St. Clair’s boys and Sullivan’s girls captured Class 3 District 5 team titles Saturday at Borgia.
St. Clair scored 125.5 points to win the boys team title by 19.5 points over Helias.
“It was another great day to be a Bulldog,” St. Clair Coach Dave Purviance said. “Our entire coaching staff is very proud of what our athletes were able to accomplish. Our boys showed up for this meet with their hard hats and lunch pails and worked hard all day. Their competitive spirit was there from start to finish. We had 10 individuals and four relays perform PR’s (personal records) in their events. Performing PR’s became contagious through the team. We are moving forward 12 events to the sectional meet, three relays and 12 individuals in their open events.”
Following Helias were Osage (86.5), Pacific (81), Eldon (65), Union (46), Buffalo (28), Ava (26), Versailles (22), Salem (22), Owensville (21), Sullivan (17), Marshfield (14), St. James (13) and Borgia (9).
The Lady Eagles scored 103 points to claim first place in the girls meet with Union finishing second at 90 points.
“I was very pleased with the effort of the girls on Saturday,” Sullivan Head Coach Pat Burke said. “We set up for advancement and not really to win it, so it was really nice to get the win. We had a number of girls that competed really well throughout the day. Our seniors, Macy Ritter, Bria Bartolotta, Natasha Snavely and Micah Weirich did a fantastic job. We have relied on them all year and they came through in the jumps and relays as we hoped that they would. It was some of our younger kids that brought in the points that we needed to be successful.”
Union Head Coach Chris Kelley said he was pleased with finishing second.
“Our girls placing second in the district meet hasn’t happened since 1992,” Union Head Coach Chris Kelley said. “We will be represented in 11 of 18 events at sectionals and that is awesome.”
Following Union were Helias (74.5), St. Clair (65), Mountain Grove (64), Borgia (59), Owensville (58), Eldon (45), Pacific (34), Marshfield (30), Osage (22), Buffalo (16), Salem (16), St. James (16), Versailles (8) and Ava (1.5).
The top four finishers in each event qualified for this Saturday’s sectional meet in Marshfield starting at noon.
“Hopefully with a little luck we will get a few events through sectionals this weekend,” Burke said. “We have had a very successful year so hopefully we can extend that for one more weekend.”
• High jump — Salem’s Chad Elliott won at 6-2. Other qualifiers were Osage’s Kyle Jones, Union’s Trevor King and St. Clair’s Evan Murphy.
• Pole vault — St. Clair’s Kyle Juergens cleared 13-0 to win by a foot. Also advancing were Tyler Schrag of Helias, Tyler Jones of Osage and Jamin Pyatt of Eldon.
• Long jump — St. Clair’s Terrance Stahlman was the winner at 21-0.75. Pacific’s Dillon Bowlers, Osage’s Kyle Jones and St. Clair’s Spencer Crumbaugh also advanced to the sectional.
• Triple jump — Josh Martin of St. Clair was the winner at 40-11.25. Also qualifying were Eldon’s Jamin Pyatt, St. Clair’s Kyle Juergens and Versailles’ Maurice Moyer.
• Discus — Osage’s Christian Williams won with a throw of 147-7. Also qualifying for the sectional meet were St. Clair’s Jake Yerkey, Helias’ Will Fife and Salem’s Justin Moore.
• Shot put — Will Fife of Helias threw 49-10 to win the title. Also advancing were Trevor Nicks of Owensville, Christian Williams of Osage and Lynde Mantels of Owensville.
• 3,200-meter relay — Ava won the title with a time of 8:19.75. Other teams moving forward were Pacific, Helias and Osage.
• 110-meter high hurdles — Union’s Trevor King won the title in 15.29.
Also advancing were St. Clair’s Adam Brott, Osage’s Jake Wermuth and Borgia’s Robbie Vossbrink.
“I’m very proud of Robbie Vossbrink for qualifying for sectionals,” Borgia boys coach Bill Stevison said. “At the same time, we actually had a pretty young boys squad this year, so the district experience should serve them well in the future.”
• 100-meter dash — St. Clair’s Rickey Grivetti was the winner in 11.39. Also advancing were Griffin McCurren of Helias, Matt Rechenmacher of Osage and Adam Brott of St. Clair.
• 800-meter relay — Pacific’s team of Jeff Hinkle, Kyle Burgess, Alex Gentry and Dillon Bowers won in a school-record time of 1:31.43.
St. Clair was second, Osage finished third and Eldon was fourth.
• 1,600-meter run — Michael McCoy of Helias was the winner in 4:33.61. Sullivan’s Uriah Heady, Buffalo’s Jonathan Murphy and Ava’s Dakota Renner also advanced.
• 400-meter relay — St. Clair’s team of Terrance Stahlman, Adam Brott, Kyle Juergens and Rickey Grivetti won in a time of 43.78.
Also advancing were Pacific, Eldon and Union.
“I was a little unsure about the 400-meter relay,” Kelley said. “The handoffs were a little off but the boys ran just fast enough to get 4th and make it to the sectional meet.”
• 400-meter dash — Griffin McCurren of Helias won in a time of 49.33. St. Clair’s Jonathon Benkert was second while Ava’s Kyle Clingkingbeard and Osage’s Robbie Mueller also advanced.
• 300-meter intermediate hurdles — Union’s Trevor King won the title with a time of 40.53.
“I figured King would get through in three events,” said Kelley. “He ran his faster 300-meter hurdles of the season thus far.”
Also advancing were Eldon’s James Ellis, Owensville’s Devon Dowler and Helias’ Mitchell Budd.
• 800-meter run — Michael McCoy of Helias won in a time of 1:58.92. Also advancing to the sectional were Cole Burchfield of Marshfield, Joon Kim of Pacific and Kyle Dorge of Helias.
• 200-meter dash — Rickey Grivetti of St. Clair was the winner in 22.61. Also advancing were Griffin McCurren of Helias, Robbie Mueller of Osage and Dillon Bowers of Pacific.
• 3,200-meter run — Buffalo’s Jonathan Murphy won in 10:18.19. Also qualifying for the sectional were Donnie Wise of Buffalo, Uriah Heady of Sullivan and Dakota Renner of Ava.
• 1,600-meter relay — Helias won in a time of 3:29.48. Also advancing were St. Clair, Pacific and Eldon.
• High jump — Eldon’s Sarah Rhine won the title with a leap of 5-6. Also advancing were Helias’ Erica Haslag, Union’s Jillian Johnston and Pacific’s Madison Livell.
“Johnston cleared 5-0 in high jump for the second time this season to advance,” Kelley said.
• Pole vault — St. Clair freshman Emily Presley won by clearing 10-6, a school record.
Osage’s Summer Dean, Union’s Anna Houston and Helias’ Danica Shimkus also qualified for the sectional meet.
• Long jump — Sullivan took the top two spots with Macy Ritter winning at 17-6. Bria Bartolotta was second.
Also qualifying for the sectional meet were Helias’ Laura Schrieber and Borgia’s Claire Schroeder.
• Triple jump — Bria Bartolotta took the title at 35-6 with Macy Ritter finishing second.
Marshfield’s Lauren Whitlock and Helias’ Laura Schrieber also qualified.
• Discus — Bre Zanders of Helias won with a throw of 126-7. Jessica Twehous of Helias was second with St. Clair’s Alicia York and Union’s Hannah Mayfield also advancing.
• Shot put — St. Clair’s Allison Hinson won with a throw of 38-5. Also advancing were Union’s Hannah Mayfield, Owensville’s Katie Gregor and Helias’ Bre Zanders.
• 3,200-meter relay — Borgia’s team of Emmy Glastetter, Haley Russell, Taylor Nadler and Emily Grahl won in a time of 9:51.33.
“We are excited to see the girls 3,200-meter relay move on to sectionals,” Borgia Coach Stacia Parsell said. “The girls were excited about their time and are ready to improve upon it this week.”
Union, Sullivan and Owensville also qualified.
“I was very proud of our 3,200-meter relay team,” Burke said. “They ran their best time of the year, shaving off 10 seconds to finish third. Our district is very competitive so it was great to see them advance.”
• 100-meter high hurdles — Union’s Anna Houston was the winner in 16.19.
Also qualifying for the sectional were Shelby Clifton of Mountain Grove, Megan Humphery of Eldon and Claire Schroeder of Borgia.
“Claire Schroeder has improved in the hurdles and is a real contender for sectionals,” Parsell said.
100-meter dash — Mountain Grove’s Rebecca Feston won the title in 13.10. Also advancing were St. James’ Shelby Ridenhour, Sullivan’s Brianna Winistoerfer and Union’s Justice Oliver.
“Brianna Winistoerfer, one of our sophomore sprinters, had a long day through the preliminaries and finals as well as running the relays,” said Burke. “She is a key member of our 2 sprint relays that got through. She battled the heat and fatigue and ran two spectacular legs in the relays as well as qualifying in the open 100.”
Kelley said the event was one of the biggest surprises.
“Two events that surprised me were Oliver in the 100-meter dash and Mayfield in discus,” Kelley said.
• 800-meter relay — Sullivan’s team of Madie Bartle, Bria Bartolotta, Sierra Pryor and Macy Ritter won in 1:47.51. St. Clair, Union and Helias also qualified for the sectional meet.
• 1,600-meter run — Borgia’s Haley Russell captured the title in 5:25.60.
“Haley Russell ran a solid 1,600 and will have a good shot to win sectionals,” Parsell said.
Owensville’s Hannah Baehr, Sullivan’s Megan Brandt and Pacific’s Hannah Graf also qualified.
“Freshman Megan Brandt, qualified in the open 800 and mile runs,” Burke said. “We finally bumped her up the mile a few weeks ago and since then she has done some fantastic things.”
• 400-meter relay — Sullivan’s team of Madie Bartle, Bria Bartolotta, Sierra Pryor and Brianna Winistoerfer won in a time of 50.96.
Also moving to the sectional meet were Mountain Grove, St. Clair and Union.
• 400-meter dash — Mountain Grove’s Ashlynn Rogers won the event in 59.71. Owensville’s Emily Ellis, St. Clair’s Lyndsey Hardin and Marshfield’s Riley Theobald also qualified for the sectional.
• 300-meter low hurdles — Sullivan’s Natalie Schriever won in a time of 46.63.
Following were Union’s Anna Houston, Mountain Grove’s Shelby Clifton and Eldon’s Megan Humphery.
“Natalie Schriever is also one of our workhorses,” Burke said. “She has gotten better and better throughout the year in the long hurdles and mid distances. It’s always fun to watch her run she is a very hard worker and a gutsy competitor on the track.”
800-meter run — Borgia’s Emily Grahl won in a time of 2:23.44.
Also advancing from the district were Pacific’s Ashley Brinker, Helias’ Macy Randolph and Sullivan’s Megan Brandt.
• 200-meter dash — Mountain Grove’s Rebecca Feston won the title in 25.75. Salem’s Clarissa Michno, Eldon’s Sara Rhine and Borgia’s Emily Grahl also qualified.
“Emily Grahl is going to be busy this week with soccer districts, but will be ready for sectionals on Saturday,” Parsell said.
• 3,200-meter run — Buffalo’s Hayley Chapman won in a time of 12:06.16. Owensville’s Hannah Baehr, Versailles’ Emily Nealley and Marshfield’s Ashley Runyan also qualified.
• 1,600-meter relay — Union won the title in a time of 4:10.82. Also advancing were Mountain Grove, St. Clair (school record time of 4:12.12) and Helias.
“I was counting on all our relay teams to get through but I was a little surprised at the times of our 3,200, 800, and 1,600 teams,” Kelley said. “They ran extremely well. Houston did an amazing job as the anchor in our 1,600 relay, coming from behind running a 59-second split and getting the win for us.”
Union’s runners were Allonah Diez, Anna Houston, Kayla Kelly and Victoria Kramer.
Mountain Grove, St. Clair and Helias also qualified.
Borgia’s Luke Schriewer missed qualifying in the 400-meter dash by .04 of a second.
“I’m a little disappointed for Luke Schriewer,” Stevison said. “He ran a great 400 that would have qualified him out of several other districts. The good news is that he’s only a junior, so we’ll have him back next year, and he knows what he has to do to make it.”