Track is looking to continue the tradition

King's boys track team has won the state title in 3 of the last 4 seasons. That makes 9 total titles which is the most of any team in King's history.

Most of those contributors are gone but present group of athletes are capable of continuing the tradition of success.

Seniors Anthony Hart (distance), Pierce Papke (hurdles and relays), Michael Bickness (discus), Alex Grimm (pole vault), Sam Arnott (shotput), Jason Labusky (distance), Robin Cheung (distance), Wesly Bahng (shotput), Bruno Christensen (middle distance), Diego Lamba (high jump) and Josh Cizek (pole vault), are all working to finish their high school careers with a bang. 

The under classmen are led by state competitors Michael Gabelein (sprints), Josh Vasquez (sprints) and Cody Chew (pole vault). Their experience should inspire them to get back to the show and inspire others as well. Kacey Needham (javelin), Cooper Rolfs (jumps, hurdles), Anthony Scherrer (long jump), David Zhang (jumps), Titus Shorack (high jump), Nick LeBar (distance) and Lincoln Going (sprints and relays) should make a name for themselves this season as well.

The boys team seems ready to defend their state title but the girls might be even better.

King's girls track team won their 8th state title in 2014 but haven't earned a trophy since 2017. That should change this year.

Senors Emma Culberson (hurdles and relays), Greta Gunning (distance), Gabe Grimm (pole vault) and Alexandra Christophilis (middle distance) will lead the team back to the promised land.

State competitors Naomi Smith (distance), Hannah Carrithers (sprints and relays), Maci Hodgins (pole vault and relays), Kat Kirkpatrick (sprints and relays), Emma Storkson (high jump), Ellie Gaenz (shotput) are working to make the journey back to state.

Underclassmen Reagan Christensen (jumps and hurdles), Brena Gerspacher (jumps and hurdles), Marin Hawley (jumps), Hannah Hawkins (sprints and relays), Lucy Gunning (hurdles and pole vault), Jenae McInnes (distance), Payton Hammond (sprints and relays), Campbell Baker (distance) and Taylor Faris (middle distance) all give the team a strong group of up coming contenders.