The Best of the Best: Missouri's Nationally Ranked Athletes

 Despite having some of the worst weather to begin track season in recent memory, there have been some stunning performances by Missouri athletes. There are currently 9 Missourians in 10 events ranked in the top 25 Nationally, and we are going to go through each one here!

KC Lightfoot (Lee's Summit)

US #2 Pole Vault: 18-3

Everyone who pays attention to Track in Missouri already knows about KC Lightfoot (or at least they should), but that doesn't make us any less impressed each time he vaults. Those who were at the Gary Parker Invitational last night witnessed history. KC's previous Outdoor PR was 17-8.5, which by itself is very impressive. He has been working towards clearing 18 feet for sometime now, and everyone thought he'd do it at the Texas Relays. As it turns out though, he was able to clear 18 feet for the first time on Missouri soil. On top of that not only did he clear 18, he went ahead and cleared 18-3! That is the 4th highest vault by an American High Schooler ever. Congrats to KC on the outstanding achievement! Now that he's cleared 18-3, 18-5 is in reach and that would be a new State record...