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High school roundup: Scott City's Essner advances to sectional in three events

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scott City's Stephanie Essner was a double individual winner to highlight local entries in Saturday's Class 2 District 1 track and field meet at Southeast Missouri State's Abe Stuber Complex.

Essner captured the 200 meters and 400 meters. The junior is the defending Class 2 state champion in the 400 and was second in the 200.

Essner also qualified for next Saturday's sectional meet in St. Louis in the 100 by placing third. The top four finishers in each event from the district move on.

Saxony Lutheran sophomore Cassie Simpher also qualified for sectionals in three individual events. She was second in the 400, third in the 200 and third in the 800. In addition, she ran on the Crusaders' 1,600 relay team that placed second.

Simpher was second in the 400, third in the 100 and fourth in the 200 at the Class 1 state meet last year.

The only local first-place finisher on the boys side was Saxony Lutheran's 3,200 relay team of Joe Buerck, Andrew Etzold, Rhett Oberman and Ross Gage.

Gage also qualified for sectionals in the 800 (third), 1,600 (third) and 1,600 relay (third). The senior won the 1,600 and was second in the 800 at the Class 1 state meet last year.

Class 2, District 1 results

Girls (15 teams)

1. Crystal City 123; 4. Saxony Lutheran 54; 7. Scott City 43; 12. Kelly 18

Local sectional qualifiers

100 -- 3. Stephanie Essner (SC), 12.72

200 -- 1. Essner (SC), 26.31; 3. Cassie Simpher (SL), 27.47

400 -- 1. Essner (SC), 58.79; 2. Simpher (SL), 61.39

800 -- 3. Simpher (SL), 2:29.04

1,600 -- 3. Libby Miles (SC), 5:37.28; 4. Melanie Lacey (SC), 5:40.98

3,200 -- 3. Tara Johnson (K), 12:48.85; 4. Miles (SC), 12:56.68

100 hurdles -- 4. Nichole Hemmann (SL), 18.65

300 hurdles -- 3. Hemmann (SL), 55.14

1,600 relay -- 2. SL, 4:25.33 (Abby Hartmann, Lucy Gage, Claire Skelton, Simpher)

3,200 relay -- 4. SL, 10:55.62 (Gage, Kristen Dippold, Hartmann, Tori Winter)

Pole vault -- 4. Lana Whitworth (K), 7-0

Boys (16 teams)

1. Maplewood-Richmond Heights 134.5; 7. Saxony Lutheran 46; 9. Scott City 24; 12. Kelly 7

Local sectional qualifiers

800 -- 3. Ross Gage (SL), 2:00.18

1,600 -- 3. Gage (SL), 4:39.03

3,200 -- 4. Cody Kern (K), 10:27.77

800 relay -- 3. SL, 1:35.96 (Mark Buerck, Shawn Hadler, Andrew Etzold, Trevor Mabuce)

1,600 relay -- 3. SL, 3:31.70 (Mabuce, M. Buerck, Etzold, Gage)

3,200 relay -- 1. SL, 8:17.78 (Joe Buerck, Etzold, Rhett Oberman, Gage)

Shot put -- 3. Alex Eichhorn (SC), 43-9

Class 1 District 1

Chaffee's boys placed second and the girls were third at the district meet in Fulton.

The top four finishers in each event qualified for next Saturday's sectional in Centralia.

Trenton Horman was a double individual winner for Chaffee's boys, capturing the high jump and 110 hurdles.

The Red Devils' 800 relay team tied a school record.

On the girls side for Chaffee, Amber Kirk won the shut put and discus.

Chaffee sectional qualifiers

Boys

High jump -- 1. Trenton Horman, 6-0; 2. Collin Dannenmueller, 6-0

Long jump -- 2. Horman, 19-9

Triple jump -- 4. Zach Dannenmueller, 34-8 1/2

Shot put -- 3. Andy Cannon, 39-7

3,200 relay -- 2. 9:16 (Nathan Cicardi, Jason Cicardi, Jordan Yahn, Marcos Alves)

110 hurdles -- 1. Horman, 16.53

100 -- 3. Steven Hendrix, 11.92

800 relay --1. 1:35 (C. Dannenmueller, Hendrix, Hunter Thomason, J.C. Reeves)

1,600 -- 3. N. Cicardi, 5:11

400 relay -- 3. 46.95 (Reeves, Thomason, Hendrix, Z. Dannenmueller)

400 -- 1. C. Dannenmueller, 51.4

800 -- 2. Yahn, 2:10; 4. N. Cicardi, 2:15

200 -- 3. Hendrix, 23.38

1,600 relay -- 1. 3:47 (C. Dannemueller. Z. Dannemueller, Horman, Yahn)

Girls

High jump -- 4. Cassie Hindman, 4-6

Long jump -- 1. Sarah Sigman, 15-9

Triple jump -- 3. Sigman, 28-8

Shot put -- 1. Amber Kirk, 32-0

Discus -- 1. Kirk, 91-0

3,200 relay -- 3. 11:08 (Hindman, Sigman, Sierra Miller, Taylor Kirchdoerfer)

100 hurdles -- 4. Hindman, 18.21

800 -- 4. Kirchdoerfer, 2:42

1,600 relay -- 2. 4:35 (Hindman, Sigman, Sierra Miller, Kirchdoerfer)

-- From staff reports


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