In celebration of the 100th state track meet May 28-29 at Cessna Stadium, high school track coaches across Kansas were asked for their lists of top 10 meet moments. They can be found in "A Century of Milestones," a KSHSAA book about the history of the meet, at the state meet. The Eagle will present them each Sunday through the meet's conclusion.
3. Sandra Myers sets the standards (1979)
Girls participation was less than five years old when Little River's Sandra Myers (left) began tearing up the state track meet. Over four years, she won 13 Class 1A individual titles — six more in the indoor meets — and set 10 meet records.
In 1979, Myers' senior year, she won four events — 100 meters, 200, 400 and long jump — and set meet records in three of the events that still stand today. Her 19-7 1/4 in the long jump may be an untouchable 1A record, as no girl has reached 19 feet in the 30 years since.