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High school sectional track roundup: Notre Dame's Menz wins discus title with school-record throw

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Central's Jacob Campbell, center, runs the 110-meter hurdles between Northwest's Travis Gonzales, left, and Chris Caldwell of Lafayette during the Class 4 Sectional 1 meet Saturday in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
(BRIAN ROSENER ~ Daily American Republic)
Notre Dame's Jessica Menz broke the school discus record to lead the Bulldogs at Saturday's Class 3 Sectional 1 track and field meet in Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

Menz won the event with a distance of 128 feet, 2 inches.

The top four finishers in each event advance to the state meet Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City, Mo.

Menz also qualified in the shot put by placing fourth. Teammate Myriah Berard was first.

Elizabeth Kiblinger was also a double individual qualifier for Notre Dame's girls, in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Jackson's Paden Wachter throws the shot put during Saturday's Class 4 Sectional 1 meet in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Notre Dame's Seth Sievers qualified in two individual events on the boys side, the shot put and discus.

Duncan Ross was the Bulldogs' lone sectional champion. He captured the title in the pole vault.

Perryville's Terry Davis qualified by taking second in the 200. Teammate Jacob Lawrence was third in the triple jump.

Notre Dame's girls were second among 27 teams with 48 points, trailing only Affton (71).

Notre Dame's boys placed fifth among 22 squads with 53 points. Festus won with 103.

Central's Alex Bess-Rhodes competes in the pole vault during Saturday's Class 4 Sectional 1 meet in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
(BRIAN ROSENER ~ Daily American Republic)
Class 3 Sectional 1

Local state qualifiers


Pole vault -- 1. Duncan Ross (Notre Dame) 14-0

Triple jump -- 3. Jacob Lawrence (Perryville) 41-3 1/2

Discus -- 2. Seth Sievers (Notre Dame) 153-2

Shot put -- 2. Seth Sievers (Notre Dame) 48-10

400 -- 4. Jordan Barber (Notre Dame) 50.61

200 -- 2. Terry Davis (Perryville) 22.87; 4. Brady Vetter (Notre Dame) 23.18

1,600 relay -- 4. Notre Dame (Jordan Barber, Christian Westrich, Brady Vetter, Duncan Ross) 3:28.57


Discus -- 1. Jessica Menz (Notre Dame) 128-2

Shot put -- 1. Myriah Berard (Notre Dame) 40-3 3/4; 4. Jessica Menz (Notre Dame) 38-7 1/2

1,600 -- 4. Elizabeth Kiblinger (Notre Dame) 5:25.00

3,200 -- 2. Elizabeth Kiblinger (Notre Dame) 11:43.95

Class 4 Sectional 1

Area athletes claimed three sectional titles during Saturday's competition in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Central's Chleo LeGrand won the pole vault, and Jackson's Paden Wachter won the discus on the girls side. Wachter also qualified by placing fourth in the shot put.

Jackson's Dillon Rush was first in the boys pole vault, while Jackson's Brannon Wright was a double individual qualifier, placing second in the 200 and 400.

Jackson's boys were third among 19 teams with 57 points, behind only Eureka (70) and Lafayette (61).

Class 4 Sectional 1

Local state qualifiers


Pole vault -- 1. Dillon Rush (Jackson) 14-3; 2. Alex Bess-Rhodes (Central) 13-6; 3. Chris Reed (Jackson) 13-6

Triple jump -- 2. Chris Martin (Central) 45-2 1/2

Discus -- 3. Clay Darnell (Jackson) 148-7

110 hurdles -- 2. Jacob Campbell (Central) 14.82

400 -- 2. Brannon Wright (Jackson) 49.67; 4. Logwn Wren (Jackson) 50.38

200 -- 2. Brannon Wright (Jackson) 22.55

1,600 relay -- 3. Jackson (Dillon Blaylock, Ray Hecht, Ty Crowden, Calvin Lysell) 3:23.64


Pole vault -- 1. Chleo LeGrand (Central) 10-3

Discus -- 1. Paden Wachter (Jackson) 123-1; 3. Brooke Whitledge (Jackson) 117-6

Shot put -- 4. Paden Wachter (Jackson) 38-3

-- From staff reports

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