Free State track and field

‘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.
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).