Midway’s boys and girls track teams both placed second and qualified several individual for sectionals at the Class 1 District 13 meet held May 10 at Midway.
The top four finishers in each event will compete in the Class 1 sectional meet May 17 at Lamar, with the top four there advancing to the state meet May 23-24 in Jefferson City.
Adia Eberle won the high jump with a school-record 5-foot-3 height to lead the Midway girls qualifiers. The Vikings other first place girls finishers included the 400-meter relay team of Miranda Dahman, Laine Mills, Jessica Owens and Dee Stark and the 1,600 relay team of Dahman, Mills, Owens and Taylor Pierce. Dahman also won the triple jump.
O’Brien also qualified in the pole vault, Dahman in the long jump, Owens in the 400 and Stark in the 800 for the Vikings, who finished second to Jasper 177-99 in the girls meet.
Midway’s boys, who finished second to Greenfield 110-98 in the team standings, had first-place finishers in Jake Lambertz in the 110 hurdles and Joey Beller in the shot put. Lambertz also qualified in the pole vault and Beller also advanced in the discus.
Midway’s other boys qualifiers include Luke Boyer in the pole vault, Zeb Love in the 110 hurdles, Shane White in the 100 and 200, the 3,200 relay team of Braden Armstrong, Conor Hayes, Michael O’Brien and Tyler Wright; the 800 relay team of White, Clay Dahman, Hayes and Lambertz; the 400 relay team of Boyer, Dahman, Hayes and White; and the 1,600 relay of Wright, Dahman, Hayes and O’Brien.
Drexel finished eighth in both the boys and girls team standings. The Bobcats’ girls 3,200 relay team of Sarah Cawby, Lauryn Campbell, Joy Bolton and Jenna Bartholomew took first place as did Daniel Love in the boys 300 hurdles.
Drexel’s other qualifiers were Campbell in the girls 800, Hunter Lindsey in the boys 100, Gunner Tholen in the boys 1,600, and the boys 800 relay team.
Shrewood’s girls won the Class 2 District 7 meet in Archie, edging Butler 88-77. Shannon Feurt took second in the 1,600 and Shelby Crusha was fourth in the 100 to lead the Marksmen girls. Crusha also ran on the Marksmen’s fourth-place 800 relay.
Brandon Lindsay’s first-place finish in the shot put led the Sherwood boys, who placed fourth in the boys meet.
Archie’s Luke Thomas won the boys pole vault, and Mary Kurzweil won the girls 3,200. The Whirlwinds also placed first in the girls 3,200 relay with Kacie Fisher, Brooklyn Brown, Kurzweil and Jordan Schulte.