Warrensburg senior Colton Palmer is the All-Johnson County Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Warrensburg’s Colton Palmer is the 2019 All-Johnson County Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

The University of Tulsa commit did not reach the podium in either the 1,600m or the 3,200m at the Class 4 state meet — finishing 14th and 12th, respectively — but his body of work over the course of the season made the senior stand out.

Palmer broke the Missouri River Valley Conference West record in the 1,600m with a time of 4:24.9, bettering the record by four seconds. The senior added a first place finish in the 800m and a second place finish in the 3,200m during the conference meet.

The senior also won both the 1,600m and the 3,200m at the Class 4 District 7 then followed it up with a second place finish in the 1,600m and third place in the 3,200m at sectionals.

He added first place finishes in the 1,600m and 3,200m at the Platte County Invitational, in the 1,600m at the Kearney Invitational.

Palmer was also the 2018 All-Johnson County boys cross country Athlete of the Year.

Honorable Mention

Warrensburg — Dylan Godfrey, Conner Wyatt, Shelby Pittsenbarger, Miles Moore, Corbin Coswick, Carter Bell and Ayden McGee.

Holden — Jayden Brown

Knob Noster — Trevin Graham, Austin Mathers, Carnell Stradford and Kalix Booze-Byrd.

Crest Ridge — Matt Reynolds, Jax Brandes, Aaron Hurt and Jaden Ring.

Sports Editor Randy Speer can be reached by emailing randy.speer@dsjnow.com, by calling (660) 747-8123 or on Twitter at @RandySpeer_DSJ.

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