Storm Frazier was one of several Gardner youth participating in the Sunflower state track games in Topeka last weekend. Submitted photo


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Brayden Sherwood, a fourth grader at Madison Elementary, competed in the pole vault at the Sunflower state track games in Topeka last weekend. Submitted photo


Several Gardner track and field athletes turned in top performances at the Sunflower State track games in Topeka last week.
Brayden Sherwood had a big day clearing 5’0” for first place in the pole vault. He also took fifteenth in both the 400 and the 100 meter dash. He also took seventeenth in the 200 meters in a time of 42.2 seconds.
Payton Gunderson, a fifth grader at Trailridge Middle School, set a personal record of 20’5” in the shot put and took third in the 9-10 year old division.
Connor Gunderson, a sixth grader at Trailridge, also set a personal record took first in the 11-12 year old division pole vault clearing 7’6.”
Another gold medal went to Storm Frazier who cleared 8’6” to win the 13-14 year old division.
Tom Fabing, a GEHS Junior, followed clearing 11’0” to take third in the 15-16 year old division.
GEHS junior Koby Money gave Gardner some javelin points. Money threw the javelin 138’11” for third place, while Anthony Nava threw 128’7” for sixth place.
Finally, GEHS senior Ryan Frank threw the javelin 156’5” for fifth place.