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Free State track and field

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
FSHS girls win Blue Valley Relays
April 12, 2014
After two meets in Lawrence to begin the season, Free State High’s boys and girls track teams were itching to prove themselves to some of the other top teams in Kansas on Friday at the Blue Valley Relays. By Chris Duderstadt
High schools notebook: LHS softball shelves C Team
April 8, 2014
Lawrence High softball has canceled its C Team’s season. Injuries and low turnout were factors, but the biggest issue was the high school limit of 20 games for any girl during the softball season. Notes by Bobby Nightengale
LHS girls track team edges FSHS in early season rivalry meet
April 2, 2014
It was the second time in five days that Lawrence and Free State high schools competed at the same meet. This time, it was just against each other. Pitted in a dual on Tuesday afternoon at Lawrence High, the Lions girls topped the Firebirds, 76-75, while the FSHS boys beat LHS, 82-67. Though Lawrence’s girls were thrilled with the victory over the defending Class 6A state champions, they were also quick to downplay it. By Bobby Nightengale
Back on track: LHS, FSHS finally open season
12:28 a.m., March 29, 2014 Updated 03:38 p.m.
It was only the first track and field meet of the season, but that didn’t mean several runners from Lawrence High and Free State High weren’t in mid-season form. By Bobby Nightengale
Firebirds feeling good as spring seasons get underway
March 26, 2014
The cold air won’t go away but Free State High is fired up to begin its spring sports season. Here is a look at what all of the Firebirds’ programs expect out the upcoming season. By Bobby Nightengale
Harmon-Thomas wins two events
March 17, 2014
Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas won two events at the New Balance Nationals Indoor on Saturday in New York, N.Y.
Firebirds’ Sullivan, Skwarlo sign track letters of intent
February 22, 2014
Free State High seniors Bailey Sullivan and Stan Skwarlo both took unique paths to get where they are in their track careers. Now they are headed to Division-I programs. Both runners held their signing day ceremony on Friday afternoon in the Free State library.