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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:30 pm

It’s one of the biggest cross country races of the year.

And several area runners competed Saturday in the Hancock Invitational at Jefferson Barracks Park.

The top 30 varsity finishers earned medals.

In the Class 3 girls race, Borgia was the top team finisher, taking fifth with 137 points.

“It was a very good race by the varsity squads,” said Borgia Head Coach Mitch Figas. “Our girls finished third out of the district teams that were there.”

Pacific was seventh at 171 while St. Clair took eighth at 183.

MICDS won the title with a score of 44.

Borgia’s Megan Heger was the top area finisher, taking 16th in 22:27.37.

“It was a great individual race by Megan Heger earning a medal for her 17th-place finish,” Figas said. “Madison Nelson also ran a great race.”

Other Borgia runners were Corinne Morgan (31st in 23:16.23), Samantha Kang (36th in 23:48.93), Callie Hamai (37th in 24:03.14), Madison Nelson (45th in 24:21.05), Ali Beardslee (52nd in 24:45.66) and Erica Huber (72nd in 26:05.65).

Ashley Brinker paced Pacific with a 26th-place finish in 22:56.84.

Other Pacific runners were Sarah Turner (33rd in 23:16.58), Paige Meshach (44th in 24:18.06), Catherine Hayden (46th in 24:34.65), Hannah Graf (54th in 24:48.83), Hannah Sanders (77th in 26:36.57) and Katee Moore (83rd in 28:24.63).

Lyndsay Hardin led St. Clair with a 28th-place finish in 23:12.09.

Other St. Clair runners were Megan Crasy (38th in 24:04.39), Emily Hardin (48th in 24:39.34), Nicole Souders (49th in 24:42.74), Alexis Love (53rd in 24:48.43), Brianna Rinks (65th in 25:44.14) and Morgan Kaemmerer (74th in 26:08.55).

“We continue to improve our pacing, trying to run even throughout the race,” said St. Clair Coach Ben Martin. “Lyndsay still is working her way back to 100 percent after missing time for injury and health.”

In the Class 3 boys varsity race, St. Clair had the top area team finish, taking ninth at 269. Pacific was 14th at 343.

Cape Notre Dame won with a total of 58.

The top area finisher was St. Clair’s Tyler Hinson, who was 24th in 18:22.21.

Other St. Clair runners were Anthony Giancola (43rd in 19:21.34), Riley Girardier (55th in 19:33.73), Cyle Butenhoff (80th in 20:14.29), Kyle Avery (97th in 20:34.74), Derek Quigley (101st in 20:47.61) and Bill Guyton (120th in 21:43.73).

“Tyler ran strong,” Martin said. “We hit some hard practices last week and their legs may still be feeling the lactic residue of that.”

Pacing Pacific was Jeremy Hill, who took 32nd in 18:40.88.

Other Pacific runners were McCoy Meshach (78th in 20:12.73), Ryan Lause (88th in 20:25.3), McKenzie White (90th in 20:26.14), Zach Myers (100th in 20:38.81), John Whitelock (103rd in 20:50.73) and Andrew Jablonski (122nd in 22:00.27).

Borgia’s varsity team was led by Evan Ayers, who placed 56th in 19:35.06. Collin Mantle was 60th in 19:41.26.

In the Classes 1-2 boys varsity meet, New Haven got a third-place finish from Seth Schenck (17:38.02) and a 14th-place finish from Zach Grater (18:41.89) to lead the way.

New Haven’s other runners were Dominick Pataky, Alex Madden and Alex Majors.

Full results, including the Class 4 varsity and all junior varsity races can be found at


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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