Missouri Girls Performer Of The Week (April 15-20)

It's time to vote for the Missouri Girls Performer Of The Week! This is the fifth edition for the 2024 track and field season.

Congrats to last week's winner,  Bryleigh Knox from MoberlyAt the McCush Relays on April 12, she won the triple jump, long jump, and 100-meter dash, while also racing on the 4x100-meter relay team that took first. She helped the Spartans take first place at the Boonville meet. Knox sits 14th on the state triple jump performance list and 4th on the Class 3 list.

She got 66% of the votes last week.

2024 Results

Last week's Missouri standouts include some school records and other great performances!

There was...

Addyson Brown, Francis Howell

The junior threw a personal record and a school record with a toss of 38.83 meters/127-4 in the discus at the Parkway North Fred Lyon Invitational on April 19. The mark moved her to 12th on the state list and 4th in Class 5. Also at the meet, she set a personal record in the shot put as well with a heave of 12.07 meters/39-7.25, to tie her for 6th in Class 5 and tie her for 17th in the state

Caterina Rossomanno, Rockwood Summit

The Falcons got three first-place finishes from the junior at the Orchard Farm Varsity Invite on April 19. In just her 3rd individual race of the season, she won the 1,600-meter in a state #22, 5:15.26 and Class 4 #7 -- a personal best -- and was on the winning 4x400- and 4x800-meter relays.

Athena Peterson, Columbia Hickman

The superstar jumper and hurdler went 4-for-4 in gold medals at the CMAC Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City at Capital City High School on April 20. She recorded a distance of 12.17 meters /39-11.25 in the triple jump to win the conference title and set a new school record for the Kewpies.

The mark also puts her atop the State Performance List, and 32nd nationally, as she's on the verge of breaking the magical 40-foot barrier. She also won the long jump (5.51 meters/18-1), high jump (1.53 meters/5-0.25) and 300-meter hurdles (44.49). Her clocking in the 300 hurdles puts her 2nd on the state list in the event. 

Candra King, Palmyra

She went to two meets last week and took first place in both the discus and shot put. At the Clark County Relays on April 17, in the discus at 41.08 meters/134 feet, 9 inches won the shot put event in 13.32 meters/44-11 1/4.

On Thursday, at the Gary Ewing Invitational in Brookfield, she threw 42.34m/138-11 in the discus to break the school record and get to 5th on the state performance list. The defending Class 3 state champion in both the discus and shot, went 14.63 meters/48-0 in the shot for a new school record, earning a MO#1 state performance list spot, move to 5th on the All-Time State List, and 12th on the 2024 U.S. High School Performance List. 

Voting ends at 10 p.m. on April 30!