Accident keeps Wilson from state

Register Sports Editor

Iola High sophomore Maggie Wilson won’t be at this weekend’s Kansas High School All-Class State Track Meet.
The IHS girls pole vault record holder suffered a concussion in a practice session Tuesday afternoon. According to IHS head track coach Marvin Smith, the pole Wilson was using in practice broke and she fell, hitting her head.
Smith said Wilson stayed overnight at Allen County Hospital and was released Wednesday.
“The doctor doesn’t want her doing anything for a week and won’t release her for activity,” Smith told the Register Thursday. “So Kelsey Larson will run in her place on the 4x100-meter relay for us.”
This would have been Wilson’s second trip to the state meet to compete in the class 4A pole vault event.
She placed sixth as a freshman.
The Fillies’ 4x100-meter relay team of junior Jazmyne Honeycutt, Larson, a freshman, senior Brittney Jacobs and freshman Kendra Taiclet was scheduled to run a a preliminary qualifying race today at 2:45 at the state meet at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium.