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    SCHS senior Jack Thomas leads a pack of runners midway into the 1600m during Saturday’s competition at the Class 3A state track and field championships. (Record Photo)

An emotional ride

Thomas bounces back for improbable silver in 1600m

Four years after winning his first gold medal at the Kansas High School Track and Field Championships, Jack Thomas was a prohibitive favorite to win at least one more - possibly two - in his final trip to state.

A track phenom while in middle school, Thomas embarked on what was expected to be a spectacular running career when he claimed the Class 3A state title in the 3200m as a freshman, followed by a runnerup finish in Class 4A his sophomore year.

When the Beavers returned to Class 3A a year ago, another 3200m title - and possibly the 1600m - seemed almost a foregone conclusion.

 

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