The Pittsburg High School boys track and field team, on the back of three individual champions, finished second at the Class 5A regional track and field meet Friday in Gardner.

The Pittsburg High School boys track and field team, on the back of three individual champions, finished second at the Class 5A regional track and field meet Friday in Gardner.
Senior Jordan Bicknell will make a return trip to the state championships after he captured first place in the high jump with a height of 6-foot, 6-inches.
Tyrone Wooden was the regional champion in the 300 hurdles after turning in a time of 42.48 seconds — over a second faster than Gardner’s Brandon Reed. Wooden also qualified in the 110 hurdles by placing third in 16.36 seconds.
Junior Keenan Soles claimed the regional championship in the triple jump in 44-5.75, while teammate Mason Stewart was second with a distance of 43-9. Soles also qualified for the state meet in the long jump after placing fourth in 21-6.
Stewart qualified for state in the 200 when he placed second in 23.10 seconds.
The Dragons’ 4x400 relay team of Bicknell, Rashawn Davis, Luke Lee and Jose Roman, finished second in 3:26.10 and the 4x100 team of Bicknell, Connor Menghini, Wesley Slavens and Soles placed third in 43.84 seconds.
Pittsburg got all three of their relay teams to the state meet after the 4x800 team of David Beckenhauer, Davis, Brenden Maxwell and Roman placed third in 8:23.84.
In the field, senior Aaron Burns qualified for state with a fourth-place showing in the discus after throwing 132-4.
Dragon senior Amber Kloster claimed a pair of regional championships — one in the javelin (139-1) and in the shot put (40-1).
Sophomore Hunter Powers qualified for the state championships with a fourth-place performance in the triple jump (33-9.5).
Pittsburg put two of their three relay teams in the state championships. The 4x400 team of Nikki Gardulo, Ashley Lewandowski, Powers and Jacobi Spresser placed fourth in 4:12.54 and the 4x800 team of Hannah Carrier, Alesha Edwards, Lewandowski and Spresser were third in 10:05.29 — which set a new school record in the event.
Spresser qualified for state individually after placing fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:30.07.