usatf.org/News/1100-(12).aspx

Kynard finished just outside of the medals

4x4 relay dominated (no cats tho, 1 ku guy)
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on March 10, 2014, 01:02:38 PM
Pretty good conference indoor meet for KSU.   While I haven't studied it that closely, it would appear that the men might be a couple of athletes away from a title town posting.

But that's always been a KSU track issue, so many years where just a couple of more athletes would have meant a trophy.

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: wazucat on March 10, 2014, 01:43:24 PM
Pretty good conference indoor meet for KSU.   While I haven't studied it that closely, it would appear that the men might be a couple of athletes away from a title town posting.

But that's always been a KSU track issue, so many years where just a couple of more athletes would have meant a trophy.

Low track recruiting IQ, are all Big II teams on equal footing benefits wise, are all track scholarship's partials?
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on March 10, 2014, 02:00:36 PM
Pretty good conference indoor meet for KSU.   While I haven't studied it that closely, it would appear that the men might be a couple of athletes away from a title town posting.

But that's always been a KSU track issue, so many years where just a couple of more athletes would have meant a trophy.

Low track recruiting IQ, are all Big II teams on equal footing benefits wise, are all track scholarship's partials?

I'm not sure.   
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on March 10, 2014, 05:09:06 PM
Pretty good conference indoor meet for KSU.   While I haven't studied it that closely, it would appear that the men might be a couple of athletes away from a title town posting.

But that's always been a KSU track issue, so many years where just a couple of more athletes would have meant a trophy.

Low track recruiting IQ, are all Big II teams on equal footing benefits wise, are all track scholarship's partials?

no they aren't all partials, but for the most part yes they are. Essentially each school gets 12.5 for men and 18 for women T&F scholarships to split between not only the entire T&F team but the cross country team as well. It's completely up to the coaches how those are split.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on March 10, 2014, 05:25:50 PM
Just looked through the Indoor Results.

A big fat Zero in the Men's:
(Day 2)
60
200
400
1000
1 Mile
3000
5000
60 Meter Hurdles
High Jump (Ouch, I mean OUCH!!)  But good showings in Long and Triple Jump

Now, there could be a gazzillion reasons for this, but we didn't even have anyone even make participation ribbon status in the 60, 200, 400, 1000, 1 mile run, 3000, 5000.    That's just a huge hole for not scoring, and yet the men still scored 95 points.

Admittedly I don't know enough about team make up to say why this happened.








Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: ednksu on March 10, 2014, 10:20:10 PM
Talked to a nicer girl once a few summers ago about track.  She did her undergrad at UMich and came here to continue working on her sport (unsure if grad asst or what).  My summary of the convo in reference to tge coach us that he is spectacular coach but doesnt recruit with emphatic energy.  Not sure how accurate that is or if I misunderstood things.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: yoga-like_abana on March 10, 2014, 10:24:55 PM
track and field lol. not a sport
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 10, 2014, 10:27:37 PM
i figured there were just like a million track and field full scholarships for each school.  interesting.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: The Big Train on March 10, 2014, 10:49:46 PM
My cousin got a CC/track scholy a few years ago, graduates in May  :th_twocents:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: wazucat on March 11, 2014, 12:43:07 AM
track and field lol. not a sport

Original sport Bro, see Athens, circa 350 BC
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: bones129 on March 11, 2014, 12:44:40 AM
Cliff has been great in the field events. Needs to step it up in the running events.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Trogdor on April 23, 2014, 12:49:20 PM
Hyvee loves Kynard

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/04/22/dnt-iowa-grocery-store-high-jump-competition.kcci.html
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on April 23, 2014, 12:58:11 PM
track and field lol. not a sport

Original sport Bro, see Athens, circa 350 BC

track- "the number one sport in the world for people who still think the world is flat."



kind of catchy i guess  :dunno:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: OregonSmock on April 23, 2014, 01:33:51 PM
track and field lol. not a sport

Original sport Bro, see Athens, circa 350 BC


 :thumbs:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Dugout DickStone on April 23, 2014, 01:39:29 PM
Hyvee loves Kynard

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/04/22/dnt-iowa-grocery-store-high-jump-competition.kcci.html

no volume on this computer, why was Kobe jumping over stuff at a Hyvee?
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on April 23, 2014, 02:47:50 PM
Hyvee loves Kynard

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/04/22/dnt-iowa-grocery-store-high-jump-competition.kcci.html

no volume on this computer, why was Kobe jumping over stuff at a Hyvee?

I was there, it was a high jump exhibition to start the Drake Relays. Today they are doing pole vault in a mall here.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: wazucat on April 23, 2014, 04:04:24 PM
Pole vault in the parking lot,  :thumbsup:   
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on April 23, 2014, 05:27:34 PM
Pole vault in the parking lot,  :thumbsup:

If you are referring to the drake relays it isn't in the parking lot, its IN the mall, like inside next to stores and stuff
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: joda on April 23, 2014, 05:47:53 PM
Pole vault in the parking lot,  :thumbsup:

If you are referring to the drake relays it isn't in the parking lot, its IN the mall, like inside next to stores and stuff

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: wazucat on April 23, 2014, 08:15:42 PM
Pole vault in the parking lot,  :thumbsup:

If you are referring to the drake relays it isn't in the parking lot, its IN the mall, like inside next to stores and stuff

 :sdeek:

 :runaway:  :pray:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: kim carnes on April 23, 2014, 08:24:03 PM
i've never seen a game where herrera didn't eff up
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on April 23, 2014, 10:44:24 PM
Pole vault in the parking lot,  :thumbsup:

If you are referring to the drake relays it isn't in the parking lot, its IN the mall, like inside next to stores and stuff

 :sdeek:

Its actually very cool
video:
http://www.kcci.com/news/Mall-packed-for-pole-vault-event/25629020

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: wazucat on January 20, 2015, 01:59:42 PM
Talked to a nicer girl once a few summers ago about track.  She did her undergrad at UMich and came here to continue working on her sport (unsure if grad asst or what).  My summary of the convo in reference to tge coach us that he is spectacular coach but doesnt recruit with emphatic energy.  Not sure how accurate that is or if I misunderstood things.

Looks like Rovelto may have got the message from watching WBB and Tennis and Mens Golf coaching changes.  His recruiting has really jumped up in the last year.  There are some freshman on the squad already threatening school records.  Akeyla Mitchell, Terrell Smith,  etc, bright future I think  :excited:

http://www.directathletics.com/lists/track/49_1345.html

Still High Jump U also in both the men and the women .

High Jump
      Athlete    Year    Team    English    Metric    Meet    Meet Date    Date Submitted
     2    Bryan, Christoff    FR-1    Kansas State    7' 4.5"    2.25m    KSU-KU-WSU Triangular    01/17/15    
     6    Gipson, NaTron    FR-1    Kansas State    7' 2.25"    2.19m    KSU-KU-WSU Triangular    01/17/15    
     30    Karunaratne, Thilina    FR-1    Kansas State    6' 10.75"    2.10m    Kansas State Winter Invi...    12/13/14    
     30    Bearden, Miles    SO-2    Kansas State    6' 10.75"    2.10m    2015 Bill Easton Classic    01/09/15    
     30    Riley, Zack    SR-4    Kansas State    6' 10.75"    2.10m    2015 Bill Easton Classic    01/09/15    

High Jump
      Athlete    Year    Team    English    Metric    Meet    Meet Date    Date Submitted
     6    Siba, Rhizlane    FR-1    Kansas State    5' 11.25"    1.81m    Kansas State Winter Invi...    12/13/14    
     8    Jones, Akela    JR-3    Kansas State    5' 10.75"    1.80m    2015 Bill Easton Classic    01/09/15    
     17    Williamson, Kimberly    SO-2    Kansas State    5' 10"    1.78m    KSU-KU-WSU Triangular    01/17/15    
     39    Treasure, Alyx    SR-4    Kansas State    5' 8"    1.73m    KSU-KU-WSU Triangular    01/17/15    

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on January 20, 2015, 02:06:43 PM
Is it possible that Cliff was influenced by the John Currie Traject-O-Meter?

I pine for the day that K-State builds a new indoor facility for football and converts the current indoor facility for football to an indoor track.

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on January 26, 2015, 10:31:10 PM
Is it possible that Cliff was influenced by the John Currie Traject-O-Meter?

I pine for the day that K-State builds a new indoor facility for football and converts the current indoor facility for football to an indoor track.

For competition? It isn't wide enough.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on January 26, 2015, 10:43:08 PM
Woman's track currently ranked #1

(http://Congrats to #KStateTF women's squad on new No. 1 national ranking in latest @tandfn dual meet rankings! http://t.co/4kAequc32q)
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: bones129 on January 26, 2015, 10:44:47 PM
 :ksu:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: wazucat on February 14, 2015, 06:19:29 PM
High Jump U, moving on up,  Christoff Bryan  7'-5.75" tops  in D1 this year,  Natron Gipson 7'-3", both frosh
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Dugout DickStone on February 14, 2015, 06:34:34 PM
Literally the only event that matters in all of track
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: wazucat on February 28, 2015, 06:24:47 PM
Women finish close second to UT in Big 12, men a dismal showing except in the high jump.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on March 01, 2015, 08:39:45 AM
Getting tiresome to see the men languishing down in the middle of the pack or worse.

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: 8manpick on March 01, 2015, 09:18:06 AM
i've never seen a game where herrera didn't eff up
As in Kelvin?
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on March 30, 2015, 01:23:20 PM
So the K-State women finished 2nd at the B12 indoor, the men last.   The women scored 4 points at the NCAA meet and the men 0 .  .  . a few weeks ago, I forgot to discuss this at the time.

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on March 30, 2015, 01:29:02 PM
So?
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on March 30, 2015, 01:32:23 PM
Just expect a little more.   

And . . .
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on March 30, 2015, 08:00:56 PM
You have a solution?
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on March 30, 2015, 09:51:53 PM
Ya, do better, sounds good, right?

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on March 30, 2015, 10:17:42 PM
Yep  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on March 31, 2015, 01:07:51 AM
Thanks for the update dax
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: cfbandyman on May 17, 2015, 02:43:28 PM
Women currently in 1st by 12.5 points on the last day of competition  :surprised:

http://results.deltatiming.com/tf/2015-big-12-outdoor-championships?DB_OEM_ID=10410#.VVjuu_lVhBc

Let's see if they can pull it off.  :crossfingers:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2015, 05:52:06 PM
It's going to be close, but the Texas women have FIVE runners in the 200 finals, we have 1.   It's always the damn numbers that kill us.    :facepalm:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: cfbandyman on May 17, 2015, 05:53:44 PM
It's going to be close, but the Texas women have FIVE runners in the 200 finals, we have 1.   It's always the damn numbers that kill us.    :facepalm:

Yeah, it doesn't look good.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2015, 05:53:57 PM
Texas just has too much right now going into the last 3 events.   It may come down to the 4x400, but it could all be over in the 5000. 

So close.

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2015, 05:58:22 PM
Best we can hope for is that Mitchell puts in the run of her life in the 200, and we pull out a points miracle in the 5000. 
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2015, 06:00:58 PM
The men just have no final day horsepower, this gets old.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2015, 06:02:56 PM
Texas scores 23 in the 200, takes the lead.  121.5 to 118.5.  We score 6.

If we can pull out a miracle in the 5000, and another one in the 4x400 it may happen.   Long shot tho  :pray:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2015, 06:05:22 PM
I just looked at the 5000.   Barring cramps, it ain't happening.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: cfbandyman on May 17, 2015, 06:21:01 PM
Yeah, just not enough
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2015, 06:40:24 PM
The last gasp is a first place in the 4x400 and a dropped baton by Texas.

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2015, 07:16:04 PM
2nd, outnumbered again.  Good effort.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2015, 07:18:26 PM
Men next to last.  It gets old seeing K-State men's track at the bottom.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 18, 2015, 11:56:54 PM
Women's team ranked 10

Men's team ranked 22


Ho hum :kstategrad:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: bones129 on May 19, 2015, 12:08:50 AM
Honest question. If Cliff is such a stud track coach, why are his best results in field events? Track and field, afte all.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 23, 2015, 09:01:17 AM
Once you get past the first few teams in the rankings it's basically participation ribbons.


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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: wazucat on May 31, 2015, 02:21:06 PM
Half of our contingent (M&W) heading to Eugene are high jumpers, if we could just do a little better recruiting in the sprints and distance events.   :dunno:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: wazucat on June 11, 2015, 06:57:37 PM
Jones, A.  just won the Heptathlon in Eugene.   :ksu:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: bones129 on June 11, 2015, 07:04:08 PM
 :emawkid:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: ednksu on June 12, 2015, 07:50:12 AM
Half of our contingent (M&W) heading to Eugene are high jumpers, if we could just do a little better recruiting in the sprints and distance events.   :dunno:
the way it was explained to me wasn't so much recruiting, but numbers of high quality recruits.  But yeah, we need to step our game up.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: slobber on June 18, 2015, 05:41:42 AM
Half of our contingent (M&W) heading to Eugene are high jumpers, if we could just do a little better recruiting in the sprints and distance events.   :dunno:
the way it was explained to me wasn't so much recruiting, but numbers of high quality recruits.  But yeah, we need to step our game up.
I don't understand. Does this mean that we are not recruiting talented athletes? We just recruit average athletes?
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: cfbandyman on January 11, 2016, 03:49:38 PM
I know it's been out for a few days, but the ladycats are #4 in the country and the guys are #20. Anybody got any info if the stud ladycats are actually that studly or is this overhyped? Hopefully they aren't overhyped  :ksu:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Kid In the Hall on January 11, 2016, 09:43:06 PM
Akela Jones is the real deal - she could score 20 points at the national meet by herself. That alone would likely put the team in the top 10.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: ednksu on January 13, 2016, 10:42:14 AM
Half of our contingent (M&W) heading to Eugene are high jumpers, if we could just do a little better recruiting in the sprints and distance events.   :dunno:
the way it was explained to me wasn't so much recruiting, but numbers of high quality recruits.  But yeah, we need to step our game up.
I don't understand. Does this mean that we are not recruiting talented athletes? We just recruit average athletes?
Sorry I missed this.  What I meant was we have a few stellar athletes and some filler, whereas schools with lots of success have an entire roster of stellar athletes.  Our coach is still very well respected and people want to be coached by him, but it's almost like Cliff and CO would rather have a few great athletes to spend their time with than many with little time. /IknowIdontMakeSense
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on January 13, 2016, 02:45:59 PM
I know it's been out for a few days, but the ladycats are #4 in the country and the guys are #20. Anybody got any info if the stud ladycats are actually that studly or is this overhyped? Hopefully they aren't overhyped  :ksu:

This post is pretty funny wrapped around edn's posts about recruiting.

Also Rovelto is a heralded high jump coach, javelin throwers aren't going to come to K-State solely based off of the fact that Rovelto has coached 3 Olympic high jumpers here.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: ednksu on January 13, 2016, 03:07:29 PM
I know it's been out for a few days, but the ladycats are #4 in the country and the guys are #20. Anybody got any info if the stud ladycats are actually that studly or is this overhyped? Hopefully they aren't overhyped  :ksu:

This post is pretty funny wrapped around edn's posts about recruiting.

Also Rovelto is a heralded high jump coach, javelin throwers aren't going to come to K-State solely based off of the fact that Rovelto has coached 3 Olympic high jumpers here.

Even though your post supports have I'm saying.....
I just had a nice conversation with a young lady who was a grad assistant a few years ago...made sense based on the individual success we've had versus team success.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: bones129 on January 19, 2016, 10:36:31 PM
The DeLoss Dodds Invitational is this Friday and Saturday in Ahearn. Good opportunity to see the teams "up close."
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on May 09, 2016, 07:59:13 PM
Headed to DFW for the weekend to take in the Big XII T&F Championships.  Fellow Martlatt Hall bud lives in Ft Worth and is a "track geek."  Trying to understand the obsession.


Tom
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Trim on June 11, 2016, 07:55:16 PM
What happened?

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: TownieCat on June 11, 2016, 08:22:53 PM
She cramped up/became injured with 200m to go in the 800m of the heptathlon. It's the final event and she went from 1st to 3rd. Very sad. She had dominated that event all year.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: cfbandyman on October 04, 2016, 09:21:52 AM
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: GregKSU1027 on October 23, 2016, 12:49:33 AM
Can't wait to see a post like this but like welcome home Jacob Pullen for MBB head coach

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: EMADUB on May 14, 2017, 09:09:07 PM
 :ksu: Our Lady Track/FIELDcats are your 2017 Outdoor T&F Big12 Champs!
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 14, 2017, 09:17:30 PM
Titletown

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: SdK on May 14, 2017, 09:18:18 PM
Oh eff yeah!

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: cfbandyman on May 14, 2017, 10:43:42 PM
 :Woot:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: bones129 on May 15, 2017, 12:52:45 AM
 :emawkid:
Title: K-State Track
Post by: fun muffin on May 15, 2017, 09:51:23 AM
I wonder if they could win it all.   Anyone follow track more closely?  What are our chances?


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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: joda on May 15, 2017, 10:47:37 AM
I wonder if they could win it all.   Anyone follow track more closely?  What are our chances?


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I doubt it, but you can never tell with track. Looking over times/rankings it seems we're very good in field events but not good running events.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 15, 2017, 02:38:27 PM
Very very nice. 

But sigh, the men at the bottom again.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: cfbandyman on May 15, 2017, 02:55:23 PM
I wonder if they could win it all.   Anyone follow track more closely?  What are our chances?


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I doubt it, but you can never tell with track. Looking over times/rankings it seems we're very good in field events but not good running events.

Yeah, IDK how well we'd do at the national competition, and so much rides on getting as much of your team qualified to be there to even get points. From the ranking that came out today (and unsure how rankings in track work, it seems to have some cumulative proprieties to it) we only moved up 1 spot after winning the Big 12 championship.

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/trackfield-outdoor-women/d1/ustfccca

And teams like Baylor and Texas are above us (though albeit just right above us).

I think though the exciting thing is Rovelto was happy we won it a year before he thought we'd be good enough to win it.

Quote

“I thought we were a year away because this is an extremely young team,” Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Cliff Rovelto said. “It is so hard to win a conference title. But this group did not want to wait a year. They wanted it now. They competed their guts out.”


So maybe next year will be pretty special
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 15, 2017, 03:02:08 PM
It's always a numbers game and a log jam at Nationals.   You pull off just a few top finishes you're in the hunt. 
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Kid In the Hall on May 15, 2017, 08:23:21 PM
Track and Field News bases its rankings on how they think individuals for schools will score at the national meet. They haven't updated since the weekend, but they had K-State tied for 9th in their last ranking. But, to get to the national meet, you have to qualify via regional meets and there are always some top 10 athletes who don't make it (injured, have a bad day, etc.)

https://trackandfieldnews.com/index.php/formcharts
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 16, 2017, 06:53:53 AM
Watching online and also watching the highlights.   Absolutely embarrassing attendance in Lawrence.   



Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: resident LibBot dick holder on May 16, 2017, 10:01:35 AM
I would be surprised if any track meet ever had more attendance than the participants' parents
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 16, 2017, 10:09:52 AM
Track meet attendance smack talk is a new low for Dax. Unless it's the Drake relays or nationals or something, nobody GAF. Followed my brothers track and cross country meets at ULM.  :zzz:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 16, 2017, 03:53:48 PM
Track meet attendance smack talk is a new low for Dax. Unless it's the Drake relays or nationals or something, nobody GAF. Followed my brothers track and cross country meets at ULM.  :zzz:

The last time Kstate hosted there was 3000 plus there. 

It's a P5 conference championship track meet.   

Of all the things to go angry Tuck on.

Sad
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on May 16, 2017, 10:56:18 PM
I would be surprised if any track meet ever had more attendance than the participants' parents

Why, because you don't like it?

Dax is right about that meet last weekend, I ran in high school meets with more people.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2017, 07:38:14 AM
I watched some of the live streaming and the highlights and expected a championship meet at beautifully generic Rock Chalk Park with KU having a pretty good to very good track program.   I expected to see a pretty decent crowd there, it's not that big. 

Outside of the finals Sun night with a decent smattering of people clustered around the finish line.  There was nobody there. 
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 17, 2017, 08:22:38 AM
95% of track crowds are family and friends or middle school/HS track kids, but yes sometimes people show up. Not many track fans out there that just go to a meet to go to a meet.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: kso_FAN on May 17, 2017, 08:54:49 AM
I remember when track meets used to be significant events and fans used to attend. KU Relays were a really big deal in the 80s and before for example, now not so much. I don't think sports fans in general are that interested anymore.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on May 17, 2017, 09:24:12 AM
95% of track crowds are family and friends or middle school/HS track kids, but yes sometimes people show up. Not many track fans out there that just go to a meet to go to a meet.

Do you use ULM football games to make sweeping generalizations about football attendance trends?
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 17, 2017, 09:49:05 AM
No, because I've been to meets at Arkansas (power house program), Sun Belt conference meets, University of Wisconsin, KU, K-State, Big 12 meets, Drake Relays, Footlocker Championships, National Championships, etc. Attendance just isn't a big thing unless it's a major event and even then, it's mostly family and friends. It's just not a sport people come craving to watch for fun. I enjoy it because it was part of my life for so long, but there's not many people out there that want to watch a guy run 8 laps. It's got a NASCAR feel, minus the white trash.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2017, 10:54:05 AM
Lol, it's not like I was expecting to see tens of 1000's of people jammed into the stadium.   I just didn't expect the place to be empty. 

Again, the last 2 times Kstate has hosted at peak times there was easily 3-4,000 people at RV Christian track.

There was 20,000 at the Pac 12 Championship. 
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 17, 2017, 10:55:26 AM
track is boring so its not really a surprise that no one wants to watch it
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2017, 11:08:49 AM
Baseball is boring AF, lots of people still watch it.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: meow meow on May 17, 2017, 11:30:55 AM
don't compare baseball to track, that's beyond dumb
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2017, 11:39:29 AM
don't compare baseball to track, that's beyond dumb

Yes, I said it was exactly the same. 

Once track meets start rolling through the finals on the last day, they can be very exciting.  It looked like there was maybe 500 people at KU for the finals.   All one side was completely empty.   At a school with a good track heritage, with a men's team in contention for a title.   

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: meow meow on May 17, 2017, 11:43:45 AM
ok
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on May 17, 2017, 03:44:53 PM
No, because I've been to meets at Arkansas (power house program), Sun Belt conference meets, University of Wisconsin, KU, K-State, Big 12 meets, Drake Relays, Footlocker Championships, National Championships, etc. Attendance just isn't a big thing unless it's a major event and even then, it's mostly family and friends. It's just not a sport people come craving to watch for fun. I enjoy it because it was part of my life for so long, but there's not many people out there that want to watch a guy run 8 laps. It's got a NASCAR feel, minus the white trash.

But nearly everything you mentioned there is either a major event or at a place that takes T&F very seriously.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 17, 2017, 03:53:19 PM
That's just my perception of growing up around it, is there would be some nice sized events, but nothing like i'd see like on Friday night lights. A huge sample of the ppl I met at these events were family members/friends, which made me always wonder where a sport like that would be without them. I met very few just casual fans at most of his events. Just my perception.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 17, 2017, 03:55:39 PM
There was 20,000 at the Pac 12 Championship.
That's not a fair comparison since it was at Eugene. The birth of track and field, nike, and prefontaine. It's one of thee very few places that really appreciate the sport.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2017, 04:06:08 PM
There was 20,000 at the Pac 12 Championship.
That's not a fair comparison since it was at Eugene. The birth of track and field, nike, and prefontaine. It's one of thee very few places that really appreciate the sport.

I didn't say nor even imply that there needed to be 20,000 in Lawrence.   But the RCP track seats 4-5,000 people.   There was about 500 give or take there.

It was the Big 12 Championship, KU has won conference titles, they have won national titles, their men's team was quite strong this year.  I expected a little better showing at least for the finals on what appeared to be a beautiful evening. 

Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: 420seriouscat69 on May 17, 2017, 04:07:00 PM
That's fair
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: joda on May 17, 2017, 04:53:57 PM
College conference track meets where you have a rooting interest in a team competing for the championship are very fun.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 17, 2017, 04:54:44 PM
Hey mom, happy mothers day! You want to go to the big 12 track and field championships? yeah, me neither
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: SdK on May 17, 2017, 05:14:11 PM
That's just my perception of growing up around it, is there would be some nice sized events, but nothing like i'd see like on Friday night lights. A huge sample of the ppl I met at these events were family members/friends, which made me always wonder where a sport like that would be without them. I met very few just casual fans at most of his events. Just my perception.
Yes. I am also curious where a sport would be without parents to provide offspring to compete. Haha :D
Title: K-State Track
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 17, 2017, 06:14:21 PM
Hey mom, happy mothers day! You want to go to the big 12 track and field championships? yeah, me neither

The main finals weren't held until the evening/night.

Stupid post
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Tobias on May 17, 2017, 08:18:21 PM
they don't even bother to boozehound it in lawrencetucky like an itch drake relays?  surprising
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 18, 2017, 09:57:03 AM
sorry mom.. we can have lunch but I gotta head out here in the prevening to catch up on the main finals for the big 12 track and field championships!
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 30, 2017, 03:02:23 PM
KU has attendance for crap, is his point you idiots.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: yoga-like_abana on May 30, 2017, 03:06:37 PM
yeah and my point was that track meets are boring
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Dugout DickStone on May 30, 2017, 03:23:22 PM
yeah and my point was that track meets are boring

so is college basketball but those metal head farmers don't miss a game
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on January 14, 2018, 12:23:19 AM

Tom

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: bones129 on January 14, 2018, 11:42:14 PM
 :emawkid:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on May 12, 2018, 04:41:05 PM
http://results.deltatiming.com/big-12/tf/2018-big-12-outdoor-championships#/2018-05-11

Tom

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 12, 2018, 09:08:06 PM
http://results.deltatiming.com/big-12/tf/2018-big-12-outdoor-championships#/2018-05-11

Tom

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 :Wha:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on May 12, 2018, 09:52:57 PM
Men and women leading going into day three of Big 12 championships.

Tom

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 13, 2018, 04:45:28 PM
Oh boy, are we gonna do this????
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on May 13, 2018, 04:58:34 PM
Women extended their lead with 30+ points in HJ, Shot, Triple J.  Waiting to hear from my track geek how is onsite if that's enough to hold off the field in the sprints.

Tom
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: joda on May 13, 2018, 07:45:18 PM
Third place finish in the W 200 but apparently DQ’d. Up 4 with two women’s events left
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: joda on May 13, 2018, 08:22:49 PM
Now 8 point lead with 1 event left.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: joda on May 13, 2018, 08:45:58 PM
Big XII Women’s Champs B2B :ksu:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: BMWWcat on May 13, 2018, 08:47:48 PM
eff YES!
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on May 13, 2018, 09:02:34 PM
Men finish tied for 3rd with the 'hawks.

Tom

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: cfbandyman on May 14, 2018, 08:32:43 AM
titletown
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 14, 2018, 09:42:51 AM
?s=19
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: fun muffin on May 14, 2018, 01:36:34 PM
Are the women good enough to win a national title?
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on May 14, 2018, 04:34:33 PM
Are the women good enough to win a national title?
Pre big 12 projection had us as 13th with 18 points. Winner (Oregon) was projected to score 55.

We could break into the top ten in the projection with our 400 hurdlers big PR.

Tom

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on May 14, 2018, 08:20:22 PM
Track is more about quantity than quality. Need lots of people to qualify for events and score points, more than being particularly good at anything.
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on May 27, 2018, 09:57:55 AM
http://www.kstatesports.com/news/2018/5/27/track-field-seven-wildcats-qualify-for-ncaa-championship-on-final-day-of-west-prelims.aspx

Tom

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on June 08, 2018, 09:26:54 PM
?s=19

 :ksu:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on June 08, 2018, 10:26:05 PM
5 titles in 10 years, Rovelto is a machine
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: bones129 on June 10, 2018, 02:07:14 AM
 :emawkid:
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on February 01, 2019, 09:16:45 PM
http://www.espn.com/olympics/trackandfield/story/_/id/25900190/olympic-champion-ivan-ukhov-12-russians-guilty-doping?platform=amp


With Ukhov disqualified, the International Olympic Committee can upgrade silver medalist Erik Kynard to become the 2012 champion.

Tom

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: BMWWcat on March 11, 2019, 12:14:26 PM
Did Nina Shultz quit the team?
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: Kid In the Hall on March 11, 2019, 09:49:13 PM
Did Nina Shultz quit the team?

Transferred to Georgia
Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: KST8FAN on September 10, 2019, 05:31:01 PM
https://sportstar.thehindu.com/magazine/tejaswin-shankar-high-jump-interview-national-record-ncaa-kansas-state/article29322450.ece


Tom

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Title: Re: K-State Track
Post by: MakeItRain on September 10, 2019, 08:45:17 PM
Thanks Tom