A preview of what the Wichita State track and field team can expect in its 60-meter dashes can be dug up from the 2007 girl's City League meet.
Three names stand out from that day's 100-meter dash: Audacia Moore of Heights, Haylie Bolan and Shamoya Pruitt of South.
All three finished in the top five of the race, and now they are three of the best sprinters for Wichita State.
"We're short sprinters, so we all stay together," Moore said. "It's kind of like Wichita Public Schools reunited."
All three were successful in high school. Bolan, a junior, and Pruitt, a freshman, never lost touch after being separated from South.
"We were like really close in high school, so her coming here was like a friend coming here," Bolan said. "We've never stopped hanging out, we've always been close."
The same couldn't be said of Moore's inclusion, initially at least. Moore had been dominant runner of the City League, but when all three ended up with the Shockers, friendships were forged.
"We work out together all the time," Pruitt said. "We're always running together."
It's a situation that is working out pretty well for sprints coach John Wise. At the Varsity Apartments Shocker Quad on Saturday at the Heskett Center, all three finished in the top six of the 60.
Moore not only won, but her mark of 7.52 seconds re-set her own school record. She also updated another school record in the 200-meter dash, and provisionally qualified for the NCAA indoor national meet with her time of 24.40 seconds.
"It was my first time running a full 200 in competition on that track," Moore said. "I've ran the 150 before. But honestly, it was just really hard staying in that lane. The curves were so tight. I'm still kind of surprised I ran the exact mark that coach Wise wanted me to run."
Moore has grown into a leader-by-example, which has set the standard for Pruitt and Bolan to chase after.
"When I get to train with them, it helps a lot," Bolan said. "It pushes you. When I run with 'Dacia, I try to push myself harder to keep up with her."
Notes — Jake Stecklein won the 800-meter run in a crowd of 23 runners. Stecklein was able to edge two Texas-Arlington runners to win in 1:55.13.... Tonya Nero and Leah Thompson finished one-two in the mile, with Nero winning in 4:56.15.... Jackson Toroitich won the men's sidein 4:19.81.... Former Shocker distance runner Irene Kosgei, competing unattached, won the women's 3,000-meter run in 10:09.98. Shocker Trace Kendrick won the men's competition in 8:43.57.... WSU competed against Texas-Arlington, Doane and Butler and won both team competitions with 167 points in women's and 187 points in men's.