Day 1: MSHSAA Class 1 girls track & field recaps

Day 1 of the MSHSAA State Class 1 girls state track and field championship has very similar parallels to the boys standings in Class 1.

And by that, it is Northwest Missouri schools at the top of the leaderboard.

The Platte Valley co-op - Jefferson and South Nodaway - earned points in three different events and are on top of the leaderboard with 22 points.

Half of those points came in the 3,200-meter run with freshman Mya Wray winning the race and Andrea Riley playing eighth. Those two, along with Allison Riley and Mylie Holtman were third in the 4x800 - despite an issue with a handoff. 

Jenna Mason was fourth in the shot put for the mascot-less team. 

Tarkio - East Atchison on the uniform - is right behind with 18 points behind a high jump title by Faith Anderson and a runner-up finish in the 4x800. That team was Grace Oswald, Claire Martin, Dylan Drummond and Tommi Martin.

The winning 4x800-meter team was Rock Port, a 1-2-3 sweep for Northwest Missouri. The Blue Jays' quarter was Ella Meyerkorth, Rylee Jenkins, Norah Watkins and Avery Meyerkorth, winning in 10:13.23.

That helps the team sits in fourth after day one. 

Richland and Nodaway Valley each had a champion as well.

Ava Graham threw 11.93 meters to win the shot put - predicted to finish third by the virtual meet. Richland's Breah Morris won the long jump with a distance of 5.21 meters. 

Class 1 Girls 


South Nodaway (Platte Valley) 22 points 

Tarkio (East Atchison) 18

Atlanta 14

Calvary Lutheran, Rock Port 13

Still in the hunt 

Brunswick 11 

Richland, Nodaway-Holt 10 

Wellsville-MIddletown, Polo 9 

Dark Horse

Drexel 6 - Drexel has Josie Parks and Emily Wheeler - both projected by the virtual meet to medal in at least two running events - left. There is also Olivia Shipps in the discus after earning points in the shot put on Friday.