JBS Track Thrives at State


Mr. Andrew Newman

Team photo for the boys and girls track team

The John Burroughs girls and boys track teams both traveled to Jefferson City High to compete in the state high school track meets on May 25 and 26. The girls’ team captured the Class 3 state title, edging out runner-up Cardinal Ritter by 3 points. The state championship came down to the 1600 meter relay. Burroughs finished second to Ritter in the relay, securing just enough points to clinch the trophy. It was the second time in four years that the girls’ team won has won the state championship.

The boys’ team followed up last season, in which they won the Class 3 state title, with a ninth-place finish. The highlight of their meet was provided by none other than standout Brandon Miller ’20. He set the all-class state record in the 800-meter race when he finished in 1:49.55, breaking a record which had stood for more than 30 years. Miller, who also holds multiple world records for his age group, competed in and won the prestigious Festival of Miles on May 31.


Long Jump: Bria Ward ’18 — 1st

Triple Jump: Bria Ward ’18 — 1st; Lindsey Okafor ’20 –15th

Discus: Jasmin Rayner ’21 — 15th

Shot Put: Jasmin Rayner ’21 — 16th

Javelin: Cary Smith ’19 — 15th

4 x 800 M Relay: Kylie Goldfarb ’21, Grace Gore ’18, Arianna Latuda ’18, and Kristen Mason ’18 — 1st

1600 M: Kylie Goldfarb ’21 — 2nd; Arianna Latuda ’18 — 7th

800 M: Kylie Goldfarb ’21 — 1st; Arianna Latuda ’18 — 14th

3200 M: Grace Gore ’18 — 5th

4 x 400 M Relay: Bria Ward ’18, Kylie Goldfarb ’21, Rebecca Tan ’20, and Cary Smith ’19 — 2nd


Long Jump: Derrick Miller ’19 — 11th

Discus: Tyler Foote ’18 — 14th

1600 M: Brandon Miller ’20 — 1st

300 M Hurdles: Derrick Miller — 8th

800 M: Brandon Miller ’20 — 1st

4 x 400 M Relay: Brandon Miller ’20, Derrick Miller ’19, Caleb Hughes ’19, and Hasani Skinner ’20 — 2nd