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Recap of Day One at the Kansas State Track & Field Championships
By Jared Sleppy
Copyright: MSC Sports

Day one of the 2023 State Track & Field Championships in Wichita is in the books and our area athletes represented their schools well on Friday.

Centralia senior Reagan Becker was the only athlete to win an event after clearing 5’4 in the Girls Class 1A High Jump to take home the gold medal. Becker’s first place finish also helped the Panthers finish fifth in team points for the day. She will compete in the long jump at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Jackson Heights senior Kanyon Olberding took silver in the Girls Class 2A Triple Jump with her best effort measuring at 36’1.75”.

Marysville senior Rook Williams finished runner-up in the Boys Class 3A High Jump clearing the bar at 6’4.

His teammate, junior Silas Miller, also got second place in the Boys Class 3A 3200 Meter Run final with a time of 9:20.

Nemaha Central senior Connor Deters took home the silver medal in the Boys Class 3A Shot Put. His best throw on Friday afternoon was 57’11.5”.

In the Girls Class 1A Shot Put, Hanover senior Aliyah Sinn came in third with her best effort amounting to 37’5.25”.

Taylor Damme, a junior from Perry-Lecompton, got the Kaws some team points by finishing third in the Girls Class 3A Javelin Throw with a distance of 127’9”.

Our first underclassman shoutout goes to Marysville freshman Kacy Roesch, who placed third in the Girls Class 3A High Jump. She cleared the 5’2 bar before her day ended.

Jackson Heights junior Dawson Cochren got the bronze medal in the Girls Class 2A Discuss with her best throw reaching 120’5.

As for the team scores, Marysville is tied for first place with Russell in the Class 3A Boys standings with 17 points. Nemaha Central is just two points back of the Bulldogs in fourth place.

The Jackson Heights Cobras are in fourth place in the Class 2A Girls standings with 14 points only behind St. Mary’s Colgan, Stanton County and Ellis.

Jefferson County North is six points back of Jackson Heights and is in a tie for eighth place with Wabaunsee at eight total points.

As mentioned earlier, Centralia is fifth place finish in the Girls Class 1A standings with ten points. Doniphan West is three points back of the Panthers and in solo 11th, despite senior Claire Cole being the only Mustang that has competed thus far.

Day two starts bright and early at Cessna Stadium on Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

Our hourly updates will once again be at the bottom of every hour from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Kanzaland Radio.

At the conclusion of the day, we will have an hour-long wrap-up show live from Wichita at 7:00 p.m. discussing all the finishes and we will have exclusive interviews with area athletes and coaches.

Also, be sure to check out our instant live results that will be updated throughout the day as well.

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