Race Videos From the 2011 Seaman Relays.
PLAINVILLE -- Last year, La Crosse's Marcus Moeder drew the attention of the Wichita State University track and field coaches when he won the Elite Division of the long jump at the K.T. Woodman, a large regular-season meet hosted by WSU. Soon after that, Moeder, a six-time state track medalist, suffered a foot injury and didn't place at the state meet. Injuries again limited Moeder to half a season in football and he missed the first part of basketball. Wichita State, though, stayed interested and Moeder took his official visit in December. Moeder, who rushed for more than 3,400 career yards and is a Shrine Bowl selection, recently signed with WSU to run track, choosing the sport over other options for football.
On-Site Coverage of Saturday's Action at the 2011 Kansas Relays.
MileSplit is on location in Lawrence Kansas for the 2011 KU Relays. Check back often for coverage throughout the day.
Plainville, led by veterans Jameson Klein (throws), Dani Winters (throws), Brady Johnson (distance), transfer Nolan Weiser (triple jump), and newcomer Andrew Casey (jumps), swept the 8-team Ellis Invitational. Their girls scored 132 points to win by 28 points, and their boys scored 141 points to win by 8.
WaKeeney-Trego Community High School junior Lexi Riedel went up for a jump shot during the Purple and Golden basketball tournament last December in WaKeeney. Riedel felt something pop when she landed. Doctors did a test and determined she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee. She also had damage to the meniscus and medial collateral ligament. Riedel, one of the state's top sprinters, had surgery, spent eight weeks on crutches and hasn't been able to compete in track this spring. On Tuesday, Riedel watched her teammates compete at the season-opening Ellis Invitational. "The last few months have been the longest ever," she said. "I am so ready to come back."