Following a successful showing at the Class 4 Sectional meet in Odessa, Grain Valley Track and Field will be sending several athletes to the State Championships this weekend.
Royce Fisher broke a school record in the 3,200 meter with a time of 9:34.83 to qualify for state with a second place finish, and also qualified for the 1,600 meter with a time of 4:30.81.
Senior Cole Hayes took third in the pole vault to qualify for state (12-00.00), and junior Jaiden Yarber qualified in two events, finishing third in the 110 meter hurdles and second in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 40.04.
Senior Tyler Luke qualified in four events, including a first place win in the 200 meter run (22.38). Luke teamed up with Nate Booker, Logan Pratt, and Mason Rogers to win first in the 4x100 relay and second in the 4x200 relay.
The girls team had a successful run at Sectionals as well. Senior Morgan Scott took first in the 800 meter (2:22.17), and also qualified in the long jump competition. Scott was also a part of the 4x800 meter relay team of Valerie Holcomb, Kailey Larson, and Lilly Ogle who placed first with a time of 9:49.85.
The girls 4x400 relay team of Avery Huffman, Gracelyn LaForge, Jayonna Perry, and Morgan Scott finished second with a time of 4:04.73. Perry, a sophomore, also took third in the 300 meter hurdles (45.22) and was a part of the 4x200 meter relay team (with Avery Huffman, Gracelyn LaForge, and Jordyn Weems) to finish fourth with a time of 1:48.86