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SECTIONAL TRACK: Local athletes advance to state meet; East Newton boys continue to shine

SoMo Sports staff reports


HOLLISTER, Mo. — A stellar season continues for the East Newton High School boys track and field squad. 

With 86 points, the Patriots topped the team standings at the Class 3 Sectional 3 meet at Hollister High School. 

Overall, athletes from East Newton, Seneca, Lamar, Cassville, Aurora and Mount Vernon earned state berths by finishing in the top-four of their respective events. 

The Class 3 state track meet will be held next weekend in Jefferson City. 



The Patriots won the 4×800 relay in 8:28, with Kelton Sorrell, Mason Silva, Robert McFarland and Chase Sorrell competing. 

East Newton also won the 4×400 relay, as Gabe Bergen, Chase Sorrell, Michael Crowe and Kelton Sorrell recorded a time of 3:31. 

Kelton Sorrell took first in the 800, while Chase Sorrell placed second in the 1600. Chase and Kelton finished second and third, respectively, in the 3200. 

Bergen won the 300 hurdles and was third in the 110 hurdles. 

Also finishing third in their events for East Newton were Michael Crowe (high jump) and Dominic Shaw (discus).

For the East Newton girls, Alyssa Coffey placed fourth in the discus to advance. 



Lamar’s boys won the 4×200-meter relay in 1:31, with Adam Kluhsman, Ian Ngugi, Thomas Gammon and Trace Willhite competing. 

The Tigers also won the 4×100 in 43.94 seconds, with Gammon, Ngugi, Kluhsman and Willhite running. Lamar’s boys were third in the 4×400. 

Willhite won the discus and was also third in the javelin. Blaine Breshears was the runner-up in the 800, Tyson Williams placed fourth in the discus and Terrill Davis was fourth in the long jump.

The Tigers finished third in the 4×800.

For the Lamar girls, Phajjia Gordon won the shot put and took third in the discus, while Kiersten Potter finished third in the 3200 and was fourth in the 1600.

Lamar’s Marcy Miller was second in the high jump and Elise Ferris placed fourth in the long jump. 

The Lamar girls qualified in the 4×200 relay by finishing fourth.



For the Seneca girls, Katelyn Fyock placed third in the triple jump, Rylee Darnell finished third in the high jump and Isabella Renfro was third in the shot put. 



Cassville’s Marianne McCrackin, Annie Moore, Tori Mitchell and Jolie Evans won the 4×800 relay in 10:21. 

The team of Sharayah Seymour, Jolie Evans, Moore and Jadyn Williams-Reed took second in the 4×400. 

Moore won the pole vault, Riley Morris was the runner-up in the discus and Landry Parnell finished fourth in the javelin.  

On the boys side, Cassville’s Bradan Dickinson won the shot put and Caleb Leach was fourth in the 1600. 

The Wildcats were fourth in the 4×800 relay.



Mount Vernon’s Earl Trimble won the boys pole vault and Wyatt Cordray was fourth in the 110 hurdles.

Kadence Krempges tied for second in the girls pole vault to advance.



Aurora’s Makena Hall was the sectional champ in the girls 100 hurdles, while Maisie Phillips took third in the 300 hurdles. 


FULL RESULTS: MSHSAA Class 3 Sectional 3 2022 – Complete (Raw) (


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