Over the next couple of months we will be highlighting teams in Western Kansas as the American Implement Team of the Week on their lost seasons this spring due to the Coronavirus. On this weeks edition we go to Scott City, Kansas to catch up with their track and field team. Scott City is one of the top track and field programs in the state of Kansas, winning the boys 3A state title the last two seasons.
Coach Name & School: Jim Turner, Scott City-Scott Community High School
Years at School: 24th season (would have been) 23rd as head track and field coach.
Returning Starters/State Placers
Team Champions (Back to Back 3A State Champs)
* Seniors 2020
4x800 - 2nd - Kaden Wren, Sam Irwin, Roberto Apadaco
4x100 - 3rd - Brandon Winderlin*, Isaac Tarango
4x400 - 1st - 3A state record - Kaden Wren*, Brandon Winderlin*, Isaac Tarango
400m - Kaden Wren* - 2nd, Brandon Winderlin* - 5th
800m - Kaden Wren* - 4th
200m - Isaac Tarango - 7th
3200m - Eric Francis*
Pole Vault - Loren Faurot - 3rd, Hunter Yager* - 4th
Team 6th in 3A
4x800 - 3rd - Piper Wasinger*, Megan Vance, Clare Hawkins
1600m - 6th - Clare Hawkins
3200m - 2nd - Clare Hawkins
400m - Emily Weathers* - 5th, Kennedy Holstein
300mLH - Brynn McCormick
4x400 - 2nd - Emily Weathers*, Brynn McCormick, Kennedy Holstein
Pole Vault - 6th - Paige Vulgamore
Kaden plans to run at FHSU
Brandon at ESU
Emily will play basketball at ESU
Eric to run at DCCC
What has this entire cancellation of season been like for you?
As a teacher and track coach it has been miserable. Both of my positions are horrible without contact.
What were some key things you were really looking forward to in the 2020 season?
I was really looking forward to track and field season.
What now ?
Pray and trust in god. Take on the next challenge.
As a teacher what has this been like with school?
Long. Boring and Frustrating.
Anything else to add?
Sports can help prepare you for life. This is definitely a challenge I had never thought of. Kind of puts athletics in its place.
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