May 23, 2019
Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University is the home of the Kansas State High School Track and Field Championships. All classes have competed in state competition at the stadium for many years.
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Plans to tear down Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium have been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents, but the venue may not have hosted its last state high school track meet. The stadium was empty this past weekend, when the 2020 all-classes state track and field meet was supposed to take place. But Bill Faflick, executive director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, said he expected the 51-year-old stadium to still be standing for the 2021 meet.
Regents approve Wichita State proposal to tear down four-decade site of state high school track and field championships; smaller facility proposed
One of the nation’s largest outdoor track and field meet won’t be happening next month at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also uncertain how many more of the state track meets will take place at the stadium. The tradition-rich Kansas State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships bring athletes from across the state to one venue because all six high school classes compete in their respective events at the stadium on the Wichita State University campus.
Here is the schedule of events for Tonganoxie High state track qualifiers. THS will compete Friday and Saturday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.
Calvin Morgan competed in the toughest Class 4A regional for the 3,200 meters. The Tonganoxie High senior’s time would have given him a regional champion at any of the other three 4A regionals, but Morgan finished fourth at the Abilene regional with a time of 10 minutes, 27.44 seconds.