Lawrence high track and field

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
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.
Finley sisters pace Lions in track meet
12:42 a.m., May 10, 2014 Updated 06:02 p.m.
Matia and Rebecca Finley once again led Lawrence High’s girls track team.
High schools notebook: Infield leading Lions softball
May 6, 2014
Lawrence High softball coach Joe Dee Tarbutton raved about his infielders before the season. They’ve lived up to the billing. With junior Morgan Byrn at third, sophomore Sophie Taylor at short, senior Marly Carmona at second and senior Kristen Gile at first, the infield has been one of the best in the Sunflower League at the plate and in the field. Notes by Bobby Nightengale
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
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