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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:30 pm

Paced by the meet’s outstanding performer and coach of the year, the Union track Lady ’Cats captured the Four Rivers Conference championship Monday in St. Clair.

Junior Anna Houston was named the outstanding performer of the meet for Chris Kelley’s team. She won three events, the 100-meter high hurdles, the 300-meter low hurdles and the long jump. She was second in the pole vault.

Houston’s 17-0 leap in the long jump tied a meet record set by Union’s Wendy Taylor in 1992. It was one of three varsity meet records to fall Monday.

Houston also set a school record in the 300-meter low hurdles.

Union won the team title with 167.75 points.

“To say our girls are excited is an understatement,” Kelley said. “I told them we had the potential to score 168 points at this meet and they performed to their potential scoring 167.75. That alone makes the meet a success for us. As far as I know based on my research of the girls program, this is the first time Union has won the girls conference title.”

Tying for second were Owensville and Sullivan. Each scored 127.25 points.

St. Clair placed fourth with 114.25 points while St. James was next at 56. Pacific scored 45 points, New Haven followed at 32.5 and Hermann rounded out the team standings with 24 points.

“I was very pleased with our team’s performance. “We went out and competed,” said St. Clair Coach Brent Yule.

“We competed hard, but it just was not our day. The Four Rivers Conference as a whole has become very strong. The level of competition we saw at the conference meet will better prepare all of the teams for the district meet and beyond,” said Pacific Coach Justin Perriguey.

“At the start of the season we talk about team expectations,” Kelley said. “This was nice to win, but this does not make or break our season. Our focus is always on the end result, the state meet. We will need to keep our focus there and not let off because we won conference.”

The other meet records to fall were in the discus, pole vault and 1,600-meter relay.

One junior varsity girls record fell as well. Owensville’s Jaelyn Gauer broke the shot put record with a throw of 34-0. The old mark was 33-10.5 set in 2003.

The top three finishers in each event earned medals.

Varsity Winners

• 100-meter dash — St. James senior Shelby Ridenhour won in 12.56 and was followed by Sullivan’s Brianna Winistoerfer and Union’s Amber Tharp.

• 200-meter dash — Ridenhour won in 26.13 with Winistoerfer taking second and St. Clair’s Emily Presley finishing third.

• 400-meter dash — Union sophomore Janna Ruether won in 1:00.84 with Owensville’s Emily Ellis just behind. Sullivan’s Dana Schatz was third.

• 800-meter run — Ruether claimed the championship in 2:29.31. Union’s Kayla Kelly was second with Parker Fane of St. James ending third.

“Anna Houston and Janna Ruether had great days,” Kelley said.

• 1,600-meter run — Hermann junior Karinne Lane surged to victory in 5:35.61, edging Owensville’s Hannah Baehr and Fane.

• 3,200-meter run — Baehr, a sophomore, was the winner in 12:48.51. St. James’ Leslie Perona took second while Union’s Abbie Brack was third.

• 100-meter high hurdles — Houston blazed to victory in a time of 15.64. St. Clair’s Olesya Stadnichuk concluded second while Sullivan’s Natalie Schriever took third.

• 300-meter low hurdles — Houston won the title in 46.53 with Schriever taking second and Ellis ending third.

• 400-meter relay — St. Clair won the title in 52.23. Running for the Lady Bulldogs were Amanda Presley, Keighlee Grable, Stadnichuk and Emily Presley. Union took second with St. James third.

• 800-meter relay — Union’s team of Ali Overstreet, Ruether, Alyssa Pate and Lyndsy Siedhoff won in 1:51.1. St. Clair was second with Sullivan third.

• 1,600-meter relay — New Haven won the title in 4:12.96 with Taylor Covington, Hannah Pruessner, Molly Munsinger and Kierstin Monzyk running. While New Haven Coach John Tucker indicated this was a new meet record, breaking New Haven’s mark of 4:13.3 set in 1998.

Union and Pacific secured the next two spots.

• 3,200-meter relay — Sullivan’s team of Megan Brandt, Dana Schatz, Victoria Dace and Schriever won in 10:07.03. Union and Hermann secured the next two spots.

• Shot put — Owensville junior Katie Gregor won the title with a throw of 39-6.75. St. Clair’s Allison Hinson and Alicia York earned the next two spots.

• Discus — York, a junior, earned the title for the Lady Bulldogs at 125-3, breaking the old meet record of 122-1 feet set in 2004.

Owensville’s Haley Record was the only other thrower to break 100 feet in the girls varsity event. St. Clair’s Karissa Hoffman took third.

• High jump — Owensville freshman Haley Diestelkamp cleared 5-2 to win the title by four inches. Sullivan’s Brandt and Madison Livell of Pacific both cleared 4-10 to end second and third, respectively.

• Pole vault — Emily Presley, a sophomore, cleared 11-3 on her home turf to win the title. The mark broke her own school record, which was 10-6, and also the conference meet record of 10-0 previously held by three athletes.

Houston and Sullivan’s Kaitlyn Ghirardi followed.

• Long jump — Houston was the winner at 17-0. Sullivan’s Schatz and Megan Andreasson earned the other two medalist spots.

• Triple jump — Stadnichuk, a senior, topped out at 34-0.25 to win the title. Ridenhour was second and Diestelkamp took third.

“Our 4x1 and 4x2 teams looked really good,” Yule said. “Our throwers had personal records in shot put and the discus.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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