Women’s team places second behind Owensville, Middle School wins big
The Hermann Bearcat cross-country team continues to be a force within the conference, with the men’s team winning last week’s Four Rivers Conference Championship and the women’s team placing second, behind Owensville. The event was held in the James Foundation’s Maramec Spring Park, with eight teams competing.
Cross-country Head Coach Josh Morris said, “Our varsity boys won Hermann's first ever conference title in cross-country in decisive fashion, placing our five scoring runners in the top 17.
The conference races saw three school records broken and a fourth nearly go down. Morgan Miller nearly took down Ashley Mcleod's school record,19:31, missing it by one second.
Dalton Gleeson took back the school record set previously this year from teammate Carter Hemeyer, by running 16:18.
Trigg Lindahl and Amelia Uthlaut both broke their own school records in the two-mile race finishing in 11:51 and 12:19, respectively.
Boy’s varsity 5,000 meters
Hermann placed first with 38 points, followed by Owensville with 81 points, Pacific with 82, New Haven with 97 and Union with 103.
With 53 runners competing, Hermann placed three runners in the top five. All Conference honors went to Dalton Gleeson, a junior, who won the race with a time of 16:18.43, followed by teammate Carter Hemeyer, placing second with a time of 16:29.80. Jake Weber placed fifth with a time of 17:02.46.
Other Bearcat finishers:
Braydon Brown crossed the finish line with a time of 17:26.28
Peter Giles, 18:00.36
Josh Hagedorn, 18:01.75
Michael Giles, 18.23.62
Boy’s junior varsity 5,000 meters
Hermann placed first in the junior varsity 5,000 meter race with 36 points, followed by St. Clair with 53 points, Owensville, 62 points and St. James 71 points. In a field of 37 runners, Kaleb Means placed third with a time of 19:05.93 and Tavis Harris placed fifth with a time of 19:12.34.
Other Bearcat finishers:
Zach Meyer, 19:33.64
Morgan Engemann, 19:34.18
Woody Heldt, 19:46.55
Ben Berkemeyer, 20:41.40
Kyle Buesking, 20:42.88
Christian Means, 21:30.93
Dalton Rehmert, 22:20.81
Boy’s Middle School Two-mile Race
Hermann’s Middle School boy’s team placed first in the two-mile race, accumulating 51 points, followed by Owensville with 53 points and Union with 53 points. St. Clair, Pacific, New Haven and Sullivan followed in place, respectively. Luke Shields from St. James won the race with a time of 11:43.48.
Hermann’s Trigg Lindahl placed second with a time of 11:51.12. Teammates Ayden Elder placed eighth with a time of 12:21.43 and Jackson Poehlman placed ninth with a time of 12:22.06.
Other teammate times:
Charlie Schutt, 12:24.77
Aiden Heaney, 14:13.51
John Borzillo, 14:21.11
Max Miller, 15:21.82
Sebastian Means, 16:44.95
Girl’s varsity 5,000 meters
Owensville won the Four Rivers Conference Championship (41 points), but Hermann placed second with 72 points, followed by Pacific (81), Union (97), St. Clair (115), New Haven (118) and Sullivan (132). Hermann had three runners in the top 10 out of a field of 53 runners.
Winning the race was Ella Coppinger, from Union, with a time of 19:27.49. Placing second was Owensville’s Sophia Ashner with a time of 19:30.54.
Hermann sophomore Morgan Miller placed third with a time of 19:32.42. Teammates Katy Menke placed ninth (20:35.23) and Clara Scheible placed tenth (20:35.40).
Other teammates times:
Heidi Hingst, 21:47.52
Lori Anderson, 23:07.19
Ava Engemann, 24:14.87
Kaylyn Powers, 24:50.38
Girl’s junior varsity 5,000 meters
Only two teams had enough points to place in this race of 26 runners. Owensville won with 24 points, followed by St. Clair with 31. The race winner was Kiera Finn, of Owensville, with a time of 22:44.81. Hermann freshmen Gracie Scott and Destiny Aston ran times of 28:45.77 and 29.15.24, respectively.
Girls’s Middle School Two-mile Race
New Haven won first place with 70 points, followed by Sullivan and Union. Hermann placed sixth with 97 points.
Hermann eighth-grader Amelia Uthlaut placed second in a field of 59 runners with a time of 12:19.11
Other teammates times:
Anna Wright, 14.27.75
Jess Reid, 14:35.37
Allison Boedges, 16:16.48
Addison Schweich, 16:28.21
Hattie Gale, 17:00.83
Lila Uthlaut, 17:33.46
Kara Krimmel, 18:07.28
McKenna Fields, 24:58.15
Previously, the Hermann cross country team ran in the Owensville Invitational on Oct. 15, with the boy’s varsity team taking second and the girl’s third. Dalton Gleeson won the varsity 5,000 meter race with a time of 17:07.05 and teammate Carter Hemeyer taking third with a time of 17:31.45.
In the girl’s 5,000 meter race, senior Sophia Ashner of Owensville won with a time of 20:34.62. Hermann’s leading runner, Morgan Miller, came in tenth place with a time of 21:28.01. Clara Scheible came in 13th with a time of 21:50.23.