Dapo Akinmoladun and Jehu Chesson II share more than just their superb skills at clearing hurdles.
Some great results took place at the Missouri State T&F Championships Friday. Two handfuls of athletes led the way with national level performances, some of which rank U.S. top ten currently. Perhaps the best race of the day came in the girls....
The regular season is quickly coming to an end as over a dozen more state meets take place this weekend. States like Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington and Oregon all hold their last contests of the season. MileSplit will keep you up to date with all the top state meet performances, and the few other non-state meets, throughout the weekend, so make sure to keep checking back. (Pictured left: Missouri's Maurice Mitchell wins 100m, 200m & 400m at state, pictured by Tracy Rollins) **Johannes Swanepoel (KS) sets soph. class record in javelin with toss of 221-02!!! Top Boys Weekend Highlights - Maurice Mitchell (MO) wins 100m, 200m, 400m & 4x1 at MO State - North Penn (PA) wins state 4x800m relay in U.S.#1 of 7:38.79 - Jordan Clarke (AK) improves U.S.#1 shot put with 71-03 mark - German Fernandez (CA) runs 8:45.08 3200m, 4:07.62 1600m - Mat Smoody (IL) runs 1:50.71 800 at Illinois State Meet - Raymond Butts (CA) leaps 24-10.50 in long jump in CA - Dominguez (CA) blazes 3:11.50 4x400m relay in California - Rob Finnerty (MN) runs 4:08.76 in 1600m at conference meet - Sam Crouser (OR) tosses javelin 199-06 at Oregon State Champs. Top Girls Weekend Highlights - Laura Roesler (ND) wins 100m, 200m, 400m & 800m at ND State - Alishea Usery (MO) runs 24.43 200m, 54.53 400m at MO State - Chanelle Price (PA) runs 2:02.90 800m to win PA State - Christine Babcock (CA) blazes 4:36.57 1600m run in CA - Fawn Miller (PA) throws soph. class record javelin in 167-02 - Gwynned Mercy (PA) runs 9:04.35 4x800m relay at PA State - Vashti Thomas (CA) 20-05 Long Jump, 43-01.50 TJ & U.S. #1 - Cydney Ross (MO) runs 2:09.88 800m, 4:55.23 1600m at MO State - Stephanie Foreman (AR) vaults 13-06.25 to win PV at AR MOC - Tynita Butts (VA) leaps 20-04.50 in LJ at regional meet in Virginia - Jacquelyn Coward (TN) runs 13.48 100mH, 41.11 300mH at state - Kathy Kroeger (TN) runs 10:49.89 3200m, 4:55.62 1600m in TN
MSHSAA Class 3 and 4 State Track and Field Meet at Lincoln University, Jeff City, MO