CIK Boys Track Tracker: Week One
The 2022 track season has arrived! Kansas weather has again played a factor in the first two weeks of the track and field season. Cool temperatures and windy days have helped some athletes and hindered others.
So far, 44 meets around the state have been tallied. Cut lines are individual to each class based on last year’s results. Many schools have yet to report results, especially in the smaller classes, yet some impressive times and marks have filled most of the sheets. Regional sites will be included once they are announced by KSHSAA.
Highlights for our first rankings begin in Andale, site of a 2-5A meet on Friday. Andale junior Riley Marx threw the javelin 209-9 to gain the national lead in the early season. That throw leads Class 4A by 40-plus feet and moves to No. 16 all-time in Kansas. Andale junior Jackson Kraus reached 57-0.75 in the shot put to take the 4A lead by nearly a foot. Class 4A features the top-two shot put throws through one week.
The Class 4A distance sheets were also hot in the first week of action. Future Kansas Jayhawk Tanner Newkirk of Topeka Hayden opened with a 9:18.14 in his first 3200m of the season. Buhler’s Tanner Lindahl, another of the state’s best this spring, sits at No. 2 in 9:27.76, and Augusta’s Sawyer Schmidt sits behind him in 9:39.39. Class 5A is always tough in the distance races, and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Logan Seger has the No. 2 time in 9:19.11.
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