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Slater girls finish in top 20 at state meet

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Sweet Springs freshman Chelsea Hollrah had little reason to worry, placing third in the high jump at the state meet.
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JEFFERSON CITY -- Slater sophomore Ana Jackson was on the platform for four awards ceremonies Saturday at the MSHSAA Class 1 Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City.

Although none of Jackson's four medals was gold, she and three other Lady Wildcats -- freshmen Jacqueline Anderson and Betty Goodman and sophomore Saria Leimkuehler -- did finish fourth in the 800-meter relay (1:52.29).

Jackson came in fifth in the 200-meter dash (27.77 seconds), eighth in the 100 (13.85) and joined Goodman, sophomore Marissa Weiher and junior Niki Kruger for fifth in the 1,600 relay (4:22.01) to close the second day of competition.

Slater tallied 15 points for these efforts, plus Kruger's eighth place in the 1,600 (5:42.69), to finish in 19th place in the team standings -- won by sectional foe Southwest of Ludlow with 48 points.

Chamois claimed the boys' title with 48 points, while the Wildcats were 28th with nine points from senior Jeremy Wilson's fourth in the 200 (52:11), seventh in the 200 (23.57) and anchor leg of the seventh-place 800 relay (1:37.36) behind freshman Adrian Clark, sophomore Travis Holt and junior Cody Skinner.

Junior Tyler Armstrong was fourth in the long jump (20 feet, 1 inch) for all five of Malta Bend's points, while Sweet Springs got two points due to junior Tyler Hollrah's eighth in both the long (19-8.25) and triple (40-5) jumps.

Of Santa Fe's six entries, none medaled. Two wound up scratched and the best senior Logan Kirchhoff could do in his four events was ninth in the triple jump (40-2).

The Lady Chiefs' top showing was a third in the discus (112-5) by senior Cassie Wright, the defending state champion. Junior Lauren Aversman also medaled with a seventh in the long jump (14-9.75).

The Lady Greyhounds got a bronze medal from freshman Chelsea Hollrah, tying for third in the high jump (5-0). Junior Hollie Heaper was eighth in the shot put (33-3.25).


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mfromsweetsprings I agree with you that the student athletes do work hard. Please re-read the article and notice the author was reporting on the local athletes that medaled at the state track competition. The athlete must place in the top 8 in his/her respective event to medal. Great job to everyone, but it is nearly impossible to report everyone and their results when they don't medal.

-- Posted by summerguy on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 2:28 PM

Brittany Higgins, of Sweet Springs, finished 13th in the 100 in 13.6. Alexa Taff, of St. Joseph Christian, won in 13.17. Girls Triple Jump Class 1

finishing 11th and 12th, respectively, Brittany Higgins (FR Sweet Springs 31-05.50) and Chelsea Hollrah (FR Sweet Springs 30-07.50) Grrrr, I hate partial coverage for these student athletes that bust their butts to get to state.

-- Posted by mFromSweetSprings on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 4:22 PM


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