Wildcats post solid efforts at Emporia Relays


The Wayne State track and field teams posted some solid finishes in action Saturday at the Emporia State Relays in Emporia, Kan.
On the men’s side, Justin Brueggemann posted a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter run to post the best finish of the day for the Wildcat men. He recorded a time of 8:57.08.
The Wildcat 400-meter relay team of Brandon Marker, Braxton Adams, Clay Kramper and Jordan Zautke finished fifth in 42.37 seconds.
Brady Metz finished seventh in the triple jump (46 feet, 4 inches) and finished 12th in the long jump (22-1).
Adams placed eighth in the 100-meter dash (10.82) while Kramper was 12th in 10.9. Kramper also finished 10th in the 200-meter dash (22.15). Nick Fly was 13th in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:05.20.
In women’s action, Kyndra Sturm led the Wildcats with a sixth-place finish of 169-1 in the hammer throw, just missing out on an NCAA provisional mark.
In other action, Kacie O’Connor was eighth in the discus (140-5), Molly Kingsley placed 12th in the 3,000-meter run (11:19.43) and Melissa Kroll was 12th in the 400 (1:00.12).
Wayne State will compete at a pair of meets next weekend - the NSIC/MIAA Challenge in Maryville, Mo., and the Concordia Invite in Seward.