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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:30 pm

Paced by the meet’s outstanding performer and coach of the year, the Union track Lady ’Cats captured the Four Rivers Conference championship Monday in St. Clair.

Junior Anna Houston was named the outstanding performer of the meet for Chris Kelley’s team. She won three events, the 100-meter high hurdles, the 300-meter low hurdles and the long jump. She was second in the pole vault.

Houston’s 17-0 leap in the long jump tied a meet record set by Union’s Wendy Taylor in 1992. It was one of three varsity meet records to fall Monday.

Houston also set a school record in the 300-meter low hurdles.

Union won the team title with 167.75 points.

“To say our girls are excited is an understatement,” Kelley said. “I told them we had the potential to score 168 points at this meet and they performed to their potential scoring 167.75. That alone makes the meet a success for us. As far as I know based on my research of the girls program, this is the first time Union has won the girls conference title.”

Tying for second were Owensville and Sullivan. Each scored 127.25 points.

St. Clair placed fourth with 114.25 points while St. James was next at 56. Pacific scored 45 points, New Haven followed at 32.5 and Hermann rounded out the team standings with 24 points.

“I was very pleased with our team’s performance. “We went out and competed,” said St. Clair Coach Brent Yule.

“We competed hard, but it just was not our day. The Four Rivers Conference as a whole has become very strong. The level of competition we saw at the conference meet will better prepare all of the teams for the district meet and beyond,” said Pacific Coach Justin Perriguey.

“At the start of the season we talk about team expectations,” Kelley said. “This was nice to win, but this does not make or break our season. Our focus is always on the end result, the state meet. We will need to keep our focus there and not let off because we won conference.”

The other meet records to fall were in the discus, pole vault and 1,600-meter relay.

One junior varsity girls record fell as well. Owensville’s Jaelyn Gauer broke the shot put record with a throw of 34-0. The old mark was 33-10.5 set in 2003.

The top three finishers in each event earned medals.

Varsity Winners

• 100-meter dash — St. James senior Shelby Ridenhour won in 12.56 and was followed by Sullivan’s Brianna Winistoerfer and Union’s Amber Tharp.

• 200-meter dash — Ridenhour won in 26.13 with Winistoerfer taking second and St. Clair’s Emily Presley finishing third.

• 400-meter dash — Union sophomore Janna Ruether won in 1:00.84 with Owensville’s Emily Ellis just behind. Sullivan’s Dana Schatz was third.

• 800-meter run — Ruether claimed the championship in 2:29.31. Union’s Kayla Kelly was second with Parker Fane of St. James ending third.

“Anna Houston and Janna Ruether had great days,” Kelley said.

• 1,600-meter run — Hermann junior Karinne Lane surged to victory in 5:35.61, edging Owensville’s Hannah Baehr and Fane.

• 3,200-meter run — Baehr, a sophomore, was the winner in 12:48.51. St. James’ Leslie Perona took second while Union’s Abbie Brack was third.

• 100-meter high hurdles — Houston blazed to victory in a time of 15.64. St. Clair’s Olesya Stadnichuk concluded second while Sullivan’s Natalie Schriever took third.

• 300-meter low hurdles — Houston won the title in 46.53 with Schriever taking second and Ellis ending third.

• 400-meter relay — St. Clair won the title in 52.23. Running for the Lady Bulldogs were Amanda Presley, Keighlee Grable, Stadnichuk and Emily Presley. Union took second with St. James third.

• 800-meter relay — Union’s team of Ali Overstreet, Ruether, Alyssa Pate and Lyndsy Siedhoff won in 1:51.1. St. Clair was second with Sullivan third.

• 1,600-meter relay — New Haven won the title in 4:12.96 with Taylor Covington, Hannah Pruessner, Molly Munsinger and Kierstin Monzyk running. While New Haven Coach John Tucker indicated this was a new meet record, breaking New Haven’s mark of 4:13.3 set in 1998.

Union and Pacific secured the next two spots.

• 3,200-meter relay — Sullivan’s team of Megan Brandt, Dana Schatz, Victoria Dace and Schriever won in 10:07.03. Union and Hermann secured the next two spots.

• Shot put — Owensville junior Katie Gregor won the title with a throw of 39-6.75. St. Clair’s Allison Hinson and Alicia York earned the next two spots.

• Discus — York, a junior, earned the title for the Lady Bulldogs at 125-3, breaking the old meet record of 122-1 feet set in 2004.

Owensville’s Haley Record was the only other thrower to break 100 feet in the girls varsity event. St. Clair’s Karissa Hoffman took third.

• High jump — Owensville freshman Haley Diestelkamp cleared 5-2 to win the title by four inches. Sullivan’s Brandt and Madison Livell of Pacific both cleared 4-10 to end second and third, respectively.

• Pole vault — Emily Presley, a sophomore, cleared 11-3 on her home turf to win the title. The mark broke her own school record, which was 10-6, and also the conference meet record of 10-0 previously held by three athletes.

Houston and Sullivan’s Kaitlyn Ghirardi followed.

• Long jump — Houston was the winner at 17-0. Sullivan’s Schatz and Megan Andreasson earned the other two medalist spots.

• Triple jump — Stadnichuk, a senior, topped out at 34-0.25 to win the title. Ridenhour was second and Diestelkamp took third.

“Our 4x1 and 4x2 teams looked really good,” Yule said. “Our throwers had personal records in shot put and the discus.”

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament

Wrestling

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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