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By David Sharp
Senior Tommy Job won four medals at the May 21, 2021 Class 2 MSHSAA Track and Field Championships. The state track meet was held at Jefferson City High School. The Track and Field Championships featured one enrollment Class per day due to Covid 19 concerns.
All results in this story were from the Class 2 portion. The Class 1 Track Championships were held at Jefferson City on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
Father Tolton Regional Catholic won the boys team championship with 44 points. Highland and Fayette were tied for second with 42 boys points each. Palmyra was 12th overall on the boys side with 20 points.
Putnam County HS took 14th with 19 points. Harrisburg was 17th with 16 points. Monroe City took 21st with 12 points.
Steam Academy at St. Louis McCluer South won the girls team championship with 80 points. Monroe City took fifth with 29 girls points. Clark County was eighth with 26 points. Palmyra and Brookfield were tied for ninth with 25 points
Marceline was 12th with 23 girls points. Salisbury was tied for 14th with 19 points. Milan was tied for 17th with 18 points. Harrisburg took 30th with seven points. Mark Twain HS was tied for 47th with two points.
Drew Mallett and Robert Goehl won three state medals each. Cameron Bringer took home two state track medals. The top eight finishers in each event win medals at the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships and are considered all state.
Area top finishers in the Class 2 field included Milan HS junior Cady Pauley. The Missouri State at Springfield women’s basketball recruit won the girls shot put at 12.49 meters or 40’11”.
Alexx Roofener of Sherwood HS won the girls discus at 42.38m or 139 feet even. Cady Pauley took the silver medal at 39.61m or 129’11”. Ramzee Bruner of Marceline won the girls high jump at 1.61m or 5’3”.
Monroe City won the girls 4x800m relay in 10:05.86 seconds. Colder Evans of Putnam County won the boys discus at 50.73m or 166’5”. Clark County’s Alexis Ellison was third in the girls 100m dash in 12.49 seconds.
Abbey Redd won the girls pole vault for Palmyra at 11’1”. Carly Youngblood of Monroe City was second in the pole vault for Monroe City at 10’10”.
Highland individual and relay team results included Robert Goehl winning sixth place medals in the boys 110m and 300m hurdles. Goehl crossed the finish line in 16.63 seconds in the 110m hurdles and turned in a 42.26 second time in the boys 300m hurdles.
Tommy Job won three silver medals and a bronze in his final track and field meet for Highland. Job ran the 100m dash in a silver medal time of 11.02 seconds. Issam Asinga of Principia HS set a new record with a gold medal time of 10.63 seconds.
Drew Mallett won the boys 100m dash bronze medal in 11.11 seconds. Mallett placed 13th overall in the boys 400m dash in 53.95 seconds.
Tommy Job won a bronze medal in the boys 200m dash with a time of 22.59 seconds. Cameron Bringer placed 13th in the boys Javelin throw in 40.93m or 134’3”.
Highland’s girls 4x200m relay team of Marissa Abell, Ansley Bringer, Mikayla Dreyer and Alexandria Reed placed 14th with a time of 1:52.89 seconds.
Highland won two silver medals in sprint relay events. St. Louis Lutheran North won the boys 4x200m relay in 1:30.40 seconds.
Cameron Bringer, Devin Stutsman, Tommy Job and Drew Mallett won silver medals in 1:31.31 seconds.
Fayette and Highland had a very close finish in the boys 4x100m relay. Fayette won the gold medal in 43.566 seconds. Highland took the silver medal in 43.570 seconds.
Cameron Bringer, Tommy Job, Robert Goehl and Drew Mallett ran the boys 400m relay for the Cougars.