In the April 7 Weekender edition, the Register reported that Iola sophomore Elysia Kunkler broke the school long jump record at the Paola track meet on April 5 with a jump of 16 feet, 11.5 inches.
The previous record was held by Jolene Riley and was set when she was a junior in 1977. However, Riley went on to break that record again in her senior year in 1978.
At a track meet in Chanute, she broke both a school and meet record with a jump of 18 feet, 7¼ inches. At the same meet, she broke the school high jump record.