Preview: 2023 Kansas 3A Track & Field

2023 Outdoor Class Previews

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Breanne Peters will be a major scorer for Smoky Valley. She was the 2022 champ in the 200 and runner-up in the 100. Phillipsburg's Heather Schemper is the top returner in the 400.

Jaden Mitchell returns for Wichita Collegiate as the 100m champ, while Kingman's Avery Albright is the reigning 400m champ. Ethan Burton (Council Grove) and Michael Murray (Southeast of Saline) will gather quite a few points as well.


Kolt Ungeheuer from Columbus may be the safest bet to repeat as an individual champ in the entire division. His easy clearance of 6'8" last year was plenty to win 3A. With Ty Anderson out of the picture, fellow Burlington Wildcat Zane Hoback may be ready to make a championship run in the horizontal jumps. Pole Vault is up for grabs, with Tate Murdock as the top returner in a tight field.

Opposite of the boys, Pole Vault is locked down by Shellamae Farmer (Hoisington), while High Jump is anyone's guess. Breanne Peters will score in the jumps to add to her sprints points. Rachel Van Gorp from Olathe-Heritage will be tough to beat in the long jump, while Jayme Hagerman from Larned is a solid triple jumper. 


Beloit's Tatum Seyfert and Nemaha Central's Cami Dalinghaus, both just sophomores, will be favored in the Shot/Disc combo. Norton's Jenessa Ruder returns as the defending javelin champ.

Beloit knows throws on the boys' side, too. Grady Seyfert is another Shot/Disc athlete to watch, along with Lakin's Colter Oldham. Osage City's Landon Boss is an overwhelming favorite as reigning champ in the javelin.

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Dylan Sprecker & Jentrie Alderson are gone, so Southeast of Saline no longer dominates the distance events. Bree Allen from Prairie View takes over as the overwhelming girls favorite, though Montana Ohmart (Columbus) may give her a challenge in the 800.

On the boys' side, it's the Wichita schools: Collegiate & Trinity. The Meyer brothers from Collegiate will score highly in the 1600/3200, while Trinity's entire XC team will scatter through all 3 events. Silas Miller of Marysville will try to break up the Wichita party.


With Chase Poague off to greater heights, Manny Reyes of Holcomb and Marysville's Sander Zutterman will battle it out for the boys' hurdles titles.

The girls will see the return of Ashley Singhateh, the Eureka superstar who dominated both hurdles events last year.


Phillipsburg's girls have a lot to look forward to in the 4x100 and 4x400. Colby brings back a good 4x400 & 4x800. Smoky Valley could score in all 3 relays as well.

For the boys, Collegiate is favored in the 4x100 and has a solid 4x800 to go with it. Smoky Valley returns a solid 4x400, while Southeast of Saline could have three strong relays if they can replace some key graduates.