By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
A pair of East Buchanan siblings had a memorable weekend at the state track and field meet in Jefferson City.
Freshman Brooklyn Johnson and sophomore Trey Johnson are brother and sister. Brooklyn took second in girls' shot put at state, while Trey won a state title in boys' javelin and took seventh in triple jump.
Brooklyn, who threw a school record distance of 38 feet - 7 inches at state, says her entire family has been supportive in her athletic career so far.
"It's great," she said. "I've had so much support from my family, friends, coaches. They are outstanding. They helped me and I'm so glad to be here."
Trey says this track season was a memorable one for his family and many East Buchanan athletes.
"It's awesome for me, my sister and my family," he said. "Like, my sister is only a freshman. She has a chance to win this thing her sophomore, junior and senior year. I can do that as well for mine. I just think it's an awesome feeling all around."
Trey had a breakout season in track this year. Not only did he help the Bulldog boys win a district title, but he came away with two state medals this past weekend. He took seventh in triple jump and won a state title in javelin with a throw of 171 feet - 9 inches.
"Last year, I was not expecting to be here," Trey said. "If you'd have told me I'd be here right now, I'd say you're lying. It was a great weekend for everyone at East Buchanan and I had a great time."
Johnson medaled at state track in triple jump, despite only picking it up a short time ago. He competed alongside teammate Trevor Klein, who medaled third.
"I just started triple jump a few weeks ago, so I'm definitely proud of my results here. So, there's definitely more in the future."
All 10 of East Buchanan's state track qualifiers on the boys' and girls' side came away with state medals in Jefferson City last week.
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