Drexel Sports
Drexel senior Josie Parks, center, jumps for joy after crossing the finish line as the Class 1 state champion in the 100-meter dash at the MSHSAA state track and field meet. It was Parks’ first individual state title after medaling in the event the past three years.
Parks leads Drexel with state title; All five Bobcats earn medals
JEFFERSON CITY — While taking her final strides toward the finish line Saturday, Josie Parks burst into a big smile.
Archie junior Mollie Andrews broke the school record in the pole vault last weekend at the Class 2 sectional meet. She cleared 11 feet, 11 inches and won the event.
Three school records fall at Class 1, 2 sectional meets
On Saturday, three school records were broken and a couple dozen athletes qualified for the Class 1 and 2 state track and field meets.
Harrisonville’s Kayleigh Norris runs down the home stretch with a big lead during the 1,600-meter run at the 2023 state track and field meet. Norris won the race, earning her first state title. She also placed second in the 800- and 3,200-meter runs at state. She’s back for her junior season, fresh off a state championship in cross country last fall.
Abundance of talent returns this spring for track and field squads
With the spring sports season just around the corner, it’s time look at the track and field athletes from the area and who has a chance to turn some heads and make a splash on the state stage in May.
Drexel football coach Dean receives award
Following a successful, but difficult season where his football team finished as the 8-man District 1 runner-up, Drexel coach Philip Dean was honored last week with a regional award. Dean, who …