Borgsmiller high jumped five feet, five inches to win only the second individual girls state championship in school history and first since Tina Collins won the same event with a jump of 5-4 in 1991.
Joining her making all-state was fellow junior Jalen Peet who finished eighth in the long jump with a distance of 33 feet, 11.5 inches. Teammate Allisha Oglesby just missed all-state honors in the same event, finishing ninth with a jump of 33-9.
Sikeston's 400-meter relay team qualified for the finals on Saturday with a time of 50.80 and will be seeded eighth in the event. Dexter's 400-meter relay team just missed qualifying, finishing ninth with a time of 50.86.
Sikeston's 800-meter relay failed to qualify for the finals as did Vonteria Applewhite in the 200-meter dash.
As a team, Sikeston currently sits in fourth after the first day with 11 points.
On the boys side, the Bulldogs had two all-state performers in the long jump with senior Trey Lewis placing third with a jump of 21-7 and senior Darryl Howard finishing sixth with a mark of 21-4.25. Lewis finished 12th in the high jump with a jump of six feet.
Sikeston's 400-meter and 800-meter relay teams qualified for the finals after finishing fourth (43.14) and seventh (1:30.62) in the preliminaries.
Sikeston's Quentin Washington failed to qualify in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash as did Keldon Warfield in the 110-meter hurdles.
After the first day, Sikeston has 9 points as a team, good enough for sixth place.
Results from Saturday can be found in the Tuesday edition of the Standard Democrat.
Team (top five) -- 1. Festus 26, 2. Hannibal 16.5, 3. Warrensburg 13, 4. Sikeston 11, 5. St. Clair 10, 5. Affton 10.
High jump -- 1. Betsy Borgsmiller, jr., Sikeston, 5-5.
Triple jump -- 8. Jalen Peet, jr., Sikeston, 33-11.5; 9. Allisha Oglesby, so., Sikeston, 33-9.
(top 8 qualify for finals)
800m relay -- 12. Sikeston (Yalanda Johnson, Darqueshionna Howard, Oglesby, Chazeton Redd) 1:48.95.
400m relay -- 8. Sikeston (Vonteria Applewhite, Howard, Oglesby, Redd) 50.80; 9. Dexter (Brooke Baker, Lindsey Hindman, Taylor Martin, Samantha Midgett) 50.86.
200 -- 9. Applewhite, sr., Sikeston, 26.15.
Team (top six) 1. Cameron 20, 2. Ste. Genevieve 18, 2. Westminster Christian Academy 18, 4. University City 12, 5. MICDS 11, 6. Sikeston 9.
High jump -- 12. Trey Lewis, sr., Sikeston, 6-0.
Long jump -- 3. Lewis, sr., Sikeston, 21-7; 6. Darryl Howard, sr., Sikeston 21-4.25.
(top 8 qualify for finals)
110m hurdles -- 15. Keldon Warfield, jr., Sikeston, 15.89.
100 -- 12. Quentin Washington, sr., Sikeston, 11.51.
800m relay -- 7. Sikeston (Washington, Nick Nichols, Kyland Gross, Ray Clark) 1:30.62.
400m relay -- 4. Sikeston (Washington, Howard, Clark, James Watson) 43.14.
200 -- Washington, sr., Sikeston, 23.06