Coleman finishes fifth in 300-meter hurdles at Class 3 state meet

— North Callaway junior Steven Coleman’s return to the state meet produced improved results.

Coleman placed fifth in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the 110 hurdles at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3 state track and field championships on Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

Coleman posted a time of 40.86 seconds in the 300, while running the 110 in :15.12. In 2013, Coleman finished eighth in the 110 (:15.42) and seventh in the 300 (:41.18).

Junior Andrew Madison of Liberty North clinched garnered gold in both events this year, running respective times of :38.81 and :14.32 in the 110 and 300.

Coleman won both hurdling events last weekend at the Sectional 2 meet at Troy-Buchanon, clocking a :14.55 in the 110 and and a :39.77 in the 300. Coleman’s 110-meter result topped all Class 3 state qualifiers, while his 300-meter effort was the third fastest.

In Friday’s preliminary run, Coleman produced the fifth-fastest times in both the 110 (:14.96) and the 300 (:40.04). He produced six points as the Thunderbirds’ lone state participant, leading North Callaway to finish tied for 31st place in the Class 3 team standings.

Fulton senior Madison Washington placed 12th in the Class 3 girls’ shot put, topping out with a toss of 36 feet, 5 inches on Saturday. Washington won the event at the Sectional 2 meet with a throw of 36-4. John Burroughs junior Jordan McClendon produced a mark of 43-8 3/4 in claiming the state title.

Lady Hornets senior Hayley Tobias failed to make it out of the qualifying rounds in both the girls’ 100 and 300-meter hurdle events on Friday. Tobias — who claimed fourth place in each event at the Sectional 2 meet — finished 14th in the 100 (16.41 seconds) while posting a 15th-place time of :49.75 in the 300.

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