Emily Presley wasn’t the only athlete from St. Clair High School to make some noise at the 2014 Class 3 Track and Field Championships this past weekend at Jefferson City’s Lincoln University.
Overall, the Bulldogs had several outstanding individual performances against the state’s best. In fact, four different girls from St. Clair earned all-state honors.
“Overall, the St. Clair girls really performed,” Coach Katherine Ferguson said. “Four girls received all-state honors, broke four school records, and had personal bests. I am very pleased with how each lady performed.”
A junior, Presley definitely led the way for St. Clair by winning the state title in the girls pole vault on Friday. Presley cleared a new Class 3 record of 12-6.
The team’s throwers also stood out.
St. Clair junior Allison Hinson placed second in the Class 3 girls shot put with a throw of 43-1.5. St. Clair senior Alicia York ended up third in the discus with a throw of 133-8.
The team continued to have success in the field events on Saturday, as sophomore Alex Lashley went 36-3.25 to finish third in the girls triple jump.
Put all of those points together, and the St. Clair girls earned a top-10 finish in the team standings.
The St. Clair girls scored 30 points to finish seventh in Class 3. Grandview took first place with 63 points, with McCluer South second with 58 and defending champ Ste. Genevieve finished third with 53.5. Lutheran South was fourth (51), Festus took fifth (41), John Burroughs was sixth (34), and St. Clair finished seventh. MICDS, Lincoln Prep, and De Soto were other top-10 schools.
Jumpers Lead Boys
In the Class 3 boys standings, St. Clair scored seven points to tie for 28th. Grandview and Liberty North shared the boys team title, as both compiled 64 points. Festus was a distant third with 49 points.
St. Clair senior Spencer Crumbaugh finished third in the long jump (21-8.5) and teammate Terrance Stahlman took eighth for the final medal, as the junior recorded a leap of 20-09.
Landon Bartel of Southern Boone won the event with a jump of 23-01.75. Gage King of Center was second (21-9.5) with Crumbaugh third and Montell Caruthers of O’Hara fourth (21-8). Other medalists were Denver Horn of Centralia (21-7.5), Sam Kohrs of St. Charles (21-5.25) and The Burton of Mount Vernon (21-10.75).
St. Clair sophomore Paul Armisted competed in the pole vault but did not get over the opening height.
The top 12 finishers all cleared 12-3 or higher. Kyle Borland of Hallsville was the champ by clearing 14-3.