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Free State track and field

Firebirds celebrate D-I soccer, track signings
February 8, 2014
Four of Free State High’s future Division-I athletes not only have to wait for their spring seasons to begin, but they also had to delay their signing day ceremony for two days.
City athletes sign college letters despite snow day
February 5, 2014
Lawrence high schools were canceled on Wednesday, but that didn’t stop many city athletes from mailing or faxing letters of intent to their future colleges on national signing day.
FSHS star Harmon-Thomas takes track talents to higher and higher levels
January 28, 2014
Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas had done everything possible to achieve her childhood dream. Yet it was up to someone else to make it a reality. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State track standout Harmon-Thomas commits to Texas
November 25, 2013
One of the top high school track athletes in Kansas, Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas, has decided to join the University of Texas track team.
Free State’s Harmon-Thomas up for award
October 29, 2013
Free State High’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas was named Monday as one of 20 state finalists for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which honors high school seniors for achievements in academics, athletics and leadership.
Harmon-Thomas 16th in World Youth heptathlon
July 17, 2013
Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas finished 16th out of 39 international competitors in the girls heptathlon this past weekend at the IAAF World Youth Championships, in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Alexa Harmon-Thomas in high jump finals
July 11, 2013
Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas qualified for the high jump finals in her first event at the IAAF World Youth Championships on Wednesday. Harmon-Thomas, representing USA Track and Field, shared the top mark of 1.77 meters (5 feet, 93⁄4 inches).
FSHS track assistant Jordan Rose promoted
July 1, 2013
Jordan Rose will become the program’s new head coach, just the second in Free State history, pending school board approval. By Benton Smith
Free State’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas headed to Ukraine
June 27, 2013
Free State High senior Alexa Harmon-Thomas was one of 43 athletes selected to represent USA Track and Field in the Eighth IAAF World Youth Championships, scheduled for July 10-14 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
2013 Journal-World All-Area Girls Track Team
June 26, 2013
The 2013 Journal-World All-Area Girls Track and Field Team By Benton Smith
2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Track Team
June 24, 2013
The 2013 Journal-World All-Area Boys Track and Field Team By Benton Smith
FSHS, LHS track athletes earn all-league honors
June 21, 2013
The late-spring performances by track and field athletes at Free State and Lawrence high schools secured numerous selections for the Firebirds and Lions on the 2013 All-Sunflower League teams.
Harmon-Thomas named Gatorade Kansas Track Athlete of the Year
June 21, 2013
Alexa Harmon-Thomas of Free State High has been named the 2012-13 Gatorade Kansas Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year, a program first.
World Company Cup returns to Free State
June 12, 2013
For the seventh time in eight years, the World Company Cup belongs to Free State High. The trophy, awarded since 2006 to the school that prevails most often in City Showdowns and other competitions between rivals Lawrence High and Free State, spent the last year on display at LHS. However, the Lions’ claim to the cup proved short-lived, as Free State conquered the Lions, 17-9, in the standings. By Benton Smith
Harmon-Thomas wins heptathlon at Great Southwest Classic
June 8, 2013
Free State High track star Alexa Harmon-Thomas won the heptathlon Friday at the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic.