Pirate boys and girls track teams place in Top 5 at state championships
Pirate boys and girls track teams place in Top 5 at state championships
Thursday, May 31, 2018
The boys and girls track teams from Pattonville High School finished in the Top 5 after competing at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 5 state championships on May 25 and 26. The girls team finished second overall and the boys team finished fifth, making Pattonville the only high school in Class 5 to have both boys and girls earn places in the Top 5 in the state.

In addition, the following athletes earned All-State status by finishing in the Top 8 at state:

State Champions
  • Derrick Boyce - Javelin
  • Jada Moore - 100-meter dash
Second Place
  • Michael Jackson - Triple jump
  • Jada Moore - 200-meter dash
  • Derrick Boyce, Michael Jackson, Charles Shelton and Travis Tyler - 4x200-meter relay
  • Demisha Anglin, Kendall Battle, Brooke Jenkins and Jada Moore - 4x400-meter relay (school record in finals - Zharia Matthews ran in preliminaries to help the team qualify for finals)
Third Place
  • Diamond Richardson - Shot put (school record)
  • Diamond Richardson - Discus (school record)
  • Dakari Streeter - Discus (school record)
  • Dakari Streeter - Javelin
Fifth Place
  • Brooke Jenkins - Long jump
  • Jada Moore - 400-meter dash (school record)
Sixth Place
  • Dakari Streeter - Shot put
Seventh Place
  • Robert Gibson - 1600-meter run
Eighth Place
  • Demisha Anglin - 400-meter dash
In addition to the 15 All-State performances, members of the teams broke 11 school records throughout the season.

Jeremiah Simmons is the head coach for the boys track team, and Corey Lewis is the head girls track team coach. Their assistant coaches are Margaret Gender, Kyle Hall, Scott Hauser, Rob Lamb and Kara White.

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The girls track team is shown with their coaches after taking second in the state for Class 5.

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Members of the boys track team who took second in state in the 4x200-meter relay are shown with their medals.