In a separate article we looked at the efforts of top basketball players on the baseball diamond, golf course and tennis court. Now let’s look at what some top hoopers did at state track: Tre Richardson Tre Richardson 5'9" |…
In a separate article we looked at the efforts of top basketball players on the baseball diamond, golf course and tennis court.
Now let’s look at what some top hoopers did at state track:
, 5-foot-9 guard, 2023, Highland Park:
Richardson is ranked in the top 100 hoopers in the 2023 class, and basketball is his third-best sport. The record setting football star continued to lay a claim to the fastest man, and best track athlete, in the state. He turned the fastest time of all classes in the 100 meter dash with a 10.73. He won the 5A long jump and placed second in the triple jump.
, 5-foot-11 guard, 2024, Inman:
Were it not for Richardson’s brilliance in track and field, we would be marveling at the diversity of Heckel’s talents. Also a football star, Heckel did it all at the 2A state track meet: first in the long jump and the triple jump, second in the 100 meters and third in javelin.
Jason Parrish and Josh Parrish, 5-foot-10 guards, 2023, Olathe North:
The Eagles had such a wealth of guards this past season that at times the Parris twins didn’t get the recognition they deserved. They were ball hawks and defensive dynamos who helped guide the up-tempo team to the state tournament. They never cracked the Prep Hoops basketball rankings for the 2023 class, but we know what all-around stars these guys are. What they did on the track last weekend was historic. Josh won the 6A long jump and the 110 meter hurdles and placed second in the 300 meter hurdles. Jason won the 300 meter hurdles and finished second to his brother the 110 meter hurdles.
, 6-foot-1 guard, 2023, Pawnee Heights
We’ve always known that Carlson has serious spring. The brilliant 1A scorer showed off his hops one last time at the state track meet. He won the long jump and took second in the high jump and triple jump.
Here are some other ranked basketball players who stood out at the state track meet (in alphabetical order)
1st in 2A 200 meters, 3rd in 100 meters
, Osage City:
1st in 3A javelin, 3rd in 3A discus
2nd in 2A 110 hurdles, 2nd in 300 hurdles
1st in 3A 300 hurdles, 2nd in 110 meter hurdles
, Kiowa County:
2nd in 1A 400 meters
2nd in 5A high jump
2nd in 4A shot put
, Bishop Miege:
1st in 4A long jump
, Southeast of Saline:
2nd in 3A 400 meters, 2nd in 200 meters
1st in 4A 300 meter hurdles
, Basehor-Linwood (pictured)
1st in 5A high jump
, Kapaun Mt. Carmel:
2nd in 5A 800 meters 3rd in 400 meters
3rd third in 1A triple jump
1st in 1A discus, 1st in shot put