|47th Annual Conrad Nightingale Track and Field Meet|
|2:15 P.M.||Coaches meeting in Halstead High School gym|
|2:30||Girls Triple Jump BEGINS (Northwest pit)|
|Boys Pole Vault|
|100 HH Girls||100 HH Boys||100 M Dash Girls|
|100 M Dash Boys||200 M Dash Girls||200 M Dash Boys|
|3200 Meter Run (Girls)|
|Long Jump||Boys (Southwest)||Girls (Northeast)|
|Triple Jump||Girls (then boys Northwest)|
|Discus||Boys (North)||Girls (South)|
|Shotput||Boys (North)||Girls (South)|
|Javelin||Boys (West)||Girls (East)|
|High Jump||Boys (South)||Girls (North)|
|Pole Vault||Boys (then Girls)|
|5:30 P.M.||FINALS||Girls then Boys|
|4 X 800 Relay||100-110 High Hurdles||100 Meter Dash|
|1600 Meter Run||4 x 100 Relay||400 Meter Dash|
|300 Meter Hurdles||800 Meter Run||200 Meter Dash|
|3200 Meter Run (Boys)||4 x 400 Relay|
The "Halstead Connection"
Halstead’s Conrad Nightingale Invitational Track meet was inaugurated in 1970 in honor of Conrad Nightingale, a 1968 Olympic performer, and a native of Halstead. Nightingale was raised on a farm northwest of Halstead, attended the Halstead public schools and graduated in 1963. In high school he was a successful and versatile athlete participating in three sports: football, basketball, and track for four years. His achievements in each of the three sports were noteworthy. However, he achieved his greatest success and recognition in track, where he distinguished himself by setting a new record for the mile run on his way to a first place finish in the 1963 KSHSAA State Track Meet.
After graduating from high school, Nightingale attended Kansas State University on an athletic scholarship in track. While he was there, he received national attention as one of the nation’s most accomplished distance runners. In 1966, Nightingale won the Big Eight Outdoor Track Championship with a mile time of 4:00.90, a meet record, and the College Athletic Association mile with a time of 4:03.40. In the Spring of 1968, he anchored the Kansas State distance medley relay team to a world record of 9:44.60; his time for the anchor was 4:01.10.
In July of 1968, Nightingale competed in the Olympic trials for a position on the USA 3,000-meter steeple chase team, and won the right to represent our nation in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.
|CONRAD NIGHTINGALE GIRLS TRACK & FIELD RECORDS|
|Pole Vault||Mitchell||Garden Plain||11’00.00”||05|
|4 X 100 Relay||Douglass||51.04||09|
|4 X 400 Relay||Hillsboro||4:10.09||07|
|4 X 800 Relay||Pratt||10:02.29||02|
|CONRAD NIGHTINGALE BOYS TRACK & FIELD RECORDS|
|High Jump||Lange||Garden Plain||6’06.00”||85|
|4 X 100 Relay||Halstead||43.97||96|
|4 X 400 Relay||Berean Academy||3:29.57||07|
|4 X 800 Relay||Pratt||8:17.83||16|