Longtime Wildcat roars on track

Hadley Splechter wasn't even sure how distance running worked when he was a freshman at Yates Center High. The Kansas State distance runner recently broke the school's record for the men's indoor mile time.



February 16, 2023 - 1:56 PM

Yates Center native Hadley Splechter (1) leads a pack of Big 12 track runners at the Texas Tech Open on Jan. 26-28. Splechter now runs for Kansas State University. COURTESY PHOTO

Former Yates Center High track and cross country star Hadley Splechter recently broke the Kansas State University men’s indoor mile record. 

Splechter’s time was 4:02:07, breaking the previous record of 4:02:42 set in 1976 by Jeff Schemmel.

Splechter, a junior, accomplished the feat at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., on Feb. 11. It’s the latest in a long list of accomplishments for the Division I track star.

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