(Potosi) A 1st place finish in the 300 meter hurdles at the Class 3 State Championships helped earn Annie McCaul another title: Girls’ Track & Field Dream Team Athlete of the Year.
The recent Potosi grad set a school record in her final race, running the 300 meter hurdles in 44.31 seconds. McCaul takes us through the race.
McCaul says it took some time to sink in that she can call herself a state champion for the rest of her life.
But that moment could’ve been derailed by an ankle injury McCaul suffered during volleyball season. She missed most of the fall circuit then suited up for the basketball team in the winter but still felt some pain in the first couple weeks of track season. McCaul says an extra push from her coach was what she needed.
McCaul was the only solo girls’ runner Potosi sent to the state championships but she still had her team behind her.
That race was the last of McCaul’s career. She plans to hang up the spikes and head to Columbia and enroll in Mizzou’s veterinary program.
McCaul also came in 2nd in Class 3 in the 100 meter hurdles this spring. She has 4 state medals and is a 7x state qualifier.