May 25, 2006

Fromm Finishes 11th In State In 100-Meter Hurdles

Ali Fromm’s high school track career came to a close on Friday, May 19th at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. The senior was the lone representative of the SCR-I track team at the Missouri Class 2 girls state track meet after finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles at the district event the previous week.

Fromm ran in the qualifying events for the 100-meter hurdles and finished with the 11th best time overall. Only the top two runners from both heats in addition to next four best times qualified to run in the finals on Saturday, May 20th. Fromm ran the race in a time of 16.93 seconds.

Freshman Precious Selmon of Crystal City turned in the best preliminary time of 15.04 seconds. She went on to win the state championship on Saturday in a time of 15.15 seconds. Hannah Farrell of East Buchanan was second in 16.03 seconds.

Selmon had an impressive showing at state. The youngster also won state titles in the 300-meter hurdles as well as the long jump, where she edged out Clark County’s Courtney Shuman, Shuman earned second place in the long jump but was tops in the triple jump.

Other top performances from the conference included:

Ashley Wallingford of Clark County was second in the discus and sixth in the shot put;

Putnam County’s Katie Evans, a freshman, was third in both the shot put and discus;

Brookfield’s Kelli Alexander, a sophomore, was third in the 100-meter dash and fifth in the 200-meter dash and the school’s 4x200 relay team was fourth.

Crystal City won the team title behind Selmon’s dominating performance. Clark County finished eighth in the state as a team. Brookfield was 16th and Putnam County 20th.

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