Freshman sets record in winning high jump title

No experience at the state track meet? No problem.

That was the scenario for Summit Christian Academy freshman Carlie Queen, who overcame her inexperience to win the state title in Missouri's Class 2 girls high jump Friday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

But not only did she win the event in her first trip to state, she also set a class record in the event by clearing 5-73/4. That broke the old mark of 5-71/2 set by Lutheran South’s Jana Tillman in 1997.

Queen wasn’t the only Class 2 girl to break a record on the first day of the event, as Courtney Rogers of Lutheran: St. Peters set a record while winning the 1,600-meter run in 5:00.93. It broke the mark of 5:01.93 set by Amber Warren, also of Lutheran: St. Peters, in 2005.

In addition, it was Rogers’ second straight championship in the event.

There were two records set by Class 2 boys.

In the prelims of the 200-meter dash, Michael Wells of Cleveland NJROTC set a mark of 21.65. That beat the class record of 21.87 put up by Fred Taylor of Maplewood-Richmond Heights in 2009 and tied by Metro’s Antonio Marcano Jr. in 2012.

The Lamar 4x100-meter relay team set a Class 2 mark by winning its prelim in a time of 42.60, topping the mark of 42.64 set by Maplewood-Richmond Heights in 2011.

There was one record set in the Class 1 girls portion of the meet, where New Covenant Academy’s Claire Workman repeated as champion in the 800-meter run, winning in a time of 2:18.98. That broke the mark of 2:20.12 set by Clopton’s Lisa Stone in 1986. Incidentally, Mallory Hughson of Braymer also broke the old record by finishing second in 2:19.96.

In the Class 1 boys 3,200-meter run, Seth Brown of La Plata repeated as champion.

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