Brentwood runners win, MRH runner 2nd at state meet

At the Class 2 state track and field championship meet on Saturday in Jefferson City, Brentwood senior sprinter Kaylon Jenkins helped the Eagles 4×100 meter relay to a first-place finish, and took first in the 400 and second in the 200 meter dashes.

Jenkins won the 400 with a 49.05, holding off the runner-up who came in at 49.38, and doing it 10 minutes after running the third leg on the Eagles championship 400 relay. He took second in the 200 by half the width of a fingernail, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported — Jenkins had a 22.511, the third place finisher came in at 22.5119.

Maplewood Richmond Heights sophomore Zach Barton, in his first season running track, took second in the 100m dash. MRH junior Jayda Buchannan took fifth in the girls 400m race. The boys 4×800 relay team took fifth.

Barton joined the Blue Devils track team half-way through the spring season. He played baseball the first half, according to the Post-Dispatch. After a friend suggested running track he said he’d give it try.

MRH state final finishers:

  • Zach Barton — 100m dash, 11.23, 2nd
  • Boys 3,200-meter relay (Malik Stewart, Joseph Tronicek, Logan McDonald, Kar’mel Brewer), 8:26, 5th 
  • Jayda Buchannan – 400m dash – 1:00.37, 5th
  • Jayda Buchannan – 800m – 8th

Brentwood state final finishers:

  • Boys 4×100 relay (DeAndre Boykin, Joseph Clay, Justin Harris, Kaylon Jennings) – 43.93, 1st
  • Kaylon Jenkins – 400m dash, 49.05, 1st
  • Kaylon Jenkins – 200m dash, 22.511, 2nd

See complete boys results. See complete girls results.

MRH sophomore Zach Barton on the podium for his 100m 2nd place. via Dave Barton on Facebook

MRH 5th place 4×800 relay team on the podium. via Dave Barton on Facebook

MRH junior Jayda Buchannan on the podium for taking 5th in the 400m. via Dave Barton on Facebook

One thought on “Brentwood runners win, MRH runner 2nd at state meet

  1. Kaylon you can be anything you want to be in this country. You and your BHS teammates have proven it by becoming Missouri State Champions. GREAT JOB!