CIK Girls Track Tracker: Week Six
Into the final stretch we go as track and field athletes around the state head to league championships this week and regional meets the next. Then the season ends with the modified state meet in Wichita.
Smoky Valley senior Belle Peters had another banner week. Tuesday in Minneapolis she took the state lead and climbed to No. 2 all-time in Kansas in the pole vault at 13-3, though it was not the state record she thought she had. Just two days later, Peters picked up four golds in Hesston and broke her own meet record in the pole vault at 13-0.
Also in Hesston, Smoky Valley junior Gracie Lambert knocked two seconds off her best time of the season to win the 800 in 2:16.11. Halstead sophomore Kaleigh O’Brien cut nine seconds off her best time to finish second in 2:20.80. Both would have set the Hesston meet record and those two times lead Class 3A.
At Shawnee Mission North, the Olathe West (6A) girls won the 4x800m by eight seconds in 9:25.81 to move into the state’s all-time top-10 list.
Still at the SM North Relays, the top 400m sprinters in Kansas missed a head-to-head opportunity. Olathe West junior Kennedi Cline improved on her state lead in the 200 in 24.84, and she gained the state lead in the 400 with a win in 57.13. Olathe North freshman Anjali Hocker Singh cut two-plus seconds from her 1600m run to pull within 0.41 seconds of the state lead in 4:58.94. Hocker Singh cut 19 seconds from her 3200m time to cruise into the state lead by six seconds in 10:47.21.
All season long Sterling’s Tyus Wilson has dominated the high jump chatter with his No. 3 all-time state mark of 7-3. Friday in Derby, Wichita North sophomore Taryn St. Clair took the girls’ state lead by clearing the bar at 5-8.
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