Learning new tricks: All-star track meet allows athletes to try different events
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Learning new tricks: All-star track meet allows athletes to try different events

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Even a three-time state track and field champion needs help once in a while. Such was the case Friday night for Brock Wood. The South Shelby senior, who won Class 1 state titles in both hurdles events and the long jump two weeks ago...

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Alexander, Panthers cement legacy with medal haul
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Alexander, Panthers cement legacy with medal haul

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A change of venue and an altered schedule didn't impact Jarom Alexander's performance even the slightest. The Palmyra senior sprinter won four medals Saturday at the Class 3 state track and field championships at Walton Stadium...

Ring of fire: Johnson's final throw clears 200 feet, wins another state title
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Ring of fire: Johnson's final throw clears 200 feet, wins another state title

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Jordan Johnson swiped one of AJ Epenesa's meet records earlier this spring. He nearly eclipsed another Saturday on the state's biggest stage. On the final throw of his prep career, the Quincy High School senior unleashed...

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Titans' Sheppard fits in among upperclassmen at state

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Miles Sheppard was surrounded by nothing but seniors, and the West Hancock freshman distance runner didn't look or feel out of place. Sheppard finished third in the 3,200-meter run in 9 minutes, 40.9 seconds at the Class 1A...

Time to let it rip: QHS's Johnson goes into finals chasing two titles
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Time to let it rip: QHS's Johnson goes into finals chasing two titles

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Jordan Johnson is ready to let loose. The Quincy High School senior thrower qualified for the finals in the shot put and discus at the Class 3A state track and field championships with quality marks, eliminating the pressure...

Panthers regroup, re-engage to post stellar relay time
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Panthers regroup, re-engage to post stellar relay time

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- The margin by which the Central boys track team's 4x100-meter relay group missed qualifying for the finals of the Class 1A state championships Thursday was rather miniscule. Try less than three-tenths of a second. "They came over...

No margin for error: Central among favorites in loaded 4x200 field
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No margin for error: Central among favorites in loaded 4x200 field

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Central boys track and field team haven't gotten the full weekend experience at the Class 1A state meet. The 4x200-meter relay team hopes to change that. "We've packed our clothes for Saturday, and we haven't gotten to wear them," C

Straus caps off freshman campaign with three state titles
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Straus caps off freshman campaign with three state titles

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Delaney Straus admits she was surprised by her results. She's put the state of Missouri on notice, too. Straus, a freshman distance runner for the Marion County girls track and field team, captured three titles along...

South Shelby's Wood caps career with three state titles
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South Shelby's Wood caps career with three state titles

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Brock Wood has stood on the third- and second-highest spots on the podium at the Class 2 state track and field meet. The South Shelby senior finally got to experience life on the top spot. It was better than Wood anticipated.

Monroe City boys capture Class 2 title as CCC reigns
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Monroe City boys capture Class 2 title as CCC reigns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Just before the 4x400-meter relay, Monroe City boys track and field coach David Kirby huddled his team. He was told by assistant coach Patrick Baker the most recent team scores, and Monroe City needed a victory...