Sky high, Eli!

Iola's Eli Adams stormed from behind to stun a quartet of frontrunners to win the 800-meter dash at Friday's Class 4A Regional Track Meet. He is one of five IHS athletes headed to this week's state meet.

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May 23, 2022 - 3:35 PM

Eli Adams, center, races from fourth to first in the waning moments to win a thrilling 800-meter run Friday at the Class 4A Regional Track Meet in Chanute. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

CHANUTE — Rich Strike should be proud.

That is, if horses have those sorts of emotions.

Much like the longshot thoroughbred that won the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, Iola High’s Eli Adams wasn’t exactly brimming with confidence as he toed the starting line for Friday’s Class 4A Regional 800-meter run.

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