Jazz Davis clears 13-0 to place 7th in the pole vault and Cortlyn Tryon races to 7th place in the 440 meter dash at the state meet in Wichita. Photo courtesy of Brian McGee


The Blazer track teams turned in an impressive effort at the 6A State meet in Wichita last week.
Junior Marshall Carpenter led the way with a sixth place shot put of 47’1,” while junior Jazz Davis cleared 13’0” to place seventh in the pole vault and junior Sam Stranathan tossed the discus 131’2” to take fourteenth place.
All told, a very young Blazer track team finished 28th in the 6A team standings.
“Our challenge as coaches is to develop the young talent and look forward to the opportunity,” said Coach Brian McGee. We have tremendous growth in team numbers.”

Marshall Carpenter heaves the shot put 47 feet 1'’ and Cassidy Androff tosses the shot put a school record 48-1 for second place at the 6A state meet in Wichita last weekend. The Blazer boys finished 28th as a team while the girls brought back an 11th place. Photo courtesy of Brian McGee

Marshall Carpenter heaves the shot put 47 feet 1’’ and Cassidy Androff tosses the shot put a school record 48-1 for second place at the 6A state meet in Wichita last weekend. The Blazer boys finished 28th as a team while the girls brought back an 11th place. Photo courtesy of Brian McGee


On the girls side, GEHS placed eleventh in the standings paced by Cassidy Androff’s school record 41’8” shot put-good enough for second place.
Abbie Buie added fourth place points in the javelin, Karli Smith fifth in the pole vault and Heather Culbertson sixth in the javelin.
Also earning sixth place was the 3200 relay of Larissa Weidler, Kelby Wilson, Alyssa Farrens and Miranda Tenove.
Macey Elkinton took seventh in the shot put and Cortlyn Tryon took seventh in the 400 meters. Tryon set a new personal record 400 meter time of 59.9 in the prelims. Cortlyn also took eighth place points in the 200 meter dash.