Track and Field: Valle boys win first state title!
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Valle Catholic Boys Track &
Field Team coached by Jake Martin captured the schoolís first ever
State Track and Field Championship at Lincoln University in Jefferson
City on Saturday May 21st.
Valle scored 63.5 points, easily outdistancing second
place Wheaton with 43.Wellington-Napoleon had 42 for third place,
followed by Princeton with 39. Concordia took fifth with 37 points and
Orrick scored 36 for sixth place.
The two-day meet featured heavy rains and
thunderstorms on Friday afternoon. After only a few events the bad
weather moved in and the meet eventually was postponed until Saturday.
The meet picked up Saturday with no preliminaries and a running
schedule. This meant that there would be two heats in the running
events with the best 8 times claiming all-state honors.
This title was truly a team effort as 13 boys
contributed points in 12 different events. All four relay teams
finished in the top six. The teamís lone 1st place finish of the meet
went to the 4 x 800 relay team, who also broke the school record.
Jacob Grass and Kevin Abts medaled in all four of
their events. Andy Naeger and Dylan Kist medaled in three events.
1st Place Finishes
4x800 meter relay team of Kory Donze, Nick Klein, Andy
Naeger, and Jacob Grass with a time of 8:13.74 (new school record)
2nd Place Finishes
Jacob Grass in the 1600 meter run in a time of 4:35.02
3rd Place Finishes
Jacob Grass in the 3200 meter run with a time of
Dylan Kist in the Shot Put with a toss of 47-07.00
The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Kevin Abts, Matt
Bauman, Kory Donze, and Andy Naeger with a time of 3:35.59
4th Place Finishes
Ryan Hermann in the Discus with a throw of 134-03
Jacob Grass in the 800 meter run with a time of
5th Place Finishes
Tyler Wengert in the Pole Vault with a vault of 12-00
6th Place Finishes
Dylan Kist in the Discus with a throw of 130-04
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Andrew Bauman, Dylan
Kist, Damian Jokerst, and Kevin Abts with a time of 46.01
The 4 x 200 meter relay team of Cory Kertz, Andrew
Bauman, Damian Jokerst, and Kevin Abts with a time of 1:36.24
7th Place Finishes
Kevin Abts in the 200 meter run with a time of 23.74
Garrett Koch in the high jump with a jump of 6-00
8th Place Finishes
Andy Naeger in the 1600 meter run with a time of
9th Place Finishes
Nick Klein in the 3200 meter run with a time of
Andy Naeger in the 800 meter run with a time of
Ryan Hermann in the Shot Put with a throw of 44-03.5
11th Place Finishes
Ollie Naeger in the Pole Vault with a vault o 10-06.00
On the girls side, Valle came in ninth with 29 points.
Alli Dalton took third in the pole vault at 9-0.
Alexa Kuenzel came in third in the discus
The girls 4X100 team consisting of Gretchen Koller,
Ashley Operle, Mackenzie Wipfler, and Taylor Oberle finished 4th in a
time of 52.43