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Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 3:00 pm

What’s better than winning a state medal?

If you ask Allison Hinson, Hannah Mayfield and Katie Gregor, the answer is sharing the experience with friends.

All three area shot put throwers stepped onto the medal stand Saturday in Jefferson City after claiming top honors at the MSHSAA Class 3 track championships.

Hinson, a St. Clair junior, paced the area contingent by placing second with a top throw of 43-1.5.

“It was pretty intense,” Hinson said. “There was a lot of close competition. I was placed fourth before we threw here, so I had a lot to chase after. I’m determined to get that first place next year though.”

John Burroughs junior Jordan McClendon won the state title with a throw of 43-8.75 and Hinson hopes to claim that spot next year.

“There is room to move up,” Hinson said. “Dedication and determination will get me there. I’ve got a lot of room to go. It gives me a lot to push for and work for.”

Also pushing to move up next year is Union junior Hannah Mayfield, who placed third at 41-5.75.

“I’ve got one more year,” Mayfield said. “I’m determined to come back and get that state championship.”

Mayfield entered the state meet with some outstanding credentials.

“I’ve broken the school record two times this year,” Mayfield said. “I’ve broken the Nix Relays record, the conference record and the school record. Next year, a lot of the seniors who were really good this year are moving on so it will be my time to shine.”

But Mayfield knows she’s going to have to continue to work hard in the offseason to get better.

“I need to hit the weight room, a lot,” Mayfield said.

Hinson said many of the St. Clair athletes work on their events away from school.

“Our kids are really dedicated,” Hinson said. “Even if we don’t have weights that day at home, we’ll have kids coming in and lifting. We actually have a long jumper, Terrance Stahlman, who made his own long jump path at home. Spencer Crumbaugh jumps there with Terrance.”

Hinson said her father has encouraged her and her sister to become the best they can be.

“My father has been the secret to my success,” Hinson said. “He really encourages me to do my best and pushes me to train hard.”

That includes a home throwing regimen.

“I throw at home, my sister throws at home,” Hinson said. “Yesterday, when the other kids were here at state, I went and threw and Spencer and Terrance went and jumped. There’s never really a stopping point where we give up and lay down.”

Both Hinson and Mayfield know there are strong throwers within their own programs and around the area, including Owensville senior Katie Gregor, who placed seventh with a distance of 40-3.

“It’s a great feeling to be here with friends,” Hinson said. “We push each other throughout the season.”

Hinson said the area competition has helped everyone improve to the point to where they can achieve feats like winning state medals.

“It really does push you,” Hinson said. “It helps you improve yourself. The competition makes you work hard and not slack off just to get by. It helps you for the bigger meets, like district and sectional and state.”

Mayfield agreed.

“This year, there has been so much competition compared to any other year,” Mayfield said. “Everyone’s hitting 40s. The district meet was by far the most difficult because five people had hit 40. That just pushed you harder to get through.”

Hinson, a three-sport athlete at St. Clair, said she’s starting to like track even more with success.

“It’s a tossup between track and volleyball for my favorite sport because I’ve played basketball so long,” Hinson said. “I definitely enjoy track the most.”

Mayfield indicated the competition was not the only thing sizzling at the shot put ring Saturday.

“It was really hot out there,” Mayfield said. “It was pretty intense.”

Hinson said the fact that she finished second in state hadn’t really sunk in yet.

“I don’t think it’s hit me yet, or I would be crying with Katie,” Hinson said.

Gregor was happy to have a medal and be there with her friends, but had one complaint.

“We all take turns,” Gregor said. “This was supposed to be my turn to win!”


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 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.


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