Class 2 sectional track and field meets were contested at Linn High School (NE Missouri) and Kearney High School (NW Missouri) on Saturday, with top four individual finishers advancing to the Class 2 state meet this weekend in Jefferson City.
At the Class 2, Section 2 meet at Linn High School, Milan High School senior Tristan Fowler became the only Wildcat to advance to state, finishing second in the high jump competition, with a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches. Putnam County will send a handful of athletes to Lincoln University, with Haley Bradshaw finishing fourth in the discus and fourth in the shot put. Jacob Parker was fourth in the 110 meter high hurdles, and fourth in the 300 hurdles, while Riley Wood finishing runner-up in the shot put, with an effort of 44 feet 4 1/2 inches.
Brookfield and Marceline will send three student-athletes each for individual competitions, while both the Bulldogs and Tigers will have relay squads at Dwight T. Reed Stadium. The Brookfield 4 by 800 boy's team finished fourth in sectionals, with the Lady 'Dogs 4 by 800 squad also finishing fourth. The Marceline 4 by 400 girl's squad won its sectional race, with a time of 4:16.24.
Brookfield's Sassie Matzen was third in the 1600 meter run, while winning the 800 meter run with a time of 2:22.88. Lady 'Dog senior Alesa Frey won the pole vault at sectionals, with an effort of 11 feet, 6 inches. She finished runner-up in the triple jump (33' 2"). BHS senior Zach McConkey was fourth in the boys triple jump.
A larger number of area athletes competed in the Class 2, Section 4 meet at Kearney High School on Saturday. As in previous stories posted today, we will give you the names of the area athletes that qualified for state. A winning time or distance will be included for those finishing first!
Northwest Missouri track and field standouts participated in the Class 2, Section 4 on Saturday afternoon at Kearney High School. Those finishing in the top four of their event advanced to the state meet this weekend in Jefferson City.
Here are the complete results from Class 2, Section 4 (at Kearney High School, Kearney, MO)
GIRLS STATE QUALIFIERS (those from the KTTN-KGOZ listening area only):
Discus - 4. Deidra Sellers - Lathrop
Shot Put - 1. Tori Kelley - Plattsburg (36' 3") 2. Hunter Summers - Carrollton
Pole Vault - 2. Breanna Saur - Lathrop 3. Mariah Sunderland - South Harrison 4. Kaitlyn McNeely - Gallatin
High Jump -
Long Jump - 3. Josie Fortney - East Buchanan
Triple Jump - 2. Breanna Saur - Lathrop 3. Josie Fortney - East Buchanan
100 Meter Dash:
200 Meter Dash: 1. Morgan Prather - Penney (Hamilton) - 25.65 2. Hanna Williams - Plattsburg
400 Meter Dash: 1. Morgan Prather - Penney (Hamilton) - 58.52 2. Hanna Williams - Plattsburg
800 Meter Run: 1. Sara Lin - Gallatin - 2:21.54 3. Jessica Noble - Penney (Hamilton)
1600 Meter Run: 1. Kailey Salmon - Gallatin - 5:26.36 3. Ashton Lile - Plattsburg
3200 Meter Run: 3. Ashton Lile - Plattsburg
100 Meter Hurdles - 2. Mary Jane Kapp - Maysville
300 Meter Hurdles -
4 By 100 - 2. Lathrop
4 By 200 - 1. Penney (Hamilton) - (Bottorff, Noble, Prather, Stacy) - 1:47.32
4 By 400 - 2. Penney (Hamilton) 3. Gallatin
4 By 800 - 1. Gallatin - (Salmon, Rounkles, Elbert, Lin) - 9:51.72 2. Plattsburg
BOYS STATE QUALIFIERS (athletes from KTTN-KGOZ listening area only):
Discus - 3. Isaac Groves - Lathrop 4. Justin Fry - South Harrison
Shot Put - 3. Michael Stanley - Gallatin
Pole Vault - 1. Dakota Saur - Lathrop (13' 6") 2. Wyatt Thomas - South Harrison 3. James Knifong - Lathrop and Mason Taylor - Maysville
High Jump - 2. Matt White - Maysville and Richard Garrett - Maysville 4. Daniel Darby - South Harrison
Long Jump - 3. Elliot Fortney - East Buchanan
Triple Jump - 3. Ridge Mathis - Carrollton 4. Elliot Fortney - East Buchanan
100 Meter Dash:
200 Meter Dash: 4. Corby Clark - South Harrison
400 Meter Dash: 2. Dallas Steiner - Maysville
800 Meter Run: 1. Dallas Steiner - Maysville (2:00.84) 3. Deryk Thompson - Lathrop 4. Chase Cooper - Carrollton
1600 Meter Run: 1. Michael Walling - Maysville (4:38.40) 2. Chase Rowland - East Buchanan 3. Chris Cameron - Gallatin
3200 Meter Run: 1. Michael Walling - Maysville (10:08.27) 4. Lantz Morrow - Penney (Hamilton)
100 Meter Hurdles - 4. Tyler Preston - South Harrison
300 Meter Hurdles -
4 By 100 - 2. South Harrison 3. East Buchanan 4. Plattsburg
4 By 200 -
4 By 400 - 3. Gallatin
4 By 800 - 3. Maysville 4. Lathrop