Free State track and field

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.
Firebirds Dabney, Clark place at Junior Olympics
July 29, 2014
Free State High senior Gabbi Dabney took 18th place, and senior Kiara Clark finished 27th in the girls’ 17-18-year-old heptathlon at the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics at Drake University last weekend.
Free State’s Lane qualifies for AAU Junior Olympics
July 1, 2014
Free State High sophomore Avin Lane qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Games after finishing second in the 15-16 year-old 100- and 200-meter dashes at a qualifier last weekend in Joplin, Missouri.
City track stars earn All-Sunflower League honors
June 25, 2014
Many city track and field athletes picked up All-Sunflower League recognition for their performances this spring.
2014 Journal-World All-Area Boys Track Team
June 24, 2014
A look at the 2014 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Boys Track Team By Bobby Nightengale
Area athletes compete in far-off track meets
June 9, 2014
Ottawa High’s Kord Ferguson won the shot put (63-7) and discus (196-02) at the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic at the University of New Mexico Saturday.
Back to back: Free State girls repeat as state track champions
June 1, 2014
Free State High’s girls track and field team won a state championship and seniors Alexa Harmon-Thomas and Bailey Sullivan were back at the top of the medal podium. It was deja vu all over again on Saturday at Cessna Stadium. By Bobby Nightengale
Lawrence High’s Finley twins 1-2 in state discus
May 31, 2014
Matia Finley wasn’t happy with all of her throws in the discus Friday morning, but she was happy with the result. By Bobby Nightengale
Shhh! FSHS girls track has shot at repeat state title
May 30, 2014
All of the athletes on Free State High’s girls track and field team know they have a chance to repeat as state champions this weekend. They also prefer not to talk about it. By Bobby Nightengale
Veteran Sullivan leads FSHS track
May 29, 2014
Free State senior distance runner Bailey Sullivan has never been shy to offer advice to her teammates. That was no different Wednesday when she was asked by two of her coaches to talk about her past experiences at the state track meet. By Chris Duderstadt