Top photos: AAU Region 16 boys track and field championships

Missouri MileSplit took more than 400 photos of the AAU Region 16 Track and Field Championships held late last month in Carl Junction. The top six qualifiers in events and the top four in multi-events qualified for the national finals that start this month in Greensboro, N.C.



Here are some of the top photos of Missouri athletes in the event with captions.

Missouri qualifiers Jordan Campbell (1393) and Luke Furnell (122) compete in the 17-18 year old 200-meter dash finals during the AAU Region 16 Championships. Campbell took second and Furnell placed fifth, both advancing to the national finals. Campbell, who runs at Rockhurst, competes for Palestine Prowlers Sports Association and Furnell, from Lee's Summit West, runs for Blue Devils Track Club.

Kansas City's Joshua Thompson (846) dashes toward the finish line in the 14 year old 4x100-meter relay. Thompson runs for KC Dark Knights, which took fourth place in the race.

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