Weather permitting, the Gardner Edgerton High School track teams begin its season at the Shawnee Mission South relays, March 30.
Coaches Brian McGee and Larry Ward have battled inclement weather the past three weeks, but feel confident about starting the season.
“The kids have been working hard and ready to go” said McGee. “Hopefully, we can get good weather for the start of the season.”
Mcgee will look to Matt Mayeske (hurdles), long jumpers Colton Pevehouse and Anthony Seymour, pole vaulter Ben Carpenter, and senior javelin- thrower Riley Craig to provide points. Middle-distance ace Dewey Molenda will provide points in the 800 meter.
Mayeske, a senior, timed a season best 110 meter hurdle time of 15.7 and finished second at league regionals.
Craig threw the javelin a season best 173-feet, 7-inches and took the Eastern Kansas League crown. Molenda clocked 1:59 at 800 meters and finished third a league last year.
Carpenter cleared 14-feet, 6-inches in the pole vault for a second place finish at regional and state. Seymour sailed 21-feet, 8-inches and placed second in league and third at state.
For the girls, Coach Larry Ward led GEHS to a third place finish at 6A state, he will look to senior leaders, Danie Plank, Cassie Wait, Kyra Burcham, Natalie Mitchell, Mckenzie Scroggin and Jessica Cisneros to provide scoring.
Other top scoring leaders will be Burcham, shot put, Scroggin, 800 and 1600 meters and Cisneros, javelin.