Moberly’s Gelina Wins 200m, Centralia Girls Place 3rd, Four Total Champions Crowned From Big K Area Saturday

It was a frantic finish to the MSHSAA Class 3,4 and 5 State Track and Field Championships Saturday in Jefferson City. Over 30 total medals were collected Saturday by Big K athletes alongside top four team finishes by the Centralia and Palmyra girls.

Moberly senior Brett Gelina claimed a state title in the 200m dash. His time of 21.23 seconds broke the school record set by Gelina on Friday. Gelina credited his performances in the preliminaries.

Gelina also had a 2nd place finish in the 400m. The senior spoke about his approach to the 200m dash.

It was a big day for the girls of Centralia, as a team score of 36 earned 3rd place in Class 3 for the Panthers. 20 of those points were earned between the three relays that Centralia competed in. Coach Ben Sontheimer.

The 4×400 team for the Panthers clinched a crucial 2nd place finish in the event. Junior Shelby Lewis.

Palmyra had a fourth place finish for the girls. Candra King notched another state title under her belt with a 13.62 toss in the shot put. Chloe Hicks placed 7th in the high jump as well.

Macon saw some individual success from sophomore Caelan Harland who repeated as state champion in the pole vault. Harland enjoyed his weekend in Missouri’s state Capitol.

Clark County saw a state champion in Kaden Hamner, who took 1st in the 400m dash. Hamner shared his gameplan for the event.

Hamner also finished 4th in the 100m and 7th in the 200m dash respectively.

Southern Boone’s Conner Burns coasted to another 3200m state title with a time of 9:20.14. He still holds the overall state record in the event set last year at 8:48.76.

Team finishes on the boy’s side included 6th for Southern Boone and 15th for Moberly.