WICHITA, Kan. – Faith Turner of Pittsburg won her second gold medal Sunday in the KSHSAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium.
The meet extended into Sunday after weather forced a stoppage both Friday and Saturday before the competition was complete. And, appropriately, Sunday’s events could not be finished without a couple of lightning delays.
Turner, a junior, captured the triple jump at 39 feet, 1.75 inches, beating the field by almost two feet. Turner also won the long jump on Saturday.
The Purple Dragons, who also had a first place from Laken Robinson in the high jump on Saturday, wound up fourth in the team standings with 51 points. They trailed St. James Academy with 87, Wichita Bishop Carroll with 68 and Newton with 58.5.
The Dragons’ Dylan White took eighth in the boys 200 meters for his third medal of the meet. The Dragons tied for 13th place with 22 points.
Ryleigh Willard of Galena took sixth in the girls triple jump on Sunday at 35-2, two feet behind winner Mariah Monroy of Cherryvale.
Riverton’s girls tied for eighth with 28 points after two firsts and a second from sprinter Matti Price.
Frontenac’s boys picked up a point on Sunday when its 4x800 relay team finished eighth.
Galena’s boys tied for seventh place with 25 points.