2019 – K.T. Woodman Classic Day 2

2019 – K.T. Woodman Classic Day 2


>>HELLO. GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY. A CHILLY, WINDY DAY AT CESSNA STADIUM FOR THE FOURTH AND FINAL DAY OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC. I AM LEON LIEBL ALONG WITH WICHITA STATE DECATH LEAST BEN JOHNSON AND TOGETHER WE’RE GOING TO BRING YOU TODAY’S ACTION ON THIS FINAL DAY OF THE KT WOODMAN. AND BEN, GREAT TO HAVE YOU UP HERE IN THE BOOTH. AND CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING THE DECATHLON AT THE KT WOODMAN.>>Ben: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LEON. GLAD TO BE UP HERE HELPING OUT AND SUPPORTING MY TEAMMATES FROM THE WARMTH OF THE BOOTH. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Leon: WELL, WE ARE HIGH ABOVE CESSNA STADIUM. WE’RE GOING TO BRING YOU A FULL DAY OF ACTIVITY. A LOT GOING ON. AS WE CHECK THE SCHEDULE WHAT’S COMING UP THIS AFTERNOON IN THE EVENTS. AND WE’RE GOING TO START OFF WITH THE 4 X 100 RELAY, MEN AND WOMEN. AND THE 400M. AGAIN, THAT’S BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. FOLLOWED BY THE 100M HURDLES FOR THE WOMEN, 110M HURDLES FOR THE MEN. AND THEN LATER IN THE MID-AFTERNOON HOURS IT WILL BE THE 100M FINALS FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN. FOLLOWED BY THE 800M FINALS FOR THE WOMEN AND THE 800M FOR THE MEN. AND THEN WE’LL — 4 X 400. JAMESIA, WHAT’S GOING ON DOWN THERE?>>Jamesia: HEY, THANKS. WE’RE DOWN HERE WITH THE WOMEN’S HAMMER THROW AND THE MEN’S DISCUS. THE MEN’S DISCUS ARE REORDERING FOR THE FINALS RIGHT NOW. YOUR TOP ATHLETES TO LOOK OUT FOR IS CORY MARTINS FROM WICHITA STATE AND ISAIAH EVANS AS WELL FROM WICHITA STATE. IN THE WOMEN’S DISCUS, THEY ARE TAKING THEIR FINAL THROWS IN THE SECOND FLIGHT. AND THEN THEY WILL REORDER FOR THE FINALS AS WELL. THANK YOU.>>Leon: ALL RIGHT, JAMESIA. THANK YOU. LET’S HEAD OVER TO TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER, WHO IS COVERING THE JUMPING EVENTS TODAY. TAYLOR.>>Taylor: HEY, GUYS. WELCOME. AND WE JUST WRAPPED UP WITH THE WOMEN’S LONG JUMP. IT WAS THE FIRST FLIGHT — I’M SORRY, THE WOMEN’S TRIPLE JUMP. AND WE HAD SUSAN MATTINGLY FINISHING IN FIRST IN PRELIMS WITH A JUMP OF 10M — 10.34. AND WE ALSO JUST WRAPPED UP WITH THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE MEN’S LONG JUMP AND WE HAVE — WE’RE GOING TO GET BACK OVER AND SEE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN FINALS AND I THINK WE’RE GOING TO GET THE COMPETITION HEATED UP. BACK TO YOU.>>Leon: THANK YOU, TAYLOR AND JAMESIA. GOOD STUFF DOWN ON THE FIELD AS AGAIN THIS IS THE FOURTH AND FINAL DAY, THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM. ONE OF THE GREAT SPORTING EVENTS TRADITIONS AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY. EARLIER THIS WEEK, AGAIN, WE MENTIONED IT’S THE FOURTH DAY. EARLIER THIS WEEK, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, WE HAD THE MULTI-EVENTS, THE DECATHLON, WHICH WE MENTIONED OUR PARTNER HERE, BEN JOHNSON, WON FIRST AND ALSO THE HEPTATHLON FOR THE WOMEN. LET’S RECAP WHAT HAPPENED ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.>>CLASSIC HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM. AND BATTLING THE ELEMENTS, ATHLETES IN THE MULTIEVENTS, THE DECATHLON FOR THE MEN, THE HEPTATHLON FOR THE WOMEN. WICHITA STATE IT WAS A CLEAN SWEEP AT THE TOP OF THE MEDAL STAND. BEN SWRONS WON THE DECATHLON WITH 6,567 POINTS AFTER CAPTURING TWO OF FIVE SECOND DAY EVENTS. JOHNSON WON THE POLE VAULT, BUT PERSONAL BEST CLEARANCE OF 15 FEET 5 INCHES. IT SHOULD BE NOTED BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER THE POLE VAULT EVENT WAS MOVED INDOORS. JOHNSON ALSO WON THE 1010M HURDLES — 110M HURDLES. A TONGANOXIE NATIVE ROUNDED OUT THE DAY FINISHING SIXTH IN THE JAVELIN AND SEVEN IN THE 1500M. THE TEAMMATE FINISHED THIRD OVERALL BUT PERSONAL BEST FINISH 6122 POINTS. WICHITA STATE’S GRANT DOWNS FINISHED FOURTH WITH 6,044 POINTS. IN THE HEPTATHLON IT WAS A TREMENDOUS COME FROM BEHIND WIN FOR WICHITA STATE SOPHOMORE KENDRA HENRY. SHE HAD TO OVERCOME A NEAR 01300 POINT DEFICIT TO WIN ON THE FINAL DAY TRAILING HER SHOCKER TEAMMATE SYNDEY WILSON, HENRY CLOSED THE GAP BY WINNING THE JAVELIN WITH A THROW OF 137.9, WHICH GOT HER WITHIN 17 POINTS OF THE LEAD. AND THEN THE FINAL EVENT OF THE HEPTATHLON, HENRY BATTLING THE BITTER COLD WON THE 800M OF A TIME OF 228.95. SHE ENDED UP WINNING THE HEPTATHLON WITH 4,955 POINTS. 86 AHEAD OF HER TEAMMATE WILSON.>>AND BACK LIVE HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM, AGAIN, THAT WAS A RECAP OF THE MULTI EVENTS FROM WEDNESDAY. THURSDAY, AS WE JUST SAW, BEN JOHNSON WINNING THE DECATHLON. BEN, MY DRAWFT PARTNER THIS AFTERNOON. GREAT — MY BROADCAST PARTNER THIS AFTERNOON. HOW DID THAT GO FOR YOU? YOU WON, BUT MAYBE NOT YOUR MOST SATISFIED EFFORT. WHY IS THAT?>>Ben: YEAH. WELL, IT WASN’T THE GREATEST. I’M AT THE POINT IN MY CAREER NOW WHERE I’M NOT REALLY, YOU KNOW, IT’S A HOME MEET, IT WAS FUN TO GET THE WIN, BUT I WASN’T REALLY DOING IT TO WIN. I WAS MORE TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER A GOOD SCORE AND UNFORTUNATELY I HAD A NO MARK IN THE DISCUS, FOULED ALL THREE OF MY THROWS, HAD 0 POINTS AND I WAS CONTEMPLATING NOT EVEN FINISHING THE MEET. BUT COACH WISE TOLD ME IF I WON I GOTTA T-SHIRT. I WAS UP BY ABOUT 500 POINTS AFTER THE JAVELIN. SO I WAS LIKE, WELL, I’LL JUST DOG THE 1500 AND GET A T-SHIRT OUT OF IT. SO IT WASN’T ANYTHING SPECIAL. I HAD A REALLY GOOD DAY ONE AND THERE WERE SOME GREAT THINGS THAT CAME OUT OF THE MEET FOR ME AND FOR ALL THE GUYS. BUT I DON’T THINK ANYONE WAS SUPER HAPPY WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE AS IT WAS TOUGH TO FINISH UP IN THAT COLD, WINDY DAY 2.>>Leon: I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT THAT. IT’S CHILLY AGAIN TODAY AND WINDY. HOW DOES THAT AFFECT THE ATHLETES IN HERE?>>Ben: YOU KNOW, THE COLD IS NOT FUN. IF YOU CAN GET WARMED UP AND GET FEELING GOOD, I THINK IT ACTUALLY WILL HELP YOU A LITTLE BIT. DAY ONE IN THE DECATHLON WAS 86 DEGREES AND SUNNY AND BY THE END OF THE DAY I THINK ALL THE GUYS WERE JUST EXHAUSTED. WE WERE DRAINED. GUYS WERE CRAMPING UP. DAY 2, ALTHOUGH IT WAS VERY COLD AND WINDY, I FELT PRETTY GOOD AT THE END OF THE DAY. I MEAN I DIDN’T, YOU KNOW, I WASN’T AS INVESTED IN IT AFTER THAT NO MARK IN THE DISCUS. SO I PROBABLY SAVED A LOT OF ENERGY THAT WAY. BUT I GOT HOME THAT NIGHT AND I WAS LIKE I DON’T FEEL TOO BAD FOR JUST FINISHING A DECATHLON.>>Leon: I’M ALWAYS CURIOUS HOW AN ATHLETE BECOMES INVOLVED IN THE DECATHLON. FOR YOU IT GOES BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL. DID SOMEBODY SEE SOMETHING, SUGGEST THAT TO YOU?>>Ben: WELL, COACH RAINBOLT LOVES THE MULTIS. HE LOVES THE DECATHLON IN GENERAL. WE HAVE ONE OF THE BIGGEST DECATHLON GROUPS IN THE NATION AS FAR AS JUST THE NUMBER OF GUYS WE HAVE. WE STARTED THE SEASON OFF WITH 11 OR 12 GUYS COMPETING IN THE DECATHLON. BUT YEAH, A LOT OF GUYS ARE IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS AS I WAS WHERE YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH REALLY AT ONE EVENT TO MAKE IT DIVISION I IN A SINGLE EVENT. BUT YOU SHOW POTENTIAL IN A FEW EVENTS AND, YOU KNOW, A DECENT SIZE GUY THAT LOOKS FAIRLY ATHLETIC, YOU KNOW, AND CAN PICK UP ON EVENTS, IT’S KIND OF A GIVEN JUST SO HAVE HIM GO AHEAD AND TRY IT AND IF IT DOESN’T WORK OUT, NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN THEY GET GOOD ENOUGH AT ONE EVENT TO WHERE THEY CAN AT LEAST CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM THERE. BUT MOST OF THE TIME AT LEAST AT WICHITA STATE, GUYS PICK IT UP AND END UP BEING GOOD DECATHLON MEN FOR US.>>Leon: BEN JOHNSON AGAIN UP HERE IN THE BROADCAST BOOTH WITH ME TODAY. BEN, A FIFTH YEAR SENIOR FROM TONGANOXIE. ONE MORE THING ABOUT THE DECATHLON, YOUR FAVORITE EVENT? YOUR BEST EVENT? TWO DIFFERENT ONES OR?>>Ben: ANYTHING BUT THE 1500. YEAH. THAT’S MISERABLE.>>Leon: I’M WITH YA.>>Ben: YEAH. RUNNING IS NOT MY THING.>>Leon: POLE VAULT? BOUGH I ENJOY THE POLE VAULT. I DIDN’T DO IT IN HIGH SCHOOL BUT COACH WILSON OUT HERE HAS DONE A GOOD JOB WITH ME AND ALL THE MULTIS AND FIGURING OUT WHAT WE’RE DOING AND GETTING US OVER HIGH BARS. THERE’S DAYS IT DOESN’T GO SO WELL AND THEN YOU HATE IT. BUT I REALLY ENJOY POLE VAULT AND I LIKE HURDLING. HURDLING I FIND A LOT OF FUN.>>Leon: I’LL ASK YOU ABOUT THAT LATER DURING SOME OF THE HURDLING EVENTS.>>Ben: OKAY.>>Leon: AGAIN, WE ARE HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM FOR THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC, THE FOURTH AND FINAL DAY OF ACTIVITY. YESTERDAY, LAST NIGHT WAS THE DISTANCE CARNIVAL. WE ALSO HAD THE WOMEN’S AND MEN’S JAVELIN, AS WE CAN RECAP SOME OF THAT FOR YOU. THERE’S THE BEAUTIFUL EVENING, A FRIDAY EVENING. A LITTLE CHILLY. BUT PERFECT CONDITIONS FOR RUNNING. SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THOSE COMPETITIONS. WE HAD THE MEN AND THE WOMEN 1500M. ALSO THERE’S ALSO SOME OF THE JAVELIN THROW. THE MEN AND THE WOMEN. ALSO WE HAVE THE MEN AND WOMEN STEEPLECHASE. WSU’S TANGY WISEMAN WON THE STEEPLE. KENDRA HENRY, THE BIG THROW, CONTINUES HER DOMINANCE IN THE JAVELIN. SHE ALSO WON THAT EVENT WHEN SHE TOOK THE HEPTATHLON ON THURSDAY. THAT WAS KIP COROS FROM OKLAHOMA CITY. ALSO FROM THE 5K, PHIL LEGMAN OF ST. MARY’S, IMPRESSIVE FINISH TO WIN. KOSKI A DOMINATING PERFORMANCE. SHE WON AND REBECCA HOP FAMILIAR CAME IN SECOND. — TOPHAM CAME IN SECOND. HIGHLIGHTS FROM YESTERDAY’S DISTANCE CARNIVAL. MORE EXCITING TRACK AND FIELD ACTION COMING YOUR WAY THIS AFTERNOON FROM CESSNA STADIUM. WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: BACK AT CESSNA STADIUM. THE KT WOODMAN. LEON LIEBL WITH YOU ALONG WITH BEN JOHNSON UP IN THE BOOTH HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM. GETTING UNDER WAY WITH A FINAL DAY OF ACTIVITY AND SOME FIELD EVENTS GOING ON, INCLUDING THE THROWING EVENTS. LET’S HEAD DOWN THERE.>>Jamesia: HEY, HOW IS IT GOING. SO IN THE MEN’S DISCUS, THEY ARE STARTING THE FINALS. THE TOP THREE IN THE FINALS ARE ALL WICHITA STATE. COMING IN NUMBER ONE IS CORY WITH A THROW OF 5.22. NUMBER 2, ISAIAH EVANS, 46.24. THIS COMPETITION, LIKE I SAID, IS UNDERWAY. IT’S GOING TO BE GREAT FINALS. BACK AT YOU.>>Leon: ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. KIND OF HEAR THAT WIND BLOWING DOWN THERE, BEN. THE ELEMENTS MIGHT PLAY A FACTOR TODAY.>>Ben: OH YEAH. DEFINITELY. WE’LL SITE IN THE FIELD EVENTS ESPECIALLY AND THE ONES I THINK THAT WOULD CAUSE THE MOST ISSUE WITH THE DISTANCE RUNNING. GOT OUT OF THE WAY LAST NIGHT WITH BEAUTIFUL CONDITIONS. I WAS OUT HERE LAST NIGHT WATCHING SOME OF MY TEAMMATES IN THE DISTANCE RUNNING AND THE JAVELIN. THE FLAG OVER THERE ON THE FLAG HOLE WAS NOT EVEN MOVING, SO IT WAS PERFECT. I’M GLAD THOSE GOT OUT OF THE WAY BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME GREAT PERFORMANCES. MIGHT HAVE BEEN HINDERED A LITTLE BIT WITH THE WIND TODAY.>>Leon: YEAH. THERE’S A LOT OF TALK ALL DAY YESTERDAY, EVERYBODY WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DISTANCE EVENTS BECAUSE OF THE CONDITIONS. THEY WERE DESCRIBED AS PERFECT. AND IT WAS KIND OF FUN TO WATCH. A LOT MORE STRATEGY INVOLVED IN THE DISTANCE RUNNING THAN I WOULD IMAGINE. BUT I WANT TO GO BACK TO YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, AGAIN, FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR FROM TONGANOXIE IN NORTHEAST KANSAS. KANSAS CITY AREA. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO WICHITA STATE?>>Ben: I GUESS JUST THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A DIVISION I TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE. THIS WAS THE ONLY DIVISION I SCHOOL THAT REALLY SHOWED INTEREST IN ME. I HAD A LOT OF OFFERS FROM SMALLER SCHOOLS IN TRACK AND FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL, WHICH WERE KIND OF MY MAIN SPORTS. BUT I WAS DEAD SET ON BEING A MECHANICAL — I WANTED TO GO INTO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. I KNEW THE PROGRAM DOWN HERE WAS AWESOME AND I FELT LIKE THIS WOULD BE GREAT PLACE TO GO TO GET MY CAREER GOING AND LOOKING BACK, I DON’T THINK I WOULD HAVE DONE IT ANY DIFFERENTLY.>>Leon: COACH RAINBOLT WAS ON YESTERDAY. WE TALKED ABOUT THE ATHLETES FROM SMALLER SCHOOLS HAVE SEEN THE — AND THEY’RE RECRUITED HERE TO WICHITA STATE. IT’S KIND OF THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF THIS PROGRAM, THIS TRACK AND FIELD PROGRAM.>>Ben: YEAH ABSOLUTELY. PEOPLE COMPLAIN A LOT ABOUT HOW WE HAVE SUCH A BIG TEAM. BUT ALL THESE SMALL TOWN KANSAS KIDS, YOU KNOW, THAT AREN’T REALLY RECRUITED BY ANY OF THE BIG SCHOOL, WE BRING THEM HERE AND THEY DEVELOP AS ATHLETES. NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY’RE WINNING CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND BECOMING ALL-AMERICANS FOR US.>>Leon: NOW, YOU AGAIN, A FIFTH YEAR SENIOR. YOU’VE BEEN HERE AWHILE AT WICHITA STATE. STARTED OUT IN THE MISSOURI VALLEY. NOW IT’S THE SECOND YEAR FOR THE AMERICAN CONFERENCE. WHAT’S THAT TRANSITION BEEN LIKE FOR ALL OF THE ATHLETES AND COACHES?>>Ben: YOU KNOW, IT’S BEEN A PRETTY SMOOTH TRANSITION OTHER THAN THE PACT THAT WE HAVEN’T BEEN — OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT WE HAVEN’T BEEN AS DOMINANT IN THE AMERICAN AS WE WERE IN THE MISSOURI VALLEY, WHICH I THINK IS GOOD FOR US. YOU KNOW. MY FIRST TWO YEARS COMPETING FOR WICHITA STATE WE WON INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ON THE MEN’S SIDE. AND MOST OF THE TIME IT WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE. AND SO THEN WE CAME –>>Leon: HOWEVER, YOU HAVEN’T DONE TOO BAD IN THE AMERICAN. LET’S POINT THAT OUT.>>Ben: YEAH. WE JUST BROUGHT HOME OUR FIRST TROPHY. WE’RE GOING TO BE BATTLING FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP THIS OUTDOOR SEASON. OUR TEAM A LOT BETTER OUTDOOR THAN WE ARE INDOOR. AND WE WERE PRETTY FAR BEHIND HOUSTON. BUT NOT SO FAR THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO IMAGINE US WINNING IT.>>Leon: WE TALKED ABOUT THE MOTIVATION OF GIVING YOU A T-SHIRT FOR WINNING THE DECATHLON. BUT THE MOTIVATION OF GOING UP AGAINST SUCH A TRADITIONAL POWER LIKE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, WHICH HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR TRACK AND FIELD FOR YEARS. THAT’S GOT TO BE A WELCOME CHALLENGE FOR AN ATHLETE.>>Ben: YEAH ABSOLUTELY. I MEAN EVERYONE LOVES BEING PUSHED IN THEIR EVENTS AND ESPECIALLY OUR SPRINT GROUP. AND JUMP GROUP. THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE IS A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL COMPARED TO THE MISSOURI VALLEY IN THOSE ASPECTS. THE MULTI AS WELL. REALLY ACTUALLY ALL THE WAY AROUND OTHER THAN MAYBE THE THROWS IS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT IN THE AMERICAN THAN IT WAS IN THE MISSOURI VALLEY.>>Leon: WE’RE ALMOST EXACTLY ONE MONTH AWAY FROM THE AMERICAN CONFERENCE TRACK AND FIELD MEET, WHICH WILL BE RIGHT HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM. HOW EXCITED ARE YOU GUYS ABOUT HOSTING THAT, BRINGING THE CONFERENCE TO WICHITA?>>Ben: I’VE HEARD BOTH SIDES OF IT. I’VE HEARD SOME PEOPLE, I’VE HEARD SOME PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HOW THEY, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT IT BEING A HOME MEET. AND I HAVE ALSO HEARD PEOPLE SAY THAT THEY DON’T REALLY LIKE HOME MEETS BECAUSE IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE YOU’RE — IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE A MEET WHERE YOU’RE TRAVELING AND STAYING IN A HOTEL AND YOU JUST KIND OF THAT EXCITEMENT OF THE ENTIRE ASPECT OF IT. BUT PERSONALLY I’M VERY EXCITED TO HAVE A HOME MEET BECAUSE I’M A GUY THAT’S BIG ON MY ROUTINE AND NOT GETTING OUT OF MY ROUTINE AND BEING ABLE TO STAY HERE AND COMPETE. I’M NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY TROUBLE GETTING FIRED UP. I’M REAL EXCITED ABOUT IT.>>Leon: NOT ONLY A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ATHLETES FOR HAVING THE MEET HERE, BUT I THINK FOR FANS. NOT JUST TRACK AND FIELD FANS, BUT SPORT FANS. SEE SOME OF THE BEST ATHLETES IN THE COUNTRY. OF COURSE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, WE TALK ABOUT THEIR COACHING STAFF, LEROY BURRELL, THE GREAT CARL LEWIS, HIS SISTER CAROL LEWIS IS AN ASSISTANT. JUST MAYBE SEE SOME OF THEM, GET A GLIMPS AND WATCH THEM IN ACTION WOULD BE GREAT.>>Ben: YEAH. IT’S REAL EXCITING. HOUSTON IS A GREAT SCHOOL. HAS A GREAT TRACK PROGRAM. PROBABLY THE GREATEST SPRINT GROUP MAYBE IN THE HISTORY OF COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD. AND YOU DON’T REALLY REALIZE IT. YOU SEE THE MARKS AND YOU’RE LIKE, WOW, THEY’RE QUITE A BIT FASTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE. BUT THEN YOU SEE IT IN PERSON AND IT’S JUST A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME.>>Leon: AGAIN, THE FOURTH AND FINAL DAY OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY HERE AT WICHITA STATE. SOME OF THE JUMPING EVENTS CONTINUE AS WE HAVE THE HIGH JUMP RIGHT THERE. EARLIER WE HAD THE TRIPLE JUMP GOING ON. POLE VAULT ACROSS THE WAY. WE’LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT AND WHAT’S COMING UP LATER TODAY. WE’LL BE BACK AT CESSNA STADIUM RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: AGAIN, BACK AT CESSNA STADIUM FOR THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC HERE AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY AS WE’RE GETTING READY FOR SOME OF THE RUNNING EVENTS TO BEGIN SHORTLY HERE AS WE’RE GOING TO BE STARTING TODAY AT THE 4 X 100 RELAY OF THE WOMEN FIRST AND THEN THE MEN. AND IT IS A CHILLY, WINDY DAY HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM. AGAIN, LEON LIEBL, ALONG WITH WICHITA STATE DECATH LEAST BEN JOHNSON. WE TALKED ABOUT THOSE ELEMENTS, HOW THEY MIGHT AFFECT THE ATHLETES.>>Taylor: IT’S NOT TOO BAD IF YOU’RE COMPETING BUT IF YOU’RE LIKE ME YOU WANT TO BE BUNDLED UP. THE WIND IS A LITTLE BAD. BUT FOR LONG JUMP AND TRIPLE JUMP THEY’VE GOT A NICE TAIL WIND, HOPEFULLY GETTING VALID MARKS IN, LEGAL MARKS WITH NOT TOO MUCH WIND BEHIND THEM. IT’S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF A STRUGGLE FOR THE 4 X 100. A COUPLE LEGS ARE GOING TO HAVE HEAD WIND BUT MAY BE ABLE TO PUSH OTHERS. I’M EXCITED TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO. I DID NOTICE THAT THE WOMEN’S 4 X 100 FROM WICHITA STATE IS A LITTLE SPLIT UP TODAY. IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE WE NECESSARILY HAVE THEIR A-TEAM PUT TOGETHER TODAY. I THINK THEY’RE TRYING TO FIG QUIR OUT WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO AS A TEAM FOR THE SEASON AND SO I’M EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THEY DO AS THE TWO TEAMS AND IF THEY’RE GOING TO BE IN THE SAME HEAT TOGETHER. SO I WILL SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: ALL RIGHT, TAYLOR. AGAIN, TAYLOR FROM SAN DIEGO. SO SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT COLD REALLY IS. IT’S A LITTLE BLUSTERY DOWN THERE, A LITTLE WINDY. SHE TALKED ABOUT THE 4 X 100M RELAY. THAT’S GOING TO BE OUR FIRST RACE OF THIS AFTERNOON. THE WOMEN FIRST AND THEN THE MEN.>>Ben: I’D POINT OUT, TOO, WE FINISHED UP ALL THE PRELIMIT EARLIER TODAY. THEY WEREN’T BROADCAST. WE’RE JUST GOING TO SHOW THE FINALS OF THE 100M. BUT THE PRELIMS WERE ALREADY OUT OF THE WAY AND IT APPEARS THERE WERE SOME DECENT RUNNING DOWN THERE. I DON’T THINK THE COLD IS BOTHERING EVERYONE.>>Leon: ONCE YOU GET GOING, AND I CANNOT SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE, BUT I WOULD ASSUME ONCE THEY GET THE JAWSES FLOWING, — JUICES FLOWING THEY GO. NO MATTER WHAT THE CONDITIONS ARE.>>Ben: YEAH. ESPECIALLY WITH A BIT OF A TAIL WIND. EVERYONE IS EXCITED. ALTHOUGH IT APPEARS THAT THE TAIL WIND MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOO MUCH FOR THE MARKS TO COUNT TODAY. YOU KNOW, RUNNING FAST, WHEN YOU GOT A TAIL WIND YOU JUST FEEL SO MUCH FASTER. IT’S EXCITING. ESPECIALLY IN A DECATHLON WHEN THE WIND DOESN’T MATTER. SO EVERYONE IS LOOK FOR THAT NICE TAIL WIND ON THE 100 LONG JUMP.>>Leon: THERE’S ALWAYS SO MUCH TERRIFIC ATHLETICISM ON DISPLAY AT A TRACK AND FIELD MEET LIKE THIS. BUT TALKING ABOUT BATTLING ELEMENTS, BATTLING WHATEVER, HOW MENTAL IS ALL THIS? FOR AN ATHLETE?>>Ben: BATTLING THE MENTAL ASPECT OF IT?>>Ben: YOU KNOW, IT’S TOUGH. THE.>>Leon: A GOOD SHOT OF SOMEBODY STAYING WARM THERE.>>Ben: YEAH. BRIDGING BLANKETS IS A BIG PART OF IT. IF YOU CAN STAY WARM YOU’LL BE OKAY. YOU DON’T REALLY GET USED TO IT. IT SUCKS NO MATTER WHAT. BUT, YOU KNOW, BEING MENTALLY TOUGH IS A BIG PART OF IT. YOU KNOW. DOING YOUR WARM-UP PROCEDURE PROPERLY, NOT LETTING YOURSELF GET COLD AFTER YOUR WARM-UP. THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS YOU CAN DO TO LET IT, YOU KNOW, TO NOT GET COLD AND THEN ONCE YOU’RE WARM AND READY TO GO, KEEP YOUR SWEATS ON RIGHT BEFORE YOUR RACE AND THEN THE ADRENALINE TAKES OVER AND YOU DON’T REALLY FEEL IT.>>Leon: WE TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER. IT’S NOT THAT BAD. IT’S JUST A LITTLE CHILLY TODAY. A LITTLE WINDY. BUT OVERALL IT’S BEEN HIT AND MISS THIS WEEK. ONE THING, THOUGH, HAS BEEN FORTUNATE FOR WICHITA STATE, I KNOW A LOT OF TRACK AND FIELD YESTERDAY ON THE BROADCAST, A LOT OF TRACK AND FIELD MEETS IN THE AREA ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST OF HERE WHERE IT SNOWED, THEY WERE WIPED OUT.>>Ben: OH YEAH.>>Leon: WE HAD A TEAM FROM COLORADO CHRISTIAN. THEY CAME IN AT THE LAST SECOND, SOME DISTANCE RUNNERS. THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO GO TO KEARNEY, NEBRASKA. LOOKED AT THE WEATHER REPORT AND SAID WE GOTTA FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO GO. THEY LOOKED, SAW IT WAS CLEAR AND NICE HERE AND THEY CAME OUT.>>Ben: YEAH. WE COMPLAIN ABOUT IT HERE IN WICHITA BECAUSE WE GOT USED TO THAT 75 AND 80-DEGREE WEATHER LAST WEEK AND ALL OF A SUDDEN MOTHER NATURE SLAPS US IN THE FACE WITH THIS.>>Leon: YOU GREW UP IN KANSAS.>>Ben: IT COULD BE WAY WORSE. YOU KNOW. I KNOW I WAS JUST READING UP, I FOUND OUT LAST WEEK I’M GOING TO BE MOVING TO MINNESOTA.>>Leon: THIS IS BREAKING NEWS.>>Ben: AND THEY GOT A FOOT OF SNOW LAST WEEK.>>Leon: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE DOING IN MINNESOTA?>>Ben: I GOT A JOB WITH TEXTRON DOING A LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND I’LL BE MOVING AROUND FOR SIX MONTHS AT A TIME. IT’S A TWO-YEAR PROGRAM. AND MY FIRST ROTATION IS ARCTIC CAT IN BEEF RIVER FALLS, MINNESOTA, WHICH IS BASICALLY THE CANADIAN BORDER. SO THIS COLD, I BETTER NOT BE COMPLAINING TOO MUCH BECAUSE IT’S WAY COLDER UP THERE RIGHT NOW THAN IT IS HERE.>>Leon: SOUNDS LIKE A TRAFFIC OPPORTUNITY. CONGRATULATIONS. THAT’S SOMETHING ELSE, THIS PROGRAM BESIDES PRODUCING TREMENDOUS ATHLETES, INDIVIDUALS HAVE GONE ON TO A LOT OF SUCCESS OUTSIDE THE WORLD OF SPORTS.>>Ben: OH YEAH ABSOLUTELY. I GIVE PARTIAL CREDIT TO WICHITA STATE ATHLETICS AND I GIVE A LOT OF CREDIT TO WICHITA STATE. THERE’S — BEING IN WICHITA, ALTHOUGH IT’S NOT THE MOST FLASHY, YOU KNOW, COMMUNITY, THERE IS A LOT OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND PEOPLE USUALLY MAKE GREAT CAREERS OUT OF IT.>>Leon: GROWING UP IN TONGANOXIE IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE STATE, DID YOU KNOW A LOT ABOUT WICHITA STATE?>>Ben: NO. NOT AT ALL. BOTH MY PARENTS GRADUATED FROM KU AND I GREW UP A BIG KU FAN BEING JUST OUTSIDE OF LAWRENCE AND I DIDN’T REALLY EVEN KNOW MUCH ABOUT WICHITA STATE. I DON’T EVEN THINK I KNEW THEY WERE DIVISION I UNTIL THEY MADE THAT RUN TO THE FINAL FOUR, WHICH WAS MY SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. AND THEN SHORTLY AFTER THAT, I STARTED GETTING RECRUITED BY THEM FOR TRACK. AND I WAS LIKE YEAH, I KNOW WHO YOU GUYS ARE.>>Leon: NOW YOU’RE A WALKING ADVERTISEMENT FOR WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: THAT’S WHY THEY GOT ME UP HERE IN THE BOOTH.>>Leon: YES INDEED AS WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE 4 X 100M RELAY. WE’RE GOING TO BE STARTING WITH THE WOMEN. AND BEFORE WE DO THAT, LET’S TAKE A LITTLE BREAK. WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC AT CESSNA STADIUM RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: AND BACK AT CESSNA STADIUM. LEON LIEBL ALONG WITH BEN JOHNSON. WICHITA STATE DECATHLETE AS WE BRING YOU TODAY’S FOURTH AND FINAL DAY OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC. WE’RE GOING TO BE STARTING OFF WITH THE MANY X 100 — 4 X 100M RELAYS, THE WOMEN’S SIDE. AND RUNNERS RUNNING 100M EACH COMPLETE THE LAP. ALWAYS A FAST PACE EFFORT AS WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE TRUDY MARTIN HANDING OFF TO SIDNEY SAPP RIGHT THERE. SIDNEY SAVION JUST FINISHED UP THE HIGH JUMP NOT TOO LONG AGO. SHE MIGHT EVEN STILL BE GOING. HAD TO STOP AND TAKE A BREAK FOR THE 4 X 100.>>Leon: ALWAYS IMPORTANT ON WATCHING THESE OVER THE YEARS OF COURSE, THE ACTUAL PASSING OF THE BATON. AND HERE WE GO. WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: OUT IN FRONT LOOKS LIKE SCHUYLER.>>Leon: ABOUT TO WIN THIS ONE.>>Leon: AND WE’LL GET THE RESULTS. WICHITA STATE WINNING OVER WASHBURN, NEBRASKA-OMAHA COMES IN THIRD. ST. MARY’S OF KANSAS UP IN NORTHEAST PART OF THE STATE COMES IN FOURTH. 48.57 IS THE TIME. LET’S GO BACK DOWN TO JAMESIA MILTON FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE THROWING EVENTS.>>Jamesia: HEY GUYS. THIS IS JAMESIA DOWN HERE OUT ON THE FIELD. YOUR MEN’S DISCUS JUST FINISHED. YOUR TOP THREE ALL STILL FROM WICHITA STATE. COMING IN THIRD WAS JEFF AST WITH A THROW OF 42 METERS — 42.22. HE THREW THAT AT HIS THIRD ATTEMPT IN THE FLIGHT 2. ISAIAH EVANS CAME IN SECOND WITH A THROW OF 46.31. AND CORY MARTINS WITH A THROW OF 51.41, 168 FEET, 8 INCHES. IN THE WOMEN’S HAMMER, WE ARE GETTING READY TO START THE FINALS. YOUR TOP THREE IN THE FINALS RIGHT NOW IN THE WOMEN’S HAMMER INCLUDE HANNAH SMITH FROM HUTCHISON, COURTNEY FROM FRIENDS AND WICHITA STATE. THANK YOU.>>Leon: ALL RIGHT, JAMESIA. THANK YOU. AGAIN, WE’RE CONTINUING THE 4 X 100M RELAY FOR THE WOMEN. WE JUST HAD SECTION 1 OF THE TWO EVENTS. EVEN COMING UP — AND COMING UP NEXT, OUR SECTION 2. FOR WICHITA STATE, SCHEDULED TO RUN PAULA GARCIA, JACQUE DARBY, RAIANNA MAPLES AND TANIYAH MCMILLIAN. AS WICHITA STATE JUST WON THE PREVIOUS 4 X 100. THAT OUGHT –>>Ben: THAT OUGHT TO BE A GOOD GROUP FOR WICHITA STATE. I’M EXCITED TO SEE HOW THEY RUN.>>Leon: ALSO COMPETING IS EMPORIA STATE, CLOUD COUNTY,A I-I-WESTERN, AND FRIENDS UNIVERSITY. A LOT OF VARIETY OF COLLEGES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, KCAC SCHOOLS IN THIS EVENT. YOU SEE SOME TREMENDOUS ATHLETES FROM THE SMALLER SCHOOLS. WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE START OF THIS SECOND 4 X 100M RELAY. WICHITA STATE IN LANE 4. PAULA GARCIA RUNNING THAT FIRST LEG. AND THEY’RE OFF! GARCIA IN LANE 4. ALWAYS SO IMPORTANT IN THIS RACE. ANY RACE. ESPECIALLY THE SPEED RACES. AND THERE’S THE HAND-OFF. WICHITA STATE TRYING TO BATTLE FOR THAT LEAD.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE THEY’VE MADE UP THE STAGGER.>>Leon: THE THIRD LEG.>>Ben: THAT WAS A ROUGH HANDOFF. HOIG SHE’S PULLING AWAY. –>>Leon: SHE’S PULLING AWAY. ONE MORE TO GO. ONE MORE LEG. WICHITA STATE LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE GOING TO SWEEP THE 4 X 100M RELAYS IN BOTH. HOLD ON HERE AS I-I-WESTERN COMING — IOWA WESTERN COMING UP STRONG. BUT WICHITA STATE WITH THE STRONG FINISH. AND THE SHOCKERS DO SWEEP THESE TWO SECTIONS OF THE 4 X 100M RELAY. AND THERE IT IS. WICHITA STATE 46.58. IOWA WESTERN. COUNCIL BLUFFS. 47.6. CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE. CONCORDIA, KANSAS. 48.27. EMPORIA STATE, ROGERS STATE. AND THAT ROUNDS IT OUT FOR THAT SECTION OF THE 4 X 100M RELAY. GOOD EFFORT FOR THE SHOCKERS. SHOWING SOME SPEED.>>Ben: YEAH. THEY ARE GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH THAT CONSIDERING THE HAND-OFFS WERE NOT THAT GREAT. THAT WAS STILL A PRETTY GOOD TIME FOR THEM.>>Leon: GOING TO HAVE A RELAY I THINK OF THAT HANDOFF.>>Ben: DEFINITELY ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.>>Leon: YOU SOUND LIKE A COACH!>>Ben: I HAVE BEEN AROUND THIS A LONG TIME. LOOKS LIKE RAE TOOK OUT A LITTLE TOO EARLY. SHE HAD TO SLOW DOWN.>>Leon: RAIANNA MAPLES TAKING THAT HANDOFF. SHE REALLY BURST, KIND OF TOOK IT AWAY. KIND OF QUAY MOMENT THERE FOR WICHITA STATE — KEY MOMENT FOR WICHITA STATE TO GO ON TO WIN THAT RACE. SO WE ARE NOW GETTING READY FOR MORE 4 X 100M RELAYS. AND THIS WILL BE FROM THE MEN’S SIDE. AS WE HAVE AGAIN TWO SECTIONS FOR THE MEN. AND NO WICHITA STATE TEAM. WE HAVE FRIENDS, ST. MARY’S, COWLEY,. AS THEY ARE SETTING UP GETTING READY. ONCE AGAIN, YOU CAN REALLY HEAR WHAT’S GOING ON DOWN ON THE FIELD. AND AGAIN, WE JUST SAW THE WOMEN WIN THAT LAST SECTION OF THE 4 X 100. PAULA GARCIA WAS ONE OF THE COMPETITORS FOR WICHITA STATE. OF COURSE SHE STARTED, RAN THAT FIRST LEG IN THAT 4 G 100. WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM HER SHORTLY AS I UNDERSTAND SHE’S GETTING WARM RIGHT NOW. BUT –>>Ben: VERY IMPORTANT.>>Leon: OKAY. I THINK WE’RE READY. WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM PAULA GARCIA. LET’S GO DOWN TO TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER.>>Taylor: I HAVE PAULA GARCIA HERE FROM WICHITA STATE, THE WINNERS. AND THEY RAN A 46.58. IS THAT CORRECT?>>YEAH.>>Taylor: TELL ME ABOUT THE RACE. HOW DID IT GO?>>WELL, I FEEL REALLY GOOD WITH MY START. AND I THINK THAT MY HANDOVER TO DARBY WAS PRETTY GOOD. I DIDN’T REALLY SEE THE OTHER HANDOFFS BECAUSE THEY ARE LIKE REALLY FAR AWAY FROM ME. THE TIME IS NOT REALLY GOOD. I’M PRETTY SURE THE TEAM IS NOT GOING TO BE REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IT. BUT IT’S COLD. IT’S WINDY. IT MAKES HANDOFFS HARDER. SO OVERALL IT WAS A GOOD RACE.>>Taylor: GOOD. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE SEASON?>>WELL, WE WERE THINKING ABOUT — WELL, ONE OF OUR GOALS IS TO GO TO FIRST ROUND. HOPEFULLY WE CAN MAKE IT. IT’S JUST BEEN A LITTLE BIT HARD FOR US BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN HAVING ACHES AND PAINS. BUT I THINK WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF OUR SEASON.>>Taylor: A LOT OF SEASON LEFT AND A LOT OF TIME TO GET HEALTHY. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: THANK YOU, TAYLOR AND PAULA. SHE TALKED ABOUT HOW SHE WAS HAPPY GETTING OFF TO THAT GOOD START. YOU MENTIONED THAT, BEN. THEY DID GET OFF TO A GOOD START.>>Ben: THE START AND FIRST HANDOFF LOOKED GREAT. THEN THE NEXT TWO HANDOFFS WERE NOT SO GREAT. BUT LIKE YOU SAID, AND LIKE PAULA SAID, JACQUE WAS HAVING TO RUN INTO A HEAD WIND, SHE’S ONE OF OUR BEST RUNNERS. THAT DOESN’T HELP AT ALL. IT’S FREEZING COLD OUTSIDE. SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I THINK THE TIME WAS PRETTY SOLID AND I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THEY AREN’T GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH IT. BUT GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND GIVEN THE HANDOFFS, I THINK IT WAS PRETTY SOLID. SOLID RUNNING.>>Leon: OKAY. WE’RE GETTING READY NOW FOR THE MEN’S 4 X 100M RELAY. THIS IS THE SECTION 1 OF 2. AND THE TEAMS ARE FRIENDS UNIVERSITY IN LANE 3, ST. MARY’S, COWLEY COUNTY, OR COWLEY COLLEGE, ARC CITY. AND ROGERS STATE IN LANE 6. THEY’RE STILL WORKING OUT AND GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THEIR STARTS. GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO BROADCAST AND HELP OUT WITH THE STATE, KANSAS STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET. AND ALWAYS BOTHERS ME WHEN YOU SEE THE FALSE STARTS AND THE 100M RACES AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.>>Ben: YEAH, THAT STINKS ESPECIALLY AT THE STATE MEET. LIKE YOU SAID, YOU WORK SO HARD TO GET THERE AND THEN GET DISQUALIFIED.>>Leon: BUT THESE GUYS ALWAYS TRYING TO GET THAT EDGE ON THE START. THEY’RE STILL SETTING IT UP DOWN THERE.>>Ben: YEAH. IT WOULD BE NICE IF IT WAS LIKE A UNIVERSAL START EVERYWHERE YOU WENT. BUT YOU’VE GOT DIFFERENT STARTERS AT EVERY SINGLE MEET. THEY ALL HOLD YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. MAKES IT TOUGH TO, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF GUYS TRY TO ANTICIPATE IT, GET A JUMP ON THE GUN. YOU JUST HAVE TO RELY ON YOUR REACTION.>>Leon: I ASKED YOU ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE EVENT IN THE DECATHLON. WHAT ABOUT RUNNING EVENTS? WHAT’S YOUR PREFERENCE?>>Ben: I ENJOY THE 100 AND 400. I USED TO HATE THE 400. I’M AT THE POINT NOW AYE GOT ENOUGH TRAINING UNDER ANY BELT, IT CONTINUE KILL ME AS BAD AS IT USED TO. USTILL ENJOY A LITTLE AFTERWARDS. I ENJOY RUNNING 400S. ANYTHING PAST, THAT 8 HUBS, THOUSANDS –>>Leon: 800 IS HARD.>>Ben: I’VE NEVER RUN A COMPETITIVE 800. WE RUN 800s IN TRAINING ALL THE TIME TO GET READY FOR THE THOUSAND METER INDOOR. THEN OUTDOOR WE RUN TRAINING 1200s. THE THOUSAND I GUESS YOU COULD SAY IS COMPARABLE TO THE 800. ABSOLUTELY IT IS MISERABLE.>>Leon: I WAS STILL WORKING ON GETTING — WE’RE STILL WORKING ON GETTING STARTED HERE IN THIS MEN’S 4 X 100M RELAY IN THE FINAL DAY OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC. A TRADITION. LIKE ANY OTHER, CAN I SAY THAT ON MASTER’S WEEKEND?>>Ben: I SURELY THINK YOU CAN.>>Leon: IT HAS BEEN AROUND AWHILE, THE KT WOODMAN.>>Ben: IT’S BEEN AROUND AWHILE AND IT’S A VERY BIG AND VERY IMPORTANT MEET FOR OUR PROGRAM.>>Leon: 30 COLLEGES HERE THIS WEEK.>>Ben: YEAH.>>Leon: 100 HIGH SCHOOLS CAME OUT YESTERDAY FOR THE PRE-STATE COMPETITION. 100. ISN’T THAT AMAZING?>>Ben: YEAH IT IS. IT’S AMAZING. IT’S AWESOME. IT’S ALMOST LIKE A RE-MAKE OF THE STATE TRACK MEET EXCEPT YOU DON’T HAVE TO QUALIFY.>>Leon: WHAT I ENJOY ABOUT IT, AGAIN, I MENTIONED THIS TO YOU, ALL CLASSES COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER. YOU HAVE 1 THROUGH 3A AND 4A THROUGH 6A, THE WINNERS GO AGAINST EACH OTHER. I ALWAYS SAID NO MATTER HOW BIG YOUR SCHOOL IS, IF YOU’RE FAST YOU’RE FAST.>>Ben: EXACTLY. TRACK AND FIELD IS ONE OF THOSE EVENTS, IT’S TOUGH AS A DEN WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT THE TEAM SCORES FOR THE SMALLER SCHOOLS. BUT THERE’S ALWAYS INDIVIDUALS FROM THE SMALLER SCHOOLS THAT CAN COMPETE WITH THE GUYS FROM THE BIG SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY IN HIGH SCHOOL.>>Leon: WE’RE ABOUT READY TO GO HERE IN THIS 4 X 100.>>ON YOUR MARKS –>>Leon: OKAY. WE’RE GETTING READY NOW. IN LANE 5 IS COWLEY, THE COWLEY TIGERS. KEVON SLOAN GRANT WILL RUN THE FIRST LEG FOR COWLEY. LANE 4, ONAJA ROBINSON FROM S.A.T. MARY’S. AND SETH CARINDER HANDING OFF TO NOAH MYERS. THEY’RE OFF AND RUNNING.>>Ben: IT LOOKED LIKE A GOOD START FOR IOWA WESTERN.>>Leon: IOWA WESTERN HAS BEEN COMING DOWN TO THE KT WOODMAN FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. AS WE’RE ON TO THE SECOND LEG.>>Ben: RUNNING INTO THAT HEAD WIND.>>Leon: COMING AROUND THE FINAL TURNS. AND THE FINAL LEG COMING UP. AS THAT’S ROGERS STATE IN THE LEAD ON THE OUTSIDE. A LITTLE DICEY ON THAT HANDOFF. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE ROGERS STATE IS GOING TO STRETCH OUT THE VEHICLE CROSS THE FINISH LINE — CROSS AND CROSS THE FINISH LINE FIRST.>>Ben: NOT A GREAT HANDOFF BUT A GOOD ANCHOR LEG.>>Leon: THAT WAS DENNIS FREEMAN RUNNING THE ANCHOR. DENNIS FREEMAN FINISHING IT OFF FOR ROGERS STATE. CHECK OUT THAT HANDOFF AGAIN AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED THERE. HERE WE GO.>>Ben: IT LOOKS LIKE HE HAD TO SLOW DOWN JUST A SMIDGE.>>Leon: THEN WAS ABLE TO PULL AWAY FROM ST. MARY’S. THAT WAS MCCLAIN FROM ST. MARY’S FINISHING SECOND IN THE RELAY. SECTION 1 OF THE 4 X 100M RELAY FOR THE MEN IS IN THE BOOKS. ROGERS STATE TAKES FIRST. AND WE’RE GOING TO HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE TRIPLE JUMP. LET’S HEAD BACK DOWN TO TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER.>>Taylor: HEY GUYS. WE JUST WRAPPED UP WITH THE SECOND FLIGHT OF THE WOMEN’S TRIPLE JUMP. I’M SORRY, I’M TRYING TO PULL IT UP ON MY PHONE REAL QUICK. GET THOSE RESULTS GOING. WE HAD AMIYA ANOMA FINISHING FIRST IN 12.23. THAT’S A JUMP OF 40.1. SHE IS FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY MEGAN HOLMES OF SHOCKER TRACK CLUB WITH A JUMP OF 11 METERS 75, WHICH IS 38-FOOT 6′.” WE’RE GOING IN THE FINALS AND I’LL GET BACK TO YOU AND LET YOU KNOW HOW THAT COMPETITION GOES.>>Leon: THANK YOU, TAYLOR, VERY MUCH. TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER. AGAIN, ONE OF THE FORMER WICHITA STATE GREATS, HER AND HER TWIN SISTER NIKKI. NIKKI NOW A COACH AT WICHITA STATE. ALSO A COUPLE OF FORMER BROADCAST PARTNERS FOR ME, THEY HELPED OUT AT KT WOODMAN A COUPLE YEARS AGO WITH ME. ROGERS STATE JUST WON THAT 4 X 100. I HAD TO LOOK IT UP, BEN. IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, THEY WERE CACALLED THE HILL CATS AND THEY ARE. THEIR MASCOT IS HUNTER THE HILLCAT. SO THERE YOU GO. I’M NOT SURE HOW THEY GOT THAT NAME. ROGERS STATE DOWN IN BARTLESVILLE, OKLAHOMA.>>Ben: IT’S ALWAYS INTERESTING THE STORIES OF WHERE THESE MASCOTS, YOU KNOW. AT INDOOR NATIONALS THIS YEAR I HAD ABOUT TEN PEOPLE ASK ME IF IT WAS A BUMBLE BEE ON MY SHIRT. I HAD TO EXPLAIN TO THEM THAT IT WAS A SHOCK OF WHEAT.>>Leon: I KNOW DURING THE NIT THE BASKETBALL TEAM WAS IN NEW YORK CITY A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. ONE OF THE LOCAL TV STATIONS WAS THERE FROM WICHITA AND WENT AROUND TIMES SQUARE ASKING PEOPLE IF THEY KNEW WHAT A WHEAT SHOCKER WAS. THAT WAS SOMEWHAT AMUSING RESULTS.>>Ben: I HAVE A FEELING A LOT OF THEM SAID “I HAVE NO REQUESTED.” — I HAVE NO IDEA.>>Leon: WE JUST GOT INFORMATION THERE’S ONLY GOING TO BE ONE HEAT, ONE SECTION FOR THE 4 X 100M RELAY FOR THE MEN. SO THAT WAS IT.>>Ben: YEAH, WE’RE DONE.>>Leon: THEY’RE DONE WITH THE — AND AGAIN, ROGERS STATE WINS THAT. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, WE’LL HAVE MORE COMING YOUR WAY. BUT FIRST, LET’S TAKE BREAK. WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF THE KT WOODMAN AT CESSNA STADIUM RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: LEON LIEBL ALONG WITH BEN JOHNSON BACK AT CESSNA STADIUM FOR THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC HERE AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY. AGAIN ON A BIT OF A BLUSTERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE WOMEN’S 400 METERS. BUT WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE TRIPLE JUMP. LET’S GO BACK TO TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER. TAYLOR.>>Taylor: HEY GUYS. IT’S ACTUALLY MEN’S LONG JUMP THAT I’VE GOT A QUICK UPDATE ON BEFORE WE GET STARTED IN THE WOMEN’S 400. WE JUST WRAPPED UP WITH THE PRELIMIT. WE’RE GOING TO GET STARTED WITH THE FINALS ANY MINUTE. WE HAVE ELIJAH FISHER FROM MUCH. SON LEADING WITH A JUMP OF 6.78. WHICH IS 22.3. HE IS FOLLOWED VERY CLOSE BY JACOB SCHULTZ OF THE WICHITA TRACK CLUB. I WILL BE BACK WITH AN UPDATE ONCE WE GET THAT WRAPPED UP. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: ALL RIGHT, TAYLOR. THANK YOU. AN UPDATE ON THE LONG JUMP DOWN THERE ON THE INFIELD AT CESSNA STADIUM. HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BLUE DRAGON LEADING THE WAY RIGHT NOW. HUTCHINSON WELL REPRESENTED HERE AT THE KT WOODMAN. WE TALKED ABOUT THE TRADITION OF THIS EVENT, THE CLASSIC NAMED AFTER KT WOODMAN. A FORMER ATHLETE AT WICHITA STATE, BASKETBALL AND TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES WHO BECAME ALSO A VERY BIG BOOSTER FOR THE PROGRAM AND THIS MEET NAMED AFTER HIM. AND IT HAS BECOME A GREAT TRADITION. AS WE GET READY FOR THE WOMEN’S 400 AND YOU SAID YOU LIKE RUNNING THIS. SO…>>Ben: YEAH.>>Leon: GIVE US A LITTLE INSIGHT HERE.>>Ben: I DON’T MIND IT. I WOULDN’T WANT TO RUN IT TODAY. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THESE GIRLS, BUT I PREFER A TAIL WIND ON THE BACK STRETCH AND HEAD WIND ON THE HOME STRETCH, IF THERE WERE TO BE WIND. IDEALLY NO WIND WOULD BE AWESOME. BUT YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING FAST ON THAT BACK STRETCH AND GETTING SMOKED BY THE HEAD WIND, IT’S NOT VERY FUN ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S THIS COLD. BUT I’M SURE THEY’LL MAKE THE MOST OF IT. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE PREFER TO HAVE IT ON THE HOME STRETCH. I’M A LITTLE DIFFERENT OF A 400M RUNNER. I TAKE IT OUT AND I DIE. SO I’M GOING TO DIE ON THE HOME STRETCH NO MATTER WHAT.>>Leon: MYAH BOWEN IS OUT TO THE EARLY BIG LEAD. SHE CAME OUT VERY FAST OUT OF THE START.>>Ben: WE’LL SEE IF SHE CAN HANG ON TO IT.>>Leon: WE HAVE SEVEN RUNNERS IN THIS RACE. THE FIRST SECTION OF FOUR FINALS FOR THE WOMEN’S 400.>>Ben: SHE APPEARS TO BE RUNNING PRETTY WELL.>>Leon: BOWEN, AGAIN 400M. THAT’S ONE FAST LAP. AND SHE’S GOT QUITE A DISTANCE HERE COMING UP ON THE FINISH. AND MYAH BOWEN. SHE’S UNATTACHED RUNNER. AND SHE WINS IT. BUCHANAN FROM SOUTHWESTERN FINISHING. FROM WINFIELD, KANSAS. THAT’S TAYLOR BUCHANAN. AND HER BEST TIME ACTUALLY. MYAH BOW INWITH THE FINISH.>>Ben: ONLY GIRL TO BREAK A MINUTE. GOTTA BE HAPPY ABOUT THAT.>>Leon: START TO FINISH THAT WAS AN IMPRESSIVE RUN. AND IT’S GOING TO BRING UP SECTION 2 OF THE 400M FOR THE WOMEN. CLOUD COUNTY TANYA HARCUM IN LANE 2. METOYER FROM OKLAHOMA CITY IN LANE 3. WE’VE GOT TENOVE FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY. REAGAN GATSON FROM WASHBURN. AND KARLA TAYLOR FROM CAMERON UNIVERSITY IN LAWTON, OKLAHOMA. THE SECOND SECTION OF FOUR.>>Ben: TIMES ARE ONLY GOING TO GET FASTER FROM HERE ON OUT. THAT’S EXCITING.>>Leon: WE’LL GET DOWN TO SECTION 4. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A COUPLE WICHITA STATE RUNNERS. THAT WILL BE TRUDY MARTIN.>>Ben: TRUDY MARTIN LOOKS LIKE BULLOCKS IS GOING TO BE RUNNING FOR US, TOO. JUST SAW TRUDY, SHE SHOULD BE NICE AND WARM.>>Leon: GETTING READY FOR THIS SECOND HEAT. THE STARTER GETTING EVERYTHING IN ORDER BEFORE THEY FIRE THE GUN.>>Ben: IT’S ALWAYS INTERESTING TO ME SEEING PEOPLE NOT USING BLOCKS.>>Leon: LANE 4, WELL, SEVERAL.>>Ben: YEAH, 4, 6, AND 8, I BELIEVE.>>Leon: WOW.>>Ben: IT’S NOT –>>Leon: WHAT’S THE ADVANTAGE ON THE 400 SINCE IT’S A LITTLE LONGER?>>Ben: WELL, I DON’T KNOW, I GUESS IT KIND OF DEPENDS ON THE LEVEL YOU’RE AT. BUT IT’S BASICALLY A SPRINT AND YOU WOULDN’T LINE UP FOR A 100M SPRINT WITHOUT BLOCKS. SO IT’S COMPARABLE TO THAT.>>Leon: KARLA TAYLOR FROM CAMERON IN LANE 8 ON THE OUTSIDE. SHE IS IN THE LEAD, BUT NOW SHE HAS BEEN PASSED.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE THE COACH — KOECH FROM BOLLCO COMMUNITY COLLEGE I BELIEVE. SHE IS REALLY TAKING THE LEAD COMING DOWN THE FINAL STRETCH.>>Ben: HARD PART IS OVER. GOT A NICE LITTLE TAIL WIND NOW ON THE HOME STRETCH.>>Leon: WE’VE GOT A GOOD BATTLE FOR SECOND AND THIRD.>>Ben: MIGHT BE A BATTLE FOR FIRST, TOO.>>Leon: SHE’S KIND OF FADING A LITTLE BIT AS THEY COME UP AND — OH. SHE’S GOING TO WIN IT. AND I THINK SECOND PLACE, THAT WAS KOECH AGAIN FROM COLBY. LET’S SEE THE REPLAY HERE. WE’LL GET THE FINAL RESULTS. THERE’S THE RESULTS. YES. KOECH FROM COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 1.01.89. AND TAYLOR FINISHES IN SECOND PLACE. SO THE SECTION 2 OF THE WOMEN’S 400 IS COMPLETE AS WE SEE MORE OF THE FINISH RIGHT THERE. AND AGAIN, A CLOSE BATTLE FOR SECOND PLACE, TAYLOR JUST TOLDING ON THAT WAS CLOSE.>>SHE LET UP AT THE FINISH LINE THE GIRL ALMOST GOT HER IN THE INSIDE LANE.>>Leon: WE HAVE THE THIRD HEAT SECTION 3. SEVEN MORE RUNNERS. AGAIN THE SPEEDS GET FASTER. COMING IN THE RACE VanVOOREN, FROM OKLAHOMA CITY HAS THE BEST TIME OF 58.10, SHE IS IN LANE 4. AND SHE IS NOT THERE. SO FORGET THAT. SHE SAID IT’S COLD, I’M NOT RUNNING. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S THE CASE.>>Ben: COULD BE INJURY, WHO KNOWS. LIKE WE HAVE NO LANE 6, EITHER. FIVE RUNNERS.>>Leon: YEP. SIMMONS IN LANE 7, THEY’RE OFF. SIMMONS OUT THERE GOOD START IN THE LANE 7. TAKE THE EARLY LEAD BEFORE THEY STRETCH IT OUT DOWN THE BACK.>>Ben: ALWAYS FEELS GOOD MAKING THE STAGGER BEFORE THE STRAIGHTAWAY.>>Leon: SIMMONS CONTINUES IN THE LEAD BUT COMING UP THIRD PLACE THERE, TUTSON. THAT IS TUTSON RUNNING UNATTACHED, I BELIEVE. SIMMONS HOLD ON HERE, NOW THEY ARE COMING AROUND THE TURN AND TUT SON’S WILL TAKE THE LEAD COMING DOWN THE FINAL STRETCH. A CLOSE FINISH, WE HAVE FOUR RUNNERS UP FRONT. ONE IS FADING, SIMMONS ON THE OUTSIDE LANE, IN LANE 7, TRYING TO HOLD ON TO SECOND PLACE. AND BROOKS FROM ROGERS STATE UNUSUAL ABBREVIATION, ROGERS STATE. THERE IT US. BROOKS OF ROGERS STATE, 59.55, BREAKS THE ONE MINUTE MARK. SIMMONS FROM FRIENDS, IN SECOND. AT 1:03. ROGERS STATE. SHOWING SOME SPEED THERE. AS NOW WE GO DOWN TO THE FINAL SECTION OF THE WOMEN’S 400 METERS, WE HAVE A COUPLE WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS IN THIS GROUP. TRUDY MARTIN AND DAYSHA BUL BULLOCKS. I THINK BULLOCKS, YES, COMES IN THE BEST TIME, 55.22. SHE WILL BE IN LANE 4, TRUDY MARTIN LANE 3. JAYLEN KNIGHT IN NAME 2 FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY ALSO, SHELBY HAND HOUN HUNDLEY IN LANE 6. AND THEY ARE OFF AND RUNNING. AROUND THE FIRST TURN.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE WE MIGHT BE MISSING KNIGHT.>>Leon: WE HAVE SIX RUNNERS OUT THERE. WE NEED TO LOOK DOWN THERE BEFORE I ANNOUNCE THE LINE-UP, I’M READING OFF A PIECE OF PAPER AND LOOK DOWN, NO, THEY’RE NOT THERE.>>Ben: MAY WE ADD THE APPRECIATIONS FOR THE SCHOOL NAMES ARE THE MOST CONFUSING YOU COULD THINK OF. DAYSHA IS MAKING UP THE STAGGER FOR THE HOME STRETCH, A FIGHT FOR FIRST.>>TUTSON IN THIS RACE, DAYSHA IS TRYING TO HOLD ON, ACTUALLY STRETCHING HER ADVANTAGE, DAYSHA BULLOCKS, WICHITA STATE, A LOT OF CHEERING HER WAY TO THE FINISH. TUTSON FINISHES SECOND FROM ROGERS STATE. GOOD RUN THERE FOR BULLOCKS.>>Ben: BEST TIME COMING IN.>>Leon: FINAL RESULTS WILL BE HERE 57.45, BULLOCKS, TUTSON, ROGERS STATE, HOUSTON FINISHES THIRD. GOOD EFFORT.>>Ben: NOT GOING TO BE SUPER HAPPY, I HEARD WISE SAY FOR THIS WIND AND HIS CONDITION –>>Leon: YOU COULD HEAR HIS VOICE?>>Ben: ONE OF THE MICROPHONES IS PICKING IT UP.>>Leon: WE HEARD HIM YESTERDAY AND COACH HUNTER IN THE LONG DISTANCE RACES, FUN TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO LAST NIGHT.>>Ben: HE CAN BARELY TALK TODAY, HE WAS YELLING SO MUCH. I THOUGHT HE WOULD END UP RUNNING THE RACE, HE WAS RUNNING WITH THE GIRLS. HE WAS — HE PROBABLY STILL IS, HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST DISTANCE RUNNERS AROUND. I THINK HE STILL HOLDS LIKE THE — THERE IS SOME MARATHON IN TOWN, HE’S GOT THE RECORD FOR IT.>>Leon: AS WE WATCH SOME OF THE EVENTS AS THE LONG JUMP, WOMEN’S LONG JUMP, TRIPLE JUMP GOING ON.>>Ben: THAT WAS ANOMA JUMPED, A FRESHMAN OUT OF MARYLAND, I BELIEVE.>>Leon: A NICE EXPERIENCE, MEETING SO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD, REALLY.>>Ben: I LIVED WITH A GUY FOR TWO YEARS TIME IN KYLE LARKIN FROM IRELAND.>>Leon: DAYSHA BULLOCKS JUST WON THE 400, LET’S HEAR FROM HER, TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER IS DOWN THERE.>>I HAD THE PLEASURE OF RUNNING WITH HER IN COLLEGE, I JUST WANT TO CHECK IN AND ASK HOW THAT HEAD WIND WAS ON THE BACK STRETCH.>>OH, IT WAS BRUTAL. MY GOAL WAS JUST TO KIND OF EASE IN THE BACK STRETCH AND THEN REALLY KICK IT ON THE LAST 200, SO THAT’S WHAT I DID TODAY.>>THAT’S GREAT TO HEAR, HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER THE RACE?>>NOT BAD, I CAME OUT INJURY-FREE. WORKING HARD TO GET BETTER AND I FEEL PRETTY GOOD.>>THAT’S GREAT TO HEAR. YOU ARE HEARING FROM DAYSHA BULLOCKS, WINNER OF THE 400 METER DASH, BACK UP TO YOU GUYS, THANKS.>>Leon: THANK YOU, TAYLOR, CONGRATULATIONS TO DAYSHA. INTERESTING INSIGHT ON THE HEADWIND ON THE BACK STRETCH, THE BACK STRETCH IS THESE SIDE OF CESSNA STADIUM, THE WIND IS NORTHEAST.>>Ben: THE NORTH WIND HELPING 100 METERS, LONG JUMP AND POLE VAULT BUT DEFINITELY NOT A FRIEND TO THE 400 RUNNERS ON THE BACK STRETCH.>>Leon: THEY SEE SOME OF THE WIND ON THE FIELD AND I’M TAKING A LOOK AT AMERICAN FLAG ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CESSNA STADIUM AND STRETCHED OUT TOWARD THE SOUTH. IT IS A NORTH WIND. I THINK WE HAVE MORE RESULTS FROM DOWN ON THE FIELD, WOMEN’S HAMMER THROW, JAMESIA MILTON WILL UPDATE US.>>Reporter: I’M DOWN HERE AT WOMEN’S HAMMER THROW, JUST GOT DONE, YOUR LEADING MARKS WAS A THROW OF 50 METERS, 60 INCHES, FROM HANNAH SMITH, SECOND WAS MYAH FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN AND THIRD, WE HAVE EMMA EDDIT FROM NEBRASKA-OMAHA. THANK YOU.>>>JAMESIA MILTON WE SAW HER ON THE BIG SCREEN DOING HER REPORT THE BIG VIDEO SCREEN ON THE NORTH END OF CESSNA STADIUM.>>Ben: NICE NEW ADDITION TO THE FACILITY ALONG WITH THE RESURFACED TRACK. LOOKING PRETTY SPIFFY.>>Leon: NEW TRACK, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME HERE FOR HERM WILSON, FIRST TIME IT WAS USED IN COMPETITION FIRST OUTDOOR EVENT.>>Ben: I HAVE BEEN TOLD OVER THE YEARS THAT EVERYBODY ALWAYS CONSIDERS THIS A FAST TRACK, BUT I ATTRIBUTE THAT TO ADRENALINE. PEOPLE I TALKED TO ARE PEOPLE THAT COMPETED IN THE STATE TRACK MEET AND THEY ALWAYS SAY IT’S FASTER HERE. IT IS A BIG THING HAS TO DO WITH THE WIND. WINDY IN WICHITA AND THE STADIUM WITH THE TRACK, THE STRAIGHTAWAYS GOING NORTH AND SOUTH YOU CAN SET UP TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT NORTH OR SOUTH WIND. AND THAT HELPS A LOT.>>Leon: GETTING READY FOR THE 400 METER MEN. SEVEN SECTIONS, THIS IS NUMBER ONE. BEASTLEY FROM ST. MARY’S, SAM KELLI FROM CAMERON UNIVERSITY. ALEX VISCARRA FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY. DINO BALDES, TREVOR GRIGGS. I BELIEVE THAT WILL BE ROGERS STATE AGAIN. ROMAN HE IS SPAR DISA, CAMERON, AND MARSHALL IN LANE 8. THERE IS NO LANE 8 AGAIN. SEVEN OR SIX RUNNERS. IN THIS 400 METERS. AND THEY ARE OFF.>>Ben: STILL GUYS USING NO BLOCK IN THEIR 400. VERY INTERESTING. LOOKS LIKE THE GUY IN LANE 2 MAKING UP THE STAGGER AND THEN SOME, HE’S TAKING OFF. SEE IF HE HOLDS ON TO IT.>>Leon: THAT IS BEASTLEY FROM ST. MARY’S, IN NORTHEAST, WEST OF TOPEKA, SILVER LAKE AREA. STILL IN THAT LEAD COMING AROUND THE FINAL TURNS.>>Ben: HE GOT OFF TO A QUICK START.>>Leon: LOOKS LIKE HE’S NOT LETTING UP, WE’LL SEE. I LEARNED SOME GUYS GOT A BIT OF A KICK LEFT ON THE FINAL STRETCH. SEE IF ANYBODY HAS IT. FRIENDS IN SECOND PLACE. NOT THIS TIME. IMPRESSIVE RUN FOR HIM. AND VISCARRA FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FINISHED SECOND THERE.>>Ben: LOOKED LIKE HE BARELY HUNG ON FOR SECOND.>>Leon: 54.31, KELLY FROM CAMERON UNIVERSITY, BALDES FROM UNATTACHED RUNNER. NORTHWEST KANSAS. MARSHALL, ACTUALLY. TREVOR GRIGGS FROM NORTHWEST KANSAS, GOODLAND, I BELIEVE IS THE SCHOOL. SECTION 2 COMING UP NOW THE MENS 400 METERS, SEVEN SECTIONS. WE HAVE ANOTHER FRIENDS RUNNER, IN LANE 2, DOUBLE CHECK THAT AS SOON AS THEY GET LINED UP. SCHEDULED TO RUN IS LOCKHORN FROM FRIENDS, CHATTMAN, LITTLE, GAMBLE FROM IOWA WESTERN. BRETT MARTIN FROM FRIENDS. ELIJAH DAVIS FROM KANSAS WESLEYAN AND McDONALD FROM HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE. WE ARE MISSING 8 AND 5, NO DAVID GAMBLE FROM IOWA WESTERN AND McDONALD FROM HUTCHINSON, NOT RACING. FIVE RUNNERS. SO WE’RE ABOUT READY TO GO FOR SECTION 2. SECTION 2 OF 7. A LOT OF 400 METER RUNNERS ON THE MENS SIDE. GET DOWN TO THE FINALS RACE OF THE 400S, SECTION 7, HAVE THREE WICHITA STATE SHOCKER IN THAT RACE, RIGHT NOW OFF AND RUNNING. THAT’S ELIJAH DAVIS FROM KANSAS WESLEYAN IN THE LEAD IN THE PURPLE. COMING UP ON THE INSIDE, –>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE REID IN LANE 4 WITH A BIG LEAD FINISHING STRONG, TOO.>>Leon: REID LITTLE IS THE LEADER, REID LITTLE MADE THE PASS ON THE FINAL TURNS AND FINISHES STRONG, COMES ON TO WIN IT. REID LITTLE, FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN.>>Ben: NOT A BAD TIME.>>Leon: COWLEY AND MARTIN FROM FRIENDS. DAVIS FROM KANSAS WESLEYAN FINISHES FOURTH. ELIJAH DAVIS. WHO ACTUALLY JUMPED OUT TO THE EARLY LEAD. THAT’S TWO DOWN AND FIVE TO GO. GET TO SECTION 3 OF THE SEVEN. YOU CAN HEAR THE WIND BLOWING A LITTLE BIT, A LOT ACTUALLY AS WE CCHECK THE FLAGS AND TALK ABOUT THE HEAD WIND ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY, A BIT OF A CHALLENGE.>>Ben: GOOD LOOK AT THE POLE VAULT.>>Leon: THEY ARE WARMING UP. HOWDHOW DIFFICULT IS THAT?>>Ben: VERY TECHNICAL. ONE OF THOSE ONES YOU GET IN THE WRONG POSITION, IT CAN END BADLY. SO ON DAYS LIKE TODAY, CRITICAL BECAUSE THE STEP WILL BE OFF WITH THE SWIRLING TAIL WIND LIKE THIS, VERY IMPORTANT TO GET IT DOWN IN THE WARM UPS. LOOKS LIKE JEWEL TAKING A JUMP AROUND 11 FEET.>>Leon: WATCH THIS RIGHT HERE, GOOD LOOK. OOH.>>Ben: CLOSE MISS.>>Leon: YOU SEE THE WIND BLOWING THE CAMERAS A LITTLE BIT THERE AS WE GET READY FOR SECTION 3 OF THE MENS 400 METERS. WE HAVE SIX RUNNERS IN THIS RACE. MAURICE HILL, DEON DYKE, JOSH CABLE, ZACK REED, TYLER LOGAN FROM KANSAS WESLEYAN. BARRIENTOS FROM LANE 7, AND LOGAN HUGHES FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN AS THEY’RE OFF AND R RUNNING.>>Ben: ALL OF THEM OUT WILL BE CLOSE ONCE THEY COME AROUND THIS LAST TURN.>>Leon: HUGHES IN FIRST PLACE ON THE OUTSIDE. LOGAN HUGHES FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN. THE FINAL TURN, –>>Ben: LANE ONE, STONE OUT OF ROGERS STATE. IT WILL BE CLOSE! LANE 1 AND 4. LANE 1 AND 4.>>Leon: THREE RUNNERS COMING UP STRONG. COMING DOWN TO THE FINISH AND –>>Ben: JOSH CABLE.>>Leon: RUNNING UNATTACHED.>>Ben: WE SAW HIM IN THE STEEPLECHASE LAST NIGHT, TOOK A SPILL AND COMING BACK STRONG. STEEPLECHASE ENJOY WATCHING.>>Leon: CABLE, UNATTACHED FROM WICHITA STATE. HILL, OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN. STONE, ROGERS STATE. AND ZAC REED FROM SOUTHWESTERN, FOURTH. AS WE GET READY FOR SECTION 4 OF THE TIMES GET FASTER. GRADUALLY FASTER.>>Ben: FASTEST, TWO GUYS AT 51.5 IN THIS NEXT HEAT. AND WE HAVE A FULL COMPLEMENT OF SEVEN RUNNERS IN THIS HEAT. OR EIGHT. THE SHEETS WE HAVE EVERYONE’S FIRST NAME IS CUT IN HALF KIND OF GUESSING ON THEIR FIRST NAMES. WE HAVE THE LAST NAMES. EIGHT RUNNERS.>>Leon: FULL COMPLEMENT OF EIGHT RUNNERS. ALL EIGHT LANES WILL BE FILLED UP. TAHJ JOHNSON FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN. EL-AMIN. NORTHWEST KANSAS. CEDRIC SMITH FROM WASHBURN. TANNER HAYNES FROM EMPORIA STATE. LANE 5, SAM AVERILL, AND MINIX IN LANE 6, LANE PETERS FROM KANSAS WESLEYAN. ISSAC SPRAGUE IN LANE 8. ISSAC SPRAGUE, FRIENDS UNIVERSITY CROSS TOWN HERE IN WICHITA. I BELIEVE BELIEVE IS IN THE BLOCKS, BEN.>>Ben: LANE 8, OUR GUY FROM FRIENDS DIDN’T USE THEM.>>Leon: OKAY, HE DID NOT.>>Ben: THEY ARE ALL OUT WELL, THOUGH.>>Leon: OFF AND RUNNING.>>Ben: FIGHTING THE HEAD WIND ON THE BACK STRETCH.>>Leon: LANE PETERS TAKING THE EARLY EDGE, VERY MUCH, VERY SMALL LEAD FROM KANSAS WESLEYAN. BATTLING THE HEAD WIND ON THE BACK STRETCH. THE FINAL TURN ON THE 400 METER DASH.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE MIN IX IS HAVING A STRONG RACE, STAGGER IN LANE 6.>>Leon: ISSAC SPRAGUE FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY, AND HERE THEY COME.>>Ben: SMITH FROM LANE 3, WASHBURN.>>Leon: NICE BOLT DOWN THE FINISH FOR CEDRIC SMITH OF WASHBURN. ICHABOD WINNING THE 400 METER.>>Ben: STRONG FINISH.>>Leon: CEDRIC SMITH 51.91. AVERILL FROM CAMERON AND SPRAGUE FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FINISHES THIRD. ISSAC SPRAGUE. THAT COMPLETES SECTION 4 OF 7 IN THE 400 METERS. AS WE MOVE DOWN TO SECTION 5, MOVING RIGHT ALONG, REALLY.>>Ben: WE ARE GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT HEAT, LITTLE INSIDE ON JOSH CABLE, FINISHED UP COMPETED UNATTACHED, WON HIS HEAT IN THE 400, LIKE WE SAID HE RAN THE STEEPLECHASE LAST NIGHT, HAD A CLOSE CALL THIS SUMMER PRIOR TO COMING HERE, WAS IN A HOUSE FIRE AND WAS VERY, VERY LUCKY TO COME OUT ALIVE AND HAS DONE A GREAT JOB FOR WICHITA STATE, AN AMAZING STORY, AND WE’RE EXCITED TO HAVE HIM ON THE TEAM.>>Leon: WOW, THAT IS INTERESTING I DID NOT KNOW, THAT INTRIGUING AS WELL. THERE IS THE FINISH IN THE 400.>>Ben: GOOD TIME FOR DISTANCE RUNNER.>>Leon: BATTLING BACK FROM ADVERSITY AND DOING WELL.>>Ben: YEAH.>>Leon: WE HAVE EIGHT RUNNERS, ANOTHER FULL SET HERE. IN SECTION 5. AS WE GET READY.>>Ben: ONE GUY WITHOUT BLOCKS.>>Leon: YOU’RE GOING TO ASK ABOUT THIS.>>Ben: I AM.>>Leon: AVERY STUEVER, FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY, WE SAW HIM IN THE 1500 YESTERDAY.>>Ben: GETTING SPEED WORK IN YESTERDAY. EDWARD McHENRY FROM COWLEY, MITCH HAMLIN FROM EMPORIA STATE, LANE 3. MORGAN, FROM ROGERS STATE. LANE 4. JORDAN WALKER FROM WASHBURN, HOLLAND FROM CLOUD. GABE KUHN FROM FRIENDS IN LANE 7. AS THEY ARE COMING AROUND, THAT FINAL TURN. A LOT OF THESE RACES SEEM TO BE DECIDED. AND COMING IN RIGHT NOW, FIRST PLACE IS MORGAN, HE’S FROM ROGERS STATE, TRYING TO HOLD ON. PUMPING THE ARMS. COMING ON IN LANE 8 IS CAMPBELL, DID HE PULL THAT OUT?>>Ben: I THINK HE DID.>>Leon: THE MEAN GREEN, DID THEY WIN THAT THING?>>Ben: MIGHT HAVE BROKEN 50 SECONDS, TOO. NOT QUITE.>>Leon: CAMPBELL FROM NORTH TEXAS DOES WIN IT. ROGERS STATE, STUEVER FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY, HAMLIN EMPORIA STATE, GABE KUHN FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FINISHES FIFTH. NORTH TEXAS THE MEAN GREEN IN A COUPLE OF ATHLETES YESTERDAY IN THE DISTANCE EVENTS. FROM DENTON, TEXAS.>>Ben: I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE THINKING COMING FROM NICE TEXAS WEATHER TO WICHITA.>>Leon: AS I MENTIONED BEING AN OLDER SPORTS FAN, THEY PRODUCED MEAN JOE GREEN. THE GREAT PITTSBURGH STEELER. I ALWAYS DRIVE BY THEIR FOOTBALL STADIUM GOING TO DALLAS, I AM FAMILIAR.>>Ben: I THOUGHT YOU WERE SAYING THAT BECAUSE THEIR JERSEYS WERE GREEN.>>Leon: TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER TRIPLE JUMP UPDATE.>>Reporter: BEFORE THE NEXT HEAT OF THE 400 STARTED I WANT TO UPDATE YOU ON THE WOMEN’S TRIM HE’LL JUMP, ANOMA WON FROM WICHITA STATE WITH HER JUMP IN PRELIMS OF 12 METERS, 23, FOLLOWED BY HOLMES OF SHOCKER, WITH 11, AND IN THIRD, SKYLA WHITE WITH A JERUSALEM OF 11 METERS 55, BACK TO YOU.>>Leon: SECTION 6 NOW OF THE MENS 400 METERS, SIX OF SEVEN, AND WE HAVE SIX RUNNERS IN THIS PARTICULAR RACE. ELIJAH SMITH IN LANE 4 FROM HUTCHINSON COLLEGE. IOWA WESTERN’S KESHAUN BAKER IN LANE 1. DARION ALLEN IN ST. MARY’S IN LANE 2. HERNANDEZ FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN LANE 3. JACOBI AGEE IN LANE 5 FROM IOWA WESTERN. MCKEE IN LANE 6. JACOB SCHULTZE AND BYRON BURNETT IN 7 AND 8.>>Ben: TIMES UNDER 50 SECONDS, TWO OF THEM AREN’T OUT THERE, SHOULD BE A GOOD RACE.>>Leon: ELIJAH SMITH THAT I MENTIONED NOT IN THE RACE. SIX RUNNERS. SIX RUNNERS AS THEY’RE OFF AND RUNNING. HEADED IN THE WIND.>>Ben: OUT THERE IN LANE 7. LOOKS LIKE IS THAT JACOBE SCHULTZE?>>Leon: IS THAT THE SHOCKER TRACK CLUB IN THE FLUORESCENT LIME GREEN? AND YOUNG MAN FROM ROGERS STATE CHASING HIM DOWN AND THAT IS BYRON BURNETT FROM ROGERS STATE.>>Ben: HERNANDEZ TAKES THE LEAD.>>Leon: THE FINAL TURNS, A LOT OF MOVES BEING MADE, HERNANDEZ FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN AND MAN, HE’S STRETCHING IT OUT AS HE FINISHES IN FIRST PLACE. GOOD TIME, TOO. HERNANDEZ BEST TIME WAS 49.35, FINISHED AT 50.73. ALLEN FROM ST. MARY’S IN SECOND, AND SCHULTZE FROM SHOCKER TRACK CLUB IN THIRD, AND AGEE FROM IOWA WESTERN FINISHES UP FOURTH.>>Ben: STILL HAVEN’T HAD ANYONE BREAK 50 SECONDS I HAVE A FEELING WE’LL SEE IT IN THIS HEAT>>>>Leon: ONE MORE TO GO, FINAL SECTION OF THE MENS 400 METER DASH. AGAIN, THREE WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS SCHEDULED TO RACE, SEE WHO IS DOWN THERE THIS TIME. FIVE RUNNERS?>>Ben: YEAH, FIVE RUNNERS.>>Leon: BEFORE WE GET STARTED QUICKLY GO TO TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER FOR JUNE DATE ON MENS TRIPLE JUMP.>>Reporter: QUICKLY, WE HAD A GOOD COMPETITION IN THE MENS TRIPLE JUMP. THE LONG JUMP. PETER FROM CLOUD COUNTY LEADING THE COMPETITION AND HIS VERY LAST JUMP, ELIJAH FISHER FROM HUTCHINSON HAD A LEAP TO 7 METERS 12, THAT IS 23 FEET, 4.5. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: GETTING READY FOR THE FINAL SECTION OF THE MENS 400 METER DASH. FIVE RUNNERS.>>Ben: THREE FROM WICHITA STATE.>>Leon: RAYVON ALLEN MUCH ADAM GAUZY IN LANE 3. AND JACE COPPOC.>>Ben: LANE 6.>>Leon: LANE 6.>>Ben: MISSING 8 AND 4? AND 5.>>Leon: AND THE BEST TIME THIS RACE IS YOUNG MAN FROM CLOUD IN, WAS SCHEDULED TO BE IN LANE 4. FORGET THAT. THERE WE GO. FIVE RUNNERS. AND GOING ON THE BACK STRETCH, WE TALKED ABOUT IT BEFORE THE STRONG HEAD WIND, BATTLING THAT.>>Ben: SEEM TO BE HANDLING IT ALL RIGHT, THEY’RE STRONG RUNNERS.>>Leon: WICHITA STATE IN 2, 3 AND 4TH POSITION. AROUND THE FINAL TURNS WE SEE RUNNERS MAKE THEIR MOVES AND HERE THEY COME.>>Ben: IT WILL BE CLOSE.>>Leon: WHIT MOORE FROM HUTCHINSON HAD THE LEAD, HE’S PASSED AND THIS IS GOING TO BE RAYVON ALLEN IN LANE 2 TAKING THE LEAD FOR WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: AND THE WIN FOR WICHITA STATE.>>Leon: THERE’S — HE’S POSING FOR A SELFIE? THAT IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE.>>Ben: WAIT TO LOOK FOR HIS TIME, SOMEONE IS HELPING HIM STAND UP.>>Leon: WINS IT 49.89. WICHITA STATE IN SECOND, A CLEAN SWEEP, 1, 2, 3 FOR THE SHOCKERS. IN FOURTH PLACE FROM HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, WAS WHITMORE. 400 METER MEN AFTER SEVEN SECTIONS OF COMPETITION. YOU’RE WATCHING THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC FROM CESSNA STADIUM AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY, WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE, RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: BACK AT CESSNA STADIUM HERE AT KT WOODMAN CLASSIC, AS YOU CAN SEE THEY HAVE THE HURDLES ON THE TRACK AS WE GET READY FOR THE START OF THE WOMEN’S 100 METER HURDLES, THREE SECTIONS COMING UP. JUST COMPLETED WAS THE 400 METERS FOR THE MEN AND IN THE FINAL SECTION, THE FASTEST SECTION, WICHITA STATE’S RAYVON ALLEN TOOK FIRST PLACE, AND RAYVON IS JOINED BY OUR OWN TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER DOWN ON THE FIELD AND WE’LL HEAR FROM RAYVON, TAYLOR?>>Reporter: I HAVE RAYVON ALLEN AND COUPLE TEAMMATES THAT SWEPT THE 400 METER DASH, RAYVON RAN 49.89 IS THAT A PR FOR YOU?>>YEAH, THE WIND IS BLOWING HARD, I GOT THROUGH IT GOT THE WIN.>>HOW DID IT FEEL TAKING IT WITH THE TEAMMATES?>>FELT GREAT, THAT WAS THE GOAL, GET 1, 2, 3, NO MATTER WHO GOT FIRST.>>DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE, ARE YOU ALL ON THE 4 X 4 THIS AFTERNOON TOGETHER?>>YEP.>>IT WILL BE INTERESTING, DO YOU KNOW WHICH LEG EACH ONE OF YOU ARE RUNNING YET?>>NO.>>EVERYONE IS ALWAYS FIGHTING TO NOT RUN FIRST LEG IN THE RACE. WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE LEFT TODAY?>>200 AND 4 X 4.>>HOW DO YOU FEEL?>>LEGS ARE TIGHT BUT I’LL COOL-DOWN GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND BACK TO THE 200 AND 4 X 4.>>BACK UP TO YOU GUYS, THANK YOU.>>Leon: GOOD STUFF DOWN THERE, RAYVON ALLEN AND TEAMMATES, WINNING THE 400 METERS, ADAM GAUZY AND JACE COPPOC FROM WICHITA STATE. WE’LL SEE THOSE GUYS A LITTLE MORE LATER TODAY IN THE RELAYS, LOOKS LIKE RAYVON HAS A BUSY DAY.>>Ben: YEAH, YEAH, LUCKILY FOR HIM HE DOESN’T HAVE TRIPLE JUMP AS WELL. A BUSY MEET WOULD BE THE 400, 200, LONG JUMP, TRIPLE JUMP AND 4 X 4 AND HE RUNS THE 400 HURDLES, HE’S A BUSY GUY.>>Leon: STAY LOOSE AND GET SOMETHING TO EAT. SOUNDS GOOD. GOOD ADVICE EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT DOING IT. AS AGAIN WE’RE GETTING THE HURDLES IN ORDER HERE. THE 100 METER HURDLES FOR THE WOMEN. COMING UP, ONE OF THREE SEC SECTIONS. AS THEY GET READY TO START. AND ON THE SCHEDULE WE SHOULD HAVE EIGHT COMPETITORS, LET’S SEE IF WE HAVE ALL EIGHT.>>Ben: A LOT OF PEOPLE SCRATCHING OUT OF THE 400.>>Leon: ABBY SMARSH WILL BE IN LANE 8 FROM WICHITA STATE. WOULD THE COLD WEATHER HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE SCRATCHES, PEOPLE TIGHTEN UP?>>Ben: MAYBE, PEOPLE FEELING TIGHT MUSCLES IN THE WARM-UP AND DECIDING TO PLAY IT SAFE INSTEAD OF RISKING AND GETTING INJURED. THIS ISN’T A VERY IMPORTANT MEET, IT’S AN EXCITING MEET AS A HOME MEET AND THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE TRYING TO DO WELL OUT THERE, BUT EVERYONE’S GOAL IS CONFERENCE MEET IF YOU GET INJURED, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO DO IT.>>Leon: ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE EVENTS FOR ME IS THE HURDLE EVENTS. THE SPEED, THE ATHLETICISM, THE TIMING, YOU MAKE IT SOUND LIKE IT IS NOT THAT DIFFICULT.>>Ben: RUNNING AND JUMP AND DO THAT TEN TIMES. IT IS’ TRICKY AND I SAY THAT, I SAY IT LIKE IT IS EASY I’M THE KING OF HITTING ALL OF THE HURDLES, SO OBVIOUSLY NOT THAT EASY BECAUSE I CAN’T SEEM TO AVOID THEM. BUT I JUST GOT AN UPDATE FROM THE POLE VAULTS, LOOKS LIKE THE BAR IS AT 11.1, ALL WICHITA STATE COMPUTER TOES EXCEPT JEWE, WHEELER, FRY, AND THOMPSON ARE ALL STILL IN.>>Leon: THAT IS ON THE FAR SIDE FROM US, AND THE POLE VAULT. BIG WIND AT THEIR BACK, IS THAT AN ADVANTAGE?>>Ben: OH, ABSOLUTELY. THE POLE VAULT IS BASICALLY — BAY SLICK LIKE LONG JUMP, RUN, TAKE OFF, STICK YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE YOU HAVE A POLE YOU HAVE TO STICK IN A BOX AND SWING UP. I MAKE IT SOUND LIKE THE SAME AS LONG JUMP, NOT AT ALL, BUT IN THE ASPECT OF THE TAIL WIND HELPING YOU, ABSOLUTELY. THE FASTER YOU RUN WITH THE TAIL WIND, THE BIGGER POLE THE HIGHER YOU LAUNCH IN THE AIR.>>YOU HAVE TO BE FEARLESS TO POLE VAULT?>>ABSOLUTELY. A LOT OF PEOPLE, ALYSSA WHEELER ON THE RUNWAY NOW, AND, OH! NOT QUITE.>>Leon: JUST MISSED THAT ONE.>>Ben: LIKE I WAS SAYING EARLIER, BEING IN THE RIGHT POSITION WITH THE WIND, MAKING SURE, YOU KNOW, ARE TAKING OFF IN THE RIGHT SPOT IS A HUGE PART OF THE POLE VAULT AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE NOT IN THE RIGHT SPOT WILL JUST RUN THROUGH AND WASTE A JUMP BUT THE FEARLESS ASPECT COMES IN WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN THE RIGHT SPOT AND YOU DECIDE I’M TAKING THIS UP ANYWAYS AND A LOT OF TYPES IT WORKS AND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, IT WILL REJECT YOU BACK ON THE TRACK.>>Leon: UNIQUE COMBINATION OF SPEED, STRENGTH AND TIMING.>>Ben: YEAH.>>Leon: AND FEARLESSNESS. A BIT OF A DAREDEVIL TO PROPEL YOURSELF LIKE THAT.>>Ben: YEAH, A LOT OF TECHNIQUE AS WELL.>>Leon: WE’RE CONTINUING TO GET READY TO START THE 100 METER HURDLES FOR THE WOMEN. THIS AGAIN WILL BE SECTION 1 OF 3. COMPETITORS CONTINUE TO WARM UP DOWN THERE. THE 100 METERS, QUICK RACE, DASH YOU COUNT YOUR STEPS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO BE DOING BETWEEN EACH HURDLE?>>Ben: YOU KNOW, SOME COMPETITORS I’VE TALKED TO DO THAT. SOME DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE COUNT IN THEIR APPROACHES IN THE HIGH JUMP AND LONG JUMP AND POLE VAULT JUST BECAUSE IT IS MORE OF A TIMING THING. THE HURDLES, THREE STEPS BETWEEN THE HURDLES, THEY DON’T NECESSARILY — MAYBE THEY COUNT THEIR STEPS TO THE FIRST HURDLE BUT I DON’T THINK BETWEEN HURDLES, I DON’T THINK PEOPLE ARE COUNTING THEIR STEPS. THEY ARE FOCUSING ON RUNNING TECHNIQUE AND STAYING TALL TO GET OVER THE HURDLES.>>Leon: ALMOST TOO MUCH THINKING WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING AT THE SAME TIME. YOGI LINE.>>Ben: LAST THING YOU NEED TO BE DOING IS COUNTING.>>Leon: 100 METERS FOR THE WOMEN. 100 FOR THE WOMEN AND 110 FOR THE MEN. THAT WILL BE COMING UP AFTER THIS. THE FOURTH AND FINAL DAY OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC, I’M LEON LIEBL AND BEN JOHNSON. AFTER HE FINISHES UP ON HIS WAY TO MINNESOTA. START A NEW CAREER.>>Ben: YEP. YEAH.>>Leon: YOU WILL BE ARRIVING IN THE FALL.>>Ben: NOT UNTIL AUGUST.>>Leon: STILL A LITTLE WARMER.>>Ben: FIRST FEW MONTHS WILL BE AWESOME.>>Leon: I’VE BEEN TOLD THEY MAKE THE MOST OF IT, THEY ARE VERY ATHLETIC AND GET OUT A LOT OF WINTER SPORTS, OBVIOUSLY.>>Ben: YEAH, HOPEFUL LILY THEY WILL GIVE ME A SNOWMOBILE TO RIDE AROUND. SINCE MY TRUCK IS TWO WHEEL DRIVE I’M HOPING I DON’T RUN.>>Leon: BEN A NATIVE OF TONGANOXIE, USA.>>Ben: ONE OF THOSE PLACE AS LOT OF PEOPLE WHEN THEY WERE THERE, SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE DYING TO GET OUT OF, KIND OF A SMALL TOWN BUT THEN EVERYONE MISSES IT. I CAME TO WICHITA AND LITTLE BIT OF A, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO CALL IT, GOING FROM A SMALL TOWN A BIG CITY LIKE THIS IS KIND OF A — IT’S DIFFERENT AND MAKES ME APPRECIATE WHERE I GREW UP A LOT MORE.>>Leon: THAT’S GREAT TO HEAR.>>Ben: EMILY GARDNER IS ON THE RUNWAY.>>Leon:>>Leon: THERE SHE GOES. BEN WON THE DECATHLON ON THURSDAY. HENRY ALSO RUN.>>Ben: JUST SHY OF 5,000 POINTS. I THINK HER BEST IS JUST OVER 5,000.>>Leon: TREMENDOUS COMEBACK, TOO. NEARLY 300 POINTS GOING IN THE FINALS ON THURSDAY. FINAL EVENTS AND CAME BACK AND DEFEATED WILSON.>>Ben: SHE’S A VERY GOOD JAVELIN THROWER.>>Leon: WE’RE ABOUT READY TO GET UNDERWAY FOR THE 100 METER HURDLES.>>Ben: ONE SHOCKER, ABBY SMARSH IN LANE 8.>>Leon: A FAN TRYING TO STAY WARM WITH A BIG BLANKET.>>Ben: BLOCKING OUR VIEW.>>Leon: ABBY SMARSH FROM WICHITA STATE IN LANE 8. SHE WILL BE THE CLOSEST TO US, ON THE FAR LEFT IS — HERE THEY GO. AND THAT IS CENTRAL OKLAHOMA RUNNER, I BELIEVE THAT IS WILLIAMS FROM CENTRAL OKLAHOMA THAT FINISHED IN FIRST PLACE. THERE IS CHRISTIANSEN, I’M SORRY FROM CENTRAL OKLAHOMA. THAT’S HER. AND CONGRATULATIONS FOR A GOOD TIME.>>Ben: BIG PR.>>Leon: 15:28. CALLENDER, ROGERS STATE, JIMBOY FROM ROGERS STATE.>>Ben: FASTEST TIME WAS 15.57.>>Leon: CHRISTIANSEN MAKING THE LAST HURDLE CLEAN.>>Ben: A GIRL WENT DOWN.>>Leon: THAT IS JORDYN WILLIAMS FROM OKLAHOMA OR OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN. SECTION 2 NOW, WE DO HAVE AMIYA ANOMA.>>Ben: SHE WON THE TRIPLE JUMP NOT LONG AGO.>>Leon: IN LANE 4. AND ALSO, HELP ME WITH THE FIRST NAME ANYCIA COLE. SHELBY HUNDLEY IN LANE 7, I SEE LOBLEY FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN IN LANE 8. AND IN LANE 2 I BELIEVE THAT IS HARMON FROM EMPORIA STATE. AS WE ARE ABOUT READY TO GO.>>Ben: WE SAW MASON BUCKMASTER CLEAR THE BAR IN HIGH JUMP.>>Leon: SEVEN RUNNERS HERE, I DON’T SEE ANYBODY IN THE FAR LEFT. AM I MISSING ANYTHING?>>Ben: HARD TO TELL. WE HAD IVY LOBLEY SCHEDULED IN LANE 8 BUT WE WILL SEE HERE. OUR VIEW KIND OF BLOCKED. 100 METER HURDLES, OFF AND R RUNNING.>>Ben: OOH!>>Leon: WE HAVE A GOOD ONE COMING DOWN THE FINISH, ONE MORE TO GO, ONE MORE HURDLE.>>Ben: A CLOSE ONE BETWEEN LANE 6 AND 2, ANYCIA COLE AND STANDOKES.>>Leon: STANDOKES LANE 2 AND THEN COLE CAME IN AT 15.16, HERE’S THE FINISH, CLOSE FINISH.>>Ben: I THINK ANYCIA GOT HER.>>Leon: THE FINAL RESULTS, SHE HAD A GOOD TIME. 14.72.>>Ben: ACCORDING TO THIS PIECE OF PAPER THAT IS A BIG PR.>>Leon: STAN HOKES FROM CENTRAL OKLAHOMA SECOND. THEY HAVE THE WIND AT THEIR BACK.>>Ben: I DIDN’T GET THE WIND READING. WIND NWI, THAT MUST MEAN ILLEGAL, ANYTHING OVER 4.0 METERS PER SECOND DOES NOT COUNT.>>Leon: THAT WOULDN’T COUNT FOR PERSONAL BEST?>>Ben: UNFORTUNATELY, IT WOULD GO DOWN ON THE SHEET AS A WIND AN AIDED MARK AND WOULDN’T COUNT. NICE CLEARANCE 1 METER 89, FOR COLE DOWN THERE.>>Leon: THERE HE IS. FROM ASHLAND, KANSAS.>>Ben: I BELIEVE IN HIS –>>Leon: VERY ATHLETIC FAMILY IN WESTERN KANSAS. A LOT OF UNCLES AND AUNTS THAT WERE GOOD ATHLETES.>>Ben: MAKE IT SOUND LIKE YOU KNOW THEM.>>Leon: A LITTLE BIT.>>Ben: I’M NOT TOO FAMILIAR WITH HIS FAMILY ATHLETIC HISTORY BUT I’LL TRUST YOU.>>Leon: SOMEBODY IS HAPPY TO BE ON TV BEHIND HIM FROM EMPORIA STATE.>>Ben: A LITTLE PHOTO BOMBING GOING ON DOWN THERE.>>Leon: CHECK OUT THE POLE VAULT.>>Ben: ALYSSA WHEELER, NICE! SHE’S OVER IT.>>Leon: BIG SMILE. THAT MUST BE A GREAT FEEL WHEN YOU KNOW YOU CLEARED IT SHE WAS SMILING BEFORE SHE LANDED.>>Ben: HAPPY TO CLEAR IT SO SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO TAKE ANOTHER ATTEMPT, SHE CAN PUT THE WARM UPS.>>Leon: OFF AND RUNNING IN THE 100 METER HURDLES, SECTION 3.>>Ben: GIRL WENT DOWN. HARD.>>Leon: WINNING THE RACE CLAUDE YEA ROJO FROM WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: I BELIEVE THE GIRL THAT FELL DOWN WAS ERICKSON.>>Leon: SHE LOOKS OKAY. ROJO, 14.3, ADAMS FROM WASHBURN IN SECOND PLACE.>>Ben: NEW PR FOR CLAUDIA, I WON’T COUNT BECAUSE OF THE WIND.>>Leon: HERE’S THE CRASH. RIGHT THERE, JUST CLIPPED IT, HIT THE OTHER ONE, TOO. THAT IS THE ONE THAT GOT HER. KNOCKED HER DOWN. CLAUDIA ROJO WINS THE RACE. FOR WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: I HEARD THE WIND IS ONLY 1.8, THAT WILL BE A LEGAL MARK. BOOM. NEW PR.>>Leon: A LOOK AT DISCUS. WE HAVE MICS ALL OVER THE PLACE. EAVESDROPPING ON EVERYBODY HERE. IF YOU DRIVE BY THE PLACE WE CAN PROBABLY HEAR YOU IN THE CAR.>>Ben: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU’RE SAYING.>>Leon: THE WOMEN’S 100 METERS HURDLE NOW COMPLETE, GET READY FOR THE MEN. 110 METER HURDLE, A BREAK IN THE ACTION WE’LL TAKE A BREAK, BACK WITH MORE FROM CESSNA STADIUM AT WICHITA STATE RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: BACK AT CESSNA STADIUM AS WE GET READY FOR THE MENS 110 HURDLES AS WE JUST COMPLETED THE WOMEN’S 100. CLAUDIA ROJO WITH 14.3 PERSONAL BEST, LEGAL WITH THE WIND BACK TODAY.>>Ben: WE’VE BEEN HAVING SOME RACES I BELIEVE ARE OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT.>>Leon: GOING BACK AND FORTH A LITTLE BIT.>>Ben: SWIRLING WINDS, EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE IN THE DECATHLON ON THURSDAY, THERE WAS THREE HEATS THE HEAT BEFORE MINE THERE WAS A FOUR METER PER SECOND TAIL WIND, IN MY, A 3.8 PER SECOND HEAD WIND. CHANGES EASILY IN THE STADIUM.>>Leon: A LOT GOING ON AS WE SAW THE DISCUS, CONTINUING TO GET THE HURDLES IN PLACE FOR THE MEN. TEN HURDLES TO JUMP ON 110 METERS. AND BACK JUST A LITTLE BIT FURTHER THAN THE WOMEN.>>Ben: LIKE MASON BUCKMASTER READY TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT AT THE BAR.>>Leon: LOOK AT HIM, HERE HE COMES. GOT IT!>>Ben: UP AND OVER.>>Leon: THAT WAS CLEAN.>>Ben: RUNNING BACK OVER TO GET HIS COAT ON.>>Leon: HE KIND OF MADE IT LOOK EASY. HE WANTED TO GET IT OVER TO GET HIS COAT ON. MORE POLE VAULTING RIGHT HERE.>>Ben: GIRL HAS A SHOCKER TRACK CLUB JERSEY ON BUT DON’T RECOGNIZE HER.>>Leon: AS YOU CAN TELL IT IS A LITTLE NIPPY, A LITTLE COLD AT CESSNA STADIUM.>>Ben: IT IS CHILLY OUT THERE. I BELIEVE IT’S ABOUT, THE HIGH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE 50 SOME DEGREES, DOES NOT LOOK LIKE IT REACHED THAT.>>Leon: I GOT UP, LOOKED AT THE WEATHER REPORT, WON’T BE TOO BAD BUT THE WIND HAS MADE IT A LITTLE COLDER.>>Ben: MY PHONE SAYS RIGHT NOW IT’S 53 WITH 20 MILE AN HOUR WINDS OUT OF THE NORTH. FEELS LIKE 48.>>Leon: WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE MENS 110 METER HURDLES, AND LOOKS LIKE THE GUYS ARE STILL WARMED UP WEARING THEIR HEAVY CLOTHES. A FEW MORE MINUTES TO GO BEFORE WE GET STARTED.>>Ben: I WOULD LEAVE MINE ON RIGHT UNTIL THE START.>>Leon: MORE HIGH JUMPING ACTIVITY, RIGHT THERE, MISSED. THAT IS SLAWSON IN THE DISCUS.>>Leon: THAT WAS NOT A GOOD EVENT FOR YOU THIS WEEK?>>Ben: NOT THIS WEEK, NORMALLY ITS ONE OF MY BETTER EVENTS.>>Leon: WHAT HAPPENED?>>Ben: THE COLD AND WIND I THINK I WAS JUST IN A BAD MOOD AND SAID I’M GOING TO FOUL UP THREE OF MY THROWS, NOT REALLY, I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE DEAL WAS.>>Leon: EXPLAIN THAT, IS IT ABOUT TIMING AND STRENGTH?>>Ben: TIMING, TECHNIQUE, BEING ABLE TO SAVE YOUR THROWS. MASTERING THE SPIN IS A BIG PART OF IT. YOU KNOW, IT’S NOT DIFFICULT TO STAND THROW, IT IS DIFFICULT TO STAND AND THROW FAR, BUT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE COLE IN THE HIGH JUMP AGAIN.>>Leon: ANOTHER HIGH JUMP ATTEMPT FROM COLE. OH, JUST GOT THE TOP OF THAT.>>Ben: CLOSE MISS.>>Leon: SOMETIMES THE DIFFERENCE IS ARCHING THE BACK MORE.>>Ben: GET THE BUTT UP OVER IT AND TALK ABOUT TIME WHEN TO SNAP YOUR HIPS TO GET YOUR LEGS OUT OF THE WAY. SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF GUYS SNAP THEM A LITTLE TOO EARLY AND DROP THEIR BUTTS DOWN RIGHT ON THE BAR.>>Leon: THE DISCUS, ONE OF GREATEST THROWERS OF ALL TIME, FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, WAY BACK. AL ORDA. ONE OF THE FIRST OLYMPIANS TO WIN MEDAL IN THREE DECADES OR SOMETHING IN THAT NATURE.>>Ben: WOW, I DID NOT KNOW THAT.>>Leon: OLD GUY INFORMATION FOR YOU.>>Ben: THERE WE GO.>>Leon: BACK IN THE DAYS, LATE 50s, EARLY 60s, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS. I HAVE TO LOOK IT UP BEFORE I START SPOUTING OFF.>>Ben: NO ONE WILL CHECK.>>Leon: JIM RYAN STILL OWNS THE MILD RECORD AT CESSNA STADIUM. CARL LEWIS, RETURNING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON TEAM. HE HAS THE LONG JUMP RECORD FOR CESSNA STADIUM.>>Ben: I SAW THAT.>>Leon: AMAZES ME.>>Ben: CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG DID JIM RYAN SET THE RECORD WHEN HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL?>>Leon: 1965, I BELIEVE, FAMOUS PICTURE. THAT IS COLE. JUST MISSED THAT.>>Ben: NICE DISCUS THROW.>>Leon: GUY OUT THERE FLIRTING WITH THE DANGER IT LOOKS LIKE.>>Ben: THAT IS CLAY, HE FINISHED UP A MULTI THIS WEEK, OUT THERE SHAKING DISCS.>>Leon: GETTING READY FOR THE START OF THE MENS 110 METER HURDLES. TAKING QUITE A WHILE TO GET THIS UNDERWAY. NOT SURE WHAT THE HOLD UP IS.>>Ben: THEY ARE PROBABLY STICKING TO THEIR SCHEDULE INSTEAD OF LETTING IT GET AHEAD FOR THE SAKE OF TV, WHICH STINKS.>>Leon: COMPETITORS ARE OUT THERE SOME WEARING SWEATS,. WE’LL HAVE THREE SECTIONS HERE. AND ON THE SCHEDULE, WE DO HAVE TYLER KNIGHT RUNNING THE SHOCKER TRACK CLUB. AND TREY COLE FROM OKLAHOMA C CITY. BRENDAN ALAND FROM CLOUD. KY MANN, WHITINGTON FROM HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ANOTHER RUNNER FROM CLOUD, AGAIN WE’LL SEE WHO THEY SET UP IF WE HAVE THE FULL SEVEN OR SIX. FOR MORE, WHAT IS GOING ON DOWN, CLAUDIA ROJO WHO WON THE 100 METERS HURDLES FOR THE WOMEN IS WITH TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER.>>Reporter: WE HAVE CLAUDIA ROJO, WON THE WOMEN’S 100 METER HURDLE, TELL US HOW IT WENT.>>IT WENT PRETTY GOOD. I RAN A COUPLE HURDLE RACES THIS SEASON I DIDN’T FEEL MY BEST TODAY I FELT GOOD EVEN TOE IT WAS WINDY, IT’S COLD. I HIT THE FIFTH HURDLE AND THIS GIRL NEXT TO ME FELL, SO THAT KIND OF THREW ME OFF A LITTLE BIT, BUT I FELT STRONG SO YEAH, GOOD, I MEAN IT WAS A GOOD RUN, IT WAS ALMOST A PR SO I’M HAPPY.>>SHE HAS THE 400 HURDLES AND 4 X 4 LEFT TOGETHER, SHE HAS QUITE THE DAY AHEAD OF HER BUT EXCITED TO SEE WHAT SHE CAN DO AND THE MULTI AT CONFERENCE AS WELL, BACK UP TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: TAYLOR, THANK YOU, CONGRATULATIONS TO CLAUDIA WINNING THE 100 METER HURDLES ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE. A CRASH AND BURN FINISH AS SHE MENTIONED THE GIRL NEXT TO HER, THAT WAS ERICKSON RUNNING UNATTACHED, TOOK A NASTY FALL. SHE CLIPPED THE HURDLE AND ACTUALLY RAN INTO THE ONE NEXT TO HER AS WELL, WENT DOWN. BUT SHE WAS OKAY. AND CLAUDIA GOES ON TO WIN. ONCE AGAIN, WE’RE TRYING TO GET READY TO GO FOR THE MENS 110. AS WE CONTINUE TO GET READY FOR THIS EVENT, LET’S TAKE A BIT OF A BREAK, WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: ALONG WITH BEN JOHNSON IN THE BROADCAST BOOTH, GETTING READY FOR MENS 110 METER HURDLES, A BIT OF DELAY STARTING AND I THINK THE REASON FOR THAT, THEY ARE COMBINING THE FIRST TWO SECTIONS HERE. GETTING COMPETITORS TO THE ASSIGNED LANES, COMBINING 1 AND 2.>>Ben: I WOULD SAY THAT WILL ANSWER MY QUESTION, THERE MUST HAVE BEEN PEOPLE SCRATCHING.>>Leon: ROBINSON FROM ST. MARY’S WILL BE IN LANE 1, A LOT OF GUYS IN SECTION 2 ARE IN THE RACE. QUINN TURNBULL FROM HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN LANE 4.>>Ben: TYLER KNIGHT MOVED IN LANE 5.>>Leon: BROURGES FROM IOWA WESTERN IN LANE 3. TYLER KNIGHT, WHAT LANE?>>Ben: 5. NO 6 AND 8 IN THE RACE. SO AGAIN, MIXING AND MATCHING HERE, THE FIRST TWO SECTIONS. IN THIS 100 METER HURDLE RUN.>>Ben: I THINK THEY ARE GETTING READY TO GO.>>Leon: A GOOD LOOK AT COMPETITORS. SIX RACERS. KEEP AN UPDATE ON WHO’S HERE SINCE THIS IS ALL BRAND NEW. AS THEY ARE IN THE BLOCKS AND GETTING READY FOR THE 110 METER HURDLES. FIRST EVENT, FIRST SECTION OF THIS EVENT THIS AFTERNOON. AND THEY’RE GOING.>>Ben: KNIGHT OUT TO AN EARLY LEAD.>>Leon: TYLER KNIGHT IS GAINING EVERY TIME HE JUMPS. TURNBULL RIGHT BEHIND HIM IN SECOND. LET’S SEE WHAT THE FINAL RESULTS WILL BE. THAT WAS A MIX AND MATCH EFFORT THERE, MIX AND MATCH GROUP FROM 1 AND 2. TYLER KNIGHT THE SHOCKER TRACK CLUB, 15.03. TURNBULL FROM HUTCHINSON IN SECOND, ROBISON FROM ST. MARY’S, RAMSEY FROM EMPORIA STATE THE FINAL RESULTS. FIRST SECTION OF THE MENS 110 HURDLES. THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE THREE SECTIONS, THEY COMBINED 1 AND 2, NOW WE’RE DOWN TO THE THIRD AND FINAL. WHICH IS THE SECOND DO AND FINAL.>>Ben: TYLER KNIGHT LOOKS LIKE HE’S EXHAUSTED. HE’S A GOOD GUY, ON OUR TEAM FOR THREE YEARS, I BELIEVE, HE STARTED DOING THE MULTI A LITTLE TOWARD THE END.>>Leon: COMING UP NEXT, WE HAVE A WICHITA STATE COMPETITOR IN THIS RACE,.>>Ben: JOSEPH HOLT HOLTHUSEN A FRESHMAN FROM WICHITA.>>Leon: OUTSTANDING FOOTBALL PLAYER FROM BISHOP-CARROLL. OUTSTANDING TRACK AND FIELD, I REMEMBER HIM TREMENDOUS EFFORT. TREMENDOUS ATHLETE.>>Ben: GREAT IN HIGH SCHOOL AND GREAT IN HIS FRESHMAN CAMPAIGN, HE HAS HAD TONS OF SUCCESS INDOORS, PR’D EVERY WEEK, GETTING BETTER, OPENED UP I THINK HE’S RUN — MAYBE LIKE 14:54, I BELIEVE THIS YEAR. I HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER. 14.47. I WAS CLOSE.>>Leon: HE WILL BE IN LANE 5 FOR WICHITA STATE. GUSTAFSON IN LANE 1, LET’S CHECK TO SEE WHO IS HERE AND WHO IS NOT. A LOT OF SCRATCHES.>>Ben: A GUY, UNATTACHED ATHLETE NEXT TO HIM HAS A PR OF 14:30, JOSEPH HE CAN BE PUSHED.>>Leon: THAT’S SMITH.>>Ben: HELPS WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE FAST WILL PUSH YOU TO RUN FASTER.>>Leon: YOU DO NOTICE THAT?>>Ben: OH, YEAH, DEFINITELY. IT E’S DIFFERENT RUNNING BY YOURSELF AND THEN CATCHING UP TO SOMEONE. THAT IS THE RABBIT AS THEY SAY.>>Leon: JOSEPH HOLTHUSEN, HIS UNCLE LONG TIME TV METEOROLOGIST MARK BUGNER. I HAD TO GET THE PLUG IN. HE DIDN’T RUN THE HURDLES, JOSEPH IS A TREMENDOUS ATHLETE AGAIN, AND FUN FOOTBALL PLAYER TO WATCH. AS THEY ARE ABOUT READY TO GO.>>Ben: FALSE START.>>Leon: ANOTHER POLE VAULT. WICHITA STATER.>>Ben: ALYSSA WHEELER, SECOND ATTEMPT. OOH, NOT QUITE.>>Leon: JUST MISSED. THE 110 MEN, 110 HURDLES HAS BEEN SLOW GETTING OFF AND RUNNING HERE. THEY COMBINED THE FIRST TWO SECTIONS, MORE DISCUS. OVER HERE ON THE BACKSIDE OF CESSNA STADIUM.>>Ben: LOOK LIKE CASSIDY.>>Leon: ALL RIGHT.>>Ben: SOUNDS LIKE WE’RE GETTING WORD FROM TAY TAYLOR, MN BUCKMASTER CLEARED THE JUMP. THE BAR IS GOING UP HOPEFULLY HE’LL CLEAR ANOTHER ONE.>>Leon: THERE WE GO, FINALLY OFF AND RUNNING. HOLTHUSEN IN LANE 5, WICHITA STATE, IN THE EARLY LEAD. BOY, IT’S CLOSE. COMING DOWN THE FINAL STRETCH HERE, ONE MORE HURDLE TO GO, HOLTHUSEN, HOLD ON, I THINK HE WON IT! JOSEPH HOLTHUSEN STICKING HIS HEAD ACROSS THE FINISH LINE, DID HE GET IT?>>Ben: IT WAS CLOSE, I THINK HE DID. JUST BARELY. 14.52. DOWNING, SMITH, HOLTHUSEN.>>Leon: I THINK HE GOT IT. WE’RE GOING TO CHECK IT HERE.>>Ben: OH, YEAH. DID HE? NICE.>>Leon: WOW, A PHOTO-FINISH!>>Ben: GREAT RACE FOR JOSEPH, THOUGH.>>Leon: THE FRESHMAN FROM WICHITA STATE. AND WINS THE MENS 110 METER HURDLES, I THINK WE’LL HEAR FROM JOSEPH, GO DOWN TO TAYLOR. TAYLOR?>>Reporter: I GOT JOSEPH HOLTHUSEN, FINISHED UP WITH 110 METER HURDLES, HE WON IT AND A PR AS WELL, CORRECT?>>PRETTY CLOSE. PR IS 14.47, BUT IN WEATHER LIKE THIS I WOULD CONSIDER IT A PR.>>DO WHAT DO YOU HAVE LEFT TODAY?>>400 HURDLES AND 4 X 4.>>EXCITED TO HAVE YOU AT TEAM AND HOW WELL YOU’RE DOING. AN ARTICLE CAME OUT FROM YOUR TRANSITION FROM THE HEIGHT OF THE HURDLES IN HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND YOU ADJUSTED WELL, WE’RE EXCITED TO SEE YOU’RE DOING WELL. CONGRATULATIONS.>>THANK YOU.>>BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: CONGRATULATIONS JOSEPH HOLTHUSEN, JUST WON THE 110 METER HURDLES AT THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC, FRESHMAN FROM BISHOP-CARROLL, HIGH SCHOOL. WE WATCH SOME OF THE FIELD EVENTS MORE POLE VAULTING. HOLTHUSEN.>>Ben: DOWN TO THE HUNDREDTH OF A SECOND.>>Leon: THAT IS HOW THEY DETERMINED?>>Ben: THEY BOTH RAN 14.52, THEY WILL LOOK AT IT, 14.52.5, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. MASON BUCKMASTER THE BAR AT 207 I’M GUESSING IF THE LAST WAS 204.>>Leon: HE JUST –>>Ben: CLOSE.>>Leon: THE TH THREAD CLIPPED E BAR THERE. 209 THE BAR WAS SET. MAYBE HE HEARD TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER INFORM US.>>Ben: YEAH.>>Leon: MASON BUCKMASTER GETTING INSTRUCTIONS RIGHT THERE. I SAY HE’S GETTING INSTRUCTIONS, WHAT DOES THE COACH TELL HIM?>>Ben: JUMP HIGHER.>>Leon: I ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT SPECIFICALLY YOU COULD SAY.>>Ben: 209, THE POLE IS AT 12 FEET, 3.67 METERS.>>Leon: MORE POLE VAULTING FROM THE WOMEN. OH. NOT A GOOD LANDING SPOT.>>Ben: NO. ALMOST FELL RIGHT IN THE PIT. OR THE BOX.>>Leon: COMING UP NEXT IS THE 800 METER RELAY, I BELIEVE. LET’S CHECK THAT, YES, 800 METERS FOR THE WOMEN. 800 METERS. TWO SECTIONS COMING UP. AS WE CONTINUE TO GET READY FOR THAT, HERE’S BUCKMASTER ABOUT READY TO JUMP AGAIN.>>Ben: JUMP NOW BEFORE YOU GET COLD.>>Leon: 209?>>Ben: 610 AND A QUARTER. OH! I THOUGHT HE HAD IT. HE’S GOT ONE MORE ATTEMPT.>>Leon: I THINK HE FEELS HE SHOULD HAVE HAD THAT ONE. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AGAIN. SEE HOW CLOSE THAT WAS.>>Ben: OH HE’S OVER IT, GOT IT WITH THE BACK OF HIS LEG.>>Leon: ALMOST LIKE THE WIND FROM HIS BODY CAUSED IT. LOOKED LIKE HE TOUCHED IT ALMOST.>>Ben: HE WAS OVER IT BY QUITE A BIT WITH BULK OF HIS BODY AND DRUG HIS LEGS ON THE WAY DOWN.>>Leon: A LOT OF ACTIVITY AT KT WOODMAN CLASSIC. WE’RE GETTING READY FOR 800 METERS. AS WE CONTINUE TO GET READY FOR THE START OF THAT RACE, WE’LL TAKE A BREAK HERE FROM THE ACTION, YOU’RE WATCHING THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC CESSNA STADIUM WICHITA STATE, BACK WITH MORE AFTER THIS.>>Leon: LEON LIEBL AND BEN JOHNSON THE WOMEN 800 METER, SECTION TWO COMING UP. ON THE MEN’S SIDE IS COMING UP.>>Ben: RAN THE PRELIMS EARLIER. PRELIMS AND FINALS, WE HAVE THE TOP EIGHT ATHLETES FROM THE PRELIMS RUNNING IN THE FINALS NOW, WE SAW THE WOMEN RUN. MOVING ON TO THE MEN.>>Ben: IT LOOKS TO ME, WARMING UP, GETTING READY FOR THAT, MASON BUCKMASTER WE SEE THE ACTIVITY GOING ON THE INFIELD. ONE MORE JUMP LEFT?>>Ben: I THOUGHT HE DID, LOOKS LIKE THE BAR IS MOVING. WE’RE GETTING WORD HE CLEARED 209.>>Leon: WHEN WE WERE IN THE BREAK.>>Ben: THEY ARE MOVING THE BAR TO 214, SEVEN FEET, QUARTER INCH.>>Leon: ALWAYS SAID TAKE IS JUMPING OVER A BASKETBALL — A BRISK, WINDY DAY HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM AS WE’RE WRAPPING UP FINAL DAY KT WOODMAN CLASSIC. FOUR DAYS OF ACTIVITY AND AGAIN BEN JOHNSON, OUR BROADCAST PARTNER, WON THE DECATHLON,>>Ben: GLAD TO BE HERE.>>Leon: TAKING CONGRATULATIONS ON HIS EFFORT.>>Ben: I’LL TAKE A WIN. WAS NOT A GOOD ONE.>>Leon: GETTING READY FOR THE MEN 100 METER DASH.>>Ben: BUCKMALBUCKMASTER, DRUGF WITH HIS LEGS.>>Leon: SEVEN FOOT AND A QUARTER.>>Ben: KELSEY GETTING READY TO THROW THE DISCUS.>>Leon: THE 100 METERS. FIVE RUNNERS LINED UP AND IN THE BLOCKS AND READY TO ROLL.>>Ben: FALSE START. A LOT OF BUTLER COUNTY KIDS IN THE FINAL. GREAT SPRINT PROGRAM OVER IN EL DORADO.>>Leon: THE WON THE WOMEN’S 100 METER. SEE IF THEY CAN MAKE A CLEAN SWEEP. SWEEP. A LOT OF GRIZZLIES IN PURPLE. RESET IN THE BLOCKS. MORE DISCUS. ALL RIGHT, THERE THEY ARE GETTING LINED UP. WE HAVE TWO BUTLER RUNNERS. OR IS THAT THREE?>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE 1, 2, 3, DEFINITELY 7, 3 AND 2. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE GUY IN 5 AND 1, THEY HAVE THE SAME COLORED JERSEYS BUT DIFFERENT LOGOS.>>Leon: SIX RUNNER IN THIS RACE. WELL, THERE’S SEVEN.>>Ben: ONE WICHITA STATE, CLIFF CLIFFORD ROBINSON.>>Leon: OUR VIEW WAS BLOCKED.>>Ben: LANE 6 FALSE STARTED BECAUSE HE’S NO LONGER THERE.>>Leon: HERE WE GO. THE 100 METERS, TRY TO GET THIS STRAIGHTENED OUT. HAZ A FALSE START. THEY ARE UP AND READY AND THEY’RE GONE.>>Ben: GREAT START FOR ROB ROBINSON.>>Leon: THE NEAR LANE, SEE WHAT THE FINAL RESULTS ARE HERE. BUTLER GRIZZLY. 10.53. SPICER FROM BUTLER SECOND, ST. MARY’S IN THIRD PLACE, AND FOUR RUNNERS FROM BUTLER IN THAT RACE. BRINGING SOME SPEED TO WICHITA.>>Ben: ALL GUYS UNDER 11 SECONDS.>>Leon: WIND PLUS 27.>>Ben: LEGAL. 2.7.>>Leon: THAT IS THE MENS 100 METERS, AS WE CONTINUE TO BRING YOU COVERAGE OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC AT WICHITA STATE ON THE CAMPUS, CESSNA STADIUM. CAMPUS HAS REALLY CHANGED OVER THE YEARS. FIVE YEARS YOU’VE BEEN HERE?>>Ben: PRETTY MUCH DOUBLE IN SIZE SINCE I GOT HERE.>>Leon: A LITTLE DIFFERENT ON THE EAST SIDE, INNOVATION CAMPUS. DORMS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CESSNA STADIUM.>>Ben: YEAH, THE DORMS WERE HERE WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE, I WAS ACTUALLY THE FIRST CLASS TO LIVE IN THE DORMS, BUT THE GOLF COURSE WAS STILL HERE WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE, THAT HAS BEEN FLATTENED AND TURNED INTO THE FLATS AND THE NEW ENGINEERING BUILDING AND AIRBUS AND SPIRIT BUILDING. THEY HAVE A SHOP AREA OVER THERE. BUILDING A YMCA, ALL SORT OF STUFF, WE HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH THE WINNER.>>Leon: GO TO TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER.>>Reporter: I HAVE MARK THE WINNER OF THE MENS 100 METER DASH, HOW LET ME KNOW HOW YOU FELT?>>I’M TIRED. I MEAN, I FOCUSED ON THE RACE, THAT IS BASICALLY EXECUTED THE BEST I CAN.>>THAT’S GREAT TO HEAR HOW DID IT FEEL RUNNING WITH THE TEAMMATES THEY ARE SURROUNDING US.>>AHH!>>OH, MAN, THAT PROBABLY DOESN’T FEEL GOOD GOOD ON A COL!>>BASICALLY HOW PRACTICE IS, I WENT OUT AND FOCUSED THE SAME THING, AND CAME OUT HERE AND DID THE SAME THING.>>GREAT TO HEAR, CONGRATULATIONS AND SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: THE BUTLER THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, THEY SWEPT THAT RACE, TEAMMATES IN PURPLE DOWSING HIM WITH WATER ON A COLD DAY, NOT SURE THAT IS A GOOD IDEA.>>Ben: THAT IS CHILLY.>>Leon: THEY ARE ALL VERY HAPPY, FUN TO WATCH. WE CONTINUE GETTING READY FOR THE 800 METER COMING UP HERE.>>Ben: I BELIEVE SO. NOW THAT THE FINALS ARE OUT OF THE WAY.>>Leon: BUCKMASTER IS GOING TO CONTINUE.>>Ben: ONE MORE ATTEMPT AT 214 OR NOW THE BOARD IS TELLING ME 212, I DON’T KNOW, EITHER WAY. THE BAR AFTER 209. IT WILL BE A PR FOR HIM EITHER WAY.>>Leon: 6-11.>>Ben: AND A HALF. 212.>>Leon: HERE HE COMES. NOT THERE. THAT WILL DO IT FOR BUCKMASTER, I BELIEVE.>>Ben: HE’S DONE BUT HE WILL BE HAPPY. I BELIEVE 209 TIES HIS PR. HE SHOULD BE PRETTY HAPPY.>>Leon: MORE DISCUS. AS WE ARE CONTINUING TO GET READY FOR THE 800 METER WOMEN’S WE’LL TAKE A BREAK, BACK WITH MORE FROM KT WOODMAN CLASSIC FROM CESSNA STADIUM AFTER THIS.>>Leon: BACK AT CESSNA STADIUM THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC, THIS SATURDAY OF ACTIVITY I’M LEON LIEBL ALONG WITH BEN JOHNSON, ALSO JOINED BY TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER AND DOWN ON THE INFIELD DOING INTERVIEWS FOR US AS WE ARE OFF AND RUNNING IN THE FIRST SECTION OF TWO FOR THE WOMEN’S 800 METER RUN. AND # 800 METER ALWAYS A CHALLENGING RUN, THESE ATHLETES SCHEDULED TO HAVE 14 RUNNERS. AND THE BEST TIME COMING IN TO THIS RACE WAS CAMPBELL, FROM STD MIDDLE AND LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS. CAMPBELL, 2:31:08 BEST TIME COMING IN. TWO LAPS IN. IT IS A FAST RUN, BUT YET A LONG RUN. 800 METERS. AND I BELIEVE THAT IS CAMPBELL AS THEY COME AROUND THE FIRST TURN. THAT IS HAMISI FROM CLOUD IN FIRST PLACE IN THE EARLY LEAD. THIS IS THE WOMEN’S 800 METERS. BLUSTERY, CHILLY DAY AT CESSNA STADIUM. ON THE BACK STRETCH, STRONG HEAD WIND WE HEARD SEVERAL ATHLETES TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGE OVER THERE. AND THERE IT COMES. EMMA CAMPBELL WHO WE JUST MENTIONED FROM ST. MARY’S, HAD THE BEST TIME COMING IN, TAKEN THE LEAD. NOW SHE WILL GO DOWN THE BACK STRETCH IN THE HEAD WIND.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE SHE IS EXTENDING HER LEAD EVEN WITH THE HEAD WIND. DOESN’T SEEM TO BE BOTHERING HER TOO BAD.>>Leon: CHECK IT OUT ON THE PROPER IDENTIFICATION OF HER. THAT IS GOING TO BE, I’M SORRY, YEAH, THAT IS KATINA, CAME IN WITH NO TIME RECORDED. PERSONAL TIME. ANNIE CATANIA. SHE IS STRETCHING THE ADVANTAGE DOWN THE FINAL STRETCH. NEBRASKA-OMAHA, WE TALKED ABOUT THAT UNIVERSITY KNOWN FOR HOCKEY TEAM. SUCCESSFUL HOCKEY TEAM. RIGHT NOW THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A WINNER IN THE # 800 METERS WON AT KT WOODMAN CLASSIC. AS THEY FINISH IT OUT. AND DOUBLE CHECK THE TIMES HERE IN THE FINAL RESULTS COMING UP OFFICIALLY. THERE IT IS. CATANIA, 2:28.58, HAMISI FROM CLOUD, WE COMPLETE THE FINISH. 14 RUNSERS IN THAT RACE. THAT IS SECTION 1, WE HAVE SECTION 2 COMING UP NEXT. WE HAVE TRIPLE JUMP RESULTS ON THE FIELD DOWN TO TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER.>>Reporter: WE JUST WRAPPED UP WITH THE PRELIMS OF THE MENS TRIPLE JUMP, WE HAD EIGHT MEN ENTER IN THE COMPETITION THAT WERE JUMPING, UNFORTUNATELY ONLY FOUR OF THEM WERE ABLE TO GET VALID MARKS. WE HAVE MURPHY, BAVINGA LEADING THE COMPETITION, HIS BEST MARK IS A 15.18 METERS, 49 FOOT. FOLLOWED BY ROGERS STATE WITH A JUMP OF 13 METERS 87, 45-6 AND A QUARTER. WE WILL SEE WHERE THEY HAVE AND GIVE YOU AN UPDATE SOON. BACK TO YOU.>>Leon: TERRIFIC JOB. SECTION TWO OF THE WOMEN’S 800 METERS, COMING UP NEXT YAZMINE WRIGHT HAS TO BE THE FAVORITE IN THIS RACE, SAW HER YESTERDAY IN RACES, 2:11 ON THE MONEY. TEN RACERS SCHEDULED TO RUN. 800 METERS. AS WRIGHT WILL BE IN LANE 1. ON THE INSIDE TO START.>>Ben: SHE WON THE 1500 YESTERDAY WITH 4:33.>>Leon: 800 METERS, THIS IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE THIS PARTICULAR RACE. TWO LAPS AROUND THE TRACK. AT A PRETTY GOOD CLIP.>>Ben: IT IS A TOUGH ONE FOR SURE. SOME PEOPLE SAY THE HARDEST RACE IN TRACK.>>Leon: I HAVE BEEN TOLD L THAT BY SEVERAL ATHLETES OVER THE YEARS. AS THEY’RE OFF AND RUNNING. YAZMINE WRIGHT, FANS AND TEAMMATES ENCOURAGING HER, GOING ON THE BACK STRETCH. WE TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGE OF JUST RUNNING THE 800 AND HAVE IT KIND OF DOUBLE DOWN WITH THE BIG WIND, I THINK THAT WIND HAS COME UP, TOO, FROM THE NORTH.>>Ben: I CAN HEAR IT –>>Leon: RUNNING INTO IT.>>Ben: I CAN HEAR IT THROUGH THE SPEAKERS.>>Leon: SHE IS DOING QUITE WELL IN THE WINDS A SHE EXTENDS HER LEAD.>>Ben: SHE IS A STRONG RUNNER. SHE’S I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO CALL IT AR AERODYNAMIC. NOT A HUGE BODY.>>Leon: WRIGHT COMING DOWN THE FRONT STRAIGHT HERE, ABOUT TO COMPLETE THE FIRST LAP OF THE 800 RUN.>>Ben: NOT HOLDING ANYTHING BACK, COMING THROUGH THE 400 QUICK. 1:FOUR SECONDS AHEAD OF THE NEXT CLOSEST.>>Leon: WAY AHEAD OF THE PACK RIGHT NOW. THIS IS HER RACE.>>Ben: GREAT 800 METER RUNNER HIGH SCHOOL, 4, 8 AND MILE GIRL.>>Leon: STRETCHING HER RUN ON THE FRONT STRAIGHT, TURN 1 AND 2, NOW THAT HEADING IN THE WIND ON THE EAST SIDE HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM.>>Ben: APPEARS TO BE PICKING UP HER PACE. COACH HUNTER IS DOWN THERE YELLING AT HER, 200 MEET ATTORNEY’S GO.>>Leon: HE LOST HIS VOICE.>>Ben: HE’S TRYING TO YELL AT HER.>>Leon: HE USES HAND SIGNALS. WAVING HIS ARMS.>>Ben: MAKING HAND GESTURES.>>Leon: BEST TIME 2:11. COMING DOWN THE STRETCH,>>Ben: GOING TO BE CLOSE. THE>>Leon: YAZMINE WRIGHT WILL WIN THE 800 METERS, JUST WHAT TIME WILL SHE PULL OFF? NOT QUITE THE BEST BUT HER BEST TIME. PRETTY GOOD. 2:13.>>Ben: RIGHT AROUND THAT. I’M SURE LIKE WE SAID MILLION TIMES WITH THE CONDITIONS CAN’T BE TOO UPSET ABOUT.>>Leon: 2:13.58, BLATTNER FROM SOUTHWESTERN, GURRIOLA FROM COLBY CAME IN THIRD. WE’LL HAVE MORE FROM DOWN ON THE FIELD, JAMESIA MILTON HAS MORE FROM THE THROWING EVENTS,>>Reporter: HEY, GUYS, WE JUST GOT FINISHED WITH THE WOMEN’S DISCUS, TOP THREE PLACING IN THIRD WAS MADELINE CATWELL, 42 METERS EVEN. IN SECOND, KELSEY SLAWSON, AND FIRST, UNATTACHED, JESSICA THROWING 52 METERS, 11. I HAVE KELSEY SLAWSON THREW 47 METERS 85. GETTING HER SECOND PLACE. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?>>IT WAS AN OKAY DAY. CONSIDERING THE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND EVERYTHING, I’M PLEASED WITH THE PERFORMANCE.>>THAT’S GREAT, KELSEY, YOU HAVE SHOTPUT COMING UP NEXT?>>YEP!>>SHE IS ONE OF OUR COMPETITORS TO LOOK OUT IN THE SHOTPUT AS WELL. WE HAVE THE MENS HAMMER, SECOND FLIGHT GETTING WARMED UP SO I’LL GET BACK TO YOU SOON WITH THOSE RESULTS. THANK YOU. BACK TO YOU.>>Leon: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, WE HEAR ABOUT THE WEATHER A LOT.>>Ben: OH, YEAH.>>Leon: IT’S OKAY BUT CONSIDERING THE WEATHER, WE HEAR THAT A LOT.>>Leon: THE MENS 800 METERS, THREE SECTIONS. SECTION 1 COMING UP HERE AGAINST 16 RUNNERS SCHEDULED. NOT QUITE SURE WE HAVE THAT MANY DOWN THERE, THOUGH.>>Ben: DOESN’T LOOK LIKE IT. A LOT OF GUYS SAYING NO THANK YOU. WINDWINDY AND COLD I’LL STAY HO.>>Leon: DON’T KNOW, 50 PUS PUSH-UPS. JUST EAVESDROPPING DOWN THERE ON THE FIELD. A LOT OF COACHING GOING ON. WE’RE OFF AND RUNNING IN THE 800 METERS. COMING IN THIS RACE, GAVIN KLEIN FROM IOWA WESTERN, 2:03 WAS THE BEST TIME. JONATHAN JONES FROM FRIENDS AT 2:03:12, SEE HOW HE DOES, IN LANE 2. I THINK THAT’S JONES IN THE EARLY LEAD, YES, IT IS. JONATHAN JONES FROM FRIENDS UNIVERSITY. SEE IF HE HOLDS ON THOUGH-TO-THAT ADVANTAGE. FACING THAT NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW WIND, COMING AROUND TURN NUMBER THREE. AS HE MAKES THE APPROACH. JONES WITH RIGHT BEHIND HIM IS BOLTON FORTUNE FROM ROGERS STATE. IT’S GETTING BUNCHED UP. AND I BELIEVE JONES IS STILL HOLDING ON TO THAT LEAD. ALMOST LOST IT THERE AROUND THAT FIRST TURN, NOW DOWN THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY AGAIN. THE WIND AND THE ELEMENTS. THE COACHING HE’S GET OVER THERE ON THE FAR SIDE.>>Ben: MIGHT RUN THE LAST 200 METERS WITH HIM.>>Leon: CHAVEZ FROM ROGERS STATE IS COMING UP FAST ON THE — THAT IS CHAVEZ REALLY CHASING HIM DOWN. WE’LL HAVE A GOOD FINISH, I THINK. SEE WHO HAS THE KICK COMING DOWN THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY. JONATHAN JONES, CHAVEZ, ROGERS STATE, CHASING HIM DOWN. HERE THEY COME. TO THE FINISH.>>Ben: I THINK HE HOLDS HIM OFF.>>Leon: JONATHAN JONES STRETCHING IT OUT, NICE RUN FROM JONES, THE FRIENDS FALCON.>>Ben: A PR FOR HIM. BEST OF 2:03.>>>Leon: GOOD RUN FOR HIM.>>Ben: I JUST HEARD WE HAVE MASON BUCKMASTER WITH TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER FOR AN INTERVIEW. TAYLOR?>>Reporter: I HAVE MASON BUCKMASTER, WON THE MENS HIGH JUMP WITH A LEAP OF TWO METERS NINE. TELL ME HOW IT WENT.>>WAS PRETTY GOOD. KIND OF COLD ZEALING WITH THE DE WEATHER WAS HARD, WE HAD GOOD JUMPERS TODAY.>>HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT MOVING ON CONFERENCE COMING UP, EVERYTHING, HOW IS IT COMING TOGETHER?>>ALL COMING TOGETHER PRETTY GOOD, JUMPING REALLY WELL, HOPEFULLY WHEN THE WEATHER IS NICE, WILL BE HIGHER.>>CONGRATULATIONS, LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING YOU THE REST OF THE SEASON. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>TAYLORS THANK YOU, CONGRATULATIONS LOOK AT HIS LEAP. PRETTY GOOD DAY. CHILLY DAY TO BE JUMPING, BUT GIVING A GOOD EFFORT. GOOD PERFORMANCE FROM MASON BUCKMASTER. GET READY FOR SECTION TWO NOW OF THE 800 METERS. MEN, CONTINUING.>>Ben: 14 GUYS SCHEDULED TO BE IN THE RACE.>>Leon: SEE WHAT WE HAVE, LOOKS CROWDED DOWN THERE.>>Leon: I THINK I HAVE 12. TWO SCRATCHED OUT. BEST TIME COMING IN THIS RACE IS BYRUN RAT LIFLIFF FROM ROGERS S, 1:58, LANE 1. ROGERS STATE WELL-REPRESENTED. COMING UP FROM OKLAHOMA. WHAT IS GOING ON THERE?>>Ben: I DON’T KNOW. I THINK MAYBE SOME GUYS DIDN’T REALIZE WHICH LINE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO GO TO, THERE IS A CURVED LINE FOR THE WATERFALL START, THEY WERE RUNNING UP TO THE STRAIGHT LINE. WITH THE NUMBERS ON IT. AT LEAST THAT IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE GETTING INSTRUCTION FROM THE STARTER.>>Leon: 800 METERS. AND THEY’RE OFF AND RUNNING. TWO LAP RACE AROUND THE TRACK HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM. BID RUN RATLIFF IS IN LANE 1, HAS THE BEST TIME COMING IN. AGAIN, 1:58, SECOND BEST IS 1:58:353. SEE IF THAT TIME HOLDS TRUE, DOESN’T ALL PAN OUT THAT WAY.>>Ben: TOP SIX COMPETITORS ARE WITHIN A SECOND OF EACH OTHER. HOPEFULLY CLOSE AT THE FINISH.>>Leon: ANOTHER ONE OF THE ROGERS STATE RUNNERS.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE JACK LOWRY COMPETING UNATTACHED, A FRESHMAN FROM WICHITA STATE, GUY WITH THE HAT ON IN THE JERSEY WITH THE NUMBERS ON THE BACK. GOT THE NUMBER 7 ON, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK.>>Leon: IT IS A BUNCHED UP PACK AS THEY COMPLETE THE FIRST LAP OF THE 800 RACE. A NEW LEADER AS THEY START THE SECOND LAP.>>Ben: IOWA WESTERN GUY. EITHER DEACON OR — 10, ZE CON.>>Leon: IT IS DEACON. TAKING THAT LEAD, WHEN THE SECOND LAP BEGAN, AS THEY GET DOWN IT IS GETTING BUNCHED UP, A NEW LEADER.>>Ben: TRICKY, THEY HAVE THE SAME JERSEYS ON.>>Leon: FROM ROGERS STATE, RATLIFF TRYING TO STAY CLOSE. HE’S IN THIRD NOW. BYRUN RATLIFF PUSHING IT DOWN THE STRETCH.>>Leon: TAKES BACK THE LEAD.>>Ben: COULDN’T GET PAST ON THE OUTSIDE. GOOD TIME.>>Leon: THAT IS GOING TO BE GABRIEL CHINIA FROM CLOUD. COMING OUT OF NO WHERE AT THE END. STRONG PUSH DOWN THE STRETCH TO WIN IT. THERE IT IS. 1:58:15, MERRIMAN FROM UNATTACHED, FINISHED SECOND. THERE IS THE CLOSE FINISH THERE.>>Ben: NICE KICK COMING AROUND ON THE OUTSIDE.>>Leon: A BURST OF SPEED AT THE END TO WIN THE 800 METERS.>>Ben: LITTLE CELEBRATION, HAPPY ABOUT IT.>>Leon: BEFORE THIS WE SAW THE WOMEN’S 800 METERS, YAZMINE WRIGHT DOMINATING PERFORMANCE, LET’S HEAR FROM HER, SHE IS WITH TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER. TAYLOR IS BUSY DOWN THERE.>>Reporter: I GOT YAYS MIN, THA GREAT RACE, GOT OUT HARD, LED THE WHOLE WAY, ENDED UP WITH THE WIN. CONGRATULATIONS HOW DID YOU FEEL?>>I FELT OKAY, I HAD A RACE YESTERDAY MY LEGS WERE A LITTLE MORE TIRED THAN I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE BUT IT’S GOOD TO END THE DAY WITH A WIN.>>HOW IS YOUR TRAINING COMING ALONG ARE YOU GETTING READY FOR CONFERENCE, HOW ARE YOU FEELING?>>TRAINING IS GOOD. AT ALMOST THE HALFWAY POINT IN THE OUTDOOR SEASON, THE WORKOUTS ARE TOUGH BUT SOON WE’LL START WINDING DOWN SO THAT’S NICE.>>BEING A SPRINTER I NEVER KNEW HOW YOU DID LONG DISTANCE RUNNING, BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: TAKETHE FINAL SECTION F THE 800 METERS. ISSAC CLARK, SHOCKER TRACK CLUB HAS THE BEST TIME COMING IN THIS AT 1:50 EVEN.>>Ben: SHEESH.>>Leon: THAT IS A BIG DIFFERENCE.>>Ben: WE’LL SEE AS A SHOCKER TRACK CLUB GUY –>>Leon: THAT’S HIM IN THE LEAD.>>Ben: YEAH. SEE IF HE HANGS ON TO IT. THERE ARE FOUR WICHITA STATE ATHLETE IN THIS, I THINK ALL THESE GUYS RAN EITHER 1500 OR THE STEEPLECHASE YESTERDAY.>>Leon: CONNOR STINE, JASON WAS HAPPY AFTERWARDS.>>Ben: JED IS NOT RUN, I DON’T SEE HIM OUT THERE.>>Leon: A LOT OF CHANGES IN THE SCHEDULE, WE APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. JUST A LOT OF THE WEATHER HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THAT.>>Ben: OH, YEAH.>>Leon: GUYS CHANGE THEIR MIND IN THIS COLD WEATHER.>>Ben: ESPECIALLY GUYS WAKE UP, MUSCLES TIGHT, REALLY COLD, THEY DON’T WANT TO LOOSEN UP.>>Leon: A NEW LEADER. THAT IS SANTINO KENYI FROM CLOUD. ISSAC CLOUD IN SECOND, CLARK’S GOING TO TRY TO CHASE HIM DOWN IN THE FINAL TURNS. MADE HIS MOVE AS THE FINAL LAB BEGAN, HERE COMES ISSAC CLARK, PASSING HIM AS THEY COME DOWN THE FRONT STRETCH. ISSAC CLARK AGAIN RUNNING OUT OF THE SHOCKER TRACK CLUB. CAME IN TO THIS WITH A TIME OF 1:50, EVEN. HIS BEST PERFORMANCE. NOT QUITE THERE BUT HE’LL WIN THE RACE.>>Ben: STILL A GOOD TIME.>>Leon: CHALLENGED TOO ON THAT BACK STRAIGHTAWAY. THERE IT IS ISSAC CLACK, 1:55:36, CLOUD, HIS TEAMMATE, KHVICHAVA FINISHED THIRD. THERE IS THE FINISH FOR ISSAC CLARK. AS THE 800 METERS COMES TO A CONCLUSION FOR THE MEN. HERE AT KT WOODMAN CLASSIC CESSNA STADIUM. UP NEXT THE 400 METER HURDLES WOMEN, AND AS WE GET READY FOR THAT, WILL TAKE A WHILE TO ESTABLISH THE TRACK, WE WILL TAKE A BREAK. WE’LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: BACK AT CESSNA STADIUM AT KT WOODMAN CLASSIC, LEON LIEBL AND BEN JOHNSON BRINGING YOU THE COMPETITION THE FOURTH AND FINAL DAY OF THE TRACK AND FIELD MEET. WE JUST COMPLETED THE 800 METER MENS RUN. AND WINNING THAT RACE WAS ISSAC CLARK OF THE SHOCKER TRACK CLUB AND ISSAC IS DOWN ON THE FIELD WITH OUR OWN TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER.>>Reporter: I’VE SACK DOWN HERE GOT ISSAC,GETTING COLDER OUT HED A GOOD RUN TELL ME ABOUT IT.>>I MEAN IT WAS FUN, FUN TO RUN FAST, I MEAN NOT WHAT I WANTED BUT IT’S SOMETHING, YOU KNOW? BUT IT HAVEN’T BEEN IN THE COLD RUNNING, SO I WAS PRETTY GOOD FOR THIS WEATHER, BUT IT WAS A GOOD RUN.>>TELL ME ABOUT YOUR STRATEGY DOWN THE BACK STRETCH.>>I WAS TRYING TO STAY AS LONG AS I CAN, 200 TAKE OFF AND GO AGAIN, BASICALLY I CALCULATE WHERE I WAS IN DISTANCE TO HE’S NOT GETTING TOO FAR FROM ME BASICALLY.>>GREAT TO HEAR, CONGRATULATIONS ARE YOU DOING ANY OTHER EVENTS?>>I’M DONE.>>GOOD JOB ON THE DAY AND SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>TAYLOR, GETTING COLDER DOWN THERE?>>TEMPERATURE IS DROPPING QUITE A BIT.>>OH, NO.>>Leon: WE’VE SEEN SEVERAL ATHLETES RUNNERS SCRATCHED. WE THINK THAT IS PROBABLY ATTRIBUTED TO THE COLD WEATHER. ISSAC WAS READY TO GET INSIDE, WASN’T HE?>>Ben: YEAH!>>Leon: WE’RE GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER HURDLES EVENT, 400 METER HURDLES OF THE WOMEN. TWO SECTIONS. IN THIS RACE AND THAT FIRST SECTION, ABBY SMARSH OF WICHITA STATE SCHEDULED TO RUN AND WE KIND OF LOOK AT WHO IS SCHEDULED, THEN WE HAVE TO SEE WHO IS REALITY.>>Ben: I SEE HER DOWN THERE. I DON’T KNOW IF EVERYONE ELSE IS,>>Leon: IF IT ALL GOES TO PLAN, WE WOULD HAVE EIGHT ATHLETES IN THIS RACE AS THEY GET WARMED UP AND GET READY FOR THE 400.>>Ben: EIGHT IN BOTH HEATS.>>Leon: WIND DOWN THE ACTION HERE AS WE CHECK OUT THE CONTINUING SCHEDULE FOR THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON. AS AGAIN THE 400 METER HURDLES, WE HAVE THE FOR THE WOMEN AND THEN THE MEN COMING UP RIGHT AFTER THAT. THEN IT WILL BE THE 200 METER DASH FOR THE WOMEN AND MEN, AND THEN WE’LL CAP IT OFF WITH 4 X 400 RELAY BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. AND THAT WILL CONCLUDE THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC FOR ANOTHER YEAR. WE STILL HAVE A FEW MORE EVENTS TO GO ON THIS DAY THAT IS GETTING A LITTLE COLDER ACCORDING TO OUR METEOROLOGIST TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER.>>Ben: YEAH, GETTING COLDER AND WASN’T VERY WARM TO BEGIN WITH.>>Leon: YOU CAN KIND OF JUST TELL, IT’S NOT THAT IF PEOPLE THINK WE’RE UP IN THE COMFORT BY THE WAY OF WARMTH,.>>Ben: IT IS FREEZING COLD.>>Leon: IT IS NOT TOO FREEZING BUT CHILLY. A LOT BETTER UP HERE THAN DOWN HERE, NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.>>Ben: WE’RE OUT OF THE WIND, THAT HELPS.>>Leon: HATS OFF TO HEARTY FANS THAT HAVE STAYED TO WATCH.>>Ben: NO JOKE, A LOT OF BLANKETS IN THE STANDS. PEOPLE ARE WRAPPING UP.>>Leon: UNIQUE — SAW A GUY IN A SLEEPING BAG.>>Ben: NICE. YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU GOT TO DO.>>Leon: ALL RIGHT, GETTING READY, THE HURDLES ARE ON THE TRACK RIGHT NOW.>>Ben: A LOT GOING ON IN FRONT OF US, SOME WOMEN’S LONG JUMP, MAYBE MENS TRIPLE JUMPS, WOMEN LONG JUMP, MENS POLE VAULT. WOMEN’S SHOTPUT WARMING UP AS WELL. AN EXCITING NEXT COUPLE HOURS WITH A LOT GOING ON.>>Leon: WITH ALL THAT GOING ON, WITH US WAITING FOR A START OF ANOTHER RACE, WE’LL TAKE A BREAK AND BE BACK WITH MORE FROM CESSNA STADIUM AND THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: WE’RE OFF AND RUNNING HOW ABOUT THAT FOR TIMING AS THE WOMEN’S 400 METER HURDLES IS UNDERWAY, ABBY SMARSH FROM WICHITA STATE IS IN LANE 4, KEEP AN EYE ON HER FOR THE SHOCKERS.>>Ben: ROUGH 100 METER RACE, GOT TANGLED UP IN HURDLES, SO HERE TO REDEEM HERSELF IN THE 400 METER HURDLES.>>Leon: SHE COMES IN WITH THE SECOND BEST TIME ON THIS 1:08:17. GABRIELLE MOORE. SEE IF SHE SHE IS IN THERE. AS THEY COME AROUND, THE FINAL TURNS, 400 METER HURDLES.>>Ben: ABBY IS MAKING UP THE STAGGER A LITTLE BIT.>>Leon: ABBY SMARSH IN LANE 4 IN THIRD PLACE RIGHT NOW. JIMBOY, SHE IS BACK AWAYS. THAT IS HINES FROM IOWA WESTERN ENDS UP WINNING THE RACE. HINES FROM IOWA WESTERN. CHECK OUT THE — 1:06 C:# #.>>Ben: NOT BAD, LESS THAN A SECOND OFF HER PR IN THIS COLD, WINDY DAY. SO NOT TOO BAD.>>Leon: ONE MORE SECTION TO GO, AND COMING UP AND AGAIN WE’LL HAVE SEVEN RUNNERS SCHEDULE. CLAUDEED CLAUDIA ROJO AND ANYCIE FROM WICHITA STATE, LANE 4 AND 5. LET EASY WHAT IS GOING ON HERE.>>Ben: I SEE ANYCIA, I DON’T SEE CLAUDIA.>>Leon: I THINK THEY ARE BOTH GETTING READY. I THINK.>>Ben: YEP, THEY’RE BOTH THERE.>>Leon: OKAY. ONCE AGAIN, FOR WICHITA STATE, CLAUDIA ROJO, IN LANE 4, SHE IS COMING OUT ON THE TRACK RIGHT NOW.>>Ben: CLAUDIA DID NOT DO THE MULTI THIS WEEK IN EFFORT TO STAY FRESH.>>Leon: ANYCIA COLE IN LANE 5.>>Ben: SHE IS FRESH AND READY TO GO, ANYCIA, TWO FASTEST TIMES ENTERED.>>Leon: WE HAVE SEVEN RUNNERS. WE HAVE A RUNNER WAY BACK THERE IN LANE 1 ON THE STAGGER START. THAT IS CALLENDER FROM ROGERS STATE IN LANE 1.>>Ben: ALL BUT LANE 2, NOT BAD.>>Leon: 400 METER HURDLES, DOES NOT LIKE EASY.>>Ben: LOOKS MISERABLE.>>Leon: AND THERE WE GO.>>Ben: ONLY THE TOUGHEST OF THE TOUGH RUN THIS RACE.>>Leon: COLE FOR WICHITA STATE IN LANE 5, ROJO IN LANE 4 FOR THE SHOCKERS. COLE MOVING UP. AS THEY APPROACH THE BACK STRETCH.>>Ben: BOTH MAKING UP THE STAGGER.>>Leon: RUNNING AGAINST THE STRONG HEAD WIND, YOU HAVE TO JUMP AND LEAP INTO IT.>>Ben: MAKES IT HARDER.>>Leon: ROJO MAKING THE MOVE. APPROACHING THE FINAL TURNS.>>Ben: THEY DON’T SEEM TO BE OFF ON THE STEPS, HANDLING THE HEADWIND.>>Leon: ROJO IN FIRST PLACE. AHEAD OF HER TEAMMATE, ANYCIA COLE. CLAUDIA ROJO LOOKING REALLY GOOD RIGHT NOW. CLEAN LEAPS. CLAUDIA ROJO COMING DOWN THE FRONT STEP, ANYCIA COLE, LOOKS LIKE A 1-2 FINISH FOR THE SHOCKERS AS THEY FINISH THE LAST HURDLE AND YES INDEED, CLAUDIA ROJO, TIME AROUND 1:02, CHECK THE FINALS. SMILE ON HER FACE, SHE CROSSES.>>Ben: HAPPY TO BE DONE.>>Leon: 1:02.44. FOR COLE, THERE IS CLAUDIA, THE WINNER. WE HEARD FROM HER EARLIER TODAY. AND THAT WILL CONCLUDE THE 400 METER HURDLES FOR THE WOMEN. AS THE MEN COME UP NEXT. THEY HAVE TO RAISE THESE A LITTLE BIT, RIGHT?>>Ben: THEY GET RAISED ONE OR TWO INCHES, BUT THEY STAY IN THE SAME SPOT.>>Leon: CLAUDIA ROJO GETTING REFRESHMENTS AFTER THAT WIN. PROBABLY TRYING TO FIND A WARM PLACE, TOO NOW.>>Ben: I’M SURE WE’LL HEAR FROM HER IN A LITTLE BIT. TAYLOR HAS COACH RAINBOLT.>>Reporter: I HAVE COLT BOLT HERE, TELL ME ABOUT THE DAY, HOW IS IT GOING?>>I FEEL BAD I’M SO BUNDLED UP, NOT REPRESENTING BECAUSE I HAVE TWO BIG COATS ON, AND THE ATHLETES ARE NOT AS COLD AS I AM, BUT IT IS BLUSTERY, BUT I’VE SEEN A BUNCH OF GOOD PERFORMANCE ALSO. SOME ATHLETES HAVE PERSONAL RECORDS EVEN IN ROUGH CONDITIONS AND I’M PROUD OF THEM. I FEEL LIKE EVERYBODY’S, YOU KNOW, STAYING TOUGH AND COMPETING. I’M PLEASED WITH HOW IT’S GOING.>>WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR FOR CONFERENCE COMING UP, WE’RE HOSTING AND HUGE FOR US AND EXCITED, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?>>A TERRIFIC WEEKEND, FOUR WEEKS FROM RIGHT NOW COMPETING IN AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP IN CESSNA STADIUM, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, WE FEEL WE’LL COMPETE FOR TWO HIGH FINISHES. HOUSTON IS SUPER TOUGH, ESPECIALLY ON THE MENS SIDE. SECOND INDOORS, WE HAVE A BERT OUTDOOR TEAM THAN INDOOR TEAM, WE FEEL LIKE WE’RE GOING TO BE READY TO COMPETE AND COMPETE FOR A HIGH FINISH AND WHEN I SAY THAT I’M TALKING ABOUT BATTLING FOR THE WIN, WE WON’T BE ABLE TO BEAT HOUSTON IF THEY HAVE A GREAT MEET AND IF THEY DOUBLE UP ALL THEIR GUYS AND THEY DECIDE THEY WILL SCORE AS MANY POINTS AS THEY CAN POSSIBLY SCORE. BUT IF THEY DON’T DOUBLE THEIR GUYS BECAUSE THEY’RE TRYING TO GET READY FOR THE NATIONAL, THEN WE’LL COMPETE FOR THE WIN AND SO WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT IT. I THINK THE GUYS ARE FIRED UP. THE WOMEN’S SIDE, THIS IS A REBUILDING YEAR AFTER THE BIG RED SHARED YEAR LAST YEAR, AND WE WERE THIRD IN INDOORS AND I FEEL LIKE SAME KIND OF A DEAL. WE’VE GOT A NICE OUTDOOR TEAM AND I THINK OUR GIRLS ARE GOING TO BE COMPETING TO TRY TO HAVE A HIGH FINISH. UCONN, CINCINNATI, HOUSTON, SMU, BUNCH OF GOOD TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE, SO IT WILL BE TOUGH. I SUPPOSE WE COULD BE FROM FIRST TO FIFTH, BUT I THINK OUR GIRLS WILL BE READY TO COMPETE HARD AND CERTAINLY A TOP THREE FINISH WOULD MAKE ME FEEL LIKE THAT OUR REDSHIRT STRATEGY LAST YEAR WAS A SMART STRATEGY AND WE’RE REBUILDING AND DOING A GREAT JOB GETTING READY FOR THE FUTURE.>>YOU KNOW A TOUGH CONFERENCE AND WE’RE EXCITED TO MOVE OVER TO SOMETHING SO COMPETITIVE AND WE’RE EXCITED TO HAVE A GREAT COACH WITH US AND THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME FOR THE INTERVIEW AND WE’LL GET BACK TO THE MENS 400 HURDLES, BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: THANK YOU AND THANK COACH STEVE, THOUGHT HE WAS GIVING AWAY TOO MUCH STRATEGY?>>Ben: HOPEFULLY HOUSTON IS NOT WATCHING THIS. WE’LL DOUBLE UP OUR GUYS SO THEY CAN’T BEAT US.>>Leon: AFTER HEARING FROM COACH RAINBOLT WHO IS BUNDLED UP BY THE WAY, A LITTLE CHILLY, WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE START OF THE MENS 400 METER HURDLES, WHILE WE DO THAT TAKE A BREAK AND BACK WITH MORE AFTER THIS.>>Leon: BACK HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM, LIKE THAT, I WAS GOING TO SAY WE’RE OFF AND RUNNING FOR THE 400 METERS FOR THE MEN.>>Ben: SOMEONE MANAGED TO FALSE START.>>Leon: ONLY THREE RUNNERS, WE HAVE DORSEY FROM BUTLER, LAWRENCE FROM HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND SKYLER HENRY FROM WASHBURN. SEE IF WE CAN CHECK IN AND LISTEN.>>Ben: OUR EAVESDROPPING MICS.>>Leon: GOOD WE HAVE A FALSE START.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE IT BUT I THINK THEY’RE GIVING THEM A PASS AND NOT QUICK THEM OUT. MUST HAVE GOTTEN A WARNING.>>Leon: FOR HUTCHINSON, THAT IS SKYLER OR CHECK THAT, KELBY LAWRENCE IN LANE 4. THREE RUNSERS, 400 METERS ON THE HURDLES.>>Ben: EXCITING STUFF. THIS IS REALLY FUN RACE.>>Leon: LAWRENCE HAS THE BEST TIME COMING IN AT 1.16. WE WERE SCHEDULED TO HAVE FIVE RUNNERS AND NOW WE HAVE THREE. HERE THEY GO, THREE GUYS ON THE 400 METER. AND IT’S DORSEY FROM BUTLER MAKING A MOVE. ON THE BACK STRETCH.>>Ben: THE FIRST ONE OVER THAT HURDLE.>>Leon: TAKING THE LEAD. LAWRENCE FROM HUTCHINSON IN THE MIDDLE. AND SKYLER HENRY FROM WASHBURN IN THIRD PLACE. LAWRENCE TAKES THE LEAD, COME AROUND THE FINAL TURN, THIS 400 METER HURDLE RACE, KELLY LAWRENCE HAS TAKEN THE STRETCH AND ADVANTAGE NOW. TWO MORE HURDLES TO GO.>>Ben: TAIL WIND ON THE HOME STRETCH.>>Leon: CRUISING RIGHT NOW, FINAL HURDLE, THE FINISH.>>Ben: THINK HE MIGHT SET A NEW PR.>>Leon: WOW.>>Ben: TWO SECOND PR FOR HIM, ROUGHLY.>>Leon: LAWRENCE FROM HUTCH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BLUE DRAGONS, NICE RUN FOR HIM.>>Ben: 58.58.>>Leon: WAS A PERSONAL BEST. THAT WAS THE FIRST OF THREE.>>Ben: WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE SECOND HEAT, SEND IT DOWN TO TAYLOR, CLAUDIA ROJO WON THE WOMEN’S HURDLE.>>I HAVERRAUD HERE, ANOTHER WIN FOR HER ON THE DAY. SHE IS A MULTI SWEEPING THE HURDLES, HOW DID THAT FEEL?>>FELT GOOD ESPECIALLY FOR THE CONDITIONS THAT WE HAD TODAY. IT WAS QUITE WINDY, ESPECIALLY THE FIRST HURDLE, AND THE FIRST HALF OF THE RACE. BUT I FEEL STRONG ESPECIALLY ON THE LAST 200 I PUSHED IT IN THE END, I WAS HAPPY, NOT HAPPY ABOUT MY TIME BUT I FELT GOOD. I CAN RUN FASTER THAN THIS RACE.>>GREAT TO HEAR, CONGRATULATIONS AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE 4 X 4, BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>Leon: A COMMON DENOMINATOR WITH ALL THE INTERVIEWS A LOT. ONE OF THEM IS I CAN DO BETTER. NOBODY SEEMS TO BE SATISFIED, THAT’S GOOD.>>Ben: WELL, YEAH.>>Leon: I HEARD IT FROM YOU AT THE BEGINNING YOU SET THE TONE FOR THIS.>>Ben: SOMEONE HAS TO. BUT I KNEW EVERYONE ELSE WOULD SAY IT SO I WENT AHEAD AND SAID IT ANYWAYS, I THINK THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE CONDITIONS, IF YOU CAN DO THIS WELL IN THE CRAPPY CONDITIONS YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GET NICE WEATHER AND LESS BREEZY DAY IT WILL BE A LOT BETTER AND YOU’LL RUN A FASTER TIME.>>Leon: GETTING READY FOR MORE OF THE 400 METERS. THAT IS JOSEPH HOLTHUSEN, WHO WON THE 100 METER HURDLES, A FRESHMAN, NOW IN THE 400. WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT HIM EARLIER, GREAT ATHLETE FROM BISHOP-CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL, OUTSTANDING FOOTBALL PLAYER, OUTSTANDING TRACK AND FIELD, WON THE 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM TITLE LAST YEAR. AND HE IS IN LANE 2. THERE THEY GO. SIX RUNNERS IN THIS RACE.>>Ben: HE NEEDS TO WORK WITH HIS ALTERNATING, HIS NON-DOMINATE LEG LOOKS FUNKY.>>Leon: BUNCHED UP ON THE BACK STRETCH. 400 METERS, ONE LAP AROUND, LEAPING OVER THE HURDLES IN THE WIND. ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE SOMEONE MAKING A MOVE ON THE FINAL TURNS IN THESE TYPE OF RACES.>>Ben: JOSEPH HAS THE LEAD RIGHT NOW. NOW THE WIND HELPING HIM.>>Leon: HERE WE COME TO THE FINAL TWO HURDLES AND FINAL STRETCH! AND IT COULD BE PRETTY TIGHT, COMING DOWN, HOLTHUSEN — OH! I DON’T THINK HE GOT IT. I THINK HE GOT EDGED FROM CLOUD, THAT WAS MARCO JOSEPH.>>Ben: ACCORDING TO THIS, OH, YEAH, STILL A HUGE PR FOR JOSEPH.>>Leon: JOSEPH FROM CLOUDOUGH INCHES OUT WICHITA STATE. CHECK OUT HOW CLOSE, BEN — HE JUST DID NOT HAVE WHAT WAS NEED ED.>>Ben: HE’S DEFINITELY A SPECIALIST IN THE 110 HURDLES.>>Leon: HE GOT OVER THAT LAST HURDLE, MAYBE DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH>>Ben: GETTING BETTER IN THE 400. 56-SOMETHING, BEFORE THAT WAS 59.77, BIG PR. MAKING THE MOST OF THE WEATHER AND RUNNING THE 400 HURDLES, THAT’S MISERABLE IN ITSELF.>>Leon: GIVE IT UP FOR MARCO JOSEPH FROM CLOUD, STRONG FINISH TO WIN THAT RACE. THAT WAS A FAST RACE. ONE MORE TO GO HERE OF THE MEN’S 400-METER HURDLES.>>Ben: AUSTIN CORLEY, WICHITA STATE, AND I BELIEVE –>>Leon: LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A LIMITED FIELD IF THEY’RE NOT OUT THERE YET. LET’S SEE, WE GOT SOME GUYS STILL COMING ON THE TRACK, I THINK. HEY, TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER WITH MORE.>>Taylor: QUICKLY BEFORE WE GET STARTED WITH THE NEXT 400 HURDLES, MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP WRAPPED UP, MURPHY FROM CLOUD COUNTY WON WITH A JUMP OF 15 METERS 25. THAT IS 50 FEET EVEN. LOOKS LIKE HE HAD A GREAT COMPETITION. HE WAS FOLLOWED CLOSELY FROM A PLAYER FROM ROGERS STATE, 46’11” BACK TO YOU.>>Leon: WE’RE ABOUT READY TO GO WITH THIS FINAL SECTION OF THE 400-METER HURDLES FOR THE MEN. LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE FOUR RUNNERS OUT THERE.>>Ben: MISSING SCOTT IN LANE 2, DOWNING IN 6 AND GUSTAFSON IN 7. HE JUST FINISHED THE DE DECATHLON ON THURSDAY WITH ME. CORLEY HAS THE FASTEST TIME BY FOUR SECONDS.>>Leon: WICHITA STATE SHOCKER IN LANE 4. THEY ARE OFF AND RUNNING THE 40.>>Ben: AUSTIN CORLEY VERY STRONG RUNNER, I DON’T THINK THE WIND’S GOING TO EFFECT HIM TOO MUCH.>>Leon: SEPP GOT OUT TO THE EARLY START IN LANE 8, THE LEAD WITH THE STAGGERED START BUT FALLING BACK. THE 400 METERS HURDLE, AS HERE WE COME AROUND THE FINAL TURNS.>>Ben: AUSTIN CORLEY WITH A VERY BIG LEAD.>>Leon: AUSTIN CORLEY WITH THE SHADES ON! WHAT WOULD BE THE PURPOSE OF THAT? JUST PREFERENCE?>>Ben: YEAH, HONESTLY. I MEAN, IT’S — I DID HEAR THE LARCH-MILLERS TALKING ABOUT HOW THE UV INDEX IS 7 EARLIER ON ON THE MICROPHONE SO, YEAH. BUT HONESTLY, YOU KNOW –>>Leon: LIKE HORSES WEARING BLINDERS SO YOU DON’T SEE THE –>>Ben: 51.97 FOR CORLEY, NOT BAD CONSIDERING THE CONDITIONS.>>Leon: THAT COMPLETES THE 400- METER HURDLES ON THE MEN’S SIDE, AUSTIN CORLEY FOR WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: HE’S BARELY BREATHING HARD, WHAT THE HECK. TAYLOR, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?>>Taylor: GETTING DRESSED STILL , SORRY, GUYS, PROBABLY EXHAUSTED AS WELL. WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR RACE REAL QUICK.>>THE RACE IS GOING TO BE WINDY SO TRYING TO DRIVE, TRYING TO BREATHE ON THE BACK STRETCH AND JUST PREP FOR ALL CONDITIONS, FOR NCAA.>>Taylor: ABSOLUTELY. WE WATCHED AUSTIN RUN QUITE A FEW RAISE, AND HE IS — RACES, AND HE IS A STUD ON THE TRACK. SEEMS LIKE CONDITIONS DON’T EVER AFFECT HIM. HE HAD A GREAT RACE, A WIN AND CONGRATULATIONS, YOU GOT THE 4 BY 4 LEFT TODAY?>>YES, MA’AM.>>Taylor: BACK TO YOU.>>Leon: THANK YOU TAYLOR AND AUSTIN FOR DOING THAT AS YOU’RE RECOVERING FROM THE RACE AND GETTING DRESSED. APPRECIATE THAT. NEXT THE WOMEN’S 200-METER DASH. BEFORE THAT LET’S TAKE A BREAK. YOU’RE WATCHING THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC AT CESSNA STADIUM FROM WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY. WE’RE BACK WITH MORE AFTER THIS.>>Leon: AND BACK HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM, AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY. LEON LIEBL ALONG WITH BEN JOHNSON,.WICHITA STATE SHOCKER DE DE DEDE– DECATHLETE GETTING READY FOR THE 200-METER RACE. AS WE WATCH A LITTLE BIT OF THE SHOT PUTT NOW UNDERWAY. AND MORE ACTIVITY GOING ON IN THE INFIELD. AGAIN WE JUST SAW THE 400-METER HURDLES COMPLETED, AUSTIN CORLEY WON THE MEN’S FOR WICHITA STATE IN THE LAST SECTION, HEARD FROM HIM, HE HAD A GOOD RACE. A LITTLE CHILLY. MORE LONG JUMP ACTIVITY GOING ON . AS AGAIN WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE 200-METER WOMEN’S DASH. THERE WILL BE SEVERAL HEATS FOR THAT AS THEY ARE TRYING TO LINE UP WHO’S GOING TO BE IN WHAT HEAT.>>Ben: WORD ON THE STREET IS COACH WISE IS GETTING READY TO EMAIL ME THE START LIST. AS SOON AS I GET THAT EMAIL I’LL LET YOU KNOW.>>Leon: IT’S A PROCESS IN ACTION RIGHT FOR YOU. AS, AGAIN, A GOOD LOOK AT, BOY, REALLY YOU CAN JUST TELL BY THE WAY PEOPLE ARE DRESSED IT’S GETTING COLD. TAYLOR HAS TOLD US IT’S GOTTEN COLDER DOWN THERE, AND EVEN HAZY AND MOISTURE IN THE AIR.>>Ben: I SEE THAT.>>Leon: ALSO, THE BIG AMERICAN FLAG ACROSS THE WAY BLOWING STILL STRONG TOWARD THE SOUTH OUT OF THE NORTH. THAT HAS PRESENTED A CHALLENGE ON THE BACK STRETCH. WE’VE HEARD ABOUT THAT BUT HASN’T SEEMED TO SLOW TOO MANY GUYS AND GIRLS DOWN.>>Ben: I’M SURE THEY FELT IT IN THE 400 HURDLE RACE BUT A LOT OF THE RACES CAN BE ADJUSTED BASED ON THE WIND. IF THE WIND’S BLOWING THIS WAY, WE’LL RUN IT THAT WAY, BLOWING THE OTHER WAY WE’LL SWITCH IT AROUND. IT CAN BE AN ADVANTAGE IN TRACK AND FIELD BUT WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING NUMEROUS LAPS AND FIGHT ING THE HEAD WIND IT SEEMS LIKE IT HURTS YOU MORE THAN IT HELPS YOU SO ON THE RACES WHERE YOU’RE DOING MORE THAN JUST ONE STRAIGHT-AWAY I’M SURE IT’S MAKING A DIFFERENCE.>>Leon: WE SAW SHOT PUTT, NOW THE LONG JUMP.>>Ben: GREAT TRIPLE JUMPER AND THE LONG JUMP AS WELL.>>Leon: A LOT OF CHANGES IN THE SCHEDULE TODAY BECAUSE SEVERAL SCRATCHES BECAUSE — WE ASSUME BECAUSE OF THE COLD WEATHER. SO WE’RE KIND OF GOING ALONG WITH THE PUNCHES TODAY HERE. AS ONCE AGAIN WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE 200-METER WOMEN’S AND THEY’LL ARE STARTING OVER ON THE FAR SIDE CORNER. THE NORTHEAST CORNER HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM. I BELIEVE SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THE HEATS WILL BE COMING TO US SHORTLY.>>Ben: OH, YEAH. DOWNLOADING THE EMAIL AS WE SPEAK. ALL RIGHT. WE GOT IT.>>Leon: HOW MANY HEATS?>>Ben: SIX WOMEN AND FIVE MEN.>>Leon: SIX WOMEN. DIDN’T LOSE TOO MANY, MAYBE.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE HEAT ONE IS GOING TO BE PRINCESS SALES OF ST. MARY, CLAIRE OLSON OF HUTCHINSON, TAYA’ BUCHANAN OF SOUTHWESTERN AND LEXI RILEY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA IN LANES 3-6.>>Leon: WE’RE ABOUT READY TO GO WITH THE 200, FIRST HEAT, IN SIX HEATS IN THIS RACE AS THEY ARE OFF AND RUNNING.>>Ben: HAVING TO FIGHT THAT HEAD WIND FOR A BRIEF SECOND AT THE START, GETTING THE TAIL WIND ON THE HOME STRETCH. SOUTHWESTERN’S OUT IN FRONT IN LANE 5 RUNNING PRETTY STRONG. LANE 4 MIGHT CATCH UP TO HER. DOESN’T LOOK LIKE IT, THOUGH. STRONG FINISH FOR THE SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETE, I THINK THAT IS BUCHANAN.>>Leon: AGAIN, THE 200 METERS. AND BUCHANAN FROM SOUTHWESTERN, MOUNTAIN BUILDER, 27.06 WINS IT, OLSON FROM HUTCHINSON, SALES, AND RILEY FROM NEBRASKA-OMAHA. NEXT HEAT IS COMING UP.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE IVY LOBLEY OF OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN, PRISCA SOMETHING OF CAMERON, XAVIERE WARREN, REAGAN GATSON, ANA BILLING HAASEN OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA AND ALEXIS JEFFERSON. CAN YOU HELP ME?>>Leon: WHICH ONE?>>Ben: LANE 3.>>Leon: I BELIEVE THAT IS PRISCA KOUAO FROM CAMERON UNIVERSITY, OKLAHOMA, DOWN IN LAWTON.>>Ben: KOUAO, YOU GUYS BE THE JUDGE.>>Leon: I BELIEVE IT’S PRISCA BECAUSE I HEARD THAT ON THE PA.>>Ben: WE GOT HER FIRST NAME RIGHT.>>Leon: LET’S SEE. WE GOT EVERYBODY OUT THERE? SIX RUNNERS?>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE IT. WE SHOULDN’T HAVE ANY SCRATCHES.>>Leon: SINCE THIS WAS PUT TOGETHER HERE AT THE LAST SECOND . DON’T HAVE THEIR PERSONAL SEED TIMES ON THIS, BUT WE WILL JUST ASSUME THAT THEY WILL GET FASTER AS WE GO.>>Leon: XAVIERE WARREN FROM BUTLER IN LANE 4, ONE OF THE LOCAL RACERS, REGAN GATSON FROM WASHBURN. ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE STARTING ON THE BACK TURN OVER THERE AT THE NORTHEAST END OF THE CESSNA STADIUM, THEY’LL FINISH IN FRONT OF US HERE. 200 METERS. WILL TRYING TO GET SOME SITUATION LINED UP HERE, START OF THIS RACE. HERE’S A GOOD LOOK AT WHERE THEY’LL BE STARTING FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE AS WE’RE LOOKING STRAIGHT ACROST AT ‘EM OR ANGLING ACROST. SIX RUNNERS, SIX COMPETITORS, 200 METERS, THE SECOND HEAT OF THE 200-METER DASH HERE AT THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC. THEY ARE OFF AND RUNNING. COMING AROUND DOWN THE FRONT STRETCH HERE FOR THE RACE TO THE FINISH.>>Ben: IT’S A CLOSE ONE BUT IT LOOKS LIKE –>>Leon: I THINK THAT IS KOUAO IN LANE 3 WHO HAS TAKEN THE LEAD , AND SHE IS GONNA WIN THIS RACE. PRISCA KOUAO FROM CAMERON UNIVERSITY WINS THAT 200-METER RACE. SECTION 3 COMING UP IN A SECOND. 26.73 IS HER TIME. BELLINGHAUSEN FROM NEBRASKA- OMAHA IN SECOND AND WARREN FROM BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMES IN THIRD, BUTLER GRIZZLY. SECTION 3, EIGHT RUNNERS COMING UP NEXT INCLUDING FROM WICHITA STATE NEREA QUIROS IN LANE 4 FOR THE SHOCKERS, ALEXZANDRIA FLEMING FROM ST. MARY’S, LAUREN HOUSTON FROM NEBRASKA-OMAHA, DAYLEE OLSON, JASMINE HURLA FROM EMPORIA STATE, KRYSTAL PAISLEY FROM HUTCHINSON AND RACHEL HEIMAN FROM WASHBURN AND AUTUMN BALDWIN FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN. THE FINAL THREE SECTIONS WILL ALL HAVE EIGHT RUNNERS ON THE SCHEDULE. CHECK THAT FOR THE FINAL FOUR. WE HAVE SIX HEATS IN THIS 200- METER RACE. THIS IS NUMBER 3. GET A LOOK AT QUIROS, AGAIN, IN LANE 4 FOR WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE SHE JUST MADE UP THE STAGGER RIGHT OUT THE GATE.>>Leon: WOW. SHE’S BOOKING IT DOWN THAT FINAL TURN, AND QUIROS IN THE LEAD. CAN SHE HOLD ON AS THEY COME DOWN THE FRONT STRAIGHT-AWAY? AUTUMN BALDWIN IN SECOND PLACE IN LANE 8 FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN BUT LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE QUIROS FROM WICHITA STATE, FINISHES IN FIRST PLACE.>>Ben: HOW ABOUT THAT.>>Leon: SHE WAS OUT OF THE BLOCK QUICK.>>Ben: YEAH SHE WAS.>>Leon: 26.07 IS HER TIME, PAISLEY, HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SECOND, BALDWIN, OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN FELL BACK INTO THIRD.>>Ben: THAT’S MOVING.>>Leon: GOOD RUN. THERE IS THE FINAL. FINAL LOOK AT THAT RACE. ALL RIGHT. THAT WAS SECTION 3. WE GOT SECTION 4 COMING UP, ANOTHER 8-RUNNER RACE. NO WICHITA SHOCKER IN THIS ONE. GOING TO HAVE AYSHA ROBINSON FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN, TIZHANE BROOKS FROM ROGERS STATE, SOPHIA KIRWAN FROM NEBRASKA-OMAHA, KALEIGH DYAS FROM CENTRAL OKLAHOMA, SKYLAR STANDOKES, CRYSTAL COOK FROM EMPORIA STATE, ERIN CLIFTON FROM NEBRASKA-OMAHA AND LONDON FUTCH FROM SOUTHWESTERN, OUT OF THE KCAC. GETTING A LITTLE MORE HAZY OUT.>>Ben: YEAH. LOOKS, I DON’T WANT TO USE THE WORD MISERABLE BECAUSE IT’S A TRACK MEET. I’M SURE THE ATHLETES ARE HAPPY TO BE OUT THERE BUT, OH.>>Leon: SECTION 4 OF THIS 200- METER.>>Ben: I WILL SAY, THOUGH, IT CAN’T BE ANY WORSE THAN DAY 2 OF THE HEPTATHLON ON THURSDAY, WIND Y, MORE WINDY THAN IT IS NOW BUT IT WAS CLOUDY JUST LIKE THIS>>Leon: ALL RIGHT. SECTION 4 OF THIS 200 METERS FOR THE WOMEN. GETTING READY TO GO. AND WE ARE OFF. AS THEY FALL IN PLACE COMING AROUND THAT FINAL TURN. LONDON FUTCH HAD THE LEAD IN LANE 8 BUT NOW OUT IN LANE 5, STANDOKES, SKYLAR STAND — DYAS FROM CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.>>Ben: FIRST TODAY TO BREAK 26 SECONDS, NOT BAD.>>Leon: NOW SECTION 5. THERE’S A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR WINNER RECOVERING FROM THAT RACE . MORE POLE VAULTING. STILL WARMING UP.>>Ben: THERE’S CHRIS PETERS.>>Leon: LONG-LOST FRIEND THE WAY YOU SAID THAT.>>Ben: I WAS ONLY ON THE TEAM WITH HIM FOR TWO YEARS. HE WAS A MULTIPOLE VAULT SPECIALIST, BUT DID THE MULTI AS WELL. I WAS PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS WITH HIM. HAVEN’T SEEN HIM IN A WHILE BUT HE CLEARLY STILL TRAINS AND POLE VAULTS EVERY NOW AND THEN AT HOME MEETS. SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME HE PULLS OUT 16 FEET EVEN THOUGH HE NEVER PRACTICES.>>Leon: WOMEN’S SHOT PUTT. GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER SECTION OF THE 200-METER WOMEN. MORGAN PRATHER FROM WICHITA STATE AND TRUDY MARTIN, PRATHER IN LANE 2, MARTIN IN LANE 3. ALSO ARTEXIS DRAKE FROM ST. MARY ‘S IN LANE 1, PRATHER, MARTIN AND AMYA CLARKE FROM IOWA WESTERN, KAYLA McDONALD FROM NORTH TEXAS, CIARRA BAKER FROM BUTLER, SHENELLE TOMLINSON FROM BUTLER AND SCARLETT HILL FROM NEBRASKA-OMAHA. THEY’RE OFF AND RUNNING AND MORGAN PRATHER AND TRUDY MARTIN YOUR TWO WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS AS THEY COME AROUND THE FINAL STRETCH. DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME. THIS IS — LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY FAST RACE. I BELIEVE THAT’S IOWA WESTERN’S AMYA CLARKE IS — WELL SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN EDGED RIGHT AT THE END THERE. LET’S SEE WHAT WE GOT. WOW. THAT WAS QUITED A FINISH. TOMLINSON FROM BUTLER. TOMLINSON WEARING A LITTLE DIFFERENT SHADE THERE, 25.35. THAT IS SHENELLE TOMLINSON WINNING THAT RACE AS McDONALD, KAYLA McDONALD FROM NORTH TEXAS FINISHES SECOND. THERE SHE CAME, NO, SHE WAS WEARING THE BUTLER PURPLE, KIND OF MISSED THAT ON THE OUTSIDE MAKING THE STRONG FINISH AT THE END.>>Ben: LIKE I SAID I’M SURE BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE HAS THREE DIFFERENT JERSEYS TODAY MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR US TO KEEP TRACK OF WHO’S WHO.>>Leon: A COUPLE WERE WEARING GRAY WITH PURPLE TRICK. MORE SHOT PUTT ACTION BEHIND US, ON THE SIDE I SHOULD SAY, SOUTH SIDE. AS WE ARE DOWN TO NOW THE FINAL SECTION OF THE 200 METERS. AND TIANNA HOLMES FROM WICHITA STATE, GOT A LOT OF SHOCKERS IN THIS RACE, PAULA GARCIA LANE 4, HOLMES BY THE WAY IN LANE 2. TANIYAH McMILLIAN IN LANE 5, JACQUE DARBY IN LANE 6, SAW A LOT OF THESE LADIES IN THE RELAY EARLIER. TEAMMATES.>>Ben: YES, WE DID, AND THERE’S A REASON FOR THAT. ALL VERY FAST ATHLETES, SOME OF OUR FASTEST GIRLS ON THE TEAM. SHOULD BE A GOOD RACE.>>Leon: DARRIAN HILLEBERT FROM WASHBURN LANE 1, HOLMES FROM WICHITA STATE LANE 2, BRIA WILLIAMS FROM NORTH TEXAS LANE 3 , PAULA GARCIA, WICHITA STATE, LANE 4, TANIYAH Mc McMILLIAN LANE 5, JACQUE DARBY LANE 6 WICHITA STATE, MYFLORE METHELUS FROM CLOUD COUNTY, SIDNEY SAPP WICHITA STATE LANE 8. HERE THEY COME, A LOT OF BLACK AND GOLD COMING DOWN THE STRETCH>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE OUR INDOOR SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER McMILLIAN . TIANNA HOLMES LANE 2?>>Leon: I THINK SO, IN LANE 2, TAKES THE WIN. THERE SHE IS. AND THERE’S YOUR FINISH. 1, 2, 3. HOLMES TAKES THE WIN. McMILLIAN IN SECOND, PAULA GARCIA TAKES THIRD, 1, 2, 3, 4, BECAUSE JACQUE DARBY IN FOURTH, WHAT A SWEEP FOR THE SHOCKERS, LOOK AT THAT.>>Ben: AWESOME RACE.>>Leon: THAT ONE ALL SHOCKERS COMING RIGHT AT YA, 1, 2, 3, AND 4. TIANNA HOLMES COMES UP WITH A WIN. AND THERE SHE IS, THE AMERICAN CONFERENCE LOGO. STILL TRYING TO GET USED TO THAT A LITTLE BIT. THAT’S GOING TO DO IT FOR THE 200-METER WOMEN. THE MEN WILL BE COMING UP, THE SAME SITUATION. WE HAVE TO BREAK DOWN THE HEATS HERE AND GET THAT ALL CONNECTED TO US AND HOPEFULLY SENT TO US.>>Ben: I THINK IT’S ON THE EMAIL THAT I SENT TO YOU. I THINK BOTH WERE ON THERE. YEAH, YOU GOT TO SWIPE OVER TO THE RIGHT OR SCROLL OVER. THERE SHOULD BE FIVE HEATS OF THE –>>Leon: FIVE HEATS COMING UP.>>Ben: MM-HMM.>>Leon: AND HERE WE GO. FIVE HEATS, AND LOOKS LIKE FIRST HEAT’S ONLY FOUR RUNNERS AS THEY’RE LINED UP STARTING OVER IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER, TURN, NUMBER 3. KY MANN FROM COWLEY COLLEGE, COWLEY TIGER FROM ARK CITY, YIZA LLE WHITFIELD AND JOSH WILZ FROM WASHBURN AND ALSO FROM COWLEY, YSON HOGAN, LANES 3 AND 6 FROM COWLEY COLLEGE. FOUR RUNNERS IN THIS FIRST OF FIVE 200-METER RUNS. GETTING READY. HERE WE GO. AND THEY ARE OFF, CLEAN START. AGAIN THAT’S YSON HOGAN IN LANE 6 IN THE ORANGE FOR COWLEY, AND HERE THEY COME. SEE WHAT WE GOT IN THIS LEAD AND THAT IS –>>Ben: OOH. LOOKS LIKE IOWA WESTERN GUY.>>Leon: OH, MAN, THAT’S SOUTHWESTERN. AND COWLEY, I BELIEVE. LET’S SEE, WE HAD A LANE 1 RUNNER THERE, HE’S NOT ON OUR LIST, CARINDER FROM FRIENDS.>>Ben: 22.51 NOT A BAD TIME. ONE GUY PULLED UP, LOOKS LIKE A HAMSTRING INJURY IN THE RACE, THAT’S A SHAME. LANE 5 RIGHT THERE, WASHBURN. OOH, THERE IT GOES, YEP.>>Leon: OH, MAN. AND THAT’S A DANGER, I ASSUME, RUNNING IN THIS KIND OF WEATHER. IF YOU’RE NOT PROPERLY WARMED UP , STRETCHED OUT.>>Ben: YOU GOT TO TAKE YOUR WARMUP A LOT MORE SERIOUS THAN NORMAL.>>Leon: AND WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF SCRATCHES TODAY AS WE GET READY NOW FOR SECTION 2. QUITE HONESTLY, NOT SURE THE INFORMATION WE HAVE HERE IS CORRECT ON THE SCHEDULE.>>Ben: WE’VE GOT — IF WHAT WE HAVE IS CORRECT WE’VE GOT LOGAN HUGHES, TANNER HAYNES, RASHAD MURPHY, KEYSTAWN WYATT, KALEB BARADER, RASHAUN MURPHY.>>Leon: HAMMER THROW, YOU DON’T SEE THAT OFTEN IF YOU WATCH A LOT OF HIGH SCHOOL TRACK.>>Ben: YEAH. EVEN IN SOME STATES THE JAVELIN ‘S NOT ALLOWED. BUT –>>Leon: WHY IS THAT?>>Ben: I DON’T KNOW. I THINK — WELL FOR STARTERS JAVELIN’S VERY, VERY HARD ON YOUR BODY, AND I GUESS IT’S DANGEROUS WHEN YOU GOT A BUNCH OF HIGH SCHOOL KIDS RUNNING AROUND THROWING SPEARS, BASICALLY. I HAVEN’T HEARD OF ANYONE GETTING KILLED FROM IT, SO –>>Leon: I HAVE HEARD OF PEOPLE, THOUGH, GETTING HIT.>>Ben: YEAH. OUR VERY OWN NIKKI RAN INTO ONE IN SANTA BARBARA, IT WAS IN THE GROUND, WALKED INTO IT AND POKED A HOLE IN HER LEG.>>Leon: TAYLOR AND NIKKI IDENTICAL TWINS, HELPED US OUT A LOT BROADCASTER WHEN THEY’RE NOT COMPETING. THEY TOLD ME WHEN THEY WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL ONCE THEY WERE IN A MEET WHERE THE BACK STRAIGHT-AWAY WENT UNDER THE GRAHN STANDS.>>Ben: — GRANDSTANDS.>>Ben: THAT’S COOL.>>Leon: THEY HAD THE IDEA OF SWITCHING OUT, TO SEE IF ANYBODY WOULD NOTICE. I DOUBT THEY DID THAT.>>Ben: I DOUBT THEY WOULD NOTICE.>>Leon: THAT WOULD BE FUN.>>Ben: GOOD MOVIE SCENE. TOOK ME ABOUT, OH, THREE, THREE YEARS TO WHERE I COULD TELL THEM APART, LIKE, WITHOUT, REALLY, LIKE, WITHOUT ANY ISSUES.>>Leon: I KNOW THEY’RE BOTH VERY COMPETITIVE. I’VE HEARD THAT STORY TOO AS WE ARE OFF AND RUNNING AGAIN THE 200 METERS, MEN. THIS IS SECTION 2. AND IN LANE 4 THERE THE FULL BODY ARMOR COMING AT YA. HE’S IN SECOND PLACE STAYING WARM.>>Ben: IS HE GOING TO PASS A GUY ON THE OUTSIDE?>>Leon: TIGHT FINISH AGAIN.>>Ben: MAYBE.>>Leon: IT IS RASHAD MURPHY FROM NORTHWEST KANSAS WINNING. WE WERE CORRECT ON THIS ONE. RASHAD AND RASHAWN. THERE’S A GOOD LOOK AT HIM. TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER WITNESSING AS WE SEE. GOING TO SECTION 3 NOW. THIS IS GOING TO BE A FULL COMPLEMENT OF EIGHT RUNNERS. WE HAVE CORBIN RAMSEY FROM EMPORIA STATE IN LANE 1, JORDAN WALKER FROM WASHBURN IN LANE 2, YANNICK KALIDAS FROM NORTH TEXAS , TARD SMITH UNATTACHED, DOWDY ELAZARIG UNATTACHED BUT FROM WICHITA, JAVIER HERNANDEZ FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN, PARKER McCAFFERTY FROM KANSAS STATE, AND ROUNDING OUT THIS FIELD OF 8 MITCHELL HAMLIN FROM EMPORIA STATE. AGAIN THIS IS SECTION 3. OF THE 200 METERS FOR THE MEN. BATTLING THE ELEMENTS TODAY. CONTINUES TO GET HAZIER OUT THERE. KIND OF WONDER IF THAT’S ALMOST SMOKE.>>Ben: I DON’T SMELL ANY SMOKE BUT VERY WELL COULD BE. I KNOW IT’S –>>Leon: THE FOG IS MOVING IN. FOLLOWING THE 200 METERS THE 4 X 400 AS WE ARE OFF AND RUNNING.>>Ben: DOWDY IS OFF TO A GOOD START.>>Leon: COMING AROUND THE CORNER.>>Ben: DOWDY’S WINNING IT OUT IN — DOWDY ELAZARIG.>>Leon: ELAZARIG, AGAIN, RUNNING UNATTACHED FROM WICHITA AND PRETTY CLOSE RACE, AND HE’S GOING TO HOLD ON TO WIN THAT ONE , PRETTY GOOD FINISH BEHIND HIM AS WELL.>>Ben: 22.26 IS WHAT I HEARD. NOT TOO SHABBY.>>Leon: ALSO TARD SMITH JR. RUNNING UNATTACHED 22.45. AND JAVIER HERNANDEZ FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN FINISHED THIRD AND THE K-STATER Mc CAFFERTY IN FOURTH PLACE. THAT TODAYS US TO THE FOURTH — TAKES US TO THE FOURTH SECTION OF THE 200 METERS. AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE IN THIS RACE A SHOCKER. TAYLOR’S GOT SOMETHING FOR US. TAYLOR WHAT HAVE YOU GOT? [NO AUDIO]>>Taylor: FOLLOWING HER IN SECOND WITH A LEAP OF 5 METERS 50. I WILL BE BACK WITH AN UPDATE AFTER THIS.>>Leon: I’VE BEEN ASSUMING A LOT OF THESE SCRATCHES HAVE TO DO WITH THE WEATHER. THAT’S ACCURATE THAT THE WEATHER CAUSES THAT A LITTLE BIT?>>Taylor: YEAH,ING I THINK BASED OFF OF HOW IT WAS WHEN I WAS ON THE TEAM IT’S A LOT TO DO WITH THE WEATHER, MUSCLES TIGHT EN UP, TENDONS START ACHING , ACHES AND PAINS YOU WOULDN’T SEE IF IT WAS WARM OUT HERE. UNFORTUNATE BUT PART OF THE PROCESS.>>Ben: IN KANSAS.>>Taylor: RIGHT. BACK TO YOU.>>Leon: SECTION 4 OF THE 200 METERS MEN’S DASH, AND, AGAIN, WE HAVE A SHOCKER, DENVOIR?>>Ben: DENVOIR GRIFFIN.>>Leon: FROM WICHITA STATE. HE IS IN THIRD AS HE FALLS BACK A LITTLE BIT AND WINNING THIS RACE KIND OF GOING AWAY IN LANE 5 IS ANTRAVIUS PERKINS FROM NORTHWEST KANSAS. BOY THEY BROUGHT SOME SPRINTERS.>>Ben: YES.>>Leon: AND TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT UNIFORMS, WE SAW THE FULL-BODY WHITE A COUPLE RACES AGO. NOW THEY’RE WEARING A DIFFERENT COLOR. BUT PERKINS AND FREEMAN SWEEP IT THAT’S DENNIS FREEMAN FROM NORTHWEST KANSAS.>>Ben: I THINK IF THIS WAS A BIGGER, MORE WELL-REGULATED MEET , I’M PRETTY SURE YOU CAN’T WEAR, LIKE, DIFFERENT UNIFORMS IF YOU’RE ON THE SAME TEAM.>>Leon: YEAH? IT’S NOT GOOD FOR BROADCASTERS.>>Ben: YEAH, NO, IT’S NOT.>>Leon: WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE FINAL.>>Ben: RAYVON SHOWING US HIS DANCE MOVES.>>Leon: FROM WICHITA STATE. ADAM GAUZY IN 2, JOSH LEWIS FROM SOUTHWESTERN IN LANE 2, ADAM GAUZY LANE 2 FROM WICHITA STATE, ABDON CAMPBELL FROM NORTH TEXAS IN LANE 3, A COUPLE OF ROGERS STATE GUYS, ALFRED THOMAS IN 4, QUINTIN POWELL IN 5, DYLAN SWAIN FROM BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, RAYVON ALLEN AND JORDAN REED FROM EMPORIA STATE AS WE START THIS 200-METER RUN. ALSO THE HAMMER THROW. GUYS GETTING LOOSED, WARMED UP, VERY IMPORTANT ON A DAY LIKE TODAY. YOU STRETCH A LOT? I HEAR DIFFERENT THEORIES ABOUT THAT.>>Ben: I SHOULD STRETCH MORE, BUT I — I DO NOT STRETCH AT ALL PRIOR TO RUNNING.>>Leon: PART OF THE REASON I ASK –>>Ben: DYNAMIC WARMUP STUFF BUT THE WORD ON THE STREET IS NO STATIC STRETCHING PRIOR TO THE EVENT, MORE AFTER FOR COOLING DOWN. I DO A LOT OF STRETCHING AT NIGHT. WELL, I SHOULD DO MORE.>>Leon: WATCHING THE FINAL 4 LAST WEEK THE YOUNG MAN FROM TEXAS TECH DOES AN HOUR AND A HALF OF STRETCHING AND YOGA EVERY DAY I GUESS.>>Ben: OH MY GOSH.>>Leon: RAYVON ALLEN TRYING — SECOND TRYING TO TAKE THE LEAD AS THEY COME DOWN THE STRETCH. I DON’T THINK HE’S GONNA CATCH HIM.>>Ben: STRONG RUNNER IN LANE 4 THERE.>>Leon: LANE 4. AND THAT IS OF ROGERS STATE ALFRED THOMAS TAKING THE WIN. ALFRED WITH A NICE RACE.>>Ben: RAYVON AND ADAM FINISHED THAT UP.>>Leon: THOMAS 21.26, RAYVON ALLEN 21.81 AND POWELL FROM ROGERS STATE FINISHES THIRD AS YOU SEE THE FINISH. THAT HAZINESS TOO.>>Ben: FIVE GUYS UNDER 22 SECOND, THAT’S PRETTY GOOD.>>Leon: THAT’S GOING TO WRAP UP THE 200 METERS FOR THE MEN.>>Ben: I THINK WHAT HAPPENED THERE AT THE VERY BEGINNING WHEN WE WERE SCREWING UP OUR VERY FIRST HEAT THAT ONLY HAD FOUR GUYS IN IT, I THINK THAT MIGHT HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN THE SECOND HEAT. THIS LOOKS LIKE THE FIRST HEAT HERE WITH FOUR GUYS IN IT. KANSAS WESLEYAN GUYS. MAYBE THEY REFUSED TO RUN UNLESS THEY WERE WITH EACH OTHER.>>Leon: THIS IS NOT ON OUR LIST>>Ben: BUT THEY ARE ALL FROM KANSAS WESLEYAN.>>Leon: ALL COYOTES, SALINA, KANSAS WESLEYAN OUT OF THE KCAC, FOUR OF THEM. TRYING TO PICK UP A LIST OF GUYS ON THE PA BUT THEY HAVEN’T COME UP WITH THAT EITHER, SO . . . ONE MORE RACE IN THE 200 METERS, OBVIOUSLY, A TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP FOR KANSAS WESLEYAN.>>Ben: YEAH. BATTLE OF BRAGGING RIGHTS.>>Leon: THIS IS INTERESTING.>>Ben: LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE OUR MEN’S POLE VAULT UNDERWAY AS WELL. FINALLY. I THINK THEY WERE WARMING UP FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.>>Leon: I THINK THAT IS SMOKE OUT THERE, ACTUALLY, BEN.>>Ben: REALLY?>>Leon: YEAH. APPARENTLY SOME WILDFIRES WEST OF TOWN, I’M TOLD. TAYLOR — YEAH, SMELLS LIKE SMOKE DOWN THERE. YEAH, THIS IS — IT’S GETTING KIND OF THICK. NOW, THAT — THAT’S SOMETHING YOU GOT TO PUT UP WITH, TOO, I MEAN –>>Ben: DOESN’T EXACTLY HELP THE LUNGS WHEN YOU’RE OUT THERE RUNNING, SUCKING WIND ALREADY AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW –>>Leon: IT HAS REALLY, REALLY GOTTEN THICK. ACROSS THE WAY YOU CAN SEE OVER THE TREES HOVERING.>>Ben: MM-HMM.>>Leon: AS WE ARE I THINK GETTING UNDERWAY. EVEN ON OUR MONITOR IT’S GETTING A LITTLE — THERE IT’S CLEAR, CLOSEUP SHOT AS THE KANSAS WESLEYAN FOURSOME, THE COYOTES, FINISHING OUT THIS 200-METER RUN AND LET’S SEE WHAT THEY GOT.>>Ben: GUY IN LANE 2’S RUNNING PRETTY WELL.>>Leon: ALL KANSAS WESLEYAN, ALL PURPLE AND GOLD COMING DOWN THE STRETCH. HOPEFULLY WE’LL HAVE THE FINAL RESULTS AND BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THESE GUYS. THERE’S THE FINISH. THERE’S YOUR WINNER, LANE 2. OKAY. PETERS FROM KANSAS WES WESLEYAN, 22.62 FOLLOWED BY DAVIS, LOGAN AND WEBER ALL FROM KANSAS WESLEYAN. THERE’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT , VERY HAZY AND SMOKY RIGHT NOW. THAT’S AN INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT TO GO ALONG WITH A COLD, BLUSTERY DAY HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM. COMING BACK WITH MORE COMPETITION FROM THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC AS WE WRAP UP THE BROADCAST ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT WICHITA STATE. WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: BACK HERE AT A SMOKY, HAZY CHILLY CESSNA STADIUM WE’VE GOT IT ALL, FOLKS, HERE ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC AS CESSNA STADIUM, I’M LEON LIEBL ALONG WITH BEN JOHNSON UP HERE, AND TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER’S BEEN DOING INTERVIEWS, ALSO JAMESIA MILTON HAS BEEN DOING INTERVIEWS ON THE THROWING EVENTS. THEY’VE BEEN BATTLING THE ELEMENTS AND WE’VE BEEN WATCHING TERRIFIC ATHLETES FROM AROUND THE MIDWEST GATHERING HERE AT WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: BATTLING THE WIND, THE COLD AND THE WILDFIRES.>>Leon: WOW THIS HAS REALLY CHANGED THE WAY THINGS ARE, IT’S REALLY GOTTEN HAZY WITH THE SMOKE. WE’VE GOT TWO MORE RACES TO GO — TO BROADCAST, THAT’S GOING TO BE THE 4 BY 400 METERS MEN AND WOMEN, AND ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF CHANGES AS WE’VE GONE ALONG THIS AFTERNOON. A LOT HAS TO DO WITH THE COLD WEATHER, A LOT OF ATHLETES SCRATCHING BUT WE ARE SCHEDULED TO HAVE TEN RELAY TEAMS IN THE WOMEN COMING UP HERE, AND WICHITA STATE WILL HAVE TWO OF THOSE. IF EVERYTHING GOES AS SCHEDULED. OKAY. YOU HEAR WHAT’S GOING ON AS GETTING THINGS STRAIGHTENED OUT FOR THIS WOMEN’S 4 X 4. IT’S A FREE-FLOWING FLUID SITUATION AS THEY WOULD SAY. AGAIN, THE WEATHER CAUSING SOME HAVOC.>>Ben: WORD ON THE STREET THERE MAY BE SOME INJURY-FAKING TO TRY TO GET OUT OF THE 4 X 4.>>Leon: JOHN WISE GETTING THAT TOGETHER. THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC, WHAT A VARIETY OF WEATHER WE’VE HAD. BACK AND FORTH. YESTERDAY IT WAS A LITTLE COOL BUT WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY IT WAS, AND TERRIFIC FOR THE DISTANCE CARNIVAL. TODAY A LITTLE CHILLY AND WINDY, AND NOW WE GOT THE SMOKE. I MEAN IT’S GOTTEN REALLY SO THICK. THE BASEBALL STADIUM ACROSS THE WAY IS EVEN KIND OF HARD TO SEE.>>Ben: YEAH.>>Leon: THE LIGHTS ARE SHINING THROUGH BUT, WOW –>>Ben: YEAH A COMBO OF –>>Leon: EVEN WE’RE STARTING TO SMELL IT IN THE PRESS BOX UP HERE.>>Ben: COMBO OF CLOUDY WEATHER AND SMOKE FROM NEIGHBORING WILDFIRES.>>Leon: THE COACH DISCUSSING WHO’S GOING TO DO WHAT. GONNA SING.>>Ben: LAST CALL GIRLS 4 X 4.>>Leon: STILL A WAYS OFF FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS RACE, APPARENTLY.>>Ben: I THINK THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE HEAT OF EACH, THOUGH, SO SHOULD GO PRETTY QUICK.>>Leon: AND WE MAY HAVE, AGAIN, SOME TEAMS DROPPING OUT, SOME ATHLETES DROPPING OUT. SO WE WILL NOT GO STRICTLY BY WHAT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED.>>Ben: WE’RE PLAYING IT BY EAR.>>Leon: AS WE SAID, A FLUID SITUATION HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM ON A HAZY, HAZY LATE AFTERNOON. WOW, THIS IS REALLY, REALLY CHANGED THE WAY THINGS LOOK AROUND HERE AS WE CONTINUE TO WATCH ON YOUR MONITOR, ON YOUR TV SET, SOME OF THE FIELD ACTIVITIES. MEN’S POLE VAULT IS UNDERWAY, I BELIEVE. YEAH, THAT’S ACTUAL ACTION GOING ON. SURE, WHY NOT! LET’S — WE’VE GOT THE LARCH-MILLER TWINS. WE TALKED ABOUT IDENTICAL TWINS, LET’S SEE. NIKKI?>>Taylor: WE’VE GOT THE BEANIES AND THE PIGTAIL MEMO, WELCOME WITH MY AWESOME SISTER HERE COACHING WICHITA STATE TRACK AND FIELD AND KIND OF DEVELOPING HER CAREER. SHE’S A GREAT COACH MIGHT I SAY, MAY BE A LITTLE BIASED, BUT, YOU KNOW, HOW’S EVERYTHING GOING?>>GOING GOOD. OBVIOUSLY YOU SAW THAT 200 WITH ALL THOSE WICHITA STATE GIRLS, IT’S PRETTY INCREDIBLE HOW THEY JUST KIND OF HELP EACH OTHER, BUILD EACH OTHER UP, PUSH EACH OTHER AT PRACTICE. IT’S STARTING TO PAY OFF. YOU CAN SEE HOW WELL IN THAT RACE EVERYBODY RAN, TIANNA HOLMES, WENT THROUGH INJURIES AND FRUSTRATIONS BUT THINGS ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR HER, SHOULD BE A FUN 4 X 4 TO WATCH.>>Taylor: DO YOU THINK ANYONE HAS A CHANCE AT YOUR RECORD? 23.23 IS NOT EASY TO BEAT.>>YES. THEY ARE ALL FOUR YOUNG. THEY’RE ALREADY ON TRACK TO BEAT ME. I KNOW THAT RECORD’S GOING TO BE LONG GONE SHORTLY. WE’LL SEE WHO’S GOING TO GET IT. IT’S GOING TO BE A MATTER OF WHO’S GOING TO GET IT OUT OF THOSE GIRLS. TIANNA IS MAINLY A 400 GIRL SO I WAS THINKING TANIYAH WAS GOING TO GET IT FIRST, COULD BE SIDNEY SAPP, WHO KNOWS. IT WILL BE GONE ALONG WITH THE 400, I DON’T HAVE THAT RECORD BUT THEY’LL PASS ME.>>Taylor: THANK YOU, AND I WILL SEND IT BACK UP TO YOU.>>Leon: WAS THAT STORY FAIRLY ACCURATE THAT YOU GUYS BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL THERE WAS A BACK STRETCH UNDERNEATH THE GRANDSTANDS, AND YOU THOUGHT ABOUT SWITCHING OUT?>>Taylor: THAT’S RIGHT, HELIX HIGH SCHOOL, WHO WAS THE FOOTBALL PLAYER AT HELIX?>>Leon: ALEX.>>Taylor: YEP. IT WENT UNDERNEATH THE STANDS, BLEACHERS, WE JOKED WE WOULD HAVE ONE DO THE FIRST 200 AND THE OTHER POP OUT AND DO THE REST, FASTEST 400 EVER.>>Leon: HELIX HIGH IN SAN DIEGO I THINK BILL WALTON ALSO PLAYED BASKETBALL THERE.>>Ben: HUH.>>Leon: WE NEED BILL WALTON RIGHT NOW, FILL SOME TIME FOR US ON THE BROADCAST. HE’D BE TALKING ABOUT THIS SMOKE , NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.>>Ben: I DON’T EVEN KNOW IF I’M JUST USED TO IT OR WHAT, BUT I JUST LOOK OUT, I’M GOING, WELL, JUST ANOTHER DAY IN WICHITA, KANSAS. TOMORROW WILL PROBABLY BE SUNNY AND 70.>>Leon: AGAIN WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE 4 X 400 RELAY FOR THE WOMEN, AND WITH THIS DELAY AND WHATEVER’S HAPPENING WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK. WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE FROM CESSNA STADIUM RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: AND LEON LIEBL BACK WITH YOU HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM ALONG WITH BEN JOHNSON AS WE ARE WRAPPING UP ACTION AND COMPETITION HERE AT THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC ON THIS FINAL DAY. AND COMING UP WILL BE THE 4 X 400 IN THE MEN AND WOMEN. WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR THE START OF THAT AS THAT GETS ORGANIZED. BUT THE HAMMER THROW HAS JUST FINISHED UP. LET’S HEAD DOWN TO JAMESIA MILTON WITH MORE ON THAT. JAMESIA?>>Jamesia: WE JUST GOT DONE WITH THE MEN’S HAMMER THROW. IN THIRD WITH A THROW OF LET’S SEE 58 METERS 61 WE HAD CORY MARTINS FROM WICHITA STATE, THEN MICHAEL BRIAN, 59 METERS 16. AND IN FIRST THROWING UNATTACHED WAS JORDAN HUCKABEE WITH 62 METERS 86. WE ARE ABOUT TO START THE WOMEN’S FINALS IN THE SHOT PUT SO I’LL GET YOU THOSE RESULTS SOON. THANK YOU, BACK TO YOU.>>Leon: JAMESIA THANK YOU VERY MUCH AS WE WATCH THE HAMMER THROW AND SHOT PUT. I’M FASCINATED BY THE HAMMER THROW, IT’S SOMETHING YOU DON’T SEE VERY OFTEN ESPECIALLY HIGH SCHOOL, IT’S NOT AN EVENT IN THE STATE OF KANSAS. IT’S UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE’RE USED TO WATCHING AS ONCE AGAIN WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE 4 X 400 WOMEN’S RELAY AS WE WATCH SOME OF THE LONG JUMP FOR THE WOMEN, THAT’S AN ATHLETE FROM NORTH TEXAS AS WE CONTINUE TO — NOT SURE WHAT’S THE HOLDUP HERE AS — I THINK THEY’RE WORKING OUT WHO’S GOING TO DO WHAT. WE’VE HAD A LOT OF SCRATCHES AND CHANGES IN THE SCHEDULE.>>Ben: JUDGING BY THE LOOKS ON THE GIRLS’ FACES ON THE SCREEN THEY DON’T LOOK TOO HAPPY TO BE RUNNING THIS 4 X 4 IN THIS WEATHER.>>Leon: WE’VE HAD IT ALL TODAY, THE WIND, THE COLD IRE, AND OF COURSE NOW THE SMOKE IN THE AIR. I THINK IT’S GETTING A LITTLE CLEARER, THOUGH, ACTUALLY, THAN IT WAS A FEW MINUTES AGO. THE POLE VAULT CONTINUES OVER ON THE FAR SIDE. THERE’S A GOOD SHOT. JUST NOT QUITE MAKING IT. BEN JOHNSON, A POLE VAULT EXPERT>>Ben: I WOULD NOT SAY THAT.>>Leon: AGAIN, YOU GUYS MOVED INSIDE THE OTHER DAY DURING THE DECATHLON.>>Ben: A 35 MILE-AN-HOUR CROSSWIND AND ABOUT 40 DEGREES SO WE MOVED EVERYTHING UP THERE.>>Leon: WERE YOU HAPPY FOR THAT>>Ben: YEAH, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BAD IF WE TRIED VAULTING OUTSIDE UNFORTUNATELY THE POLE VAULT DIDN’T MATTER FOR ME AFTER THE NO-MARK IN THE DISCUS, I THINK I TIED MY PR.>>Leon: THAT’S CORRECT, WE SAW IN THE PRE-BROADCAST SHOW.>>Ben: I’VE JUMPED FOUR OR FIVE TIMES IN MY CAREER AND NEVER MADE THE NEXT BAR. IT’S COMING ONE OF THESE DAYS. I THOUGHT I HAD IT ON MY THIRD ATTEMPT THE OTHER DAY BUT KNOCKED IT OFF WITH MY HEEL, JUST BLEW INTO THE POLE A LITTLE BIT.>>Leon: CHECK THAT OUT. THERE’S A FAN. EITHER THAT OR SOMEBODY FELL ASLEEP AND FORGOT THEY WERE HERE NO THEY’RE LOOKING AT THEIR PHONE.>>Ben: BUGNER’S DAD. AUSTIN, SCHAEFER AND BUGNER’S DAD. CLAUDIA, TAYLOR, AND I FORGET THAT GUY’S NAME, CONNOR STINE, AUSTIN CORLEY, CLAY ECKERT, SOME GIRL FROM EMPORIA STATE. PRETTY GOOD JUMP.>>Leon: ONCE AGAIN WE ARE WAIT ING FOR THE START OF THE 4 X 400 RELAY.>>Ben: I HOPE IT’S SOON.>>Leon: FOR THE WOMEN. WE HAVE SOME ATHLETES DOWN HERE ON THE TRACK, THEY ARE STILL ALL BUNDLED UP AS ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE THE POLE VAULT.>>Ben: EMPORIA STATE ATHLETE.>>Leon: OH. MAN. WENT RIGHT INTO THAT BAR.>>Ben: ACCORDING TO OUR LIVE RESULTS HERE, THE BAR IS AT 4 METERS 36, 14.3 1/2, SECOND MISS FOR JOEL MATLOCK OF EMPORIA STATE.>>Leon: BY THE WAY, WE’RE TALK ING ABOUT EVENTS YESTERDAY, TOO. I DON’T THINK WE MENTIONED AARON TRUE WON THE JAVELIN.>>Ben: YEP, 72.40? I HAVE IT WRITTEN DOWN SOMEWHERE HERE IT IS. 72.45. NOT A BAD THROW FOR HIM AT ALL ESPECIALLY FOR THIS TIME IN THE SEASON. I THINK HE — LAST YEAR AT LEAST DEFINITELY PEAKED TOWARD THE END OF THE SEASON AT CONFERENCE MEET RIGHT THREW HIS 77-METER THROW. LOOKS LIKE WE FINALLY HAVE GIRLS ON THE TRACK FOR THIS 4 X 4 RELAY. INTO THE BLOCKS. FOUR TEAMS, TWO WICHITA STATE TEAMS.>>Leon: TAKING THEIR SWEATS OFF SEE IF WE HAVE THIS, ACCORDING TO OUR SCHEDULE WE WERE GOING TO HAVE BULLOCKS, HOLMES, Mc MILLIAN AND TRUDY MARTIN, ONE TEAM.>>Ben: I THINK THAT IS OUR TEAM IN LANE 5.>>Leon: THE OTHER TEAM WAS GOING TO BE IF, AGAIN –>>Ben: I THINK TELL YOU THAT’S CLAUDIA ROJO.>>Leon: SHE’S NOT SCHEDULED TO RUN IN THIS RACE OR WAS NOT SCHEDULED. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO SEE HOW THIS TURNS OUT AS WE ONLY HAVE FOUR TEAMS IN IT. ORIGINALLY, ON THE ORIGINAL SCHEDULE WE HAD TEN.>>Ben: YEAH. THAT’S TIANNA HOLMES FOR THE SHOCKERS IN LANE 4, CLAUDIA ROJO IN LANE 5.>>Leon: IN THE 4 X 400.>>Ben: WASHBURN MAYBE –>>Leon: FOUR RUNNERS EACH RUN ONE LAP. SHOCKERS GETTING OUT TO THAT EARLY LEAD, 1 AND 2.>>Ben: WASHBURN AND CAMERON, OKAY.>>Leon: LAWTON OKLAHOMA. CAMERON I THINK WE HAVE HOLLIE BABEL, TORRES HAS JUST TAKEN THE BATON, JESSICA PARNELL AND BROWNING WILL RUN –>>Ben: GARCIA AND COLE NOW RUNNING FOR THE SHOCKERS.>>Leon: ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED BROADCASTING TRACK AND FIELD THE LAST FEW YEARS, NEVER TAKE IT FOR GRANTED — A LEAD FOR GRANTED BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHO — HOWEVER THE SHOCKERS LOOK REALLY STRONG HERE.>>Ben: YEAH, THEY DO.>>Leon: I SHOULD SAY THAT IN THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL ESPECIALLY BECAUSE YOU’LL HAVE A STUD ANCHOR AND IT’S JUST AMAZING.>>Ben: YEAH. I CAN MAKE UP A 20-METER –>>Leon: THERE WILL BE SOMEBODY IN LAST PLACE, YOU THINK THEY HAVE NO CHANCE, AND THAT FINAL LEG IS UNBELIEVABLE. TAILE — TAYLOR, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FROM THE INFIELD AS WE WATCH THIS 4 X 400, WICHITA STATE OUT INTO THE BIG LEAD.>>Ben: BULLOCKS OUT IN FRONT. LOOKS LIKE WASHBURN –>>Leon: WASHBURN JUST MADE A PASS THERE. IF I HAVE THAT RIGHT I BELIEVE THAT IS HOPE THIEL RUNNING FOR WASHBURN, THE ICHABODS IN SECOND PLACE. AS WICHITA STATE –>>Ben: YOU CAN HEAR THE WIND SWIRLING OUT THERE.>>Leon: OH, YOU CAN.>>Ben: VERY STRONG LEG FOR THE WASHBURN GIRL AND A GOOD LEG FOR DAYSHA AS WELL HANDING OFF TO M cMILLIAN.>>Leon: FOR WASHBURN THAT WILL BE –>>Ben: OOH.>>Leon: I THINK JENNY KRAUSE NOW RUNNING FOR WASHBURN. AND WE HAD A RUNNER GO DOWN.>>Ben: YEAH, LOOKS LIKE THAT — I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY DO THAT. THEY’VE GOT THIS GUARDRAIL UP ALL THE WAY AROUND THE SIDE OF THE TRACK, AND IT’S LIKE THAT AT A LOT OF PLACES –>>Leon: WASHBURN RUNNER?>>Ben: YEAH SHE HANDED IT OFF, GETTING OFF THE TRACK AND TRIPPED ON IT. BACK TO THE RACE, McMILLIAN IS COOKING ON THE HOME STRETCH.>>Leon: PRETTY GOOD BATTLE, THOUGH, FOR SECOND PLACE, WASHBURN AND WICHITA STATE BATTLING FOR SECOND.>>Ben: SEPP MIGHT BE ABLE TO CATCH HER.>>Leon: WASHBURN TRYING TO FINISH. THE ICHABODS ARE GOING TO FINISH IN SECOND PLACE, AND YES INDEED. SO IT’S GOING TO BE WICHITA STATE 1, WASHBURN 2, AND SHOCKERS IN THIRD. AND WASHBURN ATHLETE’S STILL DOWN THERE AFTER SHE WENT DOWN. SO THE SHOCKER RUNNER THERE HAVING SOME ISSUES.>>Ben: SHE’S JUST EXHAUSTED.>>Leon: OH, MY. TOUGH CONDITIONS TO RUN THESE RACES. THERE’S YOUR FINISH, WICHITA STATE 3:52.49, WASHBURN, WICHITA STATE AND CAMERON UNIVERSITY IN FOURTH PLACE. THAT IS YOUR 4 X 400. WOMEN’S RACE. WE HAVE THE 4 X 400 MEN’S COMING UP. AND ACCORDING TO OUR SCHEDULE ON THIS ONE WE ARE ONLY GOING TO HAVE FOUR TEAMS AS WELL BUT, AGAIN, FLUID SITUATION SO HOLD ON, STAND BY ON THAT. WE’LL SEE WHAT WE HAVE.>>Ben: AMANDA THROWING THE SHOT PUT HERE ON OUR SCREEN. JUDGING BY THE FACIAL EXPRESSION SHE DIDN’T APPEAR TO BE TOO HAPPY WITH IT BUT I REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW FAR IT WAS.>>Leon: WELL, YESTERDAY KENDRA HENRY I THINK ON HER FINAL JAVELIN I DIDN’T THINK SHE LOOKED TOO SATISFIED WHEN I SAW IT, TURNED OUT TO BE HER BEST THROW OF THE DAY. CAN’T TELL. AGAIN, YOU PEOPLE ARE NEVER SATISFIED.>>Ben: YEAH, NEVER.>>Leon: IS THAT SOMETHING JUST DRILLED INTO YOU AS AN ATHLETE, JUST GOT TO GET BETTER?>>Ben: YEAH, I MEAN, WE WORK PRETTY — PRETTY DARN HARD AT IT YOU KNOW, TO NOT SEE IMPROVEMENT IS TOUGH. AND IT’S ALL ABOUT PEAKING AT THE RIGHT TIME OF THE YEAR, PUTTING YOUR BEST EVENTS TOGETHER AT THE CONFERENCE MEET AT THE RIGHT TIME. YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE, EVEN THOUGH IT STINKS TO NOT SEE, YOU KNOW, YOUR BEST TIMES HAPPENING EVERY SINGLE WEEK, BE YOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW THAT YOU’RE BASICALLY BUILDING INTO, YOU KNOW, PEAKING SEASON AS WE CALL IT.>>Leon: ALL RIGHT. WE GET READY HERE IS THAT JOSEPH HOLTHUSEN?>>Ben: YES AND ADAM MUDGE. JUST THREE TEAMS.>>Leon: IT’S GOING TO BE WICHITA STATE AND LET’S SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT. THREE TEAMS, RIGHT?>>Ben: TWO SHOCKER TEAMS AND MAYBE — I DON’T KNOW, MAYBE CAMERON?>>Leon: COULD BE CLOUD, ACTUALLY.>>Ben: YEAH. WE’LL KNOW WHEN WE GET THE — WHEN THEY ROUND THE CORNER WE CAN SEE THEIR JERSEYS.>>Leon: THE FIRST LEG. THAT’S JOSEPH –>>Ben: THAT IS CAMERON.>>Leon: NOT LISTED ON THE SCHEDULE AT ALL. SO CAMERON UNIVERSITY IN THE 4 X 400. JUST THREE TEAMS.>>Ben: THERE’S ADAM MUDGE FOR THE SHOCKERS IN LANE 4. THEN JOSEPH, LIKE YOU SAID, THEN THE CAMERON ATHLETE.>>Leon: JOSEPH, WE SAW HIM WIN THE 100-METER HURDLES, FINISHED SECOND IN THE OTHER HURDLES, AND NOW RUNNING THE 4 X 400. SEEMS LIKE THIS MIGHT BE A VOLUNTEER JOB RIGHT HERE.>>Ben: I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT.>>Leon: WHO’S GOING TO DO IT. I THINK THE FRESHMEN RUN.>>Ben: IT’S MORE COACH WISE DICTATING WHO’S GOING TO RUN IT.>>Leon: WATER GOING ON THE SECOND LEG.>>Ben: JACE COPPOC AND CONNOR STINE. WE SAW CONNOR IN THE 800 EARLIER TODAY, SO . . . AND JACE IN THE OPEN 4. NONE OF THESE GUYS ARE FRESH.>>Leon: WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE MORE COMPETITORS IF YOU’RE OUT THERE RUNNING?>>Ben: IF YOU’RE IN THE FRONT IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER BUT IF — YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW. THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. IT DOESN’T –>>Leon: MOTIVATION AND –>>Ben: YEAH. I MEAN IT’S COOL TO HAVE OTHER PEOPLE TO COMPETE WITH OTHER THAN JUST YOUR OWN TEAMMATES.>>Leon: GETTING CLOSER HERE IN THE THIRD LEG.>>Ben: JACE JUST HANDED IT OFF TO AUSTIN CORLEY, AND ONE OF THE TEAMS IS DONE, SO RUNNING A 4 X 2 — NO, SORRY,.>>Leon: JUST TWO TEAMS.>>Ben: IT’S A 2 X 4. 2 X 400.>>Leon: CAMERON IN SECOND THE ONLY OTHER TEAM.>>Ben: MY RED SHIRT FRESHMAN YEAR IN COLLEGE THERE WAS A GROUP OF GUYS, WE WERE THE ONLY TEAM ENTERED IN THE 4 X 400 AT OUR LAST HOME MEET OF THE SEASON , AND WE SPLIT IT UP INTO TWO 2 BY 400s TO COMPETE EACH OTHER AND MADE A LITTLE BET OUT OF IT. IT WAS FUN. AUSTIN CORLEY IS HANDING IT OFF TO ADAM GAUZY RIGHT NOW.>>Leon: THE ORIGINAL SCHEDULE HAD AUSTIN CORLEY AS THE ANCHOR BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT, DIFFERENT GUYS INVOLVED. JUST PLAYING THIS ONE OUT.>>Ben: NOW, THAT IS A LITTLE MORE –>>Leon: WHAT’S THAT?>>Ben: THAT IS A LITTLE MORE UP TO THE ATHLETES. COACH WISE KIND OF TELLS US WHO’S RUNNING IT, WE CAN KIND OF DECIDE WHO WANTS TO RUN WHAT LEG>>Leon: ADAM GAUZY WILL FINISH IT OUT FOR THE SHOCKERS, CAMERON THE ONLY OTHER TEAM REPRESENTED IN THIS RACE. HERE COMES GAUZY AROUND FOR THE FINISH. ADAM GAUZY WILL FINISH IT OUT FOR THE WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS AS THEY WIN THE MEN 4 X 400. AND CAMERON UNIVERSITY CROSSES THE FINISH LINE. SO THERE YOU GO. WE’LL CHECK OUT THE FINAL TIMES HERE. GOOD LOOK AT THE SHOCKERS. JOSEPH HOLTHUSEN ENJOYED HIS DAY FOR SOME REASON. HE’S HAD A GOOD DAY. THERE IS A REASON BUT HE SEEMS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THIS.>>Ben: YOUNG, STILL HAPPY TO BE HERE.>>Leon: AND I DON’T KNOW THE TIMES ON THAT OR NOT. OKAY. AND WELL THAT’S GOING TO BE THE END OF THE 4 X 400s OBVIOUSLY AND THE WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS WIN THAT RACE. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK AND BE BACK WITH MORE FROM CESSNA STADIUM RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Leon: THE WIND CONTINUES TO BLOW HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM. IT HAS BEEN A DAY WHERE THE ATHLETES HAVE HAD TO BATTLE THE ELEMENTS AND OTHER THINGS AS WELL. HAD A LITTLE SMOKE COME IN FROM SOME WILDFIRES NEAR BY, I’M LEON LIEBL ALONG WITH BEN JOHNSON BRINGING YOU THIS FINAL DAY OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM ON THE CAMPUS OF WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY. BEN, IT’S GREAT WORKING WITH YOU TODAY, AND THE OUTSTANDING DE DE CATH LEET FOR WICHITA STATE.>>Ben: THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, AND SECOND OFF, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THE CONDITIONS, THE COLD AND WINDY CONDITIONS, YOU KNOW, I SAW A LOT OF PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, COME JUST SHY OF THEIR PRs, AND, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THAT — YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION. I DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING THAT MADE ME FEEL LIKE SOMEONE, YOU KNOW, WASN’T READY TO HAVE A GOOD CONFERENCE MEET HERE IN ONE MONTH FROM TODAY. I DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING, YOU KNOW, I DIDN’T SEE ANY NEGATIVE BODY ENERGY, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I KNOW IT STINKS, YOU KNOW, BEING OUT THERE WHEN IT’S FREEZING COLD. I SAW A LOT OF GOOD PERFORMANCES , A FEW PRs FROM SOME PEOPLE, TWO SECONDS IN THE MUDDLERS, CLAUDIA ROJO CAME CLOSE IN THE 100 HURDLE RACE, GREAT DISTANCE RUNNING LAST NIGHT, GREAT JAVELIN THROWING LAST NIGHT, ZAC RAN A PR OF 3:44 WHICH IS AWESOME. COREY MARTIN THREW 51 METERS, I THINK, IN THE DISCUS WHICH IS AWESOME. YOU KNOW, WE SAW ALYSSA WHEELER PR IN THE POLE VAULT, IT CAN BE TRICKY WHEN IT’S COLD AND WINDY. THE GUYS ARE UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW. WE GOT A TOUGH TEAM, THIS IS GOING TO MAKE US TOUGHER. US LIVING IN WICHITA WHO WHO KNOWS WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE AT THE CONFERENCE MEET.>>Leon: COACH RAINBOLT BUNDLED UP, HE WAS HAPPY WITH THE TEAM’S EFFORT TODAY. ESPECIALLY WITH THE WIND AND THE COLD AND THE SMOKE LATER IN THE DAY. WE TALKED ABOUT THE HEAD WIND ON THE BACK STRETCH. A LOT OF THESE ATHLETES PERSEVERED AND CAME THROUGH WITH PRETTY GOOD TIMES AS THE RUNNING EVENTS ARE NOW ALL COMPLETE. SOME FIELD EVENTS STILL CONTINUING, POLE VAULT, AS YOU CAN SEE. BUT IT HAS BEEN A FUN DAY OF FOUR DAYS OF THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC HERE AT CESSNA STADIUM, WICHITA STATE. AND TALK ABOUT — IT WAS ALSO KIND OF A CHANGE, A LOT OF CHANGES IN THE SCHEDULE, BECAUSE OF THE COLD A LOT OF ATHLETES MAYBE CHOOSING NOT TO COMPETE AS THE DAY WORE ON.>>Ben: YEAH. GOT TO BE SMART, TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY, LIKE I SAID, FOR THIS MEET, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, WE’RE NOT TRYING TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND SO BE SMART, TRY AND GET A GOOD WORKOUT IN BUT IF YOUR BODY’S SAYING NO, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE GOING TO HURT SOMETHING, SHUT IT DOWN.>>Leon: AS THEY CONTINUE TO WORK DOWN ON THE INFIELD AND WRAP THINGS UP HERE, THE SHOCKERS, WICHITA STATE, SOME OF THE ATHLETES WILL BE ON THEIR WAY TO LAWRENCE LATER THIS WEEK FOR THE KU RELAYS WHICH I ASSUME IS STILL A BIG DEAL.>>Ben: YEAH, BIG DEAL. YOU KNOW, IT’S NOT AS BIG OF A DEAL AS IT IS FOR, LIKE, HIGH SCHOOLERS THAT HAVE TO QUALIFY. I THINK,, YOU KNOW, THE COLLEGE PORTION IS A LITTLE MORE OPEN TO EVERYONE. WE HAVEN’T BEEN THERE THE LAST FEW YEARS BUT WE’RE GOING THIS YEAR, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE EXCITED ABOUT IT, THEY’VE GOT A REALLY NICE FACILITY UP THERE. AS FAR AS — I WILL NOT BE GOING AS FAR AS THE DECATHLON GOES, I THINK IT’S SUPPOSED TO RAIN BOTH DAYS OF THE DECATHLON BUT IT’S SUPPOSED TO GET NICE THAT WEEKEND FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE MEET SO I’M SURE THERE WILL BE GOOD PERFORMANCES HAPPENING UP THERE FOR OUR TEAM.>>Leon: WE WILL BE WRAPPING UP OUR BROADCAST AFTER ALL THE RUNNING EVENTS HAVE COMPLETED BUT WHEN WE LEAVE THE BROADCAST WE WILL STILL HAVE VIDEO OF THE FIELD EVENTS GOING ON.>>Ben: POLE VAULT AND SHOT PUT. THE MEN’S IS HAPPENING AND RIGHT THERE.>>Leon: A POLE VAULT THERE, A BIG CHEER.>>Ben: 436, AUSTIN ACCORDING TO THE SCREEN.>>Leon: HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM EARLIER IN THE DAY. WE TALKED ABOUT THE CHALLENGES, AND WE SAW SOME PRETTY GOOD PERFORMANCES, AGAIN, A VARIETY OF SCHOOLS FROM AROUND THE AREA, ROGERS STATE, CAMERON UNIVERSITY , KCAC SCHOOLS, KANSAS WESLEYAN, SOUTHWESTERN, JUNIOR COLLEGES, COWLEY COUNTY, COWLEY, I SHOULD SAY, CLOUD COUNTY, BUTLER. BUTLER BROUGHT SOME SPEED THIS AFTERNOON.>>Ben: YEAH.>>Leon: WICHITA STATE, SHOCKERS , WITH SOME GOOD PERFORMANCES. MENTIONED THAT A LITTLE BIT EARLIER.>>Ben: YEAH. A LOT OF SMALLER SCHOOLS AT THIS MEET BUT OVERALL, YOU KNOW, VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD FOR OUR PROGRAM, KT WOODMAN WEEK IS A GOOD MONEY MAKER FOR US, THE MERCHANDISE WE SELL, OUR TEAM VOLUNTEERED TO WORK THE MEETS, I’M UP HERE IN THE BOOTH, YOU KNOW, AT LEAST I’M NOT IN THE COLD, THIS IS MY FIFTH YEAR, I RAKED SAND TRAPS YESTERDAY SO I GOT TO BE IN THE HEAT WITH YOU TODAY.>>Leon: BEN, I ENJOYED IT, BEST OF LUCK FOR YOUR CAREER IN MINNESOTA.>>Ben: I’LL ONLY BE THERE FOR SIX MONTHS.>>Leon: AS YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THE KT WOODMAN CLASSIC, WSU TV FROM CESSNA STADIUM, THAT’S GOING TO DO IT FOR OUR BROADCAST ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE WOODMAN. FOR BEN JOHNSON AND JAMESIA MILTON DOWN ON THE FIELD COVERING OUR THROWING EVENTS AND TAYLOR LARCH-MILLER COVERING THE HORIZONTAL JUMP, WE APPRECIATE IT. FOR ALL OF OUR CREW, OUR CAMERAS , EVERYBODY, I’M LEON LIEBL. HAVE A GOOD DAY, EVERYBODY, AND WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME FROM CESSNA STADIUM.

1 Reply to “2019 – K.T. Woodman Classic Day 2”

  1. We did not get the times for the mens 4 '100. Where was Bethel college in this meet? In Newton the real feel on this day was in the mid twenties, glad no one was hurt on the hurdles.
    –Thnx for posting, excellent commentary and coverage. huge appreciation

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