On the first day of the State High School Track and Field meet Emporia High athletes picked up 6 medals and 3 events qualified for Saturday finals. Mikayla Simons finished in 2nd place in the discus. Daniel Huber placed 2nd pole vaulting. Abby Stewart finished 3rd in the 3200 meter run. Kelsey Gordon placed 3rd triple jumping. Jennica Smith had the 5th best javelin throw and Jonathan Olsson placed 8th in the shotput.
Alexis Davies and Tommy Secord advanced to the finals in the 400 meter dash. The boys 4 by 400 relay team also qualified for the finals.