Meet Recap: MSHSAA Class 3 Girls Track and Field Champs

Westminster Christian Academy won the Class 3 girls track and field championship with 70 points, a runaway winner over runner-up Eldon, which had 47 points, during the MSHSAA state meet held the last week of May at the Licklider Track and Field Complex at Jefferson City High School.

This is the first state championship and first state trophy for Westminster in the girls track and field.

Add in the Westminster boys winning the Class 3 title, the school from Town and Country became the latest program to have two state championship teams the same year. The now-closed Trinity Catholic did in in 2019 in Class 3.

The trophy for the Mustangs is the first ever in Eldon's girls program. Eldon was led by sophomore Zoe Martonfi. Martonfi is a unique, versatile athlete. She's placed 7th and 3rd in the Class 3 State cross country meet. Last year at the state track meet, Martonfi took 4th in the triple jump at over 35-feet, 6th in the 100-meter hurdles and 2nd in the 300-meter hurdles in 44.54.

Eldon sophomore Zoe Martonfi medaled in 3 individual events and one relay.

This year, she cleared 5-3.75'' to take 3rd in the high jump and split an opening leg of 2:19 to lead the Mustangs to a 3rd-place 4x800 finish. Martonfi placed 2nd in the 1600 in 5:13 and was 2nd again in the 300-meter hurdles. Senior Caroline Beckmann added 3rd and 4th-place finishes in the triple jump and the 400-meters for Eldon while also running a leg on the bronze medal 4x800 squad. 

STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley took third place after moving up from Class 2, while Ste. Genevieve, last year's Class 3 champions, was fourth, two points better than Incarnate Word.

Sydney Burdine won the 400, was 3rd in the 200, and ran on the 1st-place 4x400 and 2nd-place 4x200-meter relay.

Junior Sydney Burdine won the 400-meter dash for Westminster, finishing in 57.24. The Wildcats also got 30 points and three championships from senior Brooke Moore, who won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.29. She added the state title in the long jump with a leap of 5.71m (18 feet, 9 inches), while also taking first in the triple jump with a mark of 12 meters (39-4 ½).

Brooke Moore earned 3 gold medals to lead the Wildcats to the team title.

Moore and Burdine were both standouts at Trinity Catholic before it closed last summer. 

Westminster also won the 4x400-meter relay in 4:02.62. Hannah Gray, Samaria Buford, Addie Draper and Budine ran on that team.

Read more about the Class 3 state rack recap on the next page