Grain Valley High School Track and Field athletes will be boarding buses Friday afternoon for State competition following an impressive showing at Sectionals last weekend in Mexico, Missouri. Among the highlights:
Senior Mason McCain set the school record in the 800m run with a time of 1:56.21, breaking the previous record set by Dalton Miller in 2017 of 1:56.93. This record adds to McCain's collection of school records. McCain now holds 4 school records, 2 individual records in the 800 and 1600, and and two records as a part of a relay (4x8 and mile medley).
McCain and 4x400m team members Pratt, Hart and Weems also qualified for State with a third place finish at Sectionals.
The Boys 4x200 relay team of Hart, Pratt, Larson and Weems capture the Sectional Championship with a time of 1:29.62.
McKenah Sears continues her impressive season in the Javelin, winning the Sectional Championship with a throw of 42.90m to qualify for State.
The Girls 4x400m team of Ogle, Fisher, Rogers and Huffman finish fourth with a time of 4:03.86, and head to State competition as well.
A police escort is planned on Thursday afternoon as the team leaves the high school to head to State competition.
(Correction: police escort date was corrected from Friday to Thursday 4:26pm 5/26/2022)