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A1 Lock & Key Performers May 23, 2022

By RICK PETERSON

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 KADENCE JEFFRIES, Topeka West

Jeffries, a senior, swept the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events in last Saturday's Class 5A-1A state swimming and diving championships for the third straight season that the state meet was held, going six for six in state individual events. Jeffries, who has signed with Nebraska-Omaha, won the 200 free in 1:53.29 and the 500 free in 5:03.55 at the Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center.

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TANNER NEWKIRK, Hayden

A senior, Newkirk swept the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs in last Friday's Class 4A regional track and field championships at Eudora, helping the Wildcats edge Louisburg for the team championship. A Kansas signee, Newkirk ran the 800 in 1:59.04, the 1,600 in 4:27.52 and the 3,200 in 9:39.51 en route to pulling off the difficult distance triple.

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BROGAN RENFRO, Silver Lake

A senior, Renfro won Class 3A individual regional championships in the 100 and 200-meter dashes and the triple jump last Friday at Royal Valley. Renfro, who earned four 3A state medals in the 2021 state meet, won the 100 in 11.16 seconds, the 200 in 22.90 and the triple jump with a best of 41 feet, 11.50 inches. 

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TRE RICHARDSON, Highland Park

Richardson, a junior, was a triple gold medalist in last Friday's Class 5A regional track and field meet at De Soto, taking wins in the 200-meter dash in 21.77, the long jump at 23 feet, 9 inches and the triple jump at 46-3. Richardson won a pair of medals in the 5A state meet at Wichita State last season.

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CARSON ROSEN, Washburn Rural

A senior pitcher, Rosen turned in one of the best performances of his standout career for Washburn Rural last Tuesday at the Bettis Family Sports Complex, throwing a 3-hitter with 13 strikeouts as the Junior Blues advanced to the Class 6A state baseball tournament at Fort Scott with a 5-0 shutout over Campus in the regional championship game.

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AVERY WALZ, Seaman

A sophomore, Walz won the Class 5A-1A state swimming title in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 06.03 seconds last Saturday at the Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center and also finished third in the 200 individual medley (2:10.93) and swam on the Vikings third-place 200 medley relay (1:51.28) and third-place 400 free relay (3:41.10) as Seaman finished fourth as a team.