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Chris Giles paces Rock Bridge to Missouri Class 5 boys state track crown

Giles won two individual events and was a part of two championship relay teams.

By Jim Powers  

Chris Giles won two events and aided two relay teams to first place to pace Rock Bridge to the Missouri High School Activities Association Class 5 Championship this weekend at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City. Giles set a meet record in the 100-meter dash to highlight the efforts by the Bruins as they claimed their second consecutive state title

Rock Bridge scored 97 points in the meet to earn the top spot while Joplin placed second with 46 points while Liberty North scored 34 points to claim third place. Lee’s Summit West earned the final spot on the podium with 33 points to finish fourth in the state meet.

Class 5 Top Performers:

100-meter dash – Chris Giles – Rock Bridge – 10.46 (New Class 5 Record)

200-meter dash – Truman Hare – Liberty – 21.12

400-meter dash – Giles – Rock Bridge – 47.95

800-meter run – Keion Grieve – Capital City – 1:53.80

1600-meter run – Andrew Hauser – Rock Bridge – 4:11.72

3200-meter run – Charles Krasnoff – Ladue – 9:01.03 (New Class 5 Record)

110-meter high hurdles – Colson Conway – Branson – 14.54

300-meter hurdles – Chase Vickrey – Liberty (Wentzville) – 39.10

4x100-meter relay – Rock Bridge – Drevyn Seamon, Giles, Cooper Allen, and Casey Hood – 41.79

4x200-meter relay – Liberty – Dominic Revels, Caden Dennis, Nathan Hearst, and Hare – 1:27.18 (New Class 5 Record)

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4x400-meter relay – Rock Bridge – Hood, Allen, Seamon, and Giles – 3:19.47

4x800-meter relay – Liberty North – Kaden Kleinhen, Collin Kleinhen, Grayson Tapp, and Ethan Lee – 7:56.11

High Jump – Cadence Bass – Park Hill – 2.01 meters

Pole Vault – Sullivan Gleason – Fort Zumwalt North – 4.74 meters

Long Jump – Donovyn Fowler – Joplin – 7.70 meters

Triple Jump – Fowler – Joplin – 15.14 meters

Shot Put – Donovahn Watkins – Joplin – 18.88 meters

Discus – E’lan Moore – Lee’s Summit West – 54.37 meters

Javelin – Matthew Morrison – Liberty North – 58.71 meters

100-meter Para – Jefferey Files – Fort Zumwalt North – 16.54

200-meter Para – Files – Fort Zumwalt North – 30.04

400-meter Para – Files – Fort Zumwalt North – 1:03.52

800-meter Para – Files – Fort Zumwalt North – 2:17.29

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