Park Hill High School was a busy place Saturday, with hundreds of high school athletes vying for a chance to move on toward the state track and field meet.
Park Hill played host to the Class 5 District 8 and Class 4 District 8 meets, with the top four finishers in each event advancing to sectional meets next weekend at Blue Springs South. The top four finishers at sectionals will qualify for the Class 4 and 5 state meets May 26-27 in Jefferson City.
Park Hill South won the Class 5 boys district team title, finishing ahead of Liberty North. Liberty North survived a close battle for the girls title, edging crosstown rival Liberty by four points.
Platte County and Kearney battled it out in the Class 4 boys district. Platte County was first with 210 points, Kearney took second with 201 and St. Joseph Lafayette was far back in third with 55.
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Kearney beat out Platte County 159-136 in the Class 4 girls meet, with Smithville a close third with 130.