MSHSAA Class 1 Track and Field Championship Recap

The Principia boys added to its lengthy state trophy haul, while Drexel won the girls title for the first time in school history.

Rex Heath helped Principia to the team title with runner-up finishes in the 1600 and 3200-meters and ran legs on the 2nd and 3rd-place 4x800 and 4x400 squads

The MSHSAA State Track and Field Championships held last week saw four different Class 1 state meet records broken at Jefferson City High School's Licklider Track & Field at Adkins Stadium. 

There were plenty of standout performances, none bigger than Asher Buggs-Tipton winning four state titles for the second year in a row. The Green City sophomore now has eight titles in two years.

Green City sophomore Asher Buggs-Tipton stayed undefeated at state winning his 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th individual state titles

If he can match that performance next year he will become the all-time leader in state titles, passing the current mark held by Princeton's Blake Goodin, who won 11. The Kansas State distance runner won all but one of his races at the state finals.

Buggs-Tipton won the 110-meter hurdles - 1 ½ second ahead of the second-place finisher - and captured first in the 300-meter as well, in 39.43. The Gophers standout added titles in the long jump and triple jump as well.