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From the sound of the opening starter’s pistol on Friday morning to closing trophy presentations on Saturday evening, Cox Communications is announcing plans for double-barrel live coverage of the 2017 KSHSAA Track and Field Championships for May 26-27, 2017.

In addition to the entire two-day event being made available to Cox subscribers in Kansas, YurView Channel 22 and 2022, it will also be streamed online here on YurView.com.

“The KSHSAA is pleased to learn that Cox Communications will be providing live coverage of the Kansas State High School Activities Association state track and field championship meet on both their cable channel as well as on the web,” said KSHSAA Executive Director Gary Musselman.

The KSHSAA state championship meet is one of the largest high school meets in the nation

Musselman added, “The KSHSAA state championship meet is one of the largest high school meets in the nation and showcases more than 3500 Kansas high school athletes representing their schools and communities. The dedication and sportsmanship displayed by these young women and men is an inspiration to all who watch.  Our state meet has a rich history and tradition and we are pleased it will now be available for viewing by Kansans who are unable to attend in person.”

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The largest high school track and field meet in the country has drawn rave reviews for its color, pageantry, tradition, and high caliber competition not to mention its fast-paced organizational standards. Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium will again host the two-day meet.

What to Watch For

Defending team champions in Kansas include Shawnee Mission North in Class 6A, St. Thomas Aquinas in Class 5A, and Shawnee Mission Bishop Miege in Class 4A, Norton Community and Scott Community, who tied for team honors in Class 3A in 2016, as well as Olpe in 2A and Ashland in 1A.  The defending girl’s team champions are Olathe East in Class 6A, Newton in 5A, Baldwin in 4A, Beloit in 3A, Blue Rapids-Valley Heights in 2A and Centralia in 1A.

Individual performers to watch include Maize South three time state champion Kassidy Johnson in Girls Class 4A’s 400 and 800 meter runs. The distance events in Class 1A Boys should be electric with Olpe’s Kyler True, South Gray’s Luke Skinner and Ashland’s Quanah Gardiner all having cracked 1:56 in the 800 meter race.

One of the best races of the weekend could come in the 110 hurdles in Class 5A, as two of the state’s fastest hurdlers, St. Thomas Aquinas’ Noah Green and Liberal’s Austin Mullens are expected for a showdown.

Who to Follow

Taylor Eldridge

Taylor is reporter for and  and is plugged in to the Kansas Track and Field community.

Track in Kansas
If something happens on a track in Kansas, odds are @trackinkansas knows about it.

KSHSAA

Follow the official Kansas State High School Activities Association and stay up to date throughout the event.

How to Watch

In addition to the entire two-day event being made available to Cox subscribers in Kansas, YurView Channel 22 and 2022, it will also be streamed online at https://www.yurview.com/2017-kshsaa-track-and-field-state-championship-may-26-27/

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