BY NICK CORN
Girard traveled to Louisburg last Friday to compete for a chance to go to state. In the 800 meter run, Laike Damman placed fourth at regionals (2:02.33) and is ranked 13th in all of 4A. Nathan Hughes placed first in the 1600 meter run (4:41.42) and is ranked ninth in the state. Drew Zimmerman placed third in the 1600 meter run (4:43.11) and first in the 3200 meter run (10:30.81). Zimmerman is ranked 14th in the 1600 meter and seventh in the 3200 meter run. Aaron Pyle finished third at regionals in the 3200 meter run (10:45.24) and is ranked 13th in the state.
Trey Eaton placed third in the 300 meter hurdles (41.75) and fourth in the triple jump (41’5.5”). Eaton is ranked 14th in hurdles and 13th in triple jump in the state. Defending state champion Drew Davied placed third at regionals in the high jump (6’4”) and is ranked fifth in the state. Caleb Egbert placed fourth at regionals in the pole vault (11’0”) and is ranked 16th in the state. The Trojan 4×800 relay team of Damman, Hughes, Austin Lowe, and Ryan Lindbloom placed second at regionals (8:50.97) and are ranked 14th in state.
The All Class Kansas Track & Field Meet will be held at Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University on May 30 and May 31.