2023 MSAIS 2A Track & Field State Meet Analysis

VIRTUAL MEET: High School Boys | High School Girls

The stage is set for a thrilling showdown at the MSAIS 2A Track and Field Championships, where the finest athletes from across the state will compete for glory and the honor of being crowned the best in their respective disciplines.

In the girls' events, Mt. Salus Christian School is poised to make a clean sweep, with a projected score of 200 points. This impressive feat can be attributed to their exceptional depth in the sprints and hurdles, where standouts Riyoko Hoskins, Camille Griffin, and Cameron Griffin are expected to score a multitude of points. Addiontally, hurdles star Emma Fults is predicted to double medal, securing a top ranking in the 300-meter Hurdles and a second place in the 100-meter Hurdles. The Lady Eagles Jumps Squad, led by Ivy Savidge, adds another dimension to the team's dominance with a projected 41 points in the jumps.

On the boys' side, the competition heats up between Briarfield Academy and Sharkey-Issaquena Academy, with the former projected to win the championship meet with 149.5 points, while the latter is not far behind at 135 points. Briarfield's success will hinge on strong performances from their runners, such as William Woodall and Hays Bennett in the 100-meter Hurdles and 300-meter Hurd;es, and Cullen McIntosh, who aims to claim gold in the 800-meter run.

Meanwhile, Sharkey-Issaquena Academy will look to their throws and relays for the majority of their points, with Gary Jackson leading the charge, who will potentially score 20 points in the 100m and Long Jump.

Some individual athletes for fans to keep their eyes peeled for, Heritage Christian Academy boasts standout athletes in Isabella Bailey and Dallas Stricker, both of whom are projected to be MVPs of the meet. Bailey is slated to score 40 points and achieve four wins in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, and High Jump. Stricker seeks a similar quadruple victory in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, and Pole Vault, with a potential 40 points and four individual state titles.

With fierce rivalries, record-breaking performances, and the pride of representing their schools at stake, this event promises to be an unforgettable showcase of talent and determination.