Track and Field

The Class 1 and 2 Missouri State Track and Field State Championships

Class 1 Boys
New Haven won the state championship in the 4X800 Relay with a time of 8:20.76
Zach Grater, Keven McDowell, Jon Stone and Seth Schenck
Zach Grater finished tenth in the 3200 Meter Run-10:55.85
Seth Schenck won the state championship in the 800 Meter Run-1:57.46
Seth Schenck finished second in the 1600-Meter Run-4:26.37
The New Haven Boys finished in sixth place with 28 points. Greenfield won state with 57.5 points.

Class 1 Girls
Taylor Covington of New Haven took third in the 800 Meter Run-2:21.61.
Ereka Bailey finished 14th in the Long Jump-14-11.25
New Haven took third in the 4X800 Relay-Taylor Covington, Hannah Kruse, Kayla Borcherding and Hannah Pruessner-10:23.38.
Beth Schenck finished tenth in the High Jump
Taylor Covington finished sixth in the 400-Meter Dash-1:02.71.
Ereka Bailey finished tenth in the Triple Jump-32-07.00
New Haven won the state championship in the 4X400 Relay-Hannah Pruessner, Rachel Steinhoff, Molly Munsinger and Taylor Covington-4:09.31
The New Haven Girls finished in eighth place with 25 points. Mound City won state with 55 points.

Class 2 Boys
Grant Uthlaut of Hermann finished ninth in the 1600-4:41.27

Numerous local athletes qualified for state in Classes 3 and 4. The Championships will be held next Friday and Saturday at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

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SPORTS CORNER

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.