The East Middle School eighth grade boys track team captured second place at a meet at McDonald County Tuesday night.
Bailey Gardner took first in the pole vault. John Myers broke the school record in the mile, shattering the old record by eight seconds. He finished third. This is the first time Myers has competed in track. James Tupper also beat the old record.
Jayden Hetiback took the silver in the 200, while Colton Harbin finished third in the 100 meter dash, and Taran Augustosky was third in the 100 meter hurdles.
The boys also dominated the relay events with the 400 and 800 teams taking gold. Members for those events included Jayden Hetiback, Dantee' Figueroa, Allejandro Santillan, Junior Lewis, and Colton Harbin.
Taking third place was the mile relay team, consisting of John Myers, Taran Augustosky, James Tupper, and Dantee" Figueroa.
Ashlyn Griffberg had two gold medals and a silver medal, winning the 100 and 200 meter races and taking second in the long jump. She missed a school record in the 200 by 1/10th of a second. And she was only six inches away from a school record in the long jump, where she went 13 feet.
Brittan Dutton and Emma Hudson took gold and silver in the pole vault.
In the seventh grade boys division, Ryan Ball placed second in the pole vault.
The track team will compete Friday at Webb City.