Great Bend High School standout Alex Reed endured a kaleidoscope of emotions during his final track and field season.
BY MACK McCLURE
WICHITA - Alex Reed advanced to the finals in three preliminary events for Great Bend High School at the Class 6-1A state track and field championships on Friday at Cessna Stadium
STATE TRACK & FIELD
STATE TRACK & FIELD
Great Bend High School's Kaylie Doll came out of virtually nowhere to win a Class 5A regional track and field crown in the triple jump last Friday at Friends University in Wichita.
DeleteMatt Moyd has a vision, and he has that look in his eye, too.
Alex Reed finds himself in an unfamiliar position entering this weekend's Class 6-1A state track and field championships at Wichita's Cessna Stadium.
A marquee field will be featured in the marquee event - the 100-meter dash - with the preliminaries today and the finals on Saturday during the state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
The Macksville High School track and field team qualified for nine events in the Class 1A state track meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita this weekend.
Last year, Ellinwood High School qualified two girls for the Class 2A state track and field meet, but that didn't keep them from bringing the whole team to watch the festivities.
Jacy Quade has been competing in track and field events for the last 10 years and on Friday, she will be making her second consecutive trip to the Class 5A state track and field meet at Cessna Stadium in Wichita to represent Great Bend High School in the discus and the shot put.
Great Bend High School's David Simmons will be returning to the Class 5A state track and field meet to compete in the shot put on Friday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
A freak accident left standout Great Bend High School track and field distance runner Rubi Torres in pain last week, prior to last Friday's Class 5A regional track and field meet at Friends University in Wichita.
All the hard work, the sweat and strain of grueling regular-season drills have diminished.
JUNCTION CITY- Battling against a six-team lineup including schools from the Topeka and Kansas City areas, Great Bend boys track and field saddled a first place finish at Friday's Junction City Invitational. Meanwhile the Great Bend girls team wrapped up competition with a fourth slot in the final standings with 80, one seed above Shawnee Heights at 78.
CIMARRON- Ellinwood girls track combined for 109 team points and a second place finish out of nine teams at Thursday's Cimarron Invitational. Ellinwood boys took the eighth slot with 20 points. Meade won the championship in the girls division while South Gray posted the top spot in the boys meet.
KINSLEY- St. John's boys wrapped up competition with 47 team point and a third place team finish while the girls team placed fourth with 41 points at Thursday's Kinsley Invitational. A total of nine school competed in both boys and girls meets.
Great Bend registered six first place performances and five state-qualifying times out of 12 events to take the gold at Thursday's quadrangular at the BCCC natatorium.
HAVEN- The Hoisington Cardinal baseball team outlasted the Haven Wildcats on Tuesday picking up a doubleheader sweep by scores of 9-6 and 8-1.
Hoisington will be the site of a Class 4A-Division 2 baseball regional May 19. Teams competing will be Hoisington-Central Plains, Hays-Thomas More Prep, Larned and Russell/Victoria. Russell defeated Larned 5-2 in last year's regional final at Larned.