K-State’s Nineteen Event Winners Highlight Final Meet in Ahearn Field House

Results (.pdf)


MANHATTAN, Kan. – The K-State men’s and women’s track and field teams closed competition in legendary Ahearn Field House with nineteen event winners in the Steve Miller Invitational on Friday (Feb. 17).

Among the nineteen titles were the men’s and women’s high jump, mile run, 300 meters, 600 yards, 800 meters and 1000 meters, the men’s pole vault and women’s 60 meters, 60-meter hurdles, 200 meters, weight throw, shot put and 4×400 meter relay.

The track events were the highlight of the day with multiple runners completing new personal bests.

Distance runners won their events in personal bests including Will Carroll (1st; 1:13.8) and junior Jessica Caraway (1st; 1:29.21) in the men’s and women’s 600 yards and sophomore Matthew Hauser (1st; 2:26.45) and freshman Grace Meyer (1st; 2:58.21) in the men’s and women’s 1,000 meters. Senior Stephen Kielhofner (2nd; 2:27.18) and junior Jack Vincent (3rd; 2:27.60) completed the 1-2-3 finish by the Wildcat men in the 1,000 meters.

Sophomore Tommy Hazen (1st; 4:17.77) and junior Jack Moore (2nd; 4:17.86) raced to the finish line less than a tenth of a second behind in the men’s mile, while freshman Cecilia Fisher (4th; 5:08.31) and junior Cailan Steward (5th; 5:09.88) each finished in the top-5 in the women’s mile.

Three women recorded personal bests during the 60 meter hurdles, including junior Urte Bacianskaite (2nd; 8.91), junior Maddie Righter (3rd; 8.97), who broke her time from 2021, and sophomore Madelyn McCabe (4th; 9.05), who posted her best time since the Big 12 Indoor Championships in February 2022.

Multiple sprinters also ran new personal bests highlighted by junior Shalysa Wray, who won both the 60 meters (7.47) and 200 meters (23.69). For the men, junior Kyle Gale won the 300 meters with a new personal best of 33.78 seconds followed by junior Nicolas-Jean Moulin in second in a time of 35.04 seconds.

Junior Charlotte Cattermole-Williams won the women’s weight throw with a distance of 16.52m/54-2.20 against 13 competitors for the first time since the DeLoss Dodds Invitational (Jan. 20-21).

Several Wildcats competed for the first time in a couple weeks. Sophomore Marcus Gelpi won the high jump (1st; 2.10m/6-10.75) for the first time since the Texas Tech Open & Multis on Jan. 26-28. Sophomore Emil Uhlin who hadn’t seen the track since Lubbock, competed in two events, the pole vault (1st; 4.90m/16-0.75) and the 60 meter hurdles (3rd; 8.57).

The Wildcats will compete next in the Big 12 Indoor Championships Feb. 24-25 in Lubbock, Texas.




On it being the last meet in Ahearn Field House…

“For a lot of us old timers it’s very nostalgic. We really did a lot of reminiscing about basketball games, track meets, things that happened 40 years ago. So, it was very, very cool, very emotional day but a lot of fun.”

On the expectations for the indoor Big 12 Championships…

“Individually our kids have control over is their own individual preparation and a lot of them have done a nice job with that. Each individual’s maximizing what they’re capable of doing. I think from a team perspective, we’re very, very young, that’s not an excuse, if you’re good, you’re good, but the reality is we’re young we still have a lot of growth.”

Steve Miller Invitational

Ahearn Field House

Manhattan, Kan.


Men’s High Jump

  1. Marcus Gelpi, 2.10m/6-10.75
  2. Bryce Collins, 2.05m/6-8.75
  3. Devon Richardson, 2.00m/6-6.75


Women’s Mile

  1. Hannah Stewart, 4:55.20
  2. Cecilia Fisher, 5:08.31 (PR)
  3. Cailan Steward, 5:09.88 (PR)

Men’s Mile

  1. Tommy Hazen, 4:17.77 (PR)
  2. Jack Moore, 4:17.86 (PR)


Men’s Pole Vault

  1. Emil Uhlin,4.90m/16-0.75
  2. Jesse Pinkley,4.90m/16-0.75


Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles

  1. Vitoria Sena Batista Alves, 8.49
  2. Urte Bacianskaite, 8.91 (PR)
  3. Maddie Righter, 8.97 (PR)
  4. Madelyn McCabe, 9.05 (PR)

Men’s 60 Meter Hurdles

  1. Emil Uhlin, 8.57


Women’s 60 Meter Dash

  1. Shalysa Wray, 7.47

Women’s High Jump

  1. Maddie Righter, 1.63m/5-4.25
  2. Lindsey DeWitt, 1.58m/5-2.25


Women’s Weight Throw

  1. Charlotte Cattermole-Williams, 16.52m/54-2.50

Women’s 800 Meters

  1. Sydney Burton, 2:11.21

Men’s 800 Meters

  1. Hadley Splechter, 1:54.63

Women’s 300 Meters

  1. O’Shalia Johnson, 39.11
  2. Twaneise Johnson, 39.95 (PR)
  3. Delaney Wright, 41.89 (PR)

Men’s 300 Meters

  1. Kyle Gale, 33.78 (PR)
  2. Nicolas-Jean Moulin, 35.04 (PR)
  3. Tim Lambert, 35.13
  4. Sean Wilson, 35.30
  5. Jack Pakkebier, 36.53 (PR)
  6. Gabriel Louw, 36.84

Women’s Pole Vault

  1. Claire Bybee, 3.80m/12-5.50

Reagan Hukill, NH

Women’s 200 Meters

  1. Shalysa Wray,23.69 (PR)
  2. Briana Lowe,29.58

Men’s 200 Meters

  1. Prithviraj Chougule, 23.38

Women’s 600 Yard

  1. Jessica Caraway,1:29.21 (PR)

Men’s 600 Yard

  1. Will Carroll,1:13.80 (PR)

Women’s 1000 Meters

  1. Grace Meyer, 2:58.21 (PR)

Men’s 1000 Meters

  1. Matthew Hauser,2:26.45 (PR)
  2. Stephen Kielhofner,2:27.18 (PR)
  3. Jack Vincent,2:27.60 (PR)
  4. Mike Rohlinger,2:28.74

Women’s Shot Put

  1. Urte Bacianskaite, 14.35m/47-1
  2. Madelyn McCabe, 12.59m/41-3.25 (PR)

Women’s 3000 Meters

  1. Helen Giefer,10:47.88
  2. Kate Kowalik,10:57.25

Women’s 4×400 Meter Relay

  1. K-State, 4:02.05

Men’s Shot Put

  1. Darius O’Connell, 16.88m/55-4.75

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