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100 years of great track and field

Congratulations to Kansas for hosting its 100th state track and field championship this weekend. The past century has been filled with great athletes and performances, such as former Wichita East's Jim Ryun (in photo) in 1965 becoming the first high school student to break the four-minute mile. The meet also has been great for Wichita, bringing several thousand visitors to town each spring. With all six Kansas high school classifications competing at Wichita State University's Cessna Stadium, the track meet is one of the largest in the country. May it continue here for the next 100 years.