MSHSAA Class 2 T&F girls trophy teams 2nd-4th place

The MSHSAA Class 2 girls' track and field championship went down to the final race, with North Platte winning the title.

Runner-up Father Tolton Catholic put up a valiant effort behind the trio of distance runners with Elyse Wilmes, Olivia Andrews and Makaylin Viet, who stacked points in the distance races.

That group accounted for most of the 83 points for the Trailblazers. The runner-up trophy was the third ever for the Columbia school and the first since back-to-back titles in 2015-16 in Class 2.

The trio put together going 1-2-3 in the 1,600-meter run with Wilmes winning in 4:54.98, followed by Andrews in second and Viet in third. That was a 24-point swing for Tolton. Wilmes set a new Class 2 record and new school record with her time.

In the 800-meter, Wilmes won, Andrews was second and Viet took sixth place. Wilmes' time of 2:10.48 was a new Class 2 record.

Andrews and Viet were first and second, respectively in the 3,200-meter run.

Tolton also added points in two relays. The 4x800-meter relay turned in a new school record of 9:42.60 to win the title.

Andrews, Andrews, Wilmes and Madison Taylor made up that team. It was the fourth fastest time at the state finals by a Class 2 school.

Taylor, Aimi Zimmerman, Andrews and Wilmes were on the runner-up 4x400-meter team as well.

Zimmerman was seventh in the triple jump for the final points for the Trailblazers.


South Harrison finished third in the team race with their highlight coming when they upset North Platte in the 4x100-meter relay.

It was the first-ever state trophy for the school from Bethany, which finished with 35 points.

Gabrielle Williams , Kylee Cannon, Abbey Henry and Lillian Wilson ran 49.71 to win the 4x100-meter relay, ahead of North Platte's 49.80. The Bulldogs were seeded second going into the final behind North Platte going into the race on Saturday, May 20.

it's the first-ever girls' relay championship for South Harrison.

Many of the runners on the relay helped account for most of the points for South Harrison.

Wilson was second in the 100-meter dash (12.61) and fifth in the 200-meter dash (26.40)

Henry added a runner-up finish in the long jump with a distance of 5.29 meters.

The 4x800-meter relay added the first points with a fourth-placing showing in the 4x800-meter relay. That team was Hallee Chamberlin, Abigail Molloy, Emma Chamberlin and Bailey Templeton.


Maysville and Lutheran North tied for fourth place with 29 points.

Maysville did that despite only bringing one athlete to state, but Mirabella Redman made her presence count with championships in the 300-meter hurdles and long jump to go with fourth in the pole vault and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles. 

She won the 300-meter hurdles in 45.22 seconds, though she was second going into the finals.

The long jump title came on her final jump, moving from fifth place to first place.

Her effort gave the Wolverines its sixth-ever trophy for girls' track and field and the first since 1993. That was also the last year Maysville's girls had a state champion.

For the Crusaders, the trophy was the first in more than two decades -- following a run of seven trophies between 1995-2002.

Genesis Garner accounted for a bulk of the points for the Crusaders.

The 4x200-meter relay team of Taiylor Carr, Ariel Bolden, Garner and Eryana Stringfellow won in 1:44.45. It's the fourth time the St. Louis school has won the 4x2 in school history following teams from 1983, 1995 and 1996.

Garner, a freshman, was second in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, while Stringfellow was sixth in the 400.