With another solid day at regionals last Friday, the Skyline track and field team will be fielding enough girls participants to make their mark at the state meet over Memorial Day weekend.


The boys will only send two competitors to the meet, but senior Karson Becker holds the best triple jump mark in Class 2A.


With another solid day at regionals last Friday, the Skyline track and field team will be fielding enough girls participants to make their mark at the state meet over Memorial Day weekend.

The boys will only send two competitors to the meet, but senior Karson Becker holds the best triple jump mark in Class 2A.

Considering the size of the team as a whole, coach Summer Younie said she was happy with the number of qualifiers.

“I was really pleased with the numbers that we had qualify for state,” she said. “I was hoping some of our other throwers would qualify, but it just didn't happen.  Jake threw really well in javelin - throwing a personal best of 147 feet.”

While the Kiowa County regional was tough, Younie’s team had plenty of experienced runners that know what it takes to get to the state meet.

“I knew Anna (Petrowsky), Morgan (Flowers) and Brooke (Fisher) and the girl's 4x100, and Karson would all have a fairly easy time qualifying - they've been ranked in 2A throughout most of the season,” she said. “They should have a good shot at placing high at state if they perform the way they've been during the season.”

Flowers and Fisher each qualified in three events, while Petrowsky was the only Skyline athlete to qualify in all four events she participated in, including the 100m, 200m, long jump and the 400m relay.

Rounding out the girls at state was Ashton Lee, who managed to qualify in the discus despite preferring the javelin.

“I thought Ashton would have a better chance of qualifying in the javelin, and she did throw well, ending up sixth,” she said. “But I was excited to see her qualify in the discus - throwing a personal best at that.”

The boys’ biggest surprise was Brandon Broce, who qualified in the 200m after opting not to run the 800m.

“We had a tough time trying to figure out if Brandon should run the 800m or the 200m,” she said. “He was right there on the bubble in both.  We finally decided on the 200m and man did he gut it out.  I was so excited that he qualified.”

The state track meet starts on Friday, May 27 and wraps up Saturday evening.