Dodge City High School head boys' track and field coach Buc Bolmer knew Bruce Campbell had it in himin the discus.

    "I think and I know he's capable of it," Bolmer said of Campbell, a burly junior and one of the top defensive linemen and a bruising fullback for the Red Demons' football team last season.

    "It's just a matter of when. He's built to be a discus thrower. It's just a matter of time before he puts it all together, and he put it all together at the right time."

    Boy, did he ever.


Dodge City High School head boys' track and field coach Buc Bolmer knew Bruce Campbell had it in himin the discus.
    "I think and I know he's capable of it," Bolmer said of Campbell, a burly junior and one of the top defensive linemen and a bruising fullback for the Red Demons' football team last season.
    "It's just a matter of when. He's built to be a discus thrower. It's just a matter of time before he puts it all together, and he put it all together at the right time."
    Boy, did he ever.
    Campbell won the Class 6A regional championship in the discus last Friday at Wichita Southeast with a personal-best heave of 152 feet, 4 1/4 inches.
    "I think he's right in the money, actually," Bolmer said of Campbell's chances this weekend during the Class 6-1A state track and field championships at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus. "He just needs to keep improving."
    Campbell has company from DCHS in the discus as freshman Bryce Sonday qualified after placing third last week at the regional meet (142-8 1/4).
    Both Campbell and Sonday have elevated each others' performances all season, according to Bolmer.
    "Just having competition in practice brings out the best in you, when it comes to meets,"Bolmer said. "You always want to out-do your teammate, and it helps you get more ready for the competition.
    "It's nice to have someone push you in practice. They both do that, I think."
    Campbell and Sonday will compete in the discus at 9:45 a.m. on Friday.
    Jean-Damien Boyer will be competing in the 200 dash for the Demons. He finished fourth at the regional meet (23.40 seconds).
    "On a good day, he can make finals," Bolmer said of Boyer. "He's going to have to have a good start, and everything is going to have to go right."