Vienna's Mike Andrews enjoyed his second trip to the Class 1 state championships much more than his first.
The Vienna senior capped his high school career with a pair of state medals Saturday, claiming fourth place in the boys 110-meter hurdles and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles at Adkins Stadium.
"To me, it was quite a surprise," Andrews said. "I did not have high hopes at all."
In his first trip to state in 2019, Andrews finished 11th in the 300 hurdles, missing out on being all-state by less than half a second, and he placed 12th in the 110 hurdles.
Andrews, who qualified for state in four events this year, started in the 110 hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 16.21 seconds, a new personal best.
"Now that I did not expect," Andrews said. "I figured I would probably get eighth or seventh, but to get fourth? That felt pretty good."
Andrews said his leg was bothering his a bit in the 300 hurdles, but he still crossed the finish line in another personal-best time of 42.92 seconds.
"I just had to keep up that energy," he said.
Andrews also ran in the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays. Jehoshua Casey, Spencer Magner and Nathan Kleffner ran in the 4x100, which finished ninth in a time of 1:35.34, while Jehoshua Casey, Wyatt Coons and Kleffner helped clock a 13th-place time of 46.70 seconds.
The Vienna boys qualified for state in all four relay events. The 4x800-meter relay of Caleb Horman, Jehoshua Casey, Duncan Wilkinson and Coons made all-state with a seventh-place time of 8:53.56, while the 4x400-meter relay of Horman, Jehoshua Casey, Magner and Coons finished 14th in 3:46.63.
"Our team, they ran pretty well and gave it their all," Andrews said. "That's all you can really ask for."
Janis Hubert picked up an all-state medal for Vienna in the boys triple jump, taking eighth place with a distance of 40 feet, 6.75 inches.
Other state qualifiers for the Vienna boys in the field events were Evan Casey, who took 11th place in the pole vault with a height of 10-4; Danniel Casey, who placed 12th in the discus with a throw of 113-11; Max Steffen, who tied for 12th in the high jump with a height of 5-9.25; and Kleffner, who finished 14th in both the long jump (19-0.5) and the high jump (5-9.25) to round out his four state events.
Vienna, which had one of the largest Class 1 boys teams with 11 state qualifiers and three other alternates for the relay events, tied for 23rd place in the team standings with 11 points. Green City won the state title with 87 points, followed by Mound City in second with 48 points, Valle Catholic in third with 41 points and Calvary Lutheran in fourth with 37 points.
Riley Rosentreter had Vienna's highest finish Saturday, taking third place in the girls pole vault with a height of 9-0.25.
Rosentreter passed all the way until 8-4, which she cleared on her first attempt. She passed again until 8-9.5, clearing that on her first try, and then cleared 9-0.25 on her second attempt.
Rosentreter missed on all three attempts at 9-3. Her personal-best in the pole vault is 9-11.25, which came last weekend at sectionals. Worth County's Keelin Engel won state in the pole vault at 9-11.25.
The Lady Eagles' other state qualifier, Andrea Novak, finished 10th in the girls long jump with a leap of 14-9.25.
Rosentreter's six points from the pole vault put Vienna in a tie for 35th place in the girls team standings. College Heights Christian won the team title with 62 points, Princeton was second with 43 points, Tarkio was third with 33 and Rock Port was fourth with 32.
A total of three Class 1 meet records were broken Saturday.
West Nodaway's Tyler Blay won the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:34.49.
St. Joseph Christian's Brooklyn Miller won the girls javelin with a throw of 130-2.
Green City's Christopher Barto, Landon Doosing, Aaron Peavler and Manford York won the boys 4x200 in a time of 1:31.11.