Weather and the Hawks Prevail At Gardner
Even though Kansas’ spring weather was the ultimate winner on Friday in Gardner at the Trailblazer Relays, the Hawks still managed to put forth another winning effort. Before the approaching thunderstorm sent participants scurrying for the buses, all but one of the field events and about half of the track events were completed. Both the girls and boys teams were in the overall lead at the time the meet was stopped during the running of the 400. The high winds affected many of the performances (even causing the pole vault to be cancelled), but the Hawks still managed two top 5 efforts. Adam Osheim placed second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.24 which puts him a tie for 5th place all time at OE. Rebekah Gurka’s leap of 17’-2” places her at fifth on the all-time OE list. Both of these junior athletes currently rank in the top ten in Kansas 6A in these events.
Other performances of note include Kaitlin Stein’s win in the discus, Kaylyn Williams finishing first in the 100 hurdles, Jasmine Thomas’ win in the 100m, Brenna McDannold’s victory in the 1600, and victories by the girls 4×800 and 4×100 relay teams. On the boys’ side highlights included Jacob Schultze and Michael Williams finishing 1-2 in the long jump, Jacob Schultze and DaJuane Box placing 1st and 2nd in the 100, and a first place finish by the 4×100 relay team.