Centre’s Brenna Shields and girls’ 4x800 relay team of Lotti Benning, Nellie Kassebaum, Callie Riffel, and Shelby Makovec will compete this week in the state track tournament in Wichita.
They qualified by placing in the top four at a regional tournament Friday at Valley Heights.
Shields finished fourth in the 400-meter run with a time of 1 minute 4.98 seconds. The relay team finished fourth at 10:46.84, breaking a 10:58.8 school record the team set three weeks ago at Herington.
Shields and Makovec are headed to state for the fourth year, and Kassebaum will be returning for a second year.
The relay team will compete at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Shields will compete in preliminaries at 10:25 a.m. Friday. The finals will be at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, all at Cessna Stadium.