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Johnson goes out a winner at MRVC East Championships

Spartan boys win meet title, girls place third

Spartan senior Josh Goodloe pulls away from the pack on the first lap of his 1,600-meter run victory. Goodloe crossed the line more than 9 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, and also chalked up a victory in the 3,200 meters to help Richmond win the conference meet Tuesday at Higginsville. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News.)

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News

Nicole Johnson wanted to leave her final conference track and field meet as a champion.

Johnson accomplished that. She also left as a record-setting champion.

Competing in the Missouri River Valley Conference East Championships Tuesday at Higginsville, the Richmond senior won the triple jump with her distance of 36 feet, 9 inches – a meet record.

When asked if she knew what the old record was, Johnson said she didn’t.

“But I would like to know,” she said while being interviewed with jumpers coach Jacob Swope. “Wonder where we could find that out.”

The old record was 35-7, set in 2011 by Kyra Williams of Knob Noster.

The complete story is in Game On in the Friday, May 5, 2017 Richmond News.

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