GVHS Track and Field left the MSHSAA Class 5 State Championships at Licklider Stadium in Jefferson City on May 27th with plenty of hardware to show for their efforts.
JayOnna Perry placed 6th in 100 meter hurdles with a personal record time of 15.22, becoming the first athlete in Grain Valley history to receive All-State honors in the largest class. Perry also placed 9th in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 47.12.
The Lady Eagles 4x8 relay team of Earley, Holcomb, Casey, and Ogle finished 11th overall with a season best time of 9:54.06.
Avery Huffman finished 12th in the 400 meter dash, and Jordyn Weems finished 16th place in the long jump at 4.86 meters. The pair then teamed up with teammates Perry and Emma Jane Ogle to run a school record time of 4:03.6 to place fourth in the 4x400 meter relay.
Other notable wins for the girls team included a 13th place pole vault for Abby Castle (9’8.5”), and a third place finish for McKenah Sears in the javelin with a throw of 39.54 meters. Sears was the top freshman in the field, earning All-State honors.
The boys team had a successful outing as well.
Senior Cole Keller completed his high school track career with a 5th place finish and All-State honors in the 400 meter dash, with a time of 50.39.
Keller was a part of the 4x200 meter team, including Jacob McAhan, Logan Pratt, and Carter Vrlenich to place 3rd with a time of 1:30.33, earning All-State honors.
Pratt placed 4th and secured All-State honors in the 100 meter dash, with a time of 10.96.
Pratt joined teammates McAhan, Tristin Pouncil, and Vrlenich, placing 9th in the 4x100 meter event with a time of 43.77.