Day 1 Recap: Wilmes wins 2 titles at MSHSAA Class 4 finals

Father Tolton Regional Catholic standout Elyse Wilmes continues to add to her state championship collection.

The junior won the 800-meter and 1,600-meter run on Friday -- the opening of day of the MSHSAA Class 4 State Track and Field Championships at Adkins Stadium

Wilmes ran 2:11.50 to win the 800-meter for the third straight year. She's won that race now in Class 2, 3 and now Class 4.

She held off a late charge from Ladue Horton Watkins freshman Aaliyah Rogers, who finished nine-tenths of a second behind Wilmes.

She made it two in a row in the 1,600-meter when she won it earlier in the day, running 4:52.86.

She now has 5 track and field titles to her credit.

Another key race was the boys 3,200-meter.

Festus sophomore Carson Driemeier led the first lap and then the last and took home the title.

He finished in 9:17.48 and passed Lincoln College Prep's Isaac Rivera on the final lap. Rivera had led five of the eight laps.

Other Day 1 champions:

High Jump: Bella Jones, Ladue Horton Watkins, 1.64 meters

Pole vault: Landon Childs, Osage, 4.73 meters

Long jump: Ty Wiethop, Camdenton, 6.96 meters

Shot put: Derek Joiner, Grandview, 18.43 meters

Boys 4x800: St. Charles, Nate Maples, Samuel Bland, Luke Nottmeyer, James Warner, 7:53.97

Boys high jump: Brandon Johnson, McCluer 1.99 meters

Girls triple jump: Uyoyoghene Omunu, Parkway North, 11.66 meters

Girls shot put: Madison Fowler, Cor Jesu Academy, 14.10 meters