The KHSAA State Track and Field Championships start Thursday at the University of Kentucky with the Class A meet.
Franklin County and Western Hills will compete in the Class 2A meet Friday at UK.
FHS athletes in the meet will be Katie Norman in the 100-meter dash, Ronnie Moore in the long jump, the boys 4x200-meter relay team, and Will Lairson in the mixed shot put unified, the mix long jump unified, and the 2x200-meter relay unified with Jevon Bush.
Frankfort’s 1969 boys state championship team will be honored during the meet on the 50th anniversary of its title.
Western Hills’ James Robertson and Madelyn Muller have both qualified in three individual events, Muller in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the long jump, and Robertson in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes.
WHHS’ Morgan Hammond will compete in four events, the mixed shot put unified, the mixed long jump unified, the 2x50-meter relay unified with James Robertson, and the 2x200-meter relay unified.
Jett Bradley will compete in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs.
Other WHHS athletes who qualified for the state meet are Carson Graves (400), Carrington Mumphrey (300-meter hurdles), Jayda Robertson (200), Griffin Staude (3,200), Perrin Whitt (pole vault), Carter Stinnett (pole vault), the girls 4x100-, 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays, and the boys 4x400-meter relay.
Franklin County’s Trivi Kennedy and Makena Gillion both qualified in two individual events. Kennedy will run in the boys 100- and 200-meter dashes, and Gillion will compete in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs.
Other FCHS qualifiers are Shavi Kennedy (100), Bria Wilson (100), Laken Ellis (300-meter hurdles), Taeshawn Graves (300-meter hurdles), Rebecca Bloemer (discus), Fred Farrier (long jump), and the boys and girls 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay teams.
Competition begins at 10 a.m. each day, and the final event will be the boys 4x400-meter relay at 2:50 p.m.