The Van Horn boys track and field team took fifth with 65 points in the Class 4 District 8 meet and advanced the largest number of athletes to sectionals since joining the Independence School District in 2008.

Advance to sectionals were Shaun Ross in the 100-meter dash (first, 11.41 seconds) and long jump (21 feet, 1 inch); Arlandes Mitchell (third, 51.94) and Isaac Fue-King (fourth, 52.28) in the 400; DeVaughn Thomas in the 110 hurdles (first, 15.93); and the 4x100 (first, 44.57) and 4x200 (first, 1:32.20) relay teams of Fue-King, Mitchell, Ross and Tyrique Ross.