By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Both of Richmond’s entries did not get past their events Saturday afternoon at the Class 3, Sectional 4 track meet held at Blue Springs High School.
The Lady Spartans 4 x 800 relay team and Spartan triple jumper Lendarrius Pritchett did not finish in the top four and did not advance to this weekend’s state meet in Jefferson City.
Pritchett fell one spot short with his fifth-place showing. Pritchett’s longest leap of 43 feet, 7 ½ inches was just 1½ inches shy of the fourth-place jump of Grandview’s Harvey Kendall. Peyton Mizera of Maryville had the winning jump of 46-1½.
Grandview dominated the team results as it ended the day with 111 points, with Liberty North finishing a distant second with 73 points.
The Lady Spartan 4 x 800 relay team placed sixth as Savannah Hamilton, Mary Beth Bailey, Emma Long and Elizabeth Windsor combined for a time of 10 minutes, 20.06 seconds.