Lee's Summit North boys win MSHSAA Class 5 championship

Eric Davis guided his Broncos one last time on Saturday.

The Lee's Summit North's boys coach saw his team win a state championship at the MSHSAA Class 5 State Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Adkins Stadium.

The retiring coach saw his team score 63 points and won the last race of the day - the 4x400-meter relay - to give an 11-point lead over Kirkwood to win the title for the second time in his tenure - the other in 2018.

The Broncos won four championships during the two-day event and Devan Mathis had a part in all of them.

The junior won the 110-meter hurdles (14.13) and in the same race, Frank Sparks was fifth (both pictured at top). He later won the 300-meter hurdles in 37.24 and set a new Class 5 state meet record in the process. The previous mark was set by Savion Cauveren of Blue Springs South in 2016 of 37.41.

Mathis also ran on the winning 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relays. 

He ran the first leg and was followed by Logan Mayfield, Zach Paul Lee's Summit and Kavan Newberry. That quartet won the finals in 1:25.56, but they set a new MSHSAA Class 5 and overall record in the prelims at 1:25.50. 

The previous record was by Hazelwood Central at 1:25.62 in 2007.

Mathis ran the anchor legion the 4x400-meter relay in 3:17.76 with Paul, Brandon Marshall and Mason Stanfield also running. That group was seeded fourth after prelims on Friday. 

Isaiah Hoard (triple jump), Newberry (200-meter) and Paul (400-meter) were both fourth-place finishers. Sparks added a fifth-place finish in the long jump. 

Jeremiah Mangels won the para 100-, 200- and 400-meter events for Lee's Summit North.