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Area athletes have strong performance in Class 1 sectional

A number of area athletes turned in strong performances in Saturday’s Class 1 State Sectional Track and Field Meet at Thomas M. O’Sullivan Stadium in Lamar. The top four in each event earned a spot in this weekend’s Class 1 State Championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Jasper’s Lexi Royster won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.69. Fellow Lady Eagle Julie Greer took third to advance.
Another Lady Eagle, Audra Etcheson, claimed first in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.45. The Lady Eagles will be sending two athletes to Jeff City in this event as well, as Karrington Gorvin finished third.
Liberal High School freshman Alexys Barton had a good day, finishing second in the mile and third in the 800. She also ran the anchor leg of the 4×800 team that won the meet. The rest of the team includes: Brittany Ayers, Alexa Long and Kaitlyn Wentland. Jasper’s team finished third.
Lockwood junior Jessica Nentrup took second in the 300 hurdles while Jasper’s Gorvin took third. A pair of Lockwood Lady Tigers will be going to state in the 400 meter dash. Kelsey Mein and Alexis Byrnes took third and fourth respectively. Jasper’s relay sprint teams performed well Saturday taking first in the 4×100 and second in the 4×200. Lockwood’s 4×100 team took third and the 4×200 team took fourth. Lockwood’s 4×400 team took second and Jasper’s finished fourth.
Liberal’s Rachel Dugan won the discus with a throw of 110-feet, 4-inches. Jasper’s Etcheson took second with a throw of 96-1. Lockwood’s Olivia Finely took third in the high jump while fellow Lady Tiger Maddison Coose took fourth. Jasper’s Lexie Royster took fourth in the long jump. Jasper’s Etcheson qualified for state again, this time by taking second in the pole vault. A pair of Lady Eagles will be representing Jasper High School in the shot put. Kennedy Chaligoj and Elizabeth Maneval took second and third respectively. Royster took second in the triple jump while Lockwood’s Nentrup took third.
On the boys’ side, Jasper’s Jacob Holliday finished third in the mile. Colton Sweeney finished third in the 400 meter dash. Jasper’s 4×400 relay team also took third. Lockwood’s Brady Waters took fourth in the high jump.
Liberal senior Jake Jungmann won the pole vault, clearing 13-feet 6-inches. Jasper’s Matt Stump took second. Lockwood’s Kyle Bouldin finished second in the shot. Jasper’s Payton Smith took fourth in the triple jump.

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Liberal senior Jake Jungmann takes a practice run at the pole vault Saturday during the Class 1 State Sectional Track Meet held at Lamar. Jungmann won the event, securing a spot at the state track and field meet at Jefferson City.

 

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Jasper’s Bri Cawyer (center) takes off in her leg of the 4×800 meter relay during the Class 1 State Sectional Track and Field Meet at Lamar Saturday.

 

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Liberal freshman Alexys Barton takes off as the anchor leg in the 4×800 meter dash, which she and her teammates won during Saturday’s Class 1 State Sectional Meet at Thomas M. O’Sullivan Stadium in Lamar. Barton also qualified for the state track meet in two other events. Standouts from across Missouri will compete in Jefferson City.

 

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Lamar’s Allen Pollard takes a practice run at the high jump during Saturday’s Class 1 and 2 State Sectional Track and Field Meet at Thomas M. O’Sullivan Stadium. The Tigers had several athletes qualify for the state championships in Jefferson City.

 

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Lamar freshman Matt Whyman reaches for the sky on his way to a Class 2 Sectional championship in the long jump. Whyman is one of a bevy of Tiger athletes taking part in the Class 2 State Championships in Jefferson City.

 

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Lamar’s Anais Ronjat runs her leg of the 4×800 relay during the Class 2 State Sectional Track and Field Meet at Thomas M. O’Sullivan Stadium on Saturday.

 

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Lamar’s Luke Hardman (center) clears the final hurdle Saturday during the Class 2 State Sectional Track and Field Meet at Thomas M. O’Sullivan Stadium.

 

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Lamar sophomore Kaitlyn Graves finished second in the discus at Saturday’s Class 2 State Sectional Track and Field Meet at Lamar. Her finish earned her a spot in the Class 2 State Championships in Jefferson City.

 

 

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