The 2021 KHSAA Class 3A State Championship had drama throughout, but nothing compared to the final heat of the boys 4x400m relay getting pulled from the track for a weather delay. Better yet, the team scores were within two points and both teams ranked in the top 3 in the 4x400m relay. After the rain passed and the gun went off, St. Xavier edged Male to take third place in the 4x400 and lock up the team title.
The team race for the female championship came down to the final two events with duPont Manual edging West Jessamine for the team title. A dramatic 4x400m relay where duPont Manual won combined with the scoring of the triple jump with West Jessamine's Lillian Hodge taking fifth made the final team scores 58 to 53.
Among the incredible team competition were SIX new state records:
Galloway also set the triple jump Class 3A and overall state record with her jump of 41' 7.75". This was a full foot beyond her previous record of 40' 7".
Wyatt Stewart (Madison Central) set a Class 3A and overall state record in the pole vault when he cleared 16' 1". This was one inch better than the sixteen-foot jump by previous record holder Chip Heuser in 2003.