Platte County experienced relay successes Monday, March 21 in the large class University of Central Missouri indoor meet, the season opener for the Pirates. Three different quartets posted top-four finishes in Warrensburg, Mo.
The boys 4x400 team of seniors Tyler Clemens and Lloyd Lockett and juniors Mac Leet and DeAndre Rollins highlighted the day with a third-place showing in 3 minutes, 43.17 seconds. The Pirates were third in their heat and third overall, a little less than three seconds behind second-place Lee’s Summit, a Class 5 school.
Blue Springs, another Class 5 school, won the event.
Platte County’s distance medley relay came in fourth behind Blue Springs South, Grain Valley and Willard. Evan Edwards ran the 1,200 in 3:39.66, while JD Crawford followed with a 54.67 400. David Fulk (2:16.96 in the 800) and Jared Maksudian (5:09.58 in the 1,600) rounded out the Pirates team, which finished in 12:00.87.
On the girls side, the distance medley team of Jessica Clark, Rebekah Geddes, Sage McGehe and Sara Wyss took third in the 13:55.14. Geddes, a sophomore and returning Class 4 all-state finisher, also placed second in the 1,600, finishing in 5:28.7 — 4 seconds back of winner Mariah Lister of Grain Valley.
Okwar Jale, a junior, produced the best individual finish for the boys, placing second in his heat of the 60-meter hurdles. He came in seventh and missed one of the six spots in the final by .07 of a second.
Class 1-2-3 UCM indoor meet
West Platte recorded four top-four finishes in its season opener, held Tuesday, March 22 in Warrensburg, Mo.
Ciara Davis, a sophomore, topped the results for the Bluejays with a fourth-place showing in the 400 (1:03.44). Lea Moose (3,200) and Sydney Oberdiek (shot put) both recorded fifth-place showings.
West Platte sophomore Rachel Heili came in sixth in the 800.
On the boys side, Cameron Johnson just missed the top six, coming in seventh in the shot put at 41 feet, 5½ inches.