Over the weekend, the Missouri state high school track and field championships were settled in Jefferson City.
CLASS 4 BOYS—Saint Louis University High School captured the title with 75 team points. Raytown South finished in second place with 73.50 and Lee’s Summit North was third with 72.50 points. SLUH finished in second in 2005.
SLUH senior Paul Chaney tied the Missouri Class 4 record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.52. Dominick Peterson of Jefferson City also set the record with a 10.52 in 2003. Chaney also won the 200-meter dash. Chaney also won both events as a junior.
CLASS 4 GIRLS—-Jefferson City won its third state title in the last four years with 58 total team points. Hazelwood East and Eureka finished tied for second place with 45 points. Jefferson City senior Vera Neuensander set the girls state record in the pole vault by clearing 12 feet and one inch.
The Grandview 4×100 meter relay team broke the record set by the Gateway High School in 2004, with a time of 47.69 seconds. That broke the old mark by .05 of a second.
CLASS 3 BOYS—Potosi beat out Lee’s Summit West by the slightest of margins on Sunday to win the Class 3 title. They edged LSW by just one point to win the championship with 65 points. Warrensburg finished in third place with 41 team points. Potosi finished second in 2005.
There were three individuals who won multiple state championships in Class 3. Potosi senior Josh Thebeau took first place in the 800 and 1600-meters.Warrensburg sprinter Terrel Cotton was the winner both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Platte County senior Jason Ciemenga won the 110 and 300-meter high hurdles.
CLASS 3 GIRLS—In just their second year of existence, Lee’s Summit West is showing consistent dominance in girls track. After finishing second last year, LSW won the title in 2006 by edging Ladue Horton Watkins High School 86 to 85 in total team points. McCluer South-Berkeley finished in third place with 61 points.
McCluer South-Berkeley sophomore Alishea Usery continued to prove why she’ll be the sprinter to beat over the next two years. She won both the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash for the second year in a row. She broke her own record in the 100-meters with a time of 11.73. She ran it in 11.79 as a freshman to set the mark.
Usery also helped McCluer South-Berkeley set the record in the 4×400 meter dash, crushing the old record by almost five seconds. In 1993 Berkeley High School set the mark with a time of 3:46.49—on Saturday McCluer South-Berkeley ran it in 3:51.40.
Ladue Horton Watkins senior Danielle Oliver was a multiple winner, taking first in the 300-meter hurdles and the triple jump.