Free State track and field

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
Column: Free State boys team up for relay rewards
May 24, 2014
Linebackers don’t become distance runners. They throw quarterbacks in the fall and weights in the spring. And then there is Stan Skwarlo, standout Free State High senior running back and linebacker in autumn, distance runner in the spring. Column by Tom Keegan
Just one hurdle left: Firebirds girls repeat as regional track champs; state next
May 24, 2014
Free State High’s girls track and field team features three of the best hurdlers in the state — Kiara Clark, Gabbi Dabney and Alexa Harmon-Thomas. The trio left competitors in the dust at the Class 6A regional meet on Friday, sweeping the top three spots in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Their performance helped the Firebirds capture their second straight regional championship at FSHS. By Bobby Nightengale
Finley sisters lead LHS girls track squad
May 23, 2014
Lawrence High juniors Rebecca and Matia Finley root for the other to do well in the discus and shot put. Each just hopes she does a little bit better than her sister. By Bobby Nightengale
Column: FSHS girls track young, loaded
May 22, 2014
Today represents the last chance to see the defending state champion Free State High girls track and field team compete without driving to Wichita for the state meet. By Tom Keegan
FSHS girls win league track
May 17, 2014
The Sunflower League Track and Field Championships on Friday at Shawnee Mission North were just a tune-up for regionals next week, when all of the athletes try to qualify for the state meet. That didn’t take away any of the happiness from Free State High’s girls team when it won the league title. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebird sets 800 record
May 11, 2014
Free State High senior Bailey Sullivan set a school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.53 on Friday at Shawnee Mission North Relays.
FSHS, LHS girls 1-2 at track meet
May 3, 2014
Free State’s and Lawrence High’s girls track and field teams finished first and second, respectively, Friday at the Topeka Seaman Relays.
Harmon-Thomas getting back on track
April 26, 2014
Since the end of last season, Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas has competed at track meets in Albuquerque, N.M., St. Louis, the Ukraine, Arkansas and New York. And right now, all she can think about is getting back to Wichita. By Benton Smith
Column: Vaulter Trevor Hillis natural flier
April 26, 2014
Trevor Hillis likes to fly. He flew higher than anyone at Free State High ever had Friday during the school’s track and field invitational. Hillis set the school record in the pole vault by clearing 15 feet. By Tom Keegan
Leg-weary Lions third in 4x400
April 20, 2014
Lawrence High’s girls 4x400 relay team, fresh off running the fastest 4x400 relay time in Kansas this season, tried to raise the bar even further at the Kansas Relays on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State girls runners-up in distance medley at Kansas Relays
April 19, 2014
Free State High’s track and field team features some of the top girls middle-distance runners in the state. At most meets, they are their own best competition, so it can be fun to watch when they’re all running together, as they did on the distance medley relay team, Friday at the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park. By Bobby Nightengale
‘Little KU Relays’ still big deal
LHS, Free State compete at ‘more relaxed’ Lawrence High Invitational
April 17, 2014
It didn’t matter that some of the best track and field athletes weren’t competing in the Lawrence High Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at LHS. There was still a lot to prove. By Bobby Nightengale