Winters Runs to Win

Borgia sophomore Kelan Winters caps off Borgia's 400-meter relay during the AAA Meet Tuesday, May 6.

Tuning up to host a district meet next Saturday, Borgia hosted the Archdiocesan Athletic Association track and field championships Tuesday afternoon.

“We were excited to host the AAA meet again this season,” Borgia girls Coach Stacia Parsell said. “The meet would not be possible without the beautiful facilities and devoted volunteers. We are looking forward to hosting the district meet May 17.”

The host school finished second in the girls standings with 127 points and fifth in the boys standings at 84.

Rosati-Kain won the 10-school girls meet with 136 points. Following Borgia were Lutheran St. Charles (93.5), Cardinal Ritter (93), O’Fallon Christian (75), Kennedy (46.5), St. Dominic (33), Trinity (28), Bishop DuBourg (25) and Duchesne (22).

In the boys meet, Cardinal Ritter scored 100 points to win. St. Dominic was second at 99 while DuBourg (85), O’Fallon Christian (85) and Borgia rounded out the top five.

Following Borgia were Lutheran St. Charles (74), Trinity (41), Kennedy (33), Duchesne (25) and St. Mary’s (24).

Girls Meet

Borgia had two event champions in the meet.

• Meghan Seibert captured the pole vault championship, topping out a 9-0.

“Meghan broke her own school record in the pole vault,” Parsell said. “Meghan continues to be a valuable athlete. She is part of our most successful relays and keeps improving her pole vault skills.”

• Emily Grahl won the 800-meter run in 2:29.83.

“Emily Grahl won the 800-meter run and is part of many successful relays,” Parsell said. “She is ready to make a run to state again this year.”

Borgia’s second-place finishers were Baylee Godat in 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter low hurdles, 400-meter relay team (Raechell Futhey, Grahl, Alexis Oetterer and Hannah Williams) and Kayla Dorpinghaus in 3,200-meter run.

Taking third were Ali Beardslee in high jump, Megan Jensen in shot put, 3,200-meter relay (Julianne Alferman, Beardslee, Seibert and Allie Wilson), 800-meter relay (Grahl, Oetterer, Seibert and Wilson), Oetterer in 300-meter low hurdles and Samantha Kang in 3,200-meter run.

Boys Meet

The Knights had three meet champions.

• John Braun won the pole vault, clearing 10-2.

• Kelan Winters won the 100-meter dash in 11.68.

“Kelan Winters continues to work hard and impresses every time he competes,” Stevison said.

• The 400-meter relay team (Ben Meyer, Gabe Overman, Eli Garcilaso and Winters) won in 44.82,

“Our 400 team ran their best time of the season, so they are progressing as well,” said Stevison.

Taking second was Joe Tochtrop in 110-meter high hurdles.

Ending third were Brandon Guehne in shot put, Winters in 200-meter dash and 1,600-meter relay team (Meyer, Cameron Rolf, Jack Conroy and Garcilaso).