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Jefferson City's Bethune, Galbreath advance to state track in four events

by News Tribune | May 24, 2022 at 12:33 a.m.

WAYNESVILLE -- Jefferson City’s David Bethune and Cheria Galbreath each advanced to state in four events Monday during the Class 4 Sectional 3 meet at Waynesville High School.

In individual events, Bethune placed third in the boys 200-meter dash and fourth in the 100-meter dash, while Galbreath took fourth in both the girls 100- and 300-meter hurdles.

In relay events, Galbreath, Seleena Morris, Elicia Theroff and Riley Schonhardt won the 4x400-meter relay in 4:04.58. Galbreath’s fourth event, the 4x200-meter relay, came in third place. Theroff, Morris and Emerald Okpodighe also ran on Jefferson City’s 4x200.

Bethune helped the Jays’ 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays to third-place finishes at sectionals. Josh Wilson, Rodney Wilson and Jacob Wilson were the remaining runners on the 4x200 and Collin Ice, Rodney Wilson and Jacob Wilson rounded out the 4x100.

Parker Gourley and Tommy Roehl each qualified for state in two events. Roehl won the boys 3,200-meter run in 9:43.24 and added a third-place finish in the 1,600-meter run, while Gourley tied for third in the high jump and placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles.

For the Lady Jays, Morris and Theroff qualified for state in three events. Both ran on the 4x100-meter relay, which took fourth place, and Morris was runner-up in the 400-meter dash. Lyric Hearn and Taplin ran the other two legs of the 4x100.

In the girls field events, Graham came in second place in the triple jump and Stevenette Samuels placed second in the discus to round out Jefferson City’s state qualifiers.

In the second team standings, the Jefferson City boys finished fifth out of 18 schools with 55.5 points and the girls placed seventh with 57 points. Willard was first in the boys standings with 115 points and West Plains was atop the girls standings with 113 points.

The top-four finishers from the sectional meet advance to the Class 4 track and field state championships, which are Friday and Saturday at Adkins Stadium.


Class 4 Sectional 3

Here are the team scores and results for Jefferson City from Monday’s sectional meet:


Team scores: 1. Willard, 115; 2. West Plains, 106.5; 3. Webb City, 65; 4. Marshfield, 62; 5. Jefferson City, 55.5; 6. (tie) Helias and Rolla, 51; 8. (tie) Camdenton and Union, 49; 10. Bolivar, 27; 11. Washington, 25; 12. McDonald County, 21; 13. (tie) Hillcrest and Monett, 18; 15. Sullivan, 11; 16. Pacific, 5; 17. Logan-Rogersville, 3; 18. Carl Junction, 2.

110-meter hurdles: 4. Parker Gourley (JC), 15.90.

100-meter dash: 4. David Bethune (JC), 11.09.

4x200-meter relay: 3. Jefferson City (David Bethune, Jacob Wilson, Josh Wilson, Rodney Wilson), 1:30.99.

1,600-meter run: 3. Tommy Roehl (JC), 4:23.12; 8. Seth Stumbaugh (JC), 4:49.20.

4x100-meter relay: 3. Jefferson City (Collin Ice, Rodney Wilson, David Bethune, Jacob Wilson), 42.77.

200-meter dash: 3. David Bethune (JC), 22.50.

3,200-meter run: 1. Tommy Roehl (JC), 9:43.24.

Pole vault: 6. Parker Gourley (JC), 12-1.

High jump: 3. (tie) Parker Gourley (JC), 6-1.

Discus: 7. Jackson Figo (JC), 132-2.


Team scores: 1. West Plains, 113; 2. Marshfield, 75; 3. Rolla and Carl Junction, 73; 5. Webb City, 69; 6. Helias, 68; 7. Jefferson City, 57; 8. Camdenton, 39; 9. Bolivar, 32; 10. Pacific, 29; 11. Sullivan, 29; 12. Willard, 16; 13. Monett, 15; 14. Union, 14; 15. Hillcrest, 13; 16. McDonald County, 11; 17. (tie) Washington and Logan-Rogersville, 10.

100-meter hurdles: 4. Cheria Galbreath (JC), 16.20.

4x200-meter relay: 3. Jefferson City (Elicia Theroff, Cheria Galbreath, Seleena Morris, Emerald Okpodighe), 1:46.86.

4x100-meter relay: 4. Jefferson City (Elicia Theroff, Emmarie Graham, Bryla Taplin, Lyric Hearn), 50.54.

400-meter dash: 2. Seleena Morris (JC), 1:00.80.

300-meter hurdles: 4. Cheria Galbreath (JC), 47.05.

4x400-meter relay: 1. Jefferson City (Seleena Morris, Elicia Theroff, Cheria Galbreath, Riley Schonhardt), 4:04.58.

High jump: 7. Elicia Theroff (JC), 4-9.

Triple jump: 2. Emmarie Graham (JC), 36-3.

Discus: 2. Stevenette Samuels (JC), 113-3.75.


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