Gardner Edgerton High School senior Conner McGuire won the state 6A pole vault with a leap of 15 feet 6 inches. The state meet was held at Cessna stadium in Wichita May 29 and 30. Submitted Photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Conner McGuire won the state 6A pole vault with a leap of 15 feet 6 inches. The state meet was held at Cessna stadium in Wichita May 29 and 30. Submitted Photo

Gardner Edgerton High School senior Conner McGuire made the most of his final trip to the Kansas State Track and Field Championship Meet last week. With a 15-feet 6-inch vault, McGuire captured the 6A pole vault title.
McGuire is the seventh GEHS boy in the last 10 years to win a pole vault state title.
His title-taking vault paced the Blazer boy’s team at state. Several of McGuire’s teammates also brought medals home from Wichita last weekend.
Traezon Henderson posted a school record 200 meter time crossing the finish line in 22.23 seconds, good enough for fourth place.
Anthony Cisneros’ javelin toss of 177-feet 4-inches was good enough for sixth place. The Blazers’ 1600 relay team of Jamin Anderson, Gage Bacon, Henderson and Tanner Hughes also earned sixth place medals. Tim Visos-Ely, who ran the relay for the Blazers in prelims also received a medal.
Visos-Ely took eighth place in the 200 meter run. He crossed the finish line in 23.96 seconds, sustaining an injury in the race. He was still able to cross the finish line.
Kyle Stubler took eighth place in the pole vault with a 13-feet 6-inch vault.
On a sad note, the 400 relay was disqualified in the finals on a judgment call by the officials.
The team of Henderson, Matt Summerlin, Hughes and Visos-Ely tied the school record of 43.01 seconds.
“What a fun, enjoyable season it has been,” said Coach Brian McGee. “The seniors were tremendous and goal focused and a real pleasure to coach.”