The St. Louis University High School boys’ and Lafayette girls’ track and field teams took home the top honors at one of the biggest meets in the area over the weekend while De Smet flexed their muscles on the volleyball court in winning a tournament title that showcased many top teams in the area.

Let’s get caught up on a great weekend of action in today’s edition of the Monday Morning Wrap-Up sponsored by Triad Bank.

The Brusca-Strohbach meet at Ladue year in and year out is one of the top meets in the area as many local teams use this event to start their preparation for district meets that will take place in a few weeks.

Photo Credit – St. Louis University High School Track

On the girls’ side, the Lancers grabbed the team title with 99.5 points while Cardinal Ritter placed second with 70 points and Kirkwood earned the third slot with 69 points. Grace Tyson helped lead the Lafayette efforts by winning the 3200-meter run in a time of 10:54.78 and also aided the Lancers’ 4×800-meter relay to a title in a time of 9:37.02. Josie Baker aided the Pioneers with a pair of wins in the middle distances as she won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:16.54 and then took home the title in the 1600-meter run with a mark of 5:10.70. Cardinal Ritter saw Kyndall Spain won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 44.45 while Priya Cheatham brought home the title in the Discus with a throw of 35.17m. Aaliyah Elliott of John Burroughs also had an outstanding meet as she won the Long Jump with a leap of 5.56m and then grabbed the runners-up slot in the Triple Jump with a leap of 10.44m.

In Boy’s action, the Jr. Bills took home the top team honors with 81 points while Lafayette earned the second slot with 72 points and MICDS edged out Kirkwood for the third position with 69 points.

Ryan Wingo got the Jr. Bills going in the right direction as he won the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.67 and then placed second in the 400-meter dash with a mark of 51.05. Jacobi Oliphant also added points for SLUH as he won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 39.53 and placed second in the 110-meter high hurdles with a mark of 14.81. Thomas Preckel led the Lancers’ efforts by winning the Javelin with a throw of 49.87m with Jack Robeson taking home second in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:29.62. Jaxson Copeland of Fort Zumwalt West won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:28.20 while taking second in the 800-meter run with a mark of 1:57.29.

In boys’ volleyball action, De Smet went undefeated to win the Parkway Central Classic Saturday as they swept Lindbergh in the title match 2-0.

The Spartans won their two pool play matches by defeating Parkway North 25-18, 25-16 and then Parkway West 25-24, 25-17. De Smet then beat SLUH 25-15, 25-18 to advance to the semifinals. In the semi’s, the Spartans needed three sets to defeat Oakville as the Tigers won the first set 25-23 before the Spartans won the final two sets 25-10, 15-7 to move on to the championship match. De Smet raced out to an early advantage over Lindbergh in the final and won the first set 25-14. The Flyers made things difficult in the second set but the Spartans were able to win the set 26-24 to claim the title. De Smet improved to 21-0 on the year as district play is set to begin in a few weeks.



Jim Powers

Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan