Central's Kinder wins MVP in City of Roses swim meet

Sunday, January 21, 2007
St. Vincent junior Maria Esswein competed in the 100-yard butterfly Saturday during the City of Roses Invitational at Central Municipal Pool. (Kit Doyle)

Hannah Kinder added to her collection of MVP awards from the City of Roses Invitational.

After sharing the award the past two years, she captured the Jeannette Miles Memorial MVP Award outright Saturday after winning two events with two meet records.

Kinder won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1 minutes, 54.29 seconds -- beating the meet record by more than a second -- and captured the 500 free in 5:08.82. The meet records in those events was set last year by Deanna Sorenson of Glendale.

Kinder, bound for Texas A&M, now owns City of Roses records in four events. She set marks in the 50 free and 100 free last year.

"It was so much fun to see the progress Hannah has made since she was a freshman," Central coach Dayna Powell said. "Coaches don't often get to coach an athlete like that. It's fun for the coaches, and it's fun for the other swimmers to see her swim. She definitely stood alone in the field."

Central's Zack Wilson, right, tried to slip out the hold by Poplar Bluff's Zach Fears on Friday night in a first-round match in the 145-pound weight division at the SEMO Conference meet in Ste. Genevieve. (Michael Boyd Jr. ~ Ste. Genevieve Herald)

Kinder led the Tigers to a seventh-place finish in the event-record 16-team field.

Glendale was first with 362 points, Parkway Central second with 261 and Mary Institute/Country Day School third with 253. Central scored 148.

Notre Dame was 10th with 112. St. Vincent scored 15 points and placed 15th.

Central had two relays finish in the top eight.

The eighth-place 200 medley relay unit of Mary Catherine Ford, Jessie Baker, Kinder and Annie Wolpers posted a time of 2:03.75 seconds, more than a second better than the foursome's best time and less than a second off the state cut.

Central freshman Susan Beth Scott was seventh in the 500 free and was 11th in the 200 free, closing to within two seconds of a state cut there.

"We also had some great swims from Annie, Jessie and Mary Catherine today," Powell said. "Our divers have picked up some difficult dives. Today, I saw some things I wanted to see in the team. We just haven't had a lot of meets like we normally do by this point, so we're just starting to come along as a team."

Girls swimming has made the switch from a spring to winter sport this school year, which has resulted in some weather-related cancellations.

Leading Notre Dame was sophomore Brittany Menz, who placed fourth in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle. Lauren Castleman was third in the 100 free. The times for all three finishes were state-qualifying marks.

Powell said the bubble at Central Municipal Pool was filled with a standing-room crowd.

"It was crazy," she said. "We had a great meet. Our parents did a great job getting everything organized."

Results

Team scores -- Springfield Glendale 362, Parkway Central 261, MICDS 253, Webster Groves 248, Eureka 209, Columbia Rock Bridge 173, Central 148, Lindbergh 140, Columbia Hickman 116, Notre Dame 112, Springfield Central 91, Lutheran South 91, Ladue 80, Poplar Bluff 20, St. Vincent 15, University City 4.

Area individuals (top 20)

200 medley -- 8, Central (Mary Catherine Ford, Jessie Baker, Hannah Kinder, Annie Wolpers), 2:03.75; 10, Notre Dame, 2:04.99; 15, St. Vincent, 2:31.61.

200 free -- 1, Hannah Kinder (C), 1:54.29; 11, Susan Beth Scott (C), 2:08.22; 13, Lauren Castleman (ND), 2:11.44.

200 IM -- 14, Ford (C), 2:32.19.

50 free -- 4, Brittany Menz (ND), 26.12; 13, Wolpers (C), 27.13.

1-meter diving -- 12, Emily Huber (ND), 258.55; 13, Tara Volkerding (C), 231.55.

100 butterfly -- 16, Maria Esswein (SV), 1:10.97.

100 free -- 3, Lauren Castleman (ND), 56.81; 4, Menz (ND), 56.88; 10, Ashley Nenninger (ND), 59.70.

500 free -- 1, Kinder (C), 5:08.82; 7, Scott (C), 5:32.80; 12, Baker (C), 5:50.01.

200 free relay -- 5, ND, 1:48.92.

100 back -- 10, Ford (C), 1:09.45; 16, Wolpers (C), 1:11.27.

100 breast -- 13, Baker (C), 1:17.91; 17, Audrey Glover (ND), 1:19.75.

400 free relay -- 5, Central (Kinder, Scott, Wolpers, Ford), 3:58.89; 13, ND; 15, SV.

Girls BasketballNotre Dame ShootoutEureka 52, Central 37

Central was outscored 31-16 in the second half resulting in a loss to Eureka at the Notre Dame Shootout.

Courtney Schuessler led the Tiger (5-9) with 12 points.

Eureka8131318--52
Central101197--37

EUREKA (52) -- Haar 2, Share 13, Newton 6, Donaldson 6, Haller 1, Woodland 24. FG 17, FT 12-16, F 8 (3-pointers: Donaldson 2. Fouled out: none)

CENTRAL (37) -- Christina Sexton 9, Kristin Shirrel 7, Courtney Schuessler 12, Taylor Kirn 4, Sarah Uptmor 3, Wendi Zickfield 2. FG 12, FT 5-9, F 15 (3-pointers: Sexton 1, Shirrel 1, Uptmor 1. Fouled out: Zickfield)

Incarnate Word 65,Notre Dame 44

Notre Dame was beaten by the 14th-ranked team in the nation according to USA Today.

Incarnate Word of north St. Louis County pulled away in the second half in a game at the Notre Dame Shootout.

Meridith Medlin led the Bulldogs (9-6) with 18 points, while Kristain Burger netted 10.

Incarnate Word16151321--65
Notre Dame1110518--44

INCARNATE WORD (65) -- Barret 23, Person 10, Davis 9, Hendrickson 8, Gravin 6, Croll 5, Ketterer 4. FG 21, FT 14-20, F 17 (3-pointers: Barret 2, Croll 1. Fouled out: none)

NOTRE DAME (44) -- Meridith Medlin 18, Kristain Burger 10, Alex Fowler 7, Claudia Brauss 4, Paris Burger 3, Amanda Pleimann 2. FG 10, FT 15-19, F 16 (3-pointers: P. Burger 1, Fowler 1, Medlin 1. Fouled out: none)

Jackson 70, St. Charles 52

Jackson made 16 3-point shots en route to a win over St. Charles in the finale at the Notre Dame Shootout.

Lindsay Poole led the Indians (10-3) with 23 points, including seven 3-pointers. Kelci Keith netted 22 points behind five 3-pointers, and Andrea Barnes added 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

St. Charles1216159--52
Jackson15142021--70

ST. CHARLES (52) -- Eufinger 3, Gillete 2, Schulfehendrich 27, Bekebrede 10, Fenemore 10. FG 14, FT 3-3, F 13 (3-pointers: Schulfehendrich 5, Bekebrede 1, Eufinger 1. Fouled out: none)

JACKSON (70) -- Andrea Barnes 14, Cody Goodpasture 4, Lindsay Poole 23, Ashley Charboneau 2, Kelci Keith 22, Jenni Tenholder 2, Amanda Peiffer 3. FG 7, FT 8-11, F 10 (3-pointers: Poole 7, Keith 5, Barnes 4. Fouled out: none)

BOYS BASKETBALLJackson 54,Jefferson City 48

Jake Leet scored 22 points to lead Jackson to a home victory over Jefferson City.

Spencer Goodman added 17 points for the Indians.

WrestlingSEMO Conferencetournament

Host Ste. Genevieve outpointed defending champion Jackson 369-357 to capture the conference tournament.

Central finished seventh in the 12-team field.

Neither local team had an individual champion.

For Jackson, 145-pounder Jamie Schumacher and 152-pounder Will Perry joined 215-pounder Blake Peiffer and heavyweight Ben Wood with runner-up finishes.

Central was led by Tyler Yeargain, a second-place finisher at 130.

Results

Team scores -- St. Genevieve 369, Jackson 357, Farmington 351 1/2, North County 301 1/2, Poplar Bluff 277, Windsor 244, Central 186, Dexter 139 1/2, Sikeston 118 1/2, New Madrid 101, Park Hills 91, Herculaneum 70 1/2.

Local individuals

Jackson

103 -- Dustin Martin, third.

112 -- Clay Rouse, third

119 -- Doug Froemsdorf, third

125 -- Luke Rayburn, third

130 -- Kyle Brown, third

135 -- Brian Sladek, third

140 -- Adam Kirchdoefer, seventh

145 -- Jamie Schumacher, second

152 -- Will Perry, second

160 -- Ethan Revelle, seventh

171 -- Justin Darnell, sixth

189 -- DeMarcus Huddleston, third

215 -- Blake Peiffer, second

Heavyweight -- Ben Wood, second

Central

130 -- Tyler Yeargain, second

140 -- Raymond Woldtvedt, fourth

152 -- Garrett New, third

-- From staff reports

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