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West Platte Track Sends 23 To State

Weston • Platte County • Missouri


Both boys track coach Jim Newsted and girls coach Bailee Giger described Saturday’s Sectional as “a great afternoon”.  
All girls who advanced to Sectionals qualified for State.  All but one individual and one relay on the boys team qualified for State.  The boys are sending 8 and 4 alternates to the State Track Meet this Friday and Saturday May 20 and 21.  The girls qualified 8 and 3 alternates in 7 events.
Charlie Kinslow won both the 800 meter and the 1600 meter runs just as he did in the District races.
Chad Fowles qualified with a third place finish in the 100 meter dash.  He was second at District.
The boys qualified three relays with two first place finishes and one second place.  
The 4 X 100 meter relay won just as they did at District.  McClain Zendejas, Dominic Williams, Augie Hill and Chad Fowles ran the four legs.  Dalton Hill and Cameron Williams are the alternates.
The 4 X 800 meter relay won as they improved from a third place finish at Districts.  The four legs were run by Guli Forti, Jonah McGivern, Tristan Newkirk and Charlie Kinslow with Sam Davies and Peyson Chandler the alternates.
The 4 X 400 meter relay qualified with a second place finish.  Augie Hill. Guli Forti, Dominic Williams, and Charlie Kinslow ran the four legs.  Jonah McGivern and Cameron Williams are the alternates.
Coach Bailee Giger said “Every single event ran a personal record!” at Sectionals.  Every girl who advanced from Districts qualified for State.”  The top four finishers advance.
Laura Hill placed third in the Pole Vault.
Sam Baker finished in fourth place in the 400 meter run.
Hailey Peters qualified with a third place finish in the 100 meter Hurdles and a third place finish in the 300 meter Hurdles.
The 4 X 400 meter relay qualified with a second place finish.  The four legs were run by Katie Groom, Avery Holmes, Hailey Peters, and Sam Baker.  Libby Vandel and Ahlanna Rutherford are the alternates.
The 4 X 200 meter relay finished in third place with Katie Groom, Libby Vandel, Hailey Peters. and Sam Baker running the four legs.  The alternates are Avery Holmes and Klaira Groom.
The 4 X 800 meter relay was fourth with Avery Holmes, Julia Pattison, Maddie McMillan and Sam Baker running the four legs.  Kaitlyn Reineke and Libby Vandel are the alternates.