Last season, during the state track and field championships, Katie Box failed to make it out of preliminaries of the 100-meter hurdles.


Last season, during the state track and field championships, Katie Box failed to make it out of preliminaries of the 100-meter hurdles.

After earning individual honors during the Class 3 sectional meet last weekend, Box managed to advance to Saturday’s finals with a time of 17.77 during Friday’s preliminaries of the 2010 MSHSAA Track and Field Championships.

On Saturday, Box, who also placed 11th in the high jump, eclipsed her preliminary time by more than two seconds to place fourth for all-state honors in the 100 hurdles at Dwight T. Reed Stadium on the campus of Lincoln University.

Box’s performance in the 100 hurdles highlighted the day for Webb City, which qualified in 11 events for this year’s state meet.

It turned out to be an exceptional final day for Andrew Pisechko, who qualified for state in a pair of events, after earning all-state honors in the 1600 meters by finishing seventh with a time of 4 minutes, 24.50 seconds. Harrisonville’s Max Korolev, who earned medalists honors in the 1600 Saturday, finished more than 10 seconds ahead of Pisechko.

Even so, Pisechko, a junior, still had another 800 meters to run in the open 800-meter run after qualifying for the finals with a preliminary time of 1:57.99, nearly three seconds faster than his seed time.

During the finals, Pisechko finished approximately four seconds off the pace for eighth place and all-state honors.

Jarvis Jones, who also qualified individually in two events, On Friday, during the two preliminary runs of the 800, Adams, seeded third after capturing individual honors last Saturday at the sectional meet in Lebanon, turned in a time of 1 minute, 55.84.

Move forward to Saturday’s finals, Adams nearly duplicated his preliminary run with a finals time of 1:55.85.

Adams, though, was the only athlete to advance to Saturday’s finals after Carthage failed to advance in its other three qualifying events.

The Tigers’ 4x400-meter relay team of Hayden Vaughn, Griff Schramm, David Vogt and Adams finished 14th with a preliminary time of 3:30.81.

The Lady Tigers, who advanced to state in two events, failed to get past Friday’s preliminaries in both the 200-meter dash and 4x100 relay.

Morgan, competing in the 200, finished with a time of 26.28 for 15th overall. After setting a new school record with a time of 50.37 in the 4x100 relay at the sectional meet, Kassidey Borland, Ashton Ralston, Shelbie Huffman and Morgan failed to advance after finishing 14th with a preliminary time of 51.62.