Teutopolis Wins Sectional; Several Area Runners Headed to State

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Published on October 14 2013 10:17 am
Last Updated on October 15 2013 9:24 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Teutopolis won the Class 1A junior high cross country sectional hosted by Christ the King in Springfield on Saturday.

Teutopolis won with 39 points while second-place Christ the King had 70 points and third-place Liberty had 72.  All three squads will advance to the state meet set for Saturday, the 19th in Normal.

St. Anthony/Sacred Heart finished fourth with 75 points.  Also: Athens--98, Springfield Little Flower--115, and Franklin--161.  Runners from Springfield Christian, Bunker Hill Wolf Ridge and Carrollton all competed, but did not have complete teams.

Teutopolis 7th grader Jarrett Hardiek was the winner of the Sectional in a time of 11:14.  Also in the Top 10 for Teutopolis: Jacob Schmidt 6th (11:51) and Ian Copple 9th (12:07).

(JARRETT HARDIEK)

St. Anthony/Sacred Heart 8th grader Clayton Helmink finished fifth in 11:42.

In the 1A Sectional at Champaign St. Thomas More, Champaign St. Matthew finished first, Rossville-Alvin second and Urbana University third.  Cumberland competed there.

In the 2A Sectional at Shelbyville's Forest Park, Robinson Nuttall finished first, Rochester second, and Mt. Zion and Williamsville tied for third.  Jasper County competed there.

Here's a list of area qualifiers for the State Meet Saturday, October 19 at maxwell Park in Normal. The girls race is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with the boys race at 10:15 a.m.:

BOYS--

From Teutopolis: eighth graders Evan Blievernicht, Dylan Buenker, Ian Copple, Jason Kowalski, Adam Kremer, Alex Probst and Jacob Schmidt, and seventh graders Jarrett Hardiek and Kyele Mossman

From St. Anthony/Sacred Heart: eighth grader Clayton Helmink and seventh grader Dylan Guy

From Cumberland: seventh grader Kort McClellan and sixth grader Blake Sutherland

From Jasper County: eighth grader Ben Carr

GIRLS--

From St. Anthony/Sacred Heart: 7th grader Ava Wegman

From Cumberland: eighth grader Morgan Gerhardt