May 29, 2011
Shawnee Mission Northwest celebrates the 2011 Class 6A track and field state championship.
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Gymnasium walls grew a lot more crowded at Shawnee area schools this year.
Moments after Aaron Thornburg crossed the finish line, concluding a riveting anchor leg of the 3,200-meter relay at the Class 6A track and field state championships, the Shawnee Mission Northwest relay squad huddled together to celebrate.
Collective effort earns Cougars track and field state championship
The Class 6A track and field state championship was secure before the final race of the meet, but the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys had no intention of coasting to the finish line.
It was the ultimate photo finish — and ultimate exclamation point — for the Shawnee Mission Northwest boys track team.