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Waterloo dominates Bi-County Track Meet

By on April 29, 2016 at 11:22 am
Waterloo's Greysan Moehrs has designs on advancing to state again this season in hurdles. (submitted photo)

Waterloo’s Greysan Moehrs has designs on advancing to state again this season in hurdles. (submitted photo)

The Waterloo High School track and field program is putting together a fantastic spring with the postseason looming in a couple of weeks.

On Wednesday, the Waterloo boys and girls track squads won the Bi-County Track Meet held at WHS. The meet was postponed on Tuesday due to storms. The boys team won four relays and had seven individual first place finishes to finish with 255 points. The girls team had three first place finishes and won three relays for a point total of 201, good for a 65-point win over Sparta.

“We had a great night with a lot of personal bests,” WHS track coach Larry Huffman said.

The boys team was led by Greysan Moehrs, who qualified for state last season in hurdles. He won both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles events on Wednesday and was on the winning 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.

The girls team was led by Jenna Bivens (first place in 200 meters), Genna Bourgeois (first in high jump) and Mikayla Duncan (first in discus).

So far, the WHS track program has broken seven school records this spring.

Other notable performances from Wednesday’s meet include the boys high jump, which was won by Columbia’s Ethan Snow at 6 feet, 4 inches. Red Bud’s Keri Burmester edged Waterloo’s Jenna Schwartz to win the 1,600 meter run. Both were state qualifiers in cross country. Columbia’s Nate Gion placed second in the shot put with a throw of 45 feet, 11 inches.

Read a more detailed recap of Wednesday’s meet, and the spring track season overall, in the May 4 print edition of the Republic-Times newspaper.

Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.