Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

2016 All-Metro Girls Track and Field Team Capsules

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

2016 All-Metro Girls Track and Field Team Capsules

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2016 ALL-METRO GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD FIRST-TEAM CAPSULES

Athlete of the Year * LaJarvia Brown, senior, Alton

Set the Illinois state record with a triple jump of 42 feet, 1.75 inches, to extend her streak to three consecutive Class 3A state titles. Also won the 100-meter hurdles state title in 13.89 seconds. Finished second in the long jump (19-2.5) and third in the 300 hurdles (43.47). Won the heptathlon at the Great Southwest Classic. Signed with Texas A&M.

Sprints * Madison Fuller, freshman, John Burroughs

Won state championships in the Class 3 100 meters (11.88 seconds) and 200 (24.42). Ran the anchor leg on the Bombers' runner-up 400- meter relay (49.43) and its fifth-place 1,600 relay (4:06).

Middle * Mariya Hudson, junior, Cahokia

Defended her Class 2A 200 title in 24.7 seconds. Finished third in the 100 (12.19) and fourth in the 400 (56.83). Ran on Cahokia's 400 relay, which finished third (48.41). Had the state's top times in the 100 (11.77) and the 200 (24.01).

Distance * Anna West, senior, Lafayette

Earned gold in the Class 5 1,600-meter in 4 minutes and 45 seconds, the best time in the state. Anchored Lafayette's 3,200- meter relay to a first-place finish (9:19). Finished third in the 800 (2:12). Ran the state's second-fastest 3,200 (10:26) at Eureka's Kimball/Wintermeyer Invitational. Signed with Baylor.

Hurdles * Raynesha Lewis, senior, Cahokia

Took third place in the Class 2A 100 hurdles in 14.41 seconds. Finished fifth in the triple jump (37 feet, 6.5 inches) and qualified for state in the long jump and high jump. Signed with Nebraska.

Horizontal jumps * Kara Steele, junior, Kirkwood

Finished second in Class 5 with a triple jump of 37 feet, 9.75 inches. Took sixth in the 400 meters in 57.37 seconds. Anchored Kirkwood's 1,600-meter relay to a runner-up finish in 3:52.14. Won the triple jump at Great Southwest Classic with a personal best 39- 6.

Vertical jumps * Chrishana Wilson, sr. …

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