Free State track and field

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
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