Day 1 of the MSHSAA State Class 1 boys state track and field championship sees a pair of Northwest Missouri schools at the top of the leaderboard.
Nodaway Valley - the co-op between Nodaway-Holt and West Nodaway - is in first place in the boys standings with 18 points.
All 18 of those points came from Riley Blay. He won the 1,600-meter run and was the runner-up in the 800-meter run.
In second place is Tina-Avalon, which had 15 points in the shot put - led by champion Tucker Singer, who threw 17.91 meters. He repeated as the state champion and won 12 of his 13 shot put events this year -- his only loss was to Class 2 champion Hayden Dixon of Schuyler County.
Dora, Princeton and North Harrison all had a champion and those 10 points help their respective teams sit in a tie for fourth place.
Dora's Cade Nold won the 800 run; Princeton's Talan Holt was the champ in the boys high jump and North Harrison's Tyson Gibson won the triple jump.
CLASS 1 BOYS STANDINGS
Nodaway-Holt 18 points
Dora, Princeton, North Harrison, Rich Hill 10
Still in the Hunt
Mound City, Thomas Jefferson Independent 9
Marion C. Early, Atlanta, North Andrew 8
Green City 0 - Despite no points on day one, you could almost pencil in 30 points for the Gophers with three wins by Asher Buggs-Tipton on Saturday.
Photo by Clifton Grooms
Green City's Asher Buggs-Tipton will be the favorite to win both hurdle event finals on Saturday.