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Monitor and subject athletes take high placements at NCAA Championship

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

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

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

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

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

“It feels nice to be a nationwide champion,” Shankar mentioned to Okay-State Athletics. “I wished to offer my greatest and exit with a title. For that to occur is only a blessing.”

Based on Okay-State Athletics, that is Shankar’s second out of doors nationwide title, successful his first in 2018. He was the nationwide runner-up in 2019 and 2021 and finishes his profession as an eight-time All-American within the excessive bounce (indoor and out of doors), together with a four-time First Staff Outside All-American.

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

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

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

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