Track & Field


Alivia Cook

As the saying goes, March showers bring spring sports; here at Washburn Rural High School, we are seeing our spring sports beginning. Track and Field kicked off their first practice on March 1st. There are roughly 130 high school students coming out in various events. 

The biggest problem facing the team this year is that they do not have a track ready to run on, as it was getting repairs done. On the bright side, Topeka 501 has allowed the use of their facilities to help out the Jr. Blues.

This will be a very unique year for the team because the senior class has not competed in two years and the underclassmen have very little experience, but as practice has gone on, this group shows tremendous potential to win City in both genders for the fourth year in a row (discluding the year off due to COVID-19).

Practice has looked a little different, but not by much. The only difference is everyone is required to wear a face mask, but distancing has always been implemented in the events.

The first meet for the JV squad will be March 31st, at Shawnee Heights High School. The first meet for Varsity will be hosted by Washburn Rural High School on April 1st, at Hummer Sports Park.