ODESSA, Mo. — A strong showing in the 3200 meters lifted the Lamar boys to the team championship Monday in the Class 3 Sectional 4 track and field meet at Odessa High School.
The Tigers earned 18 points in the events that were not completed before the meet was suspended by rain on Saturday to raise their team total to 70 points in a four-team battle for team laurels. Odessa was next with 66, followed by El Dorado Springs 65 and Maryville 63.
Odessa was the team leader when Saturday's meet was halted but added only one point during Monday's three events — pole vault, 3200 meters and 4x400 relay. El Dorado Springs and Maryville earned 22 and 12 points, respectively.
Lamar passed Odessa for the team lead in the 3200 as Kolin Overstreet won the race in 9 minutes, 36.36 seconds, and Joe Kremp took third about 13 seconds back. Both qualified for the state meet scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City.
The Tigers added two more points with a seventh-place finish in the 4x400 relay. They were the only team among the top four that had an entry in the race.
Lamar's girls added one more state entry as Lauren Compton took fourth place in the high jump at 4-10.
The Tigers tied for fifth place in the standings with 64 points, one behind Odessa and Knob Noster. Holden won the crown with 90 points.
CLASS 4 SECTIONAL 4
ODESSA, Mo. — Nevada's girls and boys each picked up one more state entry as the Class 4 sectional concluded at Odessa High School.
Calli Beshore came in second in the 3200 in 11:43.82, about 23 seconds behind winner Olivia Littleton of Smithville.
The Tigers' boys 4x400 relay team of Devin McHugh, Noah Beshore, Kaden Denney and William Johnson qualified with a third-place finish in 3:28.03, less than a second behind winner Platte County.
The state meet will be held Friday and Saturday at Jefferson City High School's Adkins Stadium.