WICHITA — With the Class 6-1A state track and field championships behind him, Great Bend High School hurdler Matt Moyd was already looking to the future on Saturday.
The silver medal in the 5A 110-meter hurdles that Moyd won with a time of 15.01 seconds on Saturday at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University’s campus was already a part of his past.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do at college,” said Moyd, who plans on competing at Barton Community College next year. “I’m going to be at Barton for a year, and then I’ll probably transfer out to a university. That’s what I hope to do.”
Moyd got out of the blocks well in the race, but fell behind state champion Adam Deterding of Hays. Deterding finished in a time of 14.45.
“I ran as hard as I could,” Moyd said. “I hit a few hurdles here and there, but I had a great start.
“It was a great competition. I got to run against some of the guys I’ve run against my whole career. I had a lot of fun today.”
Great Bend head coach Bo Black said he was proud of how Moyd ran.
“He finished the right way,” Black said. “Deterding is an exceptional hurdler. Matt finished on a great note. He’s one of the premier hurdlers in the state. He’s had a great track career, and next year, he’ll have a lot of success.”
Moyd finished 14th in the preliminary race of the 200 dash on Friday with a time of 24.08.
His 15.01 finish in the 110 hurdles was well short of his 14.65 personal best, which he set at a 5A regional meet in Salina to qualify for the state meet.
“My time could have been a lot better,” Moyd said. “But that was the best time I’ve had at the state meet, so I’m fine with it.”