Brian McGee
On Thursday the Trailblazers T&F team competed their hearts out in the hardest regional in the state of Kansas. To give you an idea, according to Mile Split, there were 72 “elite” performances in our meet on Thursday. By comparison, another 6A regional not far from here had 12 such performances. It was a wild, wild night. There were disappointing 5th place finishes (top 4 go to state) but that’s the nature of the beast. There were also remarkable performances by our athletes. Our kids competed their hearts out. When the dust settled and the roller coaster ride ended, the Blazers punched 20 tickets to state. 3 young ladies and 17 young men will be going to Wichita on Thursday for two days of competition between the very best track and field athletes in the state. The coaches are so proud of ALL who competed at our regional meet, state bound or not, they repped us well.

Regional Champions
Kaira Mannio, pole vault, 11’3″  #3 junior vault all-time in school history & ranks #2 in 6A
Jordan Kilonzo, 800m, 1:56.19,  he ranks #4 in 6A

Second Place Finishers
Lauren Mulwa, SP, 38′ 3/4″ & Javelin 129′ —both PRs and she ranks 7th and 5th in those events in 6A, respectively
Boys 4x800m relay – J.Kilonzo; I.Meili; J.Rhoades; J.Elsey  8:07.82  —third fastest time in school history and ranks #4 in 6A

Other qualifiers:
John Ahsens, 100m, 10.88 4th
Carson Sander, javelin, 166’4″, 3rd
Parker Walion, 1600m, 4:24.74, 4th
Trot Wood, 400m, 50.96, 4th
Pierson Carlisle, pole vault, 14’6″, 4th
Kiersten Markos, discus, 106’4″, 3rd
4×100 – M.Shoemaker; T.Wood; L.Anderson; J.Ahsens 43.38  3rd
4×400 – J.Kilonzo; K.Oatman; I.Meili; T.Wood  3:27.19 , 3rd  – ranks 6th in 6A
Alternates: Ken Morgan 4×8; Therron Meade 4×4 and Josh Hunter 4×4
The girls placed 9th as a team, scoring 39 points while the boys placed 4th as a team scoring 64.