Sanders scoops up fifth in long jump
Thomas Sanders placed fifth in the long jump by soaring 21-5.5 on his second leap of the day.
He had qualified for the state meet after a career-best 21-8.75 at the regiona meet.
Christopher Stephens of Buena Vista grabbed gold with a 22-3.5 leap.
Sanders’ teammate junior Brandon Garza cleared 12-6 to finish eighth in the Class A pole vault.
Garza’s career best came two weeks ago as a regional champion at 13-0.
Blair Severson of Holland was the clear winner with a vault of 15- 6 to successfully defend his state crown.
The last Milano boy to qualify for state was Joseph Evans in the pole vault in 2004.
The last Milano boy to earn a medal at the state meet is believed to be Corey Watkins in 1996 in the Class A 400 meters.