Track & Field


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.

Team News & Announcements

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.

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SLUH Places All-State in 5 Events

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.

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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.

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A School Record and an Individual State Champion

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.

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SLUH Qualifies to State in 6 Events

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

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Track & Field All-State in 2 Events!

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.

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Next Two Scheduled Meets

Opponent Date Time Location Result Score
Kirkwood High School
Jefferson City High School

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