CHS track competes at state

May 19, 2021

The Comanche track team competed at state on May 7 where they came home with medals, including a state champion.

Shayson Hodges won the girls Class 3A state shot put with a throw of 36 feet and 10 inches.

“I cried a lot,” Hodges recalled. “By the time the last throw came around I knew I had won it and I was just in tears. Afterward, I just ran and gave coach (Misti) Bain a big hug. She had been coaching me since elementary school.”

Also for Comanche, Noah Presgrove finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles, Kynli Morris finished fourth in long jump and Landon Ellis was fifth in the 800 meters.

“I thought we did really well,” said Jason Miller, head track coach. “We took two boys and brought home two medals. Two girls placed, including a state champion. For as many that qualified, you can’t ask for much more than that. All of those except Shayson are coming back next year and we have some younger girls coming up that can throw.”

Miller said he was proud of them for being able to place even though they had a small team.

“I hope we can get some more kids out for it,” Miller said. “At one point, our girls were in 10th place for a while and I thought that wasn’t bad. We’re just not known as a track school yet, and hopefully, we can change that.”