Greater Wichita Sports Banquet featuring the
Wichita Corporate Challenge
Prairie Fire Marathon October 9, 2016
Welcome to the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission
We have compiled a listing of sporting events, attractions, tournaments and facility information which we hope you will find helpful and beneficial.
2016 Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - It was a cool, Spring day as 2,400 runners took to the streets of Wichita for the 2016 Prairie Fire Spring Races.
Peter Chebii of Wichita won the men's half marathon in 1:07:42. Valentine Kibet of High Falls NY took the ladies crown with a time of 1:18:04.
In the 5K race, Matt Fouts of Goddard led the pack with a time of 18:48. The female winner, Jalayne Bacon of Wichita, finished in 2nd overall with a time of 19:12.
The Prairie Fire Marathon will take place on October 9, 2016. Along with the 26.2 mile event will be a half marathon, 5K, youth marathon and one mile fun run/walk.
Visit www.prairiefiremarathon.com to view a complete list of race results or to learn how you can participate in the fall races.
2016 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com
May 3, 2016 -
The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has added fifteen catchers to the official watch list the 2016 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com bringing the total number nominated by their school to a record 101 collegiate catchers. Those added to the list are:
Mike Alescio, Seton Hall University SO
Jared Barnes, University of South Alabama SO
Aaron Barnett, Pepperdine University JR
Chris Biocic, Alabama State University JR
Zack Collins, University of Miami JR
Alex Dunlap, Stanford University JR
Ryan Fineman, Indiana University FR
Justin Hazard, University of Nevada SR
Henri Lartigue, University of Mississippi JR
Brian Lees, Southeast Missouri State University JR
Fabian Pena, Manhattan College FR
TuckerPennell, University of Arkansas SR
Kekai Rios, University of Hawaiʻi FR
Dan Rizzie, Xavier University SR
JeremyStidham, Eastern Michigan University JR
The watch list will be narrowed down to the semifinalists, whom will be announced May 18, 2016. Ballots will be sent to the national voting panel at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 6, 2016. A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 19th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 30, 2016.
“We are extremely appreciative to BaseballSavings.com and Mr. Johnny Bench for supporting this prestigious award,” stated Bob Hanson, President/CEO of the Sports Commission. “They are the ones who make all of this possible.”
This Week's Events in Wichita
Tuesday, May 3
5:00pm NU BSB vs. Washburn
Thursday, May 5
All day KCAC Outdoor Championships
Friday, May 6
All day KCAC Outdoor Championships
All day WSU T&F Shocker Open
6:00pm KU Barnstorming Tour at Wichita East High School
6:30pm WSU BSB vs. Indiana St
Saturday, May 7
12:00pm WSU SB vs. Southern Illinois DH
2:00pm WSU BSB vs. Indiana St
Sunday, May 8
12:00pm WSU SB vs. Southern Illinois
1:00pm WSU BSB vs. Indiana St
NJCAA Region VI Basketball
|Kansas City KS 63 Johnson County 56
Kansas City KS advances to the NJCAA D2 Women's National Championship Tournament in Overland
Kansas City KS 77 Brown Mackie 66
Cowley 67 Seward County 57
Cowley advances to the NJCAA Women's D1 National Championship Tournament in Lubbock, TX
Neosho County 66 Hutchinson 58 FINAL
Neosho County advances to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament in Hutchinson, KS