Gardner Edgerton High School senior Ryan Weisenburger made the most of his final state appearance clearing 15-0 to win the 6A title at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium on May 26.
“I’m so proud of Ryan,” said coach Brian McGee. “He ended his career with a league, regional and state title. It was our fifth straight pole vault state title.”
GEHS girls vaulters also took home honors.
Right behind Weisenburger came junior Ben Carpenter who cleared 14’6″ to claim second place. He tied Cameron Bock of Shawnee Mission Northwest but was awarded third based on fewer misses at lower heights.
Another Blazer success story came in the long jump where Anthony Seymour leaped a season-best 21’7 3/4″ for third place. Colton Pevehouse, who won league, sailed 21’0″ to claim seventh place.
Matt Mayeske added sixth-place points in the 110 hurdles with an excellent time of 15.55 and the 400 relay of Marcus Williams, Marcon Waters, Jaylon Radel, and Pevehouse teamed to place seventh in a time of 44.12.
“We accomplished our goal of a top 10 finish at state,” added McGee. “I was real proud of the effort.”
Shawnee Mission Northwest edged Olathe East 54-53 to win the team title. GEHS took 10th with 28 points.