WICHITA — Day one of the Kansas State Track and Field meet at Cessna Stadium has been postponed.
The meet, which had already been pushed back three hours due to overnight rain was halted before the prelims of the 1A, 2A, and 3A 4x100-meter relay at 12:45 p.m. Friday afternoon.
A series of tweets from KSHSAA were released during the four o’clock hour stating that all field events have been moved to Saturday. The 3,200-meter races for Class 4A, 5A and 6A will start things at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Emporia High’s Avery Gutierrez and Treyson True are a part of those events.
After the 3,200m races, the meet will resume the Friday schedule at 8 a.m. Saturday. After Friday’s schedule has been concluded, the meet will go to Saturday’s schedule. All running events will be timed events.
Saturday’s forecast for Wichita continues to have chances of thunderstorms throughout the day, but KSHSAA will try and get the entirety of the event in.
“We’ve pushed the thought of no later than midnight,” KSHSAA Assistant Executive Director Mark Lentz said. “I know the state track meet has never run into Sunday, but it still has to be an option. It’s still a possibility, but we sure hope not. We want our kids to compete as well.”
Hamilton’s Kelton Beuttner and Chase County’s Braydon Schroer finished eighth in the high jump, clearing 6-0.
Beuttner qualified for the finals on the 1A boys’ 110-meter hurdles, recording a time of 15.29, which is the third fastest.
Olpe’s Macy Smith finished fourth in the 1A girls’ 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:21.75.
“It felt awesome,” she said. “I knew coming in I just had really pushed those last four laps. Last year, I didn’t place where I wanted, but (this year) I just wanted to push myself.”
Olpe’s Nolan Redeker was eighth in the 1A boys’ 3,200m, recording a time 10:35.35.
Northern Heights’ Tee Preisner finished 11th in the 2A boys’ shot put with a throw of 45-08.75. NHHS’ Kaley Boyce did not clear the opening bar in the 2A girls’ high jump. Trey Rathke qualified for the finals of the 2A boys’ 110m hurdles with the seventh-fastest time in the prelims (15.72).
Chase County’s Tanner Koch was 14th in the 1A boys 110m hurdles, recording a time of 17.53.