Centralia, Paris, NC

Centralia, Paris, North Callaway collect state medals on Day 2


Centralia, Paris and North Callaway were winning a fair share of medals on the second and final day of the Class 1 and 3 MSHSAA Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City.

Senior Shelby Lewis won four of Centralia's, finishing fifth in the Class 3 girls 400-meter dash with a time of 59.30, eighth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.35, seventh in the 4x200-meter relay with a school-record time of 1:46.35, and sixth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:11.00. Lewis has medaled four straight years in the 400 and in the 4x200 -- three years with senior Kaelyn Walters and this year with Becca Erisman and Ryenn Gordon. Her 4x400 relay teammates included senior Olivia Adams, who has medaled in the event three straight years with Lewis, Erisman and Gordon.

Freshman Ryenn Gordon picked up a third state medal with her fourth-place time of 15.36 in the girls 100-meter hurdles, senior Beau Hatton picked up his first career state medals in his first state trip with a fifth-place 14.93 in the Class 3 boys 110-meter hurdles and a sixth-place height of 1.9 meters in the high jump, and senior Cayden Dunn earned his first career state medal with a third-place and personal-best time of 39.40. Senior Rohan Holiman medaled in the boys 800-meter run for the second straight year with a sixth-place time of 1:57.84.

Two school records fell early for Paris on Saturday to add to the three that fell on Friday, including Landen Chapman's third-place time of 4:33.97 in the Class 1 boys 1,600-meter run and the Class 1 girls 4x800-meter relay sixth-place time of 10:37.38. Chapman's medal was his first career indvidual state medal and second of the meet along with his third-place finish in the 3200 on Friday. The girls 4x800 relay team of Ava Crain, Kaylee Johnson, Mairyn Kinnaman and Sophia Crusha broke the record that they set earlier this year. Kinnaman won her first career individual state medal with a sixth-place and personal-best time of 12:34.99 in the Class 1 girls 3,200-meter run.

Isiah Craighead gave North Callaway its first state medalist since 2019 when the school had three. The senior and William Woods University signee finished eighth in the Class 3 boys javelin with a throw of 47.09 meters, which was recorded on his third and final throw of the preliminary round.

Look for the full stories in the Wednesday, May 22, 2024 edition of the Mexico Ledger.