Borgia athletes harvested two state medals this past weekend in Jefferson City at the MSHSAA Class 3 track championships.
• Sophomore Kelan Winters ran to sixth place in the boys 100-meter dash.
Winters posted a finals time of 11.3, a touch slower than his seventh-place time in the preliminary heat on Friday. John Burroughs junior John Moten won the race in 10.58.
In Friday’s qualifying, Winters ran a time of 11.27.
• Senior Emily Grahl earned eighth in the 400-meter dash Saturday.
Grahl ran a time of 59.62 in the final. Grandview junior Ashanti Hutton posted a time of 55.38 to win it.
Grahl earned the final qualifying spot in Friday’s preliminary race with a time of 1:00.11.
“Emily Grahl finished her track career running a PR in the 400,” Borgia girls Coach Stacia Parsell said. “Emily leaves the program as the most accomplished athlete we have had in the last 10 years. She has qualified for the state meet all four years and ran several different races, from the 400-meter relay to the 1600-meter run. Her competitive attitude and work ethic will be missed.”
Borgia’s two relay teams ended the season Friday during the preliminaries.
The boys 400-meter relay team of junior Ben Meyer, sophomore Gabe Overman, sophomore Eli Garcilaso and Winters ran 10th in the preliminary races Friday.
Borgia posted a time of 44.02, an improvement over the seed time of 44.02.
The boys 800-meter relay team of Meyer, senior Cameron Rolf, Garcilaso and Winters finished 13th in the prelims in a time of 1:32.93. That was an improvement over the seeded time of 1:33.44.
Borgia’s boys ended with three points in the team standings, tied for 46th in the final results.
Borgia’s girls scored one point, tied for 52nd in the final team standings.