Pittsburg junior Keenan Soles joined senior Amber Kloster as individual state medalists at the KSHSAA State Track & Field Championships Saturday after winning the boys triple jump with a distance of 45 feet, 8.25 inches.

Pittsburg junior Keenan Soles joined senior Amber Kloster as individual state medalists at the KSHSAA State Track & Field Championships Saturday after winning the boys triple jump with a distance of 45 feet, 8.25 inches.
Soles outdistanced Salina Central’s Alex Williams by 8.25 inches for the title.
Kloster, a day removed from breaking the state record in the javelin, finished third in the girls shot put with a throw of 39-2.5.
The boys 4x100 relay squad of Soles, Mason Stewart, Connor Menghini and Wesley Slavens turned in a fifth-place performance in the finals with a time of 43.84 seconds.
The boys’ 4x400 relay team of Soles, Luke Lee, Jordan Bicknell and Rashawn Davis finished seventh.
The PHS girls 4x800 relay team of Kristina Willis, Jacobi Spresser, Alesha Edwards and Ashley Lewandowski, finished seventh overall in 10:08.48.
Hunter Powers finished 11th overall in the girls triple jump after a leap of 32-11.

Class 4A
GIrard’s Tessa Westoff finished seventh overall in the girls javelin with a throw of 121-6.
Morgan Boore just missed a medal in the girls high jump, after finishing eighth in the event with a leap of 5-0.
On the boys’ side, Tyler Polshak finished third in the 3200 meter run and Johnny Webb finished third in the high jump.

Class 3A
Southeast’s Aaron Ward capped his senior track and field season by finishing 14th overall in the boys 800 with a time of 2:16.10.
The Southeast boys 4x800 relay team of Ward, Andy Brennon, Tim Holden and Talon Thompson finished 16th in the race finals with a time of 9:09.14.

Class 2A
A zone violation kept Colgan’s defending state girls 4x800 relay team of Hillary Dickey, Chelsea Duncan, Emmalia White and Faith Miller from repeating as champions. The same four girls, as a team, finished eighth in the 4x400 relay.
The Colgan boys’ 4x800 team of Nevin Jones, Chris Bishop, Kyle Bache and Andy Farmer finished 15th in 8:48.51.
Dickey finished eighth in the finals of the girls’ 400 in 1:02.48.
Northeast’s Shelby Lehman was just a second out of seventh-place in the girls 800. Lehman, a freshman, finished ninth in 2:32.69, just ahead of Colgan’s Miller in 2:33.84.
Jones placed ninth in the boys 800 with a time of 2:02.99.