Class 2 State Championship Coverage and Winners Table

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Linn senior Melanie Bower won the 200 in a time of 25.54 edging out Lathrop sophomore Gretchen Mayes and 100 winner Spice Brown.  Bower also placed thrid in the pole vault.


Maplewood-Richmond Heights dominated the spirnt relays winning the 4x100 in a new state recod, 4x200 and 4x400.  With other victories from Marcus Taylor in the 100 and 200 and Nick Coulter in the Long Jump the Blue Devils easily won the Team Title with 104 points.


Penney senior Lindsay Vollmer brought her state title total up to 11 with wins in the 100 and 300 Hurdles as well as the Long Jump.  Vollmer's three wins helped propel her team to a Class 2 Title winning with 40 poitns over Blair Oaks' 38.


Strafford senior Dylan Barnum dominated the boys hurdles winning both the 110 and 300 Meter Hurdles with times of 14.32 and 39.30.



Pre-Race favorites Lutheran (St. Charles) did not disappoint, winning the girls 4x800 in a time of 9:41, just two seconds off the 19 year old Class 2 Record set by Principia in 1992.  Six other teams broke the 10 minute barrier.


Herculaneum sophomore Kaitlyn Fischer got distance double winning the 1600 and 3200 in times of 5:12.23 and 11:32.81.  Last year Fischer was the Class 3 1600 and 3200 meter champion.


The boys 4x800 meter relay came down to the wire as Principia's Austin Holmsley barely outkicked College Heights Christian's Caleb Hoover 8:03.99 to 8:04.25.  Holmsley doubled back to win the open 800 in a time of 1:58.22.  Hoover had a busy day running the 800 (7th), 1600 (2nd) as well as winning the 3200 on top of the 4x800.


Marionville senior Justin Hansen outkicked the many time state champion Caleb Hoover in the 1600 winning with a time of 4:22.06 to Hoover's 4:22.64.  Scott City junior Brandon Shemonia was close behind with a time of 4:22.85.  Two others brok 4:30 bringing the total to five under the 4:30 barrier.



The meet started off with a bang as Carrollton senior Chase Ewing set a new Class 2 Record in the discus with a mark of 173-11.  Ewing's throw is also a MO#3.


California freshman Sydney Deeken denied Lindsay Vollmer her 12th State Title by winning the high jump with a mark of 5-06.  According to the MileSplit database Deeken's jump ranks her as the 7th best freshman high jumper in the nation.




Team Champions were Penney on the girls side and Maplewood-Richmond Heights on the boys with 40 and 104 points respectively.  Penney won with just Lindsay Vollmer and Elsie Greenwood while MRH had points spread throughout the sprints, jumps, and relays to crush the field by 54 points.


Winners Table

* Indicates New Class 2 State Record

Boys Event Girls
Christian Brune (Fatima) - 10.87 100 Meter Dash Spice Brown (Barat Academy) - 12.34
Marcus Taylor (Maplewood-Richmond Heights) - 22.09 200 Meter Dash Melanie Bower (Linn) - 25.54
Marcus Taylor (Maplewood-Richmond Heights) - 48.47 400 Meter Dash Amber White (Cuba) - 58.08
Austin Holmsley (Principia) - 1:58.22 800 Meter Run Dallis Bailey (Conway) - 2:16.03
Justin Hansen (Marionville) - 4:22.06 1600 Meter Run Kaitlyn Fischer (Herculaneum) - 5:12.23
Caleb Hoover (College Heights Christian) - 9:47.03 3200 Meter Run Kaitlyn Fischer (Herculaneum) - 11:32.81
Dylan Barnum (Strafford) - 14.32 100/110 Meter Hurdles Lindsay Vollmer (Peney) - 14.36
Dylan Barnum (Strafford) - 39.30 300 Meter Hurdles Lindsay Vollmer (Penney) - 44.68
Maplewood-Richmond Heights - 42.64* 4x100 Meter Relay Trenton - 50.76
Maplewood-Richmond Heights - 1:29.90 4x200 Meter Relay Trenton - 1:46.67
Maplewood-Richmond Heights - 3:24.74 4x400 Meter Relay Lathrop - 4:07.25
Principia - 8:03.99 4x800 Meter Relay

Lutheran (St. Charles) - 9:41.83

Nick Coulter (Maplewood-Richmond Heights) - 21-05.25 Long Jump Lindsay Vollmer (Penney) - 18-01
Kris Kuoappamaki (Marionville) - 43-09.5 Triple Jump Amber White (Cuba) - 37-04.5
Derek Turner (Pierce City) - 6-05 High Jump Sydney Deeken (California) - 5-06
Mike Grinde (Monroe City) - 14-03 Pole Vault Kelli Hines (South Shelby) - 11-00
T.J. Schieber (Penney) - 54-04 Shot Put Candi Mueller (Knob Noster) - 41-05
Chase Ewing (Carrollton) - 173-11* Discus Lauren Allen (Fatima) - 137-11