Burkett wins state title, lifts Jays

At Class 4 state track meet

Joey Burkett of Jefferson City clears the bar Saturday during the Class 4 MSHSAA Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium. Burkett went on to claim the state crown.

Joey Burkett of Jefferson City clears the bar Saturday during the Class 4 MSHSAA Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium. Burkett went on to claim the state crown. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Jefferson City’s Joey Burkett finished fourth in the pole vault at the state meet last season. One year later, the junior is the Class 4 pole vault state champion.

After clearing the bar at 15 feet, 3 inches at the state meet in 2011 and entering Saturday’s finals with a sectional vault of 14-6, Burkett won the state title with a vault of 15-9 at the Class 4 Missouri State High School Activities Association State Track Meet at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

Burkett’s title was the only state championship for Jefferson City.

Read additional details about the state track meet in our newspaper or e-Edition for Sunday, May 27, 2011.

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The Lady Jays finished in a tie for fifth place with Eureka with 39 points and missed out on a trophy by a single point.

Francis Howell won the team title with 48 points, Lee’s Summit West took second with 47 points, Kirkwood finished third with 41 points and Nerinx Hall was fourth with 40 points.

Read additional details about the state track meet in our newspaper or e-Edition for Sunday, May 27, 2011.

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