Shocker Brew 2/5: Ready For A Reset

Today, track and field had nine top-five finishers at the Husker Invitational and the Shockers get ready for spring golf

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What are we mixing into today’s Brew?

👟 Nine top-five finishers at the Husker Invitational
⛳️ Shockers get ready for spring golf
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


The Shockers had nine track and field student-athletes record top-five finishes at the Husker Invitational over the weekend. Among them was Brock Merz who broke the school record in the 600m with a time of 1:20.74. Merz placed fourth overall in his record-breaking performance.

Farrah Miller clocked the second-fastest time in Shocker history in the 800-meter race and placed fourth with a 2:07.61 time. The run moved her up to No. 2 in the conference this season. Long-distance runners Zander Cobb and Lucy Ndungu picked up top-five finishes in the 3,000m with Cobb finishing fifth with a personal-best time of 8:19.93 while Ndungu finished fourth with her own personal-best sub-10 minute race.


🔼 Ready For A Reset. From bundling up to beach days, Shocker men’s golf is getting ready for the spring season opener across the border in Cancun, Mexico for the Los Vaqueros Intercollegiate.

🗣️ "The vibe here has been really good to start the spring. The guys are putting in the work and the team culture is really good, plus everyone has been putting in the work and grinding to get better." - head coach Judd Easterling

The Shockers will battle in a three-day tournament at the Playa Paraiso Golf Club following a lackluster finish to the fall season in the Bahamas. The lineup will remain unchanged from earlier in the season with seniors Blake Lorenz, Aston Castillo and Zach Sokolosky leading the charge.

🔼 Down To The Wire. Shocker men’s basketball went the distance on the road against Memphis, but the Tigers drained a last-second shot to seal the deal and hand Wichita State the loss. Heading into halftime, the Black and Gold held a six-point lead, and with 10 minutes left in the game, the Shocker climbed to a 14-point advantage. Colby Rogers scored a team-high 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc. Ronnie DeGray III set season highs in points (12) and rebounds (7), and Harlond Beverly grabbed 10 rebounds to go with seven points.

🔼  Statement Made. Wichita State women’s tennis went into Tulsa and came out with the first sweep of the 2024 season. It was the first time since March 24, 2023, the Shockers recorded a complete-match sweep. The team ran away with a 7-0 victory after winning all three doubles contests and sweeping singles play. The win moved the team to 3-2 on the season, and now, will continue the road gauntlet with a match against Kentucky on Friday.

🗣️ "This team is quickly understanding the importance of bringing their best energy and focus each day in practice." - head coach Colin Foster

🔼 Hosting the Pirates. The Shockers put up a fight but ultimately fell to East Carolina, 72-51, inside Charles Koch Arena. Salese Blow scored a team-high 13 points, and Tre'Zure Jobe put up 12 points, all in the first half. Wichita State heads to the Sunshine State for a rematch with Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton on Feb. 10 before traveling to Tampa to play South Florida on Feb. 13.


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Monday, Feb. 5

⛳️ Men’s Golf @ Los Vaqueros Intercollegiate in Cancun, Mexico | Live Scoring

Tuesday, Feb. 6

⛳️ Men’s Golf @ Los Vaqueros Intercollegiate in Cancun, Mexico | Live Scoring

Wednesday, Feb. 7

⛳️ Men’s Golf @ Los Vaqueros Intercollegiate in Cancun, Mexico | Live Scoring

🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. UTSA @ 6:30pm in Wichita, KS | Tickets | Listen | Live Stats

🌾 Have a great Monday, y’all!