Tolton girls track and field collected two state titles to help take the lead in the team scores after Day 1 of the MSHSAA Class 2 State Championships on Friday at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City.
The Trailblazers won their titles in the 4x800- and 3,200-meter races. The team of Jillian Andrews, Olivia Andrews, Madison Taylor and Elyse Wilmes took the title in the relay with a time of 9 minutes, 42.60 seconds to secure 10 points for the team.
Olivia Andrews would get Tolton's second win on the day in the 3,200, crossing the line in 11:02.24. Makaylin Viet would cross the line next in 11:21.46 to secure a 1-2 finish and 18 points for the Trailblazers in the event.
Aimi Zimmerman rounded out the scoring for Tolton with an eighth-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 6 inches. The 4x400 relay also finished second in the preliminary round to qualify for the finals, which will be held Friday.
The Trailblazers finished the day with 30 points, 11 points ahead of second-place North Platte. They'll look to secure their first title since 2016 when Day 2 starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Tolton's Farnan falls in state quarterfinals
Tolton boys tennis's Brady Farnan fell in the quarterfinals of the MSHSAA Class 1 Singles Tournament at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.
Farnan won his sectionals match in straight sets (6-2, 6-0) against Duchesne's Nathan Nickel to advance to the quarterfinals. The junior then faced Whitfield's Danny Radke, who won the Class 1 individual title last season, where he lost in two sets.
Radke defeated St. Pius X's Justin Janasz 2-0 in sectionals before defeating Farnan.
The loss officially ends Tolton's season after the team lost to Duchesne in the team quarterfinals Tuesday.