Darrien Holloway is already known in the area after a dominant sophomore season on the track for Osborne, but the sophomore may soon make his presence felt on a statewide stage.
Holloway has high aspirations for this weekend’s state meet in Wichita after cruising to wins in the 100-meter dash and the 110 and 300 hurdles at the Class 1A regional at Colby last Friday.
“I’m excited and ready to represent Osborne,” said Holloway, who will be competing at state for the first time.
Holloway dominated the 110 hurdles in the regional, posting a 15.37 to finish more than two seconds of second place.
He ran an 11.31 in the 100 and also claimed the 300 hurdles with a 42.02.
“I haven’t lost a race in the hurdles (on the season),” Holloway said. “In the 100, my times have been kind of slow but I ran faster (at regionals).”
Holloway’s aiming to set a couple more PRs at the state meet.
“I’d like to run a 14 in the 110 hurdles and an 11.1 in the 100 meter,” he said.
Holloway helped lead Osborne to the boys team title at the regional, with the Bulldogs compiling 95 points to edge Dighton by five. He’s also running on Osborne’s 1,600 relay team, which placed second at regionals with a 3:41.93.
Osborne qualified six boys for the state meet and will have representation in nine different events.
Senior Denton Schurr won the 200 (23.16) and placed third in the 100 (11.36) at regionals. Freshman Reagan Bailes earned second-place finishes in the 800 (2:07.67) and 1,600 (4.51.77), and freshman Cameron Delaney also qualified for two events by placing second in the 3,200 (10:57.04) and fourth in the 1,600 (4:59.14)
Senior Spencer Haise also qualified in the 300 hurdles by placing fourth in 45.33.
Osborne’s 1,600 relay team is comprised of Holloway, Bales, Heise and Schurr, while the Bulldogs’ 3,200 relay team consists of Bales, Dillon Peterson, Delaney and Heise.
On the girls’ side, junior Afftin Conway will compete in four events at state. At the regional, she won the 100 (12.94), placed second in the 100 hurdles (15.10), took third in the 200 (26.98) and placed second in the 300 hurdles (47.91).
Sophomore Ryhann Brown is also headed to state after winning the girls javelin at regionals with a toss of 115-7.