Emporia High to send 25 athletes to State Track meet

The Emporia High boys finished in 1st place and the girls in 2nd place at the Emporia High hosted Regional track meet Thursday. The boys qualified 12 athletes in 11 events and the girls qualified 14 athletes in 13 events for state. The Spartans had a combined 9 first place finishes.

For the boys Daniel Huber placed 1st in the pole vault, Myles Livingston placed 1st in the discuss and the 4x400 relay team of Kesston Gentz, Brent Hastert, Mo Sehlaoui, Tommy Secord. For the girls Kelsey Gordon took 1st in the triple jump, Olivia Young placed 1st in the High Jump. Mikayla Simons placed 1st in the discuss. Jennica Smith placed 1st in the Javelin. Abby Stewart placed 1st in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.

Other qualifiers:

Boys: Jonathan Olsson 2nd in shotput and 3rd in javelin. Tommy Secord 4th in the 100 meter dash, 2nd in the 400 meter dash. Kesston Gentz 3rd in the 400. Rafael Vasquez 2nd and Matt East 3rd in the 300 hurdles. Brent Hastert 4th in the 800. Wyatt Mattas 4th in the 3200. the 4x100 relay of Bryce Crouch, Tommy Secord, Mo Sehlaoui and Colin Polston finished 3rd.

Girls: Beth Schwerdtfeger 4th long jump, Olivia Young 4th triple jump, Devan Crow 4th pole vault, Mikayla Simons 2nd Taylor Milleson 3rd in shotput, Sara Mitchell 3rd discuss, Alexis Davies 3rd 400, Paige Schmid 3rd 300 hurdles. 4x400 relay of Rylie Williams, Alexis Davies, Paige Schmid and Taylor Cooper.

The State track and field meet will be held at Wichita States Cessna Stadium May 26th and 27th.

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