Track & Field
"DEFEND THE TRADITION"
Track and Field at St. Louis U. High 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.
SLUH captured the sectional title scoring 113 points and qualified to the state meet in 10 events. Here are the state qualifiers:
4x800 Relay, 110 Hurdles (Conner Greninger), 100m (Ryan Wingo) 4x200 Relay, 4x100 Relay, 300 Hurdles (Keshon Parker), 200m (Ryan Wingo), 3200m (Grant Brawley), High Jump (Eric Piening), and Triple Jump (Andrew Harris and Eric Piening).
Full results can be found here.
For the 10th straight season, the varsity track team took home the Metro Catholic Conference title scoring 158 points. The JV completed the sweep for the 7th consecutive season.
Full results of the meet can be found here.
It was a cold and windy day at Festus as the team battled a tough headwind down the homestretch throughout the day. Although it is very early in the season, several athletes had top 10 marks across the state. Ryan Wingo (200), Jacobi Oliphant (110 Hurdles), Eric Piening (High Jump), 4x200 (Brooks, Oliphant, Meehan, Wingo), and 4x400 (Oliphant, Parker, Seal, and Wingo).
Full results can be found here.
Congratulations to all of our state qualifiers. We qualified to the state meet in 10 events and we were able to score points in 5 of those events. Congratulations to these all-state athletes. Their efforts scored 28 points for 11th place overall.
100 - Ryan Wingo - 11.00 (6th place)
200 - Ryan Wingo - 21.94 (3rd place)
800 - Baker Pashea - 1:55.36 (2nd place)
4x100 - Chris Brooks, Sean Chaffee, Aidan Byrne, Ryan Wingo - 43.12 (4th place)
High Jump - Eric Piening - 1.96m (3rd place)
Full Results from the meet can be found here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.