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Lawrence high track and field

Finley sisters sweep discus medals at state; LHS girls third
May 26, 2013
Lawrence High thrower Rebecca Finley was one throw away from winning the 6A state discus championship when the second-place competitor unleashed a huge final toss. A few seconds later, Rebecca settled for second place, then gave a huge hug to the winner. That’s what sisters do. LHS sophomore Matia Finley won bragging rights for the year in dramatic fashion, uncorking a throw of 139 feet, 11 inches to snatch the victory away from her twin sister. By Jesse Newell
No problem: Harmon-Thomas puts FSHS girls track in first
May 25, 2013
Free State High’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas breezed to a prelim victory in the 100 hurdles, and that kick-started an impressive day for the junior, who went on to win the long jump and finish second in the high jump.
Free State girls take aim at state track title
May 24, 2013
When Free State High’s girls track and field athletes make their way to their events at Cessna Stadium beginning this afternoon in Wichita, at the state track championships, many expect to contend for medals. With so many Firebirds competing in 15 different events today and Saturday, coach Steve Heffernan knows in the back of their minds, they’ll be thinking about beating out Olathe East for the Class 6A team title. By Benton Smith
Firebirds girls win regional track title; city athletes qualify for state
May 18, 2013
For some high school track and field athletes, earning a trip to state with a top-four regional finish is nothing new. The state veterans from Free State and Lawrence knew nothing would be guaranteed Friday at a Class 6A regional at LHS, and showed no lack of satisfaction upon getting back to the ultimate meet next weekend in Wichita. Still, the Firebirds and Lions who became first-time state qualifiers made it clear the bliss of that moment is unique. By Benton Smith
Young LHS relay teams emerging as state contenders
May 17, 2013
The Lawrence High girls 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams have emerged as a force to be reckoned with this season, despite the relative inexperience of the Lions’ runners. By Benton Smith
Free State girls second at league track
May 11, 2013
If the Sunflower League created a multitasking medal for track and field athletes, Free State High’s Alexa Harmon-Thomas would have no problem winning it. By Benton Smith
More high school sporting events postponed Friday
12:09 p.m., May 3, 2013 Updated 05:20 p.m.
Boys tennis regional tournaments are just some of the Friday high school sporting events called off due to the ongoing cold and wet spring weather in northeast Kansas.
Thursday high school sporting events called off
12:51 p.m., May 2, 2013 Updated 02:15 p.m.
Unseasonably cold weather and precipitation that is expected to turn into snow caused officials at Free State and Lawrence high schools to call off all sporting events for Thursday.
Free State girls track wins meet at Topeka Seaman
April 28, 2013
Free State High’s girls track team totaled 96 points for a resounding first place at Friday’s Topeka Seaman Relays.
‘Little Relays’ gives other high school track athletes a chance
April 23, 2013
With so many runners, throwers and jumpers competing at a varsity track meet, the successes of some high school athletes get overlooked or cast aside as minutiae when other teammates are scoring most of the points and collecting all of the medals. By Benton Smith
Free State’s Harmon-Thomas named Kansas Relays’ top female athlete
April 21, 2013
Free State junior Alexa Harmon-Thomas added to her accomplished track-and-field career Saturday, tying a Kansas Relays high school meet record with a long jump of 19 feet, 4 1/4 inches. It was part of a historic day for Harmon-Thomas, who was named the Kansas Relays’ Outstanding Female Athlete of the Meet. By Jesse Newell
Kansas Relays results (Friday)
12:29 a.m., April 20, 2013 Updated 08:25 a.m.
Results from the Kansas Relays on Friday.
Ailing Alexa Harmon-Thomas wins high jump
12:13 a.m., April 20, 2013 Updated 08:27 a.m.
Though Alexa Harmon-Thomas had to miss the 300-meter hurdles because of a bout of the stomach flu, she found the strength to defend her high-jump title at the Kansas Relays. By Jesse Newell
Lawrence High’s Grace Morgan signs to walk on to KU
April 19, 2013
Like many high school track athletes this week preparing for the Kansas Relays, Lawrence High senior Grace Morgan has had Kansas University on her mind. By Benton Smith
FSHS track meet, other prep events canceled
April 17, 2013
Rainy weather has wiped out Wednesday’s high school athletic events.