Lawrence high track and field

Woods rallies Lions in 4x400 relay
March 31, 2015
Lawrence High junior sprinter JD Woods was exhausted. He had already won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and ran the anchor leg of the Lions 4x100 relay on Tuesday afternoon in a dual against Free State.
Lions excited for opening of spring sports seasons
March 26, 2015
There’s a wide range of expectations for Lawrence High’s spring sports teams this season from competing for a state championship to building for the future, but all of the programs are excited to get started.
LHS girls second at Topeka West
March 26, 2015
Senior sisters Matia and Rebecca Finley won the discus and shot put, respectively, to power Lawrence High’s girls track and field team to a second-place finish Thursday at the Topeka West Relays.
Freeman, 2 Jayhawks enter Hall
October 6, 2014
Former Lawrence High football and track coach Bill Freeman and Kansas University athletes Charlie Hoag and Walt Wesley were among 10 individuals inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday at Wichita Boathouse.
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.
Lions’ Freeman, Jayhawks Hoag, Wesley in Hall Class of 2014
June 5, 2014
Former Lawrence High football and track coach Bill Freeman and Kansas University standouts Charlie Hoag and Walt Wesley will be inducted into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 5 at the Wichita Boathouse.
Record relay lifts LHS girls to third place at state track
June 1, 2014
Right before their final race of the season on Saturday at Cessna Stadium, Lawrence High junior Jensen Edwards told the rest of her 4x400 relay team — junior Leah Gabler, junior Marissa Pope and sophomore Kyleigh Severa — that they should try to break the school record, which was about four seconds under their personal-best time. By Bobby Nightengale
Bill Freeman’s Hall call ‘dream come true’
May 31, 2014
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame has given the daughter of former Lawrence High coaching legend Bill Freeman one of the best birthday gifts of her life. By Gary Bedore
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
Ex-LHS coach Freeman in Hall
May 30, 2014
Former Lawrence High football and track coach Bill Freeman will be inducted in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 5 in Wichita.
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
Edwards on the rise for LHS track
May 29, 2014
There are runners who can rely on speed alone to win races. Others try to improve through hard work and dedication. Lawrence High junior Jensen Edwards is a combination of the two. Not content with just being near the top of the leaderboard, Edwards has transformed into one of the top runners in the state this year. By Bobby Nightengale
Lions girls capture regional track championship
May 24, 2014
With trips to next weekend’s state championship on the line, Lawrence High’s track and field teams switched things into another gear at a Class 6A regional meet Friday at Shawnee Mission South. The Lions girls totaled 130.5 points for first place — easily distancing themselves from second-place Shawnee Mission West (111.5).
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
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