Mo. State Track & Field Championships

At the Mo. State Track & Field Championships Sat. May 25, 2019 in the Girls Class 3 division Trinity Catholic girls took the top four finishes in the event. From (L to R) in 4th place was  freshman Brooke Moore with a time of 14.98, 5th Megan Aubuchon a sophmore at St. Genevieve at 15.08, winner sophmore Akilah Heffner at 14.65, 2nd was Shaila Jones a senior at 14.77 and  3rd place went to sophmore Sydney Juszczyk at 14.86.

It was excellent season for the girls’ track and field athletes in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Not only did the area produce many standout individual performers, but East St. Louis, Parkway North and Trinity brought home state championships.

To honor the achievements of the area’s top girls’ athletes, here is the St. Louis American All-Area Girls Track and Field Teams.

First Team

100-meter dash: Alicia Burnett (Jr.) Parkway North

200-meter dash: Alicia Burnett (Jr.) Parkway North

400-meter dash: Courtney Williams (Jr.) Nerinx Hall

800-meter run: Claire Ayers (Sr.) Washington

1,600-meter run: Anna Karner (Sr.) Lafayette

3,200-meter run: Anna Karner (Sr.) Lafayette

100-meter high hurdles: Michelle Owens (Jr.) McCluer North

300-meter low hurdles: Angela Arinze (Jr.) Webster Groves

4x100-meter relay: East St. Louis (Veronica Sherrod, Markia Lampley, Faith Mitchell, Jariah Turner)

4x200-meter relay: McCluer North (Kyra Perry, Kayla Perry, Michelle Owens, Lauryn Taylor)

4x400-meter relay: East St. Louis (Shonjahnea Griggs, Faith Mitchell, Maysha Vickers, Jariah Turner).

4x800-meter relay: Wentzville Liberty (Karlie Wooten, Megan Venurella, Adrienne Rocketts, All Kruger).

Long Jump: La’Qwasis Stepney (Sr.) Belleville West

Triple Jump: Brooke Jenkins (Sr.) Pattonville

High Jump: Eliza Maupin (Fr) Webster Groves

Shot Put: Nia Lyles (Sr.) Webster Groves

Discus: Diamond Richardson (Sr.) Pattonville

Javelin: Megan Fortner (Sr.) Northwest-Cedar Hill

Pole Vault: Kelly Ross (Jr.) MICDS)

Second Team

100: Lauryn Taylor (Jr.) McCluer North

200: Danielle Frank (Jr.) Hazelwood Central

400: Madison Fuller (Sr.) John Burroughs

800: Keilah Wilkes (Fr.) Pattonville

1,600: Lila Bensky (Sr.) Ladue

3,200: Ally Kruger (Fr.) Wentzville Liberty

100HH: Scout Regular (Jr.) Incarnate Word Academy, Akilah Heffner (Soph) Trinity

300LH: Veronica Sherrod (Jr.) East St. Louis

4x100: McCluer North (Kyra Perry, Mauriyoni Tate, Michelle Owens, Lauryn Taylor)

4x200: East St. Louis (Veronica Sherrod, Faith Mitchell, Brionna Graham, Markia Lampley)

4x400: Pattonville (Demisha Anglin, Keilah Wilkes, Brooke Jenkins, Kendall Battle)

4x800: Lafayette (Grace Kirtley, Hope Ware, Kelsey Johnson, Anna Karner)

Long Jump: Brooke Jenkins (Sr.) Pattonville

Triple Jump: Brooke Moore (Fr) Trinity

High Jump: Christa’nae Wright (Jr.) Normandy

Shot Put: Diamond Richardson (Sr.) Pattonville

Discus: Tae’la Jackson (Sr.) Clayton

Javelin: Sydney Juszczyk (Soph.) Trinity

Pole Vault: Elizabeth Schilling (Sr.) Lafayette    

Austin Achievement Awards

Athlete of the Year: Alicia Burnett (Parkway North)

Team of the Year: East St. Louis, Trinity, Parkway North

Freshman of the Year: Eliza Maupin (Webster Groves), Brooke Moore (Trinity)

Sophomore of the Year: Sydney Juszczyk (Trinity)

Junior of the Year: Alicia Burnett (Parkway North)

Senior of the Year: Madison Fuller (John Burroughs)

St. Louis American Sports Director

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