JaNelle Wright Casson

JaNelle Wright Casson 2000 – Arguably one of the most multi-talented athletes in school history, it was in Track and Field where JaNelle could literally do it all. JaNelle is one of the most decorated Track and Field athletes in school history. She finished her high school career as a six-time State 6A Track and Field individual champion, participating primarily in the hurdles and high jump. Additionally, JaNelle holds the all-time state record in the 100 Meter Hurdles at 13.62 and is 4th all-time in the High Jump at 5’10 ¾”. JaNelle shares the school record in the High Jump with Rita Graves, who preceded JaNelle at Kansas State (and was a multi-time All-Big 8 and All-American performer). While at Kansas State, Janelle became a 4-year letter winner, a 2 X All-American, a 2004 Big 12 Indoor Pentathlon Champion, a multi-time All Big 12 performer, and finished with the 2nd highest point total in school Pentathlon history with 4,173 points. JaNelle went on and participated in the 2004 Olympic Trials in the Heptathlon. JaNelle is ranked 80th in the Top 100 All-Time Shawnee County Athletes.