Wabaunsee Rebekah Stuhlsatz (right) and Payton Wurtz (left) finish the 1600-meter run during the 2022 state track meet Saturday at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. Wurtz finished second in the 3200 on Friday during the 2023, while Stuhlsatz finished 10th.

The annual Kansas State Track and Field Championship meet kicked off Friday morning in Wichita. Here are a list of area athletes who found the medal stand on the first day of the meet as of press time.

Frankfort’s Ty Smith finished fifth in the pole vault in 1A with a height off 12 feet, 6 inches which was a personal best.