The high school spring season is in the later stages of the regular season as districts are right around the corner for many of the sports. The area track teams continue to ramp up for district action as many of the top teams in the state took part in the Dale Collier Meet at Kirkwood Saturday while the MWAA Conference held their league meet over the weekend as well.
Let’s get up to speed on all the results in the week’s edition of the Monday Morning Wrap-Up sponsored by Triad Bank.
The Dale Collier Meet at Kirkwood always draws some of the best athletes from across the state and this year was no exception as it is one of the last big meets of the regular season before teams start to prepare for district action that will begin for the smaller classes this weekend and the large school classes next weekend.
In boys’ action, St. Louis University High School held off Capital City to claim the team title as the Jr. Bills scored 72.50 points with Capital City scoring 71 points. Kirkwood earned the third slot with 68 points while Blue Springs placed fourth with 66.33 points.
SLUH started the meet with a pair of first-place finishes in the sprints as Ryan Wingo won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.72 with Jacobi Oliphant taking the crown in the 200-meter dash with a mark of 22.22. Oliphant scored points for the Jr. Bills as he won the 110-meter-high hurdles with a time of 15.01 and then earned second place in the 300-meter hurdles with a mark of 39.17. Graham Stevener got things going for Kirkwood as he won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.42 and he aided the Pioneers 4×800-meter relay in winning the event with a time of 8:01.51. Joseph Anderson of Westminster also had an outstanding meet as he won the triple jump with a leap of 45’4” and earned second place in the long jump with a jump of 21’5”.
Blue Springs took home the team title on the girls’ side with 144.50 points while Cardinal Ritter placed second with 85 points. Kirkwood finished third with 52 points with Jefferson City earning the fourth slot with 49 points.
A’lajia Bradley of Pattonville grabbed a pair of titles as she won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.03 and then she took home the 400-meter crown with a mark of 54.56. Genesis Dixon of Kirkwood led a group of three local finishers in the 100-meter hurdles as she won the event with a time of 14.28 with Kyndall Spain of Cardinal Ritter earning second with a mark of 14.39 while teammate Alexis Taylor was in third place in the event with a time of 14.85. Taylor also added points to the Lions’ total as she won the triple jump with a leap of 38’5.50”.
At the Metro Women’s Athletic Association meet this past Saturday, Cor Jesu won the team title with 211 points while Incarnate Word earned the second spot with 157 points with Nerinx Hall placing third with 74 points.
Adrienne Luna paced the Chargers to the title with victories in both distance events. Luna won the 1600-meter run in a time of 5:08.57 and then turned around and won the 3200-meter run with a mark of 11:54.65. Olivia Carpenter kept the points coming in for Cor Jesu as she won the discus with a toss of 32.71m and the javelin with a throw of 30.97m. Chavi Flowers paced the IWA efforts as she won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.27 and then she grabbed the 200-meter dash title with a mark of 26.30. Chloe Hutchinson also won a pair of events to add to the Red Knight’s point total as she won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 17.30 and the triple jump with a leap of 10.33m.
This week will see many more conference championships being contested as the MCC and GAC South with contest their boys’ golf championships Monday with the GAC North and Central and the Suburban Green and Yellow boys’ golf titles will be up for grabs Tuesday while the Suburban Conference will hold their league track meets throughout the week. There will also big some big match-ups on the lacrosse field as teams are playing for seeding in the state playoffs that will begin in the next few weeks.
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 email@example.com. Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan