CARTHAGE — Two Neosho athletes and one McDonald County athlete qualified for the upcoming Class 4 state meet in Jefferson City with their performances Saturday at the Class 4, Sectional 3 at David Haffner Stadium.
On the boys side, Neosho senior Isaac Johnston, who earned a district title the previous week, finished second in the shot put with a toss of 54 feet, 3 inches. Willard’s Nathan Swadley won top prize with a mark of 60-2 1/4. Swadley and Johnston led six top finishers who are all seniors.
McDonald County’s Elliott Wolfe, meanwhile, finished eighth at 45-4.
McDonald County senior Peyton Barton qualified for state in the discus with a fling of 135-5, good for third place. Swadley took double sectional titles with a mark of 157-2, as he dominated the discus with second place Joshua McGuire (a teammate) second at 136-10.
Neosho junior Kipp Box missed on qualifying, placing fifth at 129-3.
On the girls side, Neosho freshman Jayden Browning had a day to remember with her third place in the triple jump at 34-4 good enough to earn her a first trip to Jefferson City.
Madison Flynn and teammate Browning finished fifth and sixth in the long jump at 15-8 1/4 and 15-8.
McDonald County’s 4x800 of Ragan Wilson, Adyson Sanny, Cassadi Dowd, and Addy Mick finished eighth in 10 minutes, 54.90 seconds.
Dowd placed fifth in the 800 in 2:29.55.
On the boys side, McDonald County’s Zachary Woods finished seventh in the pole vault at 12-0.
Neosho’s 4x800 of Nathaniel Wimpey, Lakin House, Kyle Wood, and Cooper Hayes placed sixth in 8:36.44.
Neosho’s 4x400 of Donnie Forx, Wimpey, House, and Jarvis Funk placed sixth in the 4x400 in 3:29.69.
Funk placed sixth in the long jump at 19-9.
Team results, girls — Camdenton 88, Washington 73, Webb City 66, Carthage 61, Helias Catholic 54, Bolivar 50, Marshfield 47, Carl Junction 42, Monett 38, West Plains 35, Parkview 34, Rolla 31, Sullivan 22, Willard 21, St. Clair 15, Neosho 13, Nevada 12, Union 11, Hillcrest 8, Logan-Rogersville 6, McDonald County 5.
Team results, boys — Carthage 117, Carl Junction 97, Webb City 76, Willard 58, West Plains 42, Camdenton 42, Helias Catholic 42, Bolivar 34, Rolla 29.5, Hillcrest 23, Neosho 21, Logan-Rogersville 20, Parkview 18, Union 17, St. Francis Borgia 16, Washington 14, St. Clair 12, Sullivan 12, Monett 11, Marshfield 9, McDonald County 8.5, Nevada 7, Glendale 5.