WICHITA – Mother nature was the big winner on day one of the KSHSAA State Track and Field meet in Wichita.
After starting three hours late, a second round of rain and severe weather moved into the Wichita area just after 1 p.m. forcing officials to eventually postpone almost all remaining events to Saturday morning.
All of Friday’s remaining running events, except for the 4A, 5A and 6A 3200 meter runs will resume at 8 a.m. Saturday. All of the events will be timed finals.
The remaining 3200 meter runs are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
All of the field events have also been postponed to Friday at 8 a.m.
Some area athletes were able to take part in their field events Friday morning. Among those was Plainville’s Jared Casey who finished second in the 2A boys shot put with a throw of 54 feet 4 inches.
Jacob Eck of Ellis finished second in the 2A boys pole vault. He cleared 13 feet and finished second by tiebreaker.
In the girls 2A 3200 meter run Trego’s Helen Giefer finished second, Hoxie’s Emily Diercks was third and Sybil Giefer of Trego was fourth.
Tune into 101.9 The Bull starting at 9:30 on Saturday for updated results.