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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 5:00 pm

St. Clair’s Spencer Crumbaugh quickly has become one of the top athletes and contributors for the boys track and field team.

In only his second season with the St. Clair track program, Crumbaugh captured all-state honors in the long jump during the MSHSAA championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Crumbaugh, who just completed his junior year at St. Clair, finished seventh in the Class 3 boys long jump with a leap of 20-5 3/4.

“I just wanted to come here and do my best. I had nothing to lose. I was already going to state. That was my big goal. I wanted to go to state as a junior. Now I’m here and I’m happy to be where I am,” Crumbaugh said. “Last year in the sectionals, I didn’t make it through in the long jump. I was determined to come here and do well.”

Crumbaugh recorded his distance of 20-5 3/4 on his first attempt.

“I got it on my first jump. It’s not my best. I didn’t do great today. I guess I didn’t come out ready,” he said. “My PR (personal record) for the year is 21-9 1/2. Hopefully, I’ll come back next year and do better.”

The state medal was the first for Crumbaugh, who qualified for state last year in the 800- and 1,600-meter relays, but did not win a medal.

Crumbaugh captured two state medals this season. He was a part of the Bulldogs’ 800-meter relay team that finished fourth in a finals time of 1:30.25. Also on the relay team were Jonathon Benkert, Terrance Stahlman and Rickey Grivetti.

“Spencer is an awesome kid. Through the years, he’s a kid who’s come out of nowhere and has been nails for us,” said St. Clair Coach Dave Purviance. “He didn’t run track as a freshman. Last year was his first year on the team. He surprised everyone as a sophomore with his talent. He has good speed on the track. He has short legs, but serious hops.”

So what’s been the key to Crumbaugh’s success?

“Just pushing myself as hard as I can and thinking that I have nothing to lose,” Crumbaugh said. “I’ve had a good season. I’ve been getting first place in every meet until now. I just pushed myself to go as far as I can and it’s worked out.”

Purviance said Crumbaugh came through at the state meet.

“Spencer did a good job competing against a competitive field,” Purviance said. “He wanted to hit his PR, which is 21-9. He got that at the district meet on his final jump. The sand was deeper here than it was at our district meet.”

Crumbaugh has worked hard to improve in the event.

“Long jump is about speed and form. You have to get your mark on and make sure everything is good. It’s a lot of work. It takes a lot of practice,” Crumbaugh said. “It’s been an awesome junior year for me. Next year, my goal is to make it to state again and do better than I did this year.”

Crumbaugh, also a standout soccer player at St. Clair, proved to be a valuable and versatile member of the track and field squad.

“What he’s been able to accomplish in the long jump, and the depth he’s given us in our relays, we feel very fortunate to have him as a key member of our team,” Purviance said. “Spencer is a fun kid to coach. He has a good personality. He’s a good soccer player, too. He should have a very good senior season.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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 at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

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.

Wrestling

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

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