A 9-year-old from Wichita, Juliah Bolden, owns nearly every national record when it comes to sprinting for her age group. She is considered the fastest 8-year-old in US history and won national championships.
Former Wichita State runner Kellyn Taylor won the 2018 Grandma's Marathon, a major running event, with a personal-best and course-record time. Taylor hopes to make the 2020 US Olympics team as a marathoner.
The Wichita State men's javelin unit of Aaron True, Taran Taylor, Damien Odle, John Hoplin and Jeff Ast is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA. True and Odle will compete for the Shockers' track and field team at the NCAA Championships in June.
The Wichita State track and field team has specialized over the years in identifying small-town athletes who have gone on to become conference champions. The Shockers had Austin Corley, Kendra Henry and Aaron True do it in 2018.
The Wichita State softball team advances to its first NCAA Regional final in program history, as it defeats Oklahoma State 5-4 on Saturday night. The Shockers must beat Arkansas twice on Sunday to advance to a Super Regional.
The Wichita State softball team will play in a NCAA Regional for the fourth time in program history. The Shockers will play Oklahoma State in Fayetteville, Ark. on Friday, May 18 with Arkansas and DePaul also in the regional.
Gabriela Knutson, the sixth-ranked player in the country, said it would be "embarrassing" if Syracuse lost to Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament. The Shockers proceeded to beat Knutson twice in a 4-1 victory on Friday.
The Wichita State softball team has its sights set on winning the American Athletic Conference tournament in its first season in the conference. Shockers third baseman Mackenzie Wright won the AAC Player of the Year in 2018.