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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 7:00 pm

Winning seven events, the St. Clair Bulldogs blazed to the Union Relays championship Tuesday at Stierberger Stadium.

St. Clair scored 135 points to win the boys title by a 32-point margin over second-place Pacific (103).

“We’ve gotten off to a great start to the season, but a great finish is more important in my book,” said St. Clair Coach Dave Purviance. “The encouraging thing is that we as a team continue to improve our times and distances with each meet. The weather and competition are improving and that should keep us moving in the right direction to finish the season strong.”

Washington placed third with 90.5 points while Sullivan was next at 82, Owensville scored 71.5, Potosi ended at 64, Union scored 53, St. James had 40, Hermann closed with 24, Borgia netted 21 and New Haven rounded out the team standings with 18 points.

“We were very pleased with our entire overall performance,” said Washington Coach Mike Olszowka. “This was our third meet in six days. With that much competition, it becomes easy to lose focus. The kids are really starting to believe in themselves. When that happens, anything is possible.”

Union Head Coach Chris Kelley said it was a smooth meet.

“I thought the meet ran well,” Kelley said. “The workers did an awesome job running off their events.”

Event Results

• 100-meter dash — St. Clair’s Rickey Grivetti blazed to a time of 11.5 to edge Pacific’s Jeffrey Hinkle for the win. St. Clair’s Adam Brott finished a close third.

• 200-meter dash — Grivetti edged Hinkle again, running a time of 23.62 to win. Union’s Ryan Schumaker was third.

• 400-meter dash — St. Clair’s Jonathan Benkert stepped to the podium with a 51.77 time, over a second ahead of Borgia’s Luke Schriewer. Taking third was Washington’s Caleb Curran.

“We are especially proud of Luke,” Borgia Coach Bill Stevison said. “He is a prime example of what it means to be a student-athlete. Luke came to the meet directly from a Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) state academic competition where he finished first in mathematics and second in physics. Luke is a great role model for our younger athletes, showing them that it is possible to excel both in the classroom and on the athletic field. They can all learn by watching how Luke comports himself with persistence and humility. We couldn’t ask anymore of our senior leader.”

• 800-meter run — New Haven’s Seth Shenck won with a time of 2:04.73. Chris Erxleben of Sullivan was second and Washington’s Travis Elbert took third.

• 1,600-meter run — Elbert was the winner in a time of 4:41.25. Potosi’s Austin King was second and Schenck took third.

• 3,200-meter run — Austin Smith of Potosi won in a time of 10:15.92. Washington’s Ian Smith took second and Potosi’s Eric Luebke took third.

• 110-meter high hurdles — Washington’s Brenden Leslie won in 16.27 with teammate Dillon Quaethem taking second. St. James’ Nathan Campbell was third.

• 300-meter intermediate hurdles — Owensville’s Devon Dowler won the title in 41.92. Second place went to Richard Byfield of St. James while St. Clair’s Jacob Meisel was third.

• 400-meter relay — St. Clair’s team of Adam Brott, Grivetti, Spencer Crumbaugh and Terrance Stahlman blazed to a time of 44.9 to win. Sullivan was second and Pacific took third.

• 800-meter relay — St. Clair’s sprint domination continued. Benkert, Grivetti, Crumbaugh and Stahlman posted a time of 1:34.4 to easily win over Pacific. Sullivan was third.

• 1,600-meter relay — Benkert, Crumbaugh, Josh Bozada and Stahlman posted a time of 3:35.55 to win over Pacific. Borgia was third.

• 3,200-meter relay — Sullivan’s team of Erxleben, Randy Swaller, Brad Jones and Mark Johnson won in 8:37.44, holding off a surging Pacific team at the end. Union finished third.

• Shot put — Owensville’s Trevor Nicks set a new school record (but not meet record) with a throw of 53-6.75 to easily win the title. Jake Yerkey of St. Clair was second while Mitch Paneitz of Sullivan took third.

• Discus — Yerkey won the title with a throw of 147-3. Nicks was second and Potosi’s Daniel Reed took third.

• High jump — Owensville’s Keith Wehmeyer cleared 5-10 to win the title. Pacific’s Ryan Lause was second and Dan Dieckmann of Pacific ended third.

• Pole Vault — Owensville’s Jeremiah Hinch won the title by clearing 13-0, taking first on misses over St. Clair’s Dalton Ulrich. Garrett Johnson of Potosi was third.

• Long jump — Schumaker won the title at 19-4. Crumbaugh and Stahlman were second and third, respectively.

“Ryan Schumaker had a good meet,” Kelley said. “As he gains experience and learns more about his events, his performances are going to continue to improve.”

• Triple Jump — Mason Ragland of St. James was the winner at 38-9. Brott was second and Shane Henderson of Pacific ended third.

Kelley had praise for some other athletes.

“Logan Bellamy was up and down with his times,” Kelley said. “He finished well by running a good anchor leg in the 1,600-meter relay. Joe Lasky set presonal records in both throwing events. His feet are starting to catch up to the rest of his body. Jacob Carman was a surprise in the 110-meter high hurdles. Our boys are fighting for every point they earn at the big meets.”

Stevison lauded other athletes.

“While the team as a whole did not perform as well as we would have liked, we did have some decent performances,” Stevison said. “Sprinter Cameron Rolf had his best meet of the season. Grant Broeder had his best triple jump of the year and earned his first medal of the season. Our 1,600-meter relay team of Jack Conroy, Eli Garcilaso, Drake Raftery and Luke Schriewer hit their target time. Luke continued his steady performances by also placing second in the 400-meter dash.”


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

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

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

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

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


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