18 State Meet Records That Live Another Year


Alicia Burnett

100 - Alicia Burnett, Parkway North, 2019 - 11.58 (-2.3)

200 - Angerlene Annelus, Grandview, 2015 - 23.47


Parkway North's Alicia Burnett is seemingly Brandon Miller's equivalent on the female side of things. After missing her sophomore season due to a school change, Burnett will now only have run two seasons in her high school career after an incredible youth and high school club track career. 

Burnett burst onto the scene as a freshman, running 11.47, 24.20, and 55.51 in the 100, 200, and 400 for Ft. Zumwalt South High School. She won two of her five AAU National Championships that year, too.

After the afore-mentioned missed sophomore season, she obliterated the Class 4 short sprints last May in Washington, winning the 100 and breaking the all-class record into a strong headwind before narrowly missing the 200 record, again into a headwind. 

Though she wasn't able to break the 200 record at state, she did run .01 seconds faster the week earlier at her sectional meet. Once again, it came into a headwind.  

It seems clear that her 11.47 and 23.46 bests were coming down this spring. Burnett, a Texas A&M commit, did not compete during the indoor season, but surely was gearing up for a run at more state gold not only for herself, but for her Lady Vikings teammates. 


Courtney Williams

400 - Alishea Usery, McCluer South-Berkeley, 2007 - 53.55


Since Alishea Usery ran her 53.55 overall state record at the 2007 State Meet, several girls have challenged it with sub-55 second performances, but none have been able to overcome it. This spring, there was a good chance that Nerinx Hall's Courtney Williams was going to be the one. 

Williams posted three sub-56 marks last spring including a 54.87 to win her second straight state title in Class 5. She also added personal bests in the 100 (11.69) and 200 (23.89) to show off her overall talent in the short sprints. 

This winter, Williams was showing even more signs of improvement. Focusing more on the shorter events, she ran indoor personal bests of 7.60 in the 60 Meters and 24.63 in the 200. It would not have been difficult to contrive the Clemson commit would close out an incredible high school career with a quarter mile state record. 


Tyra Wilson

100m Hurdles - Tyra Wilson, Rock Bridge, 2019 - 13.70 (-2.4)

300m Hurdles - Jasmine Barge, McCluer North, 2014 - 41.79

Triple Jump - Diamond Riley, Ritenour, 2018 - 40-10


After a strong freshman campaign in 2018 which saw her win a Class 5 state title in the 300m Hurdles and contribute a leg on the 5th place 4x400 relay team, Rock Bridge's Tyra Wilson broke out in an enormous way as a sophomore.

Wilson finished out the 2019 campaign as arguably the best all-around sophomore in Missouri, but one of the best in the entire country. 

Wilson competed in four individual events at the 2019 Class 5 State meet, finishing 1st in the 100m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, and Triple Jump, before taking 2nd in the open 200.

She ran a wind-legal all-time state record and US No. 35 all-time 13.39 at the USATF U20 Championships.

She posted a US No. 22 all-time 40.79 in the Great Southwest Classic 300m Hurdles to become the first Missourian to ever break 41 seconds in the event. 

Her 40-0.5 triple jump made her the third sophomore to ever clear 40 feet and ninth Missourian to do it. 

And to top it all off, her 24.27 200 best was MO No. 5 last year and No. 5 overall among Missourian sophomores.

It's easy to call Tyra Wilson one of the top up-and-coming athletes in Missouri right now. Hopefully she gets a senior season to break the above three state meet records, though, because she's already exactly a second ahead of the 300m Hurdles mark and she's ran 13.70 or better three times in her career already. 

Wilson could even compete for the 200 Meter Dash state record if she took another shot at it so Wilson could effectively end her career with four state meet records if everything falls into place next spring. 


Riley Burger

Long Jump - Felecia Allen, Riverview Gardens, 1986 - 19-8.5

Triple Jump - Diamond Riley, Ritenour, 2018 - 40-10


One of the most prolific horizontal jumpers in state history, Notre Dame Cape Girardeau's Riley Burger rarely gets mentioned when discussing the top athletes, but she surely deserves it. 

Burger will close out her high school track career with six Class 4 state medals to her name, including three golds in the triple jump and one gold in the long jump. The other two are a 4th place finish in the 2018 long jump and 4th place finish in the high jump.

Besides her state meet accolades, Burger cleared 40 feet in the triple jump twice as a freshman, once in an abbreviated sophomore year, and five times as a junior. She owns five of the top ten all-time triple jump marks in state history, her 41-3 is No. 2 all-time. 

In the long jump, Burger owns a 19-7.5 personal best from last year's state meet, just one inch off the all-time meet record. She could have easily become only the second Missourian to clear 20 feet this spring and grabbed both horizontal jumps meet records. 


Rachel Homoly

Pole Vault - Khristen Bryant, Columbia Independent, 2017 - 13-0

What more can we say about Liberty freshman Rachel Homoly that hasn't already been said in this article about her indoor freshman national record in the pole vault or this article about potentially impactful freshmen in the Class of 2023

In her short high school career, Homoly has already shown she has the talent that she can compete with any pole vaulter in the state and most pole vaulters in the country. After becoming the first freshman in US history to clear 13-0 during the indoor season, she has made it clear that she may just become one of the most prolific high school vaulters in US history. 

Fortunately for Columbia Independent great Khristen Bryant, her state meet record and overall state records live to fight another year. But it's only a matter of time before the KC native swipes both of those top spots in the record books. 


Sydney Juszczyk and Kaesha George

Javelin - Megan Fortner, Northwest (Cedar Hill), 2019 - 158-0

Last May, in three different locations, the overall state meet record was taken down three different times by three different ladies. 

First, it was Monett junior Kaesha George took that mark down in Washington when she heaved the javelin a career best 151-6, taking down the old record of 149-6. 

Soon thereafter, Trinity Catholic sophomore Sydney Juszczyk, who threw 152-1 at the Class 3 meet at Mizzou. Though it wasn't an improvement on her 161-8 career best from her freshman campaign, it was enough to trump George's 151-6 and secure her second straight victory in the event.

But then Northwest senior Megan Fortner chucked the spear a whopping 158-0 to take both of them down. With the cancellation of the season, this will stand at least until 2021 when Juszczyk, one of the nation's best javelin throwers, will get to take one more run at it. 


Lee's Summit West

Girls 4x800 - Parkway Central, 2009 - 9:06.89


Year after year we speculate as to whether or not this is the year Parkway Central's 9:06.89 finally gets taken down by the hands of the ladies of Lee's Summit West. 

And year after year we are reminded just how special that meet record truly is. 

But it's not like LSW hasn't overcome the mark over the past few years. In fact, in 2018, the squad became the first in Missouri history to break the 9:00 barrier when they ran 8:58.74 at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. In 2019, they ran 9:02.36 to finish 3rd in the Championship race. 

At the state meet, though, even though LSW has won each of the past three races in Class 5, they have yet to truly challenge the mark set back in 2009. 

This year, though, the Lady Titans entered the season with three girls who have posted a mark under 2:13 in their track career. With one more girl under 2:20, they could have easily destroyed that record this year with quite possibly their most talented squad