Area athletes excel at Kansas Track and Field Championships

HHStrStateFranz-1Three athletes came home with gold medals following two days of competition, with time off Friday when a rain storm suspended action. Athletes and fans returned Saturday for a full day of excitement. Marion County gold medal winners included Marah Franz (top photo) from Hillsboro, who won the Class 2A title one year after winning the 3A title; PBHStrStatePartridge-1Clay Partridge of Peabody-Burns, who won the 1A long jump; and Goessel’s Brittany Hiebert, who claimed first place in the 1A 800 meters. For more results from the weekend, see Sports (Page 6A).GHSstatetrBrittneyHiebert800_0100

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