One entry each from the Monett Cubs boys and the Lady Cubs, as well as several other bi-county athletes, qualified for the Class 3A state track meet this coming weekend in Jefferson City as a result of placing in the top four last weekend at the sectional held in Marshfield.
The Monett boys' 4x200-meter relay team of Tristen Homfeldt, Scotty Wilson, Steven Noriega and Chris Eimer qualified for state by placing second in the sectional. They had a new school record time of 1:31.9.
Leah Fellwock, of the Lady Cubs, qualified for state by placing second in the 300-meter hurdles. She had a time of 48.64.
Other area boys qualifying for state were: Corey Phillips, of Mt. Vernon, first in the triple jump with a distance of 43'2"; Mathew Angel, of Cassville, and Phillips, tied for second in the high jump with a height of 6'8"; Seth Thompson, of Cassville, third in the shot put with a distance of 50'5 1/2"; Dylan Gibson, of Cassville, third in the discus with a throw of 142'3"; Phillips, fourth in the long jump with a distance of 20'4 1/2"; Zach Kleine, of Mt. Vernon, fourth in the 100-meters with a time of 11.63; and Cassville's 4x100-meter relay team of Brent Elkins, Joseph Gouvion, Josh Lewright and Trevor Shumaker, fourth with a time of 43.93.
Other area girls qualifying for state were: Kenzie Williams, of Mt. Vernon, third in the long jump with a distance of 16'9 1/2"; Hayley Brown, of Mt. Vernon, fourth in the 100-meters with a time of 13.08; Aurora's 4x800-meter relay team of Rachel Crockett, Bethany Decker, Kenzie Lauffer and Ashlyn Hilton, second with a time of 10:15.30; and Aurora's 4x400-meter relay team of Decker, Hilton, Lauffer and Emily Weldin, fourth with a time of 4:15.
Also placing for the Monett boys but not qualifying for state were: Logan Lalonde, sixth in the pole vault; D.J. Dunmire, seventh in the pole vault; Eimer, seventh in the long jump; Beau Bounous, seventh in the discus; Steven Noriega, seventh in the 400-meters; the 4x400-meter relay team of Eimer, Dunmire, Noriega and Garrett Dutton, seventh; and the 4x800-meter relay team of Dutton, Uriel Rueda, Harald Gabriel and Chris Renteria, eighth.
Monett boys Coach Jerry Hudson of the Monett boys said, "This has been a very successful season at Monett."
Also placing for the Lady Cubs but not qualifying for state were: Madison Carlin, sixth in the 300-meter hurdles; Jennifer Frazier, seventh in the shot put; Keli Cornell, seventh in the high jump; the 4x200-meter relay team of Tiffany Carver, Sarah Hammond, Millie Fulton and Fellwock, sixth; Carver, eighth in the long jump; and the 4x400-meter relay team of Amanda McKinney, Fellwock, Hammond and Fulton, eighth.