Week 1 Meet Previews: Festus, Belton, Ron Ives, and Lindenwood

Belton Pirate Invitational (3/22)

Confirmed Teams: Belton, Blue Valley North (KS), Grandview, Lee's Summit, Raytown South, Ruskin, St. Pius X, Truman, Lee's Summit West, Notre Dame de Sion, Raymore-Peculiar, Raytown, and William Chrisman

A pretty competitive meet for the first week of the season, this meet will feature some of Missouri's top athletes. On the Girls side the distance events should be loaded. Since its early its likely that they will be limited to 1-2 events each but with Miranda Dick, Madison Hulsey, Addie Mathis, Makenzie Stucker, Marissa Dick, and Riley Lourens all sub 11:45 in the 3200 even if just a couple of them run it it should be a great race. Naturally all of those listed could run in the 1600 as well making that pretty competitive. The 800m has the potential to be pretty quick too. Defending State Champ Jana Shawver would lead the way with Audrey Parson, Laurana Mitchell, and McKenna Butler also sub 2:23. 

The Boys side is much more dominant in the sprinting and jumping events. Some big names could be in the 100m and 200m including Shakespeare Williams (10.78/21.86), Vontrae Booker (10.79/21.88), and Deshon Outley (11.14/22.08). The big attraction though will be the Long Jump. With Dominic Gicinto, Vonzell Kelley, and Chris Mckinzy all above 23 feet, we should get some great results.