Rock Bridge boys track team off to a fast start at state meet

Friday, May 28, 2010 | 8:46 p.m. CDT; updated 9:31 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 28, 2010

The Rock Bridge boys track and field team is in second place after the first day of competition Friday at the Class 4 state championships in Jefferson City.

Rock Bridge’s boys team had 18 points, trailing Lee’s Summit North by three.

Class 3 and 4 State Track and Field Finals

Final day for the championships

WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

COST: $7 per day for anyone older than 6. 

For more information go to the Missouri State High School Activities Association website

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Rock Bridge's A.J. Miller, Collin Sees, Caleb Wilfong and Chris Cornell placed second in the boys 4x800-meter relay in 7:56.67, to earn eight points for the Bruins.

Wilfong placed third in the 3200-meter run in 9:21.40 to earn another six points. He is set to compete in the 1600-meter run Saturday.

Nick Sublett placed fifth in the shot put at 53-8 1/4 for four Bruins points. Sublett will be competing in the discus Friday.

For the girls’ team, Mallory Short placed eighth in the 100-meter hurdles preliminaries. The girl’s team had zero points Friday.


Sarah Hall carried Hickman’s girl’s team on Friday, scoring the team's only 10 points.

Hall threw 44-1 1/4 in the shot put, which was good enough to win first place. Hall broke the school's shot put record last week.  She will also be competing in girls discus Saturday.

The girl’s team is tied for fourth place and 13 points behind the leader, Lee’s Summit West.

The boys’ team had four points Friday and are tied for 19th. Wesley Leftwich earned the boy’s team’s only points with his fifth-place finish in the long jump after a jump of 21-11 ¼.

Taalor Stevenson, Jamela Kimbrough, Justina Olisah and Darriana Wilson were the four members of the girls 4x100-meter relay team that had the third best time in the preliminaries.

The boys 4x200-meter relay team also had a good showing, placing fifth in the preliminaries. Leftwich, Evan Smith, Dominic Price and Marcus Whitt were the members of that team.

With the eighth fastest time, Jimmie Garth qualified for the finals of the boys 800-meter run.

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