June 26, 2022


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Monitor and subject athletes take prime placements at NCAA Championship

Fifth-year senior Tejaswin Shankar arches over the excessive bounce bar through the second day of the Huge 12 Monitor and Subject Championships at R.V Christian Monitor on Might 15, 2021. (Archive picture by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State monitor and subject staff despatched 10 people and two relay squads to Eugene, Oregon, for the NCAA Out of doors Championships on June 8-11. The championships featured the highest out of doors monitor and subject athletes throughout the nation.

“I imagine a majority of the athletes positioned larger than they have been ranked coming in, which is indicative of competing properly,” Director of Monitor and Subject and Cross Nation Cliff Rovelto stated to Ok-State Athletics. “For various them, this was their first expertise on the nationwide meet, and they are going to be higher for it after they return.”

Fifth-year senior Tejaswin Shankar gained the championship title for the lads’s excessive bounce on the occasion late Friday night time, bringing the title again to Ok-State for the primary time since 2018.

Shankar gained in a jump-off between himself and Georgia senior Darius Carbin. After each fouled 3 times on the 2.24m/7-4.25 peak, Shankar cleared the two.27m/7-5.25 peak whereas Carbin knocked the bar down, giving Ok-State the victory.

“It feels nice to be a nationwide champion,” Shankar stated to Ok-State Athletics. “I wished to present my finest and exit with a title. For that to occur is only a blessing.”

In accordance with Ok-State Athletics, that is Shankar’s second out of doors nationwide title, profitable his first in 2018. He was the nationwide runner-up in 2019 and 2021 and finishes his profession as an eight-time All-American within the excessive bounce (indoor and out of doors), together with a four-time First Crew Out of doors All-American.

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“This meet was my final meet, and I wished to go on the market and make it memorable for myself,” Shankar stated to Ok-State Athletics. “Within the final 5 years, the college has accomplished a lot for me. I wish to dedicate this to the athletics division and the Little Apple. Ok-State is Excessive Leap U.”

Different prime placements embrace Urte Bacianskaite’s first-place win within the ladies’s heptathlon shot put (13.92m/45-8) and Emil Uhlin’s second-place win within the males’s decathlon 1500-meter (4:23.85). Bacianskaite completed the heptathlon in twenty second whereas Uhlin completed the decathlon in tenth.

“From a yr in the past, Urte is a totally completely different athlete in a great way,” Rovelto stated to Ok-State Athletics. “What’s thrilling for her is that she nonetheless has a substantial amount of room for enchancment. She actually hung in there.”

Ok-State concluded the 2021-2022 season with three All-American honors within the indoor season and 6 All-American recipients for the out of doors season, in line with Ok-State Athletics. The complete checklist of 2022 Monitor and Subject Championship outcomes is obtainable on the official NCAA Championships web page.