Shocker Brew 1/15: Jump Start

Today, track and field jumps out to a strong start and a pair of basketball recaps

Good morning! “If you can’t fly then run, If you can’t run then walk, If you can’t walk then crawl, But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Today, we pause to honor a man that moved our country and our society forward in so many ways. As we celebrate victories, moments and stories in each and every Shocker Brew, let us remember those who helped pave the paths before us.

This morning, we hope you enjoy this mini-sized Shocker Brew. (Think of it as a single shot of the Black & Gold.)

We’ll be back with your Venti-sized edition tomorrow.

What are we mixing into today’s Brew?

👟 Track and field jumps out to a strong start
🏀 A pair of basketball recaps
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


Shocker track and field started off their 2024 campaign strong with wins across the board, but freshman Josh Parrish, in his collegiate debut, stood out among the rest after taking home the High Point Award after winning the 60m hurdles and long jump. Parrish ran the sixth-fastest 60m hurdles in school history with a time of 7.90 to win the event.

Other notable performances included Farah Miller breaking the 600-yard school record in her second-place finish where she ran a 1:23.55, Destiny Masters clearing a personal-best 1.85m in the high jump to improve her mark to No. 2 all-time in Shocker history and cross country star Lucy Ndungu making her track and field debut with a third-place finish in the 3,000m.


🔼 All The Points. Shocker men’s basketball kicked off the doubleheader on Sunday against No. 13 Memphis with a sharp shooting performance, but the Tigers were just as hot as Wichita State fell 112-86 at the Roundhouse. Colby Rogers finished the game with a team-high 20 points that included four made 3-pointers while Dalen Ridgnal added another four from behind the arc for 15 points on the game.

The Shockers were able to finish the game with a shooting percentage above 50% but Memphis was able to drain 19 shots from beyond the arc and converted on 83% of their free throws. Next up, Shocker men’s basketball will hit the road to take on one of last season’s Final Four teams, Florida Atlantic.

🔼 Down to the Wire. Shocker women’s basketball entered the fourth quarter with a lead but were unable to come away with a victory after falling 72-68 to North Texas on the road. The Shockers hit a season-best nine three-pointers as a team, shooting 9-for-21 (.429), their best three-point percentage of the season on 10 or more attempts. Salese Blow finished with a career-high 23 points with Tre’Zure Jobe and Jayla Murray each finishing the night in the double-digits. Next up, the Shockers will take on Memphis on Wednesday at the Charles Koch Arena.


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Monday, Jan. 15

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Tuesday, Jan. 16

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Wednesday, Jan. 17

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs. Memphis @ 6:00pm in Wichita, KS | Listen | Live Stats

Thursday, Jan. 18

🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. Florida Atlantic @ 6:00pm in Boca Raton, FL | Listen | Live Stats

🌾 Have a great Monday, y’all!