Road to State: Class 1 State Preview

Girls


Projected Team Scores: 1. West Platte (58) 2. Glasgow (41.5) 3. Worth County (41.36) 4. Stanberry (39)


Last Year's Trophy Winners: 1. New Haven (60) 2. Mound City (53) 3. Salisbury (47) 4. Columbia Independent (36)


Full Virtual Meet: Class 1 Girls


Last Year's Results: Class 1 Girls


Last Year's Coverage: Class 1 & 2 State


Races to Watch:


100

The 100 is going to be a showdown between Defending State Champion Addie Grapperhaus (Barat Academy) and Jasmine Taylor (Braymer). They both share the same season best of 12.54, so it's likely this one will come down to a photo finish.

1600

We are looking at a three woman race in the 1600. Ashley Riley (Jefferson-Conception Jct) leads the way with a 5:35.63, but is closely followed by Sophia Rush (West Platte) and Allison Marticke (Stanberry) who come in at 5:36.89 and 5:37.84 respectively.

4x200m Relay

It looks like we are going to have a four team throw down in the 4x200. Glasgow, Rock Port, and West Platte have all ran 1:49, and Salisbury is just behind them at 1:50. This would could simply come down to which team has the best hand-offs. 

Long Jump

Long Jump features five jumpers within four inches of each other. Danielle Wilson (Greenwood) leads the way with a season best of 17-4.5, but she is closely followed by Rachel Lacey (Wheaton), Anna Gladstone (Worth County), Marissa Jensen (Stanberry), and Emma Engelbrecht (New Haven). Really any of them have the potential to win, so it should be a fun event to watch.

Athletes to Watch:

Addie Grapperhaus (Barat Academy)

She's the Defending State Champion in both the 100 and 200, and was 2nd in the 400 a year ago. She comes into State tied for 1st in the 100, and 2nd in both the 200 and 400. She'll look to defend both of her State Titles, and try to win a third in the 400.

Jasmine Taylor (Braymer)

She is Grapperhaus's main challenger heading into the weekend. She's 1st in both the 100 and 400, and 3rd in the 200. She's been having a really good Sophomore season, and is the only girl in Class 1 to have broken 60 in the 400 which she has done 5 straight times.

Ashley Riley (Jefferson-Conception Jct)

Ashley ended last year with a 2nd place finish in the 3200 and a 6th place finish in the 1600. This season she comes into the State Meet with the fastest times in both. She'll look to keep that way and come home with two State Championships this weekend.


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