Congratulations to the Olathe West Owls on their 2023 KSHSAA Class 6A Girls Track and Field State Championship. The Owls scored 112 team points to finish in first place overall at the conclusion of the two day meet.

The Olathe Northwest Ravens finished as the State Runner up with 80 points. The Sunflower League claimed two of three team trophies at the state meet!

The Sunflower League also had 12 event State Champions!

100 Meter Dash: KaLiyah Jordan, Senior, Olathe North: 11.82
200 Meter Dash: KaLiyah Jordan, Senior, Olathe North: 24.56
1600 Meter Run: Charis Robinson, Senior, Olathe West: 4:55.52
3200 Meter Run: Paige Mullen, Senior, Shawnee Mission Northwest: 10:29.55
100 Meter Hurdles: Olivia Cooper, Junior, Olathe Northwest: 14.38
4×800 Meter Relay: Olathe West: 9:26.43
Long Jump: Michenainda Aritus, Sophomore, Olathe Northwest: 17-10.25
Triple Jump: Rosjai Curtis, Junior, Shawnee Mission North: 36-8.00
Pole Vault: Libby Strathman, Senior, Mill Valley: 11-06.00
Discus: Val Galligan, Junior, Olathe Northwest: 137-03.00
Javelin: Val Galligan, Junior, Olathe Northwest: 146-07.00
Shot Put: Adrienne Locke-Garcia, Senior, Olathe Northwest: 41.07.75

Sunflower League Schools scoring points at the State Meet included:

1st Place: Olathe West – 112
2nd Place: Olathe Northwest – 80
4th Place: Mill Valley – 50
6th Place: Olathe North – 41
8th Place: Shawnee Mission North – 26
9th Place: Olathe East – 24
12th Place: Shawnee Mission South – 19
13th Place: Olathe South – 18.50
14th Place: Shawnee Mission Northwest – 18
16th Place: Lawrence – 15
16th Place: Lawrence Free State – 15
21st Place: Shawnee Mission West – 9
25th Place: Shawnee Mission East – 7
26th Place: Gardner Edgerton – 5

Photo Credit: Olathe West XC Twitter Account @OwlXC