GARNETT — In Jason Bates’ six-year stint as head coach, the most state qualifiers he has had was three. Today, that is no longer the case. TJ Taylor, Trent Jones, Gary Lower, and Logan Brown earned trips to the state meet with their performances on Friday and Saturday at the 4A region meet in Garnett.
Taylor, Jones and Lower finished second in their respective divisions, while Brown was crowned region champion.
“It feels great,” Bates said. “I know the boys are excited. Once the fourth one got through, that’s when it hit home that we are a good team.”