The track and field season begins on March 1 at 3:45 at the track. If you are interested in joining the team and haven't contacted Coach Porter, please send him an email at email@example.com.
Track & Field
"DEFEND THE TRADITION"
Track and Field at SLUH is an extension of our school community. Our team aims to embody its highest ideals and values. Track & Field at SLUH is about more than winning. It is a part of our spiritual life, a way to honor God, a part of the way in which we are striving to become better human beings. We recognize that it is a gift to be able to compete and share the experience of athletic competition and training with a team. We approach everything we do in a spirit of gratitude to God who gave us our gifts, to our parents and families, to our teammates, to our coaches, and to past athletes in the SLUH Track & Field program.
It is with much sadness that we pass along MSHSAA's message that they are cancelling the spring sport season in light of Governor Parson's announcement. MSHSAA's full announcement can be found here. Although sad, the coaches are thankful that the state has recognized the severity of this pandemic and if we lose a season so that lives can be saved, we must be thankful for that. We are very thankful for the time that you put into workouts as that work is humbling for us as coaches to see. We believe that one's true character is revealed under the toughest circumstances. I am proud of the young men we have in this program.
he 4x800 relay of Patrick Hetlage, Lucas Rackers, Charlie Perry, and Lazarus Williams finished 2nd in a school record time of 7:45.70. Additionally, Lazarus Williams won the 800 meter run in a Class 5 record of 1:53.29. Other results include Lucas Rackers 5th in the 1600 (All-State), Patrick Hetlage 9th in the 1600, Lucas Rackers 4th in the 3200 (All-State), Charlie Perry 13th in the 400, and Christian Wallace-Hughes 13th in the triple jump. Overall, the team finished 11th overall with 27 points. Full results can be found here.
The track and field team qualified to state in 6 events after qualifying to Sectionals in 8 events. The highlight of the day was the new school record in the triple jump by Christian Wallace-Hughes. His jump of 45-6.5 bettered the old school record of 45-3 from 1977. Full results from the day can be found here.
Here is a full list of state qualifiers.
Triple Jump - Christian Wallace-Hughes
4x800 - Hetlage, Rackers, Perry, Williams
1600 - Patrick Hetlage and Lucas Rackers
400 - Charlie Perry
800 - Lazarus Williams
3200 - Lucas Rackers
The track and field team has qualified to Sectionals in 8 events: the triple jump, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 320 and the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays. Full results from the meet can be found here.
The first day of practice for SLUH Track & Field will be Monday, February 25, 2019. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Coach Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org
The team finished the season with 2 all state performances in the 4x800 meter relay and the 800 meter run. Both events finished in 3rd place. The 4x800 meter relay of Patrick Hetlage, Paul Burka, Charlie Perry, and Lazarus Williams ran a time of 7:51.40, the second fastest time in school history. Lazarus Williams also ran the 800 in a time of 1:55.60. Full state meet results for Class 5 boys can be found here.
SLUH qualifies to the state championships in four events, the 4x800 meter relay, 800, javelin, and high jump. Full results from the sectional meet can be found here.
Varsity scored 151 points and JV scored 145 points to distance themselves from their conference rivals. This is the seventh consecutive varsity track and field title for the program. Full results can be found here.
SLUH takes 2nd in the Jim Farrell Relays to a strong Northwest team. This was a great meet for younger athletes to get varsity experience or try a different event. Results can be found here.
Seven SLUH athletes were selected to compete at the Kansas Relays, hosted by the University of Kansas. Medalists included Daniel McMurran in the high jump and the 4x800 meter relay of Patrick Hetlage, Paul Burka, Charlie Perry, and Lazarus Williams. Results of SLUH events can be found here.
The track & field program competed in two lower level meets on Tuesday, the Webster JV Invitational and the Kirkwood C Invitational. With nicer weather, both meets led to several PRs. Results for the Kirkwood C Invitational can be found here. When final results are available for the Webster JV Invitational, they will be found here.
After not being able to compete at Blue Springs, the team was fortunate to add the Corey Seibert Invitational to our schedule. This meet had 42 teams from around the area and lasted over 10 hours. We were able to battle the cold and wet conditions to finish 4th overall in this competitive meet. Results can be found here.
SLUH welcomed MCC foes CBC, DeSmet, and Vianney as well as Marquette and Rockwood Summit for a JV/C invitational. Meet results can be found here.
A second group of varsity athletes competed at the Dan Sebben Invitational, which was hosted by Webster Groves High School. This meet was highlighted by strong winds and wet fields, but we were able to battle and gain great experience for later in the season. Results of the meet can be found here.
The varsity finished as co-champions of the Lindbergh Boys Flyer Classic, scoring 117 points and sharing the top honors with Lafayette. Last week at Festus, Lafayette defeated SLUH by 43 points. This was a great finish for the team. The JV team finished 5th in their division scoring 67 points. Results can be found here.
The varsity track and field team competed for the first time this season at Festus High School. Braving the cold, windy, and wet conditions, several athletes had a PR (personal record). Results can be found here.
The track and field program competed against MCC rivals CBC, DeSmet, and Vianney in the first meet of the season. The was a JV and Freshmen meet. Results can be found here.
The 4x800 meter relay of Roman Lipinski, Patrick Hetlage, Paul Burka, and Lazarus Williams finished 3rd at the state meet earning All-State honors. Roman Lipinski also earned All-State in the 800 meter run. Full results can be found here.
The team competed in the District Championships on Saturday, May 13 at Parkway South. SLUH qualified to Sectionals in 11 of the 19 events. Results can be found here. The team is next in action on Saturday, May 20 at Marquette for Sectionals.
The Varsity and Junior Varsity teams both won the MCC Championships on Thursday, May 4. This is the 5th consecutive varsity title and 11th in the past 12 years. Results for both divisions can be found here.
Day 2 of the Kansas Relays included three 2nd place finishes. Jayson Ashford finished 2nd in the 100 meter dash. The 4x800 of Lipinski, Hetlage, Burka, and Williams and the 4x400 of Lipinkski, Jaleel Ashford, Williams, and Jayson Ashford both finished 2nd as well. Results
The Distance Medley Relay school record was broken on day 1 of the Kansas Relays. Sophomores Patrick Hetlage and Charlie Perry, freshman Lazarus Williams, and junior Paul Burka ran 10:46.62, taking 6 seconds off of the school record. In addition, senior Jayson Ashford qualified to the finals of the 100 and the 4x400 meter relay of Roman Lipinski, Jaleel Ashford, Lazarus Williams, and Jayson Ashford qualified to the finals.
The track and field program took 2nd place at the prestigious Dale Collier Invitational. Results to the meet can be found here.