The Hugoton track and field teams participated in the State Track and Field meet in Wichita this past weekend. The boys’ team captured the class 3A State Championship with 62 points. The top eight placers in each event are All-State athletes.
The boys started off the meet Friday morning with three final events as well as preliminaries for sprints and relays. Tony Kinser claimed first in the high jump with a leap of 6’8”, while the boys’ 3200 meter runners started the day off with third and fourth place finishes. Mitchell Hamlin struggled a bit in the long jump but he had a lot going on during his jumping.
“We got everyone else in the sprints and relays qualified for the second day, giving us a chance to make a run at the [State] title,” said Coach Nick Rodriguez.
The second day continued with everyone working hard at placing in their respective events. During the second day, HHS team members understood they needed to do the best possible in their events, and place if possible.
“Our relays performed well and we got out of them what I thought we would. Our open event athletes worked hard and got us the points we needed,” said coach Rodriguez.