CIK Boys Track Tracker: Week Three
The weather finally behaved, at least a little bit, for week three of the track season. Friday featured some of the best weather but just a few meeets around the state heading into Easter weekend. Some of the top 5A and 6A athletes took advantage in the northeast corner of the state.
The high jump lists are filled with guys who have cleared the bar at 6-6 this season. Thursday in Great Bend, Hays senior Jordan Dale took the overall state lead by clearing 6-8. Seven jumpers remain just two inches behind.
With the big Kansas City Relays taking place Friday, a sub-10 minute 3200m time is now needed to crack the Class 6A top-16. Class 5A is not far behind with a 10:02 required to break into the rankings. Olathe East ran the state’s first sub-8 minute 4x800 to take the state lead by six seconds in 7:59.72.
Just two discus throwers around the state have surpassed 200 feet this spring. Santa Fe Trail’s Brett Schwartz leads the way at 204-2, followed by 1A’s Casey Helm of Madison at 202-6. Helm also ranks No. 2 overall in the state in the discus with a best throw of 58-4.5 to trail Andale’s Jackson Kraus by nine inches.
Madison is doing big things on the track and in the field this season. Junior Bryson Turner leads 1A in the triple jump by more than a foot at 45-4, which ties for third-best in Kansas. Turner also leads 1A in the long jump, the 100m dash, and he sits at No. 2 in the 200m dash.
Andover senior Tayton Klein is also proving to be one of the state’s most impressive performers. He leads all of Kansas in the long jump by a foot at 23-10. He also has top-four Class 5A times in the 100m, 200m, and 400m dashes, as well as the 110m hurdles.
So far, 127 meets have been tallied. Email missing results or corrections to email@example.com.
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