High School Sports

Goff, McGill earn trips to Class 1A state track meet

Wesclin senior Justin Goff won the 100 and 200 meters and two teammates also won titles Thursday as the Warriors placed second in the Class 1A Chester Boys Track and Field Sectional at Chester High School.

One of the state’s top Class 1A sprinters for the last three years, Goff won the 100 in 11.22 seconds then later took home the top prize in the 200 with a time of 22.82.

Junior Blake Laird won the pole vault and junior Ryna Mugele won the 300 hurdles for the Warriors, who also captured the 400 relay as they finished the meet with 77 points. Sparta took the team title with 96

The Althoff Crusaders will advance to state in five events. Sophomore Jaylen Bester led the way — winning the triple jump with a leap of 41-feet, 2-inches. Bester also will advance in the long jump following a runner-up finish.

Senior Nick Harper won the 800 in 2:2.03 for Althoff, while Kaleb Simmons won the 400 with a time of 50.62. Simmons also advanced in the 100.

Joining Goff as double winners was Jordan Schwankhaus of Okawville. The Rockets junior swept the 3,200 with a time of 10:17 and later clocked in a 4:46.36 to claim the 1,600.

One of the metro-east area’s top Class 1A state title hopes, Red Bud senior Mitchell Hooten won the shot put with a throw of 48-1.

The Class 1A State Track Meet is May 28-30 at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston

Class 1A Staunton Sectional

Highly touted Madison senior Andre McGill punched his ticket to the state in three events Thursday at the Class 1A Staunton Sectional.

A two-time state indoor champion, McGill won the 200 in 22.48 and took second in the 100 with a time of 11.02. McGill also ran on a 400 relay which took the title with a time of 45.87.

Contact reporter Dean Criddle at dcriddle@bnd.com or 618-239-2661.