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There were area winners all over the place at the 100th state track meet. And I have to admit, for my first time covering something this big it was a lot to take in. At the same time I got to see what the best kids in Kansas have to offer.

It was pretty impressive. The Heights girls showed up big time in the 6A 4×100 relay. It would have been nice to see them duke it out against Southeast.

The Class 4A boys 200 meter dash was a classic upset.

Multiple relays came down to the wire.

What are some of your most favorite memories from this meet?

  • Star3987

    You have to say that Adam Porter was the most impressive. His 2nd straight year of completing the distance trifecta was incredible. I’m guessing that has never been done before. This amazing feat could not have happened to a more deserving athlete. Trackguy I told you it would happen and that it’s definitely going to be the highlight. Congratulations Adam you made Bullpup nation proud!!!!

  • Track Guy

    Star3987,

    You did indeed make the call on this one. I agree, Adam is a deserving athlete. There were some great races in 5A between Munsch, Porter, and the Sophomore form Bishop Carroll, David Thor.

  • bdorion12

    Got to go with Porter. 2nd year sweeping the distance events….. WOW does he have a kick!!!

  • Jim Platek

    The hurdle races where fantastic,the girls pole vaulting is really impressive,and wow, those sprints where exciting.The Wichita Eagle did an awesome job with both the internet and newspaper coverage.

  • XC Nut

    5A mile and 800m were spectacular races. Adam Porter is an incredible athlete. He earned everything he took away on the track Saturday. If Thor would not have gotten hung up with Tegan Michael on the back stretch on the last 300m of the 800m run he would have beaten Porter,and he did soundly beat Munsch… Thor is listed as a sophomore. That can’t be right?

  • Me

    How ’bout Hallie Kuhlman from Wallace County? 100, 200, 400 and 800 gold. Pretty impressive.

  • trackwatcher502

    Ya the 4A 200 was an upset,but you have too look at Morgan Burns…He ran 8 races in two days!! 100,200,400, 4 by 1-prelims and finals
    Hes exhausted running most of his races! He was the best all around sprinter at the state track meet. Its tough running all those events, definetly with tough competition.

  • wise old owl

    kurt pauly defended all his titles 100 200 400 champ and 4×4 champ. in his career he has a total of 10 gold’s

  • allsportsmom4

    Morgan Burns upset were unforturnate especially for a guy who seems to give 150% in all the sports he’s involved in. I agree with trackwatcher502 he is one of the best all around sprinters in Kansas.

    Exhausted or not he turned in some pretty good times despite running all those races. I look forward to watching him next track season. He has an awesome attitude and is a pleasure to watch on the track and on the foot ball field.

  • Track Guy

    Pauly and Burns lit up the sprints on both days. They were fun to watch. The meet, as always, lived up to its billing. What a special event 10s of thousands of people in the stands, former olympians handing out medals, potential olympians competing on the track and in the field venues. The State track meet is such a fitting way to wrap up the high school sports season.

  • Tracklife

    I am just impressed with Coleman from OEast. The girl is a stud! I think Pauly’s repeat is pretty impressive but watching Porter play with everyone then turning it on the last 100 is fun to watch. A very impressive athlete. It was great to see wichita teams bring home the 4×1 titles in Heights. On a different note, if Miles Ukuoma can’t beat Gaskin’s 400 record you have to wonder if it will ever be beat.

  • greg

    Joanna,

    How bout an all metro track team? What a way to showcase all this track talent from this area…

  • Hovpen

    Could someone fix this blogs wraping? Everything is running off the page.

  • Hovpen

    That didn’t take long. Good job J.

  • SECFAN

    CONGRADULATIONS TO ALL THE CONTESTANTS!!!A SPECIAL CONGRATS TO KURT PAULY AND THE GARDEN PLAIN OWLS FOR WINNING THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP……WE WILL MISS YOU PAULY!!!!! GOOD LUCK CORNHUSKER!

  • SECFAN

    NOW WE CAN CONCENTRATE ON SOME FOOTBALL!!!!!!!! LOOK OUT THE OWLS ARE ALREADY IN THE FOOTBALL MODE!!! NEW STATE OF THE ART WEIGHT ROOM, 24 SENIORS AND 85 PLAYERS ON THE ROSTER…STATE BOUND IN 2010!!

  • Maize High Fan

    Tracklife i agree with you on Gaskin’s 400 record. I just can’t see that time ever getting taken down. I think it will at least hold up for a lot of years. Miles was not even close to that time and he is a great quarter miler but a sub 47 second for a high schooler is incredible.

  • tracklife

    Was looking through some old results and saw that Lister ran a 47.51 about 15 years ago which seems to be the closest to Gaskin. The other records which seem not be in jeopardy are triple and long jump. Would love to see another 50 or 24 footer out there sometime. Another thing that I found impressive was how deep the Hays track team was this year. Seemed to have someone who could score in every event and in HJ had three guys score. Very impressive team!

  • Me

    Although she was only in 2 events, Kearsten Peoples of Ottawa had the most dominating performance(s) of the meet. She won the shot and the disc, not only setting state records in both, but smashing state records in both. As a matter of fact her shot put is the #1 throw in the nation. Wow!
    Others: Kurt Pauly, Kaley Kuhlman, Johannes Swanepoole, Adam Porter.