Free State track and field

FSHS boys, LHS girls take regional track titles
May 23, 2015
The Firebirds, who beat runner-up Shawnee Mission West, 115-106, celebrated by dumping water and ice from a cooler over their coach, Jordan Rose. By Bobby Nightengale
Relay runners give Lions lift at league track
May 16, 2015
Lawrence High’s top girls relay runners — Jensen Edwards, Leah Gabler, Marissa Pope, Kyleigh Severa and Myah Yoder — broke school records in two events last year. They weren’t going to pass up a chance for a third at the Sunflower League Championships on Friday at LHS.
LHS girls track ties for first at SM North Relays
May 9, 2015
Lawrence High’s girls track and field team tied Olathe Northwest for first place in a 31-team field at the Shawnee Mission North Relays Friday with 55 points.
Firebird Liston signs KU letter
May 7, 2015
Free State High senior Ryan Liston remembers sitting down for lunch with a friend last year, and they started talking about their future college options. He liked Kansas University’s journalism program but didn’t think there was any way he would be good enough to make the school’s cross country and track team. A year later, he did just that. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds set track records
May 2, 2015
Free State High’s Tye Carter set a school record in the javelin, and the Firebirds’ Callie Hicks set a meet record in girls pole vault Friday at the Topeka Seaman Relays.
Lions relish track showing
April 25, 2015
Lawrence High’s boys and girls track-and-field teams combined to finish 11th of 15 teams at the Free State Barrier Breakers Invitational on Friday at Free State, but one probably would have guessed the Lions had finished a lot higher judging by the delighted mood of LHS coach Jack Hood. By Chris Duderstadt
Clark, Dabney doing their part
April 18, 2015
Free State High seniors Kiara Clark and Gabbi Dabney stepped into new roles this season, and they shined in their first big meet.
Quick study: Firebird Robinson takes hurdle titles
April 16, 2015
Free State High junior Tayvien Robinson didn’t go out for the track team for the past two years. But this spring, he wanted to join some of his best friends on the Firebirds squad, and he’s doing more than just having fun on the sidelines. By Bobby Nightengale
FSHS boys track 2nd, girls 3rd
April 11, 2015
Free State High’s boys placed second and its girls third at the Blue Valley Track and Field Relays on Friday at Blue Valley High.
Woods rallies Lions in 4x400 relay
March 31, 2015
Lawrence High junior sprinter JD Woods was exhausted. He had already won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and ran the anchor leg of the Lions 4x100 relay on Tuesday afternoon in a dual against Free State.
Firebirds find success in opening track meet
March 28, 2015
The start of track season has been a rocky one for Free State senior Ryan Liston, but no one would be able to tell by how he competed in the FSHS Invitational on Friday.
Free State hopeful as spring begins
March 26, 2015
There’s a lot of optimism around Free State High’s spring sports this year. Some hope to contend for a state championship, and one is looking to defend its state title. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds’ Rose tapped Kansas girls track coach of year
February 11, 2015
Free State High track and field coach Jordan Rose was selected as the 2014 Kansas girls track and field Coach of the Year by the National Federation Coaches Association.
FSHS track’s Lane fifth at AAU Junior Olympics
August 2, 2014
Free State sophomore Avin Lane finished fifth among 15-16-year-old boys in the 200-meter dash at the AAU Junior Olympics, Saturday at Drake University.
FSHS track athletes run at AAU Junior Olympics
July 31, 2014
Free State High sophomore Avin Lane finished 10th in the 100-meter dash among 15- and 16-year-olds at the AAU Junior Olympics on Wednesday at Drake University.