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Kansas boys win GPSD Track & Field championship

kansasThe 2018 Kansas School for the Deaf Track & Field season ended on a positive note. KSD originally had 12 track & field team members. Unfortunately, we lost five experienced seniors last year. Our Track & Field schedule was for six meets including the Great Plains Schools for the Deaf (GPSD) championship.

Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf has been well known to be the best Track & Field team for years. In the past, they won the Berg and Seeger Classic Championship for four straight years. Steve Fuerst, the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Head Coach, had been the Head Coach for the Olympic Deaf Track and & Field team. We have always respected him and his program. MSAD took third place for the Berg and Seeger Classic Championship this year.

KSD lost two players this year due to disciplinary action. Both players are valuable to the team, worth 30 points total. The remaining players were forced to change their events. Before we left for the Oklahoma School for the Deaf for the GPSD Track & Field Championship with seven Deaf schools, another player was taken off the active roster and could not go due to a freak accident. That meant that we had nine players for the GPSD Championship.

Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf team had won the GPSD Track and Field Championship for six straight years. Kansas School for the Deaf had been behind them for three years. MSAD lost two players this year, worth 30 points. KSD finally stopped their winning streak! We finally won the GPSD Track & Field Championship. It was our first championship since 2006! (Contributed by Head Coach Richard Ward)

Kansas @ Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Championships - Results

Final Results: 1) Kansas 149 2) Minnesota 126 3) Oklahoma 49 4) Missouri 44 5) Iowa 40 6) Wisconsin 22 7) Arkansas 21

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