€ Friday’s results were published in Saturday’s Daily Journal.
JEFFERSON CITY – The Potosi Trojans rode the backs of their long-distance runners to win the 2006 Missouri Class 3 State Championship held on Friday and Saturday at Lincoln University. The Trojans had established a strong lead in Friday’s events with three runners placing in the top eight of the 3200M Run, taking second in the 4x800M Relay and two points scored by Earl Haug in the discus.
Haug’s points were the only points earned by other than long distance runners (63 points), but they were very much needed as the Trojans won the championship with 65 points, only one point ahead of Lee’s Summit West at 64. Lee’s Summit gained most of their points in the short races, and the two schools well-outdistanced third-place Warrensburg at 41.
It was no surprise that the Trojans did well in the meet after the cross country team had won the Class 3 state championship in the Fall. Saturday was Josh Thebeau’s day as the junior runner won first place in the 800M Run and the 1600M Run Saturday after placing second in the 3200M Run on Friday. Thebeau’s time in the 800 was 1:55.21 and in the 1600 it was 4:17.45.
Josh Mathes who had won the 3200M Run placed second in the 1600M Run and also took sixth in the 800M Run. Rickey Armstrong supplied a much-needed point for the Trojans with an eighth-place finish in the 1600M Run.
Fredericktown’s Josh Edwards came in 10th in the long jump as the only other MAAA boys Class 3 participant on Saturday.
The Ste. Genevieve Hunters nearly doubled their Friday’s points (8) on Saturday with a final team score of 17 for 13th place. The Hunters placed second in the 4x800M Relay and took sixth in the 4x400M Relay. Jessica Bollinger won the other four points with a 5th-place finish in the 3200M Run.
The North County Lady Raiders finished the state meet with one point, an eighth place finish in the 4x200M Relay, but they also came within seven-hundredths of a second from medaling in the 4x100M Relay with a ninth-place finish.
Fredericktown’s Kylie Oertel, a freshman, placed 14th in the Triple Jump.
After Friday’s preliminaries, Farmington had only one boy, Jordan Cook (Sr.), and one girl, Molly Barnes (Fr.), left to compete in Saturday’s Class 4 events . Both placed 14th in their respective Pole Vault finals.