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Owensville Boys Edge Union For Four Rivers Track Title

May 9, 2014
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Chris Kelley is positive a season’s worth of hard work has paid off for his Union High School boys track team.

The proof was evident on Monday.

 

Union’s boys finished second in the team standings at the 2014 Four Rivers Conference Track Meet. Owensville captured first place in the team standings with 143.5 points, edging second-place Union (138). Sullivan (94) was third, and St. James took fourth (83). Pacific finished fifth with 80 points, followed by St. Clair (79), New Haven (40) and Hermann (35.5).

“We are extremely proud of how the boys competed,” Coach Kelley said. “When we started the season, we knew we had a lot of hard work ahead of us. The boys have been working diligently to be the best they can be. We did everything we could to capture the title. Hats off to Owensville. They performed very well and did what they needed to hold us off.”

Kelley said a total team effort was key to the team’s impressive showing against the conference’s best.

“We had many great performances,” Kelley said. “Our big scorers were Logan Bellamy, Ryan Schumaker, Deric Purnell, and Casey Peth. Dylan Fitzgerald had a tough day and contributed big points towards the team. We want to carry the momentum we have into districts.”

New Haven’s Seth Schenck was named the conference male outstanding performer for the meet.

Owensville Head Coach Matt Candrl was named the FRC boys coach of the year.

Boys

• 100-meter dash — Pacific’s Jeffrey Hinkle crossed the line first with a time of 11.35. Union’s Purnell was second and Sullivan’s Matt McGowan took third .

• 200-meter dash — Addison Conway of St. James won in 23.32 with Bellamy second and Hinkle third.

• 400-meter dash — Union’s Bellamy took the gold here, finishing in 52.01. Schumaker was second and Pacific’s Robert Hamilton finished third.

• 800-meter run — Schenck was the winner in 1:59.9. Sullivan’s Chris Erxleben was second and Fitzgerald of Union finished third.

• 1,600-meter run — New Haven’s Schenck crossed the line first in 4:31. Erxleben finished second and Hermann’s Grant Uthlaut was third.

• 3,200-meter run — Uthlaut won in 10:44 with Owensville’s Carter Brocato and Blaine McKinney taking the next two spots.

• 110-meter high hurdles — Owensville’s Devon Dowler took first with a time of 16.15. Owensville’s Ben Angell was second, just nudging out Pacific’s Andrew Jablonski.

• 300-meter intermediate hurdles — Dowler won this race, too, finishing in 41.71. Sullivan’s Zack Robertson took second and Richard Byfield of St. James was third.

• 400-meter relay — The St. James team of Nathan Campbell, Addison Conway, Cody Birkner and Jamal Hawkins-Scoiners won in 44.92. St. Clair was second and Owensville placed third.

• 800-meter relay — St. Clair’s team of Josh Bozada, Spencer Crumbaugh, Terrance Stahlman and Jagger Thompson crossed the line first in 1:33. St. James was second and Sullivan took third.

• 1,600-meter relay — St. James won here, finishing in 3:34. Jake Money, Byfield, Birkner and Addison Conway ran for the Tigers. Sullivan was second and Union took third.

• 3,200-meter relay — The team of Erxleben, Randy Swaller, Brad Jones and Mark Johnson led Sullivan to first-place with a time of 8:28. New Haven was second and Union took third.

• Shot put — Owensville’s Logan Shoemaker was the champ with a toss of 46-3.5. Union’s Peth and Sullivan’s Cody Golde finished second and third.

• Discus — Union’s Joe Lasky earned the gold with a toss of 134-02, and his teammate Peth was second. Elijah Mure of Hermann was third. “Lasky is now a First Team All-Conference athlete in three sports this season,” Kelley noted.

• High jump — Keith Wehmeyer of Owensville cleared 6-2 to take first. Pacific’s duo of Ryan Lause and Tyler Warren finished second and third

• Long jump — Stahlman of St. Clair was the champ at 21-3. Owensville’s Devon Ridenhour was second and Crumbaugh took third.

• Triple jump — Owensville’s Andrew Garner was the champion at 41-7. Union’s Schumaker was second and Money ended third. “Schumaker came up huge in the 400 and the triple jump,” Kelley said.

• Pole vault — Pacific’s Phillip Klenke won, clearing 13 feet. Eric Dahl of Owensville was second and St. Clair’s Paul Armisted placed third.


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