Track & Field
Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, February 16, 2024 at 12:02 PM . Kansas
As the spring sports season approaches, the Gardner Edgerton High School track and field team is gearing up for another exciting year. Coach Brian McGee, who has been leading the team for several years now, is confident in the potential of this year's squad. With returning talent and promising new additions, the Blazers have high hopes for a successful season. One of the key players on the team this year is senior Parker Walion. Walion, who ran a phenomenal 4:15 in the 1600m race last season, is a force to be reckoned with on the track. His impressive performance earned him the title of Sunflower League Champion, Regional Champion, and a 4th place finish at the state meet. Not only was Walion a standout runner in track, but he also played a crucial role in the Blazers' victory at the 6A state cross country championship last fall. With Walion leading the charge, there's no doubt that he will make an immediate impact on the team this season. Another returning senior to watch out for is Jadyn Campbell. Campbell is a pole vaulting sensation, clearing an impressive 15'0" twice last season. He placed 4th at both the Sunflower League and Regional meets, showcasing his skills on a bigger stage. With his determination and talent, Campbell is sure to contribute greatly to the team's success. The Blazers' javelin thrower, senior Dawson Kindler, is also expected to make a significant impact this year. Kindler had a standout season last year, throwing a personal record of 190-4. He claimed the title of Sunflower League champion and placed 2nd at both the Regional and State meets. With his experience and skill, Kindler is poised to lead the javelin event for the Blazers this season. Coach McGee is excited about the potential of the boys' team this year, and with good reason. These three seniors, along with many other talented and hard-working athletes, have big goals for the season. The Blazers are looking to continue their success and make a strong showing at the state level. But it's not just the boys who are making waves on the team this year. Coach McGee is also impressed with the progress of the girls' team over the past two seasons. They have several junior and senior leaders who are ready to mentor a talented group of freshmen and sophomores.