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High School Track and Field: Saxony advances to Class 2 State Meet in a combined 12 events

The Saxony Lutheran girls track and field team placed third in this year’s Class 2 Sectional 1 Meet with a score of 69 while the boys team finished 11th with 29.

Combined, Saxony qualified for the Class 2 State Championship Meet in a total of 12 events with the girls qualifying in eight.

Junior Macy Morehead claimed gold in the discus throw with a heave of 115 feet, three inches and claimed third in shot put (36-1).

Junior Briann Jenkins will be competing in four of those events for the girls team as she placed in the top four of three individual events and as a member of the 4×400 relay team.

Jenkins took second in the long jump (16 feet, 10.5 inches), second in the 200-meter dash (25.99 seconds) and third in the 400 (58.71).

The girls 4×400 team earned a second-place finish to qualify for state as senior Ashley Fritsche, Jenkins, junior Khloe Koch and sophomore Clara Yokley combined for a time of 4:16.73.

Yokley qualified for two more events as an individual, placing second in javelin (120) and third in the 800-meter run (2:36.54).

For the boys, junior Chris Palmer won the javelin event with a 154-4 as fellow junior Caleb Cornelius took second in the 1600 (4:40.28) and third in the 3200 (10:38.16).

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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