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El Dorado Christian track members, from left, Sophia Bryson, Olivia Bryson, Christian Steuck, Jordanne Steuck, Isabelle Bryson and Lucia Rogers.

El Dorado Christian varsity track team traveled to compete at the 2019 Missouri Christian Schools Athletic Association state track finals Friday- Saturday, May 3-4, in Carl Junction.

Competition started Friday evening with two inches of rain and athletes huddled under canopies. After an hour of deliberation, the afternoon events were postponed and 18 teams headed to hotels to rest. Saturday morning came early, but with it came sunny skies.

The MCSAA competition is divided into two divisions, each with nine teams. The ECS Lady Buffalos took six girls, and those six brought home first place in Division II. When totaling team scores, ECS ranked third overall in both divisions.

One ECS athlete, Olivia Bryson, placed in the top-10 point positions. Bryson, an eighth grader, scored 21 of her team’s total points.

ECS top eight results

Isabelle Bryson, sophomore: first in pole vault, third in 4x400 M relay, seventh in long jump.

Lucia Rogers, sophomore: fifth in triple jump.

Jordanne Steuck, sophomore: third in 4x400 M relay, fourth in 400 M, fourth in triple jump, fifth in 800 M.

Olivia Bryson, eighth grade: third in 1600 M, third in 3200 M, fourth in 800 M, fifth in high jump.

Christian Steuck, seventh grade: third in 300 M hurdles, third in 4x400 M relay, fifth in 400 M, eighth in shot put.

Sophia Bryson, sixth grade: third in 4x400 M relay, seventh in triple jump.

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