Clinton Girls Track Team Qualifies 6 to State Meet
On Saturday the Clinton Girls Track team took 11 girls to compete in the Class 3 Section 4 Track Meet at Blue Springs High School. 6 of the girls finished in the top 4 of their events to qualify for the State Track Meet this coming weekend. The State Meet is held on Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City on the campus of Lincoln University.
The 4x800 team of Heather Goth, Tori Kraft, Taylor Largent, and Nicole Lee qualified in 2nd place with a time of 9:51.29, which is also a new CHS school record.
Allie Lowe advances to state in the Long Jump with a jump of 15'11"
Nicole Lee was able to secure her spot in the State Meet in the 1600 M by edging out a tough runner from Smithville by 2 seconds to take 1st place. She also won the 3200 M where she is the defending state champ. Her time at sectionals was 11:33.73.
Heather Goth and Makenna Watson both ran in the 400 M with Goth taking 8th place with a time of 1:01.18. Makenna ran a 58.64 breaking the school record and turning in the 3rd fastest time in the state.
Overall it was a fantastic day for the Clinton Girls’ Track and Field Team. With 6 girls moving on in 5 events, which doubles the number of girls that went to the State Meet in 2012. The State Meet will begin at noon on Friday for the 4x800 team. Makenna Watson will run in the preliminaries of the 400 M at 3:20 followed by Nicole Lee running the 3200 M at 5:30. On Saturday, Lee will run the 1600 M at 1:30. Finishing the day Allie Lowe will be competing in the Class 3 Girls Long Jump at 2:00 with the finals for the girls 400 M running at 2:05. Friday's events will be streamed on MSHSAA.tv. Saturday's events will be streamed on FoxSportsMidwest.com and all of the school records can be found online at http://www.clinton.k12.mo.us/Page/2975.