WICHITA Hadley Splechters bid for triple gold began in fine fashion Friday.
The Yates Center High standout runner dodged raindrops long enough to win the 3200-meter run in the Class 2A boys division at the state track meet. Splechter completed the race in a scorching 9 minutes, 45.06 seconds, a full 10 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.
When he gets to vie for gold in his other two signature events, the 1600- and 800-meter runs remains up in the air.
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