A handful of Kansas track and field stars traveled south thisi past weekend to take on many of Texas' best in the Great American Track and Field Classic, held in Dallas June 8-9.
Michael Hoffer of Shawnee Heights took home a pair of gold medals, winning the long jump (24-4) and triple jump (48-9). Both were career best marks for Hoffer, who won both events at the class 5A state championships two weeks ago,
They also moved Hoffer up the national ranking lists. He now sits at No 3 in the long jump and No. 22 in the triple jump.
Wilson, who earlier this cleared 7-0, is the No. 1 ranked freshman jumper in the United States this season.
Sam Hankins of Manhattan is the No. 3 javelin thrower in the U.S. this year, and he backed that up by winning that event at the Great American meet. He threw 185-7, about 25 feet under his season best.
Anderson was second (11.90) and Simmons was sixth (12.25) in the 100. Anderson also finished second in the 200 (24.56) while Mosley was third (24.57).
The Great American Track and Field Classic featured mostly Texas athletes, though the Kansas contingent had the second most athletes competing. Colorado was also represented at the meet.