For someone that Kansas State track and field director Cliff Rovelto firmly believes will be considered the best all-around sprinter in school history by the time he closes his career, nobody would have picked him out nearly 2,300 miles away from Manhattan Kansas. Not even the athlete himself would have guessed this could be him just four years ago.
Kansas pole vault star Alex Bishop possesses the kind of grace and skill that would lead one to believe he is the product of life-long training. But for the gymnast-turned vaulting star, his first encounter with pole vault was far from love at first sight.
Former Lady Raider track and field student-athlete Ifeatu Okafor was officially named the NCAA Woman of the Year Sunday night at an awards banquet in downtown Indianapolis.
Humble, spunky with long, purple hair are just a few things that make senior women's cross country runner Martina Tresch stick out from the others. A native of Rueti, Switzerland, Tresch's passion in high school was running. She finished third in the 1,500 meters, and she was runner-up in the 5,000 meters at the 2009 Swiss National Championship. High school was not going to be enough though. She wanted to continue her running career, and Kansas State was calling her name.
Former Texas Tech track and field student-athlete Ifeatu Okafor has been selected as one of nine finalists for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award, which will be announced Oct. 20 during a ceremony in Indianapolis.