Even in the very windy conditions on Friday, the athletes of Class 4 still put on a good showing at the 2021 Missouri Class 4 State Track & Field Championships.
In their final year of existence, Trinity Catholic brought home the Class 4 girls state title with 59 points. Parkway Central was second with 54 points, St. Teresa's was third with 53 points, and Platte County was fourth with 39.5 points.
Brooke Moore brought trinity home an individual title in the triple jump, and also placed third in the 100H. Sydney Juszczyk brought home the javelin state title with a new class 4 state meet record of 46.27m, and also placed sixth in both the 100H and triple jump. Akilah Heffner placed fifth in both the 100H and long jump, while A'Laji Bradley placed fifth in the 200m and sixth in the 100m. Sydney Burdine placed seventh in the 400m to bring home two points as well.
Their 4x200m team of Burdine, Moore, Heffner, and Bradley also placed third, while their 4x100m team of Hailey Moore, Heffner, Brooke Moore, and Juszczyk placed fifth to wrap up the team scoring for the champions.
Zaya Akins (Raytown South) swept the sprinting events with some impressive times. She won the 100m with an 11.56, the 200m with an 23.95, and the 400m with a 55.43.
Macy Schelp (Lutheran South) earned the sweep in the distance races winning the 800m with a 2:18.35, the 1600m with a 5:03.48, and the 3200m with a 10:56.54.
The Webb City Boys picked up their first ever state championship in track with 64 points. Kearney was second with 57 points, Trinity Catholic was third with 49 points, and Willard was fourth with 47 points.
Mekhi Garrard led the charge for the Cardinals with a state title in the long jump, and a second place finish in the triple jump. Grayson Smith placed second in the pole vault, while Pryce Mason was fourth in vault as well. Luke Brumit took third in high jump and sixth in javelin, and Zetthew Meister was fourth in discus. James Morgan places third in the 110H, and also placed eighth in the 300H. Roman Borboa also scored by placing eighth in the 1600m.
Marshall Swadley (Willard) broke the all class state meet record in the shot put with a big throw of 20.41m to win the title, and he also won the state title in discus.
Riley Simpson (West Plains) swept the distance races winning the 800m with a time of 1:56.64, the 1600m with a time of 4:22.13, and the 3200m with a time of 9:19.23.