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WHS boys win first MVC track title

By on May 18, 2016 at 2:33 pm
Pictured is the Waterloo High School boys track team coached by Larry Huffman, which won the Mississippi Valley Conference meet for the first time in school history.

Pictured is the Waterloo High School boys track team coached by Larry Huffman, which won the Mississippi Valley Conference meet for the first time in school history.

For the first time in school history, the Waterloo High School boys track team claimed the Mississippi Valley Conference title during a meet last Wednesday at Bethalto.

The Bulldogs won by 23 points over second place Mascoutah.

State hopeful Greysan Moehrs played a key role with his victories in the 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles. His 110-meter time was 15.01 seconds. His 300-meter time was 40.86 seconds. He also placed second in the 200 meter run.

Noah Hays took first in the 400 meter run with a new school record time of 50.05 seconds.

The 4×200 meter relay team of Jon Kreher, Antonio Bean, Garrett Simunich and Ian Howard also took first in a school record time of 1:32.57. The 4×400 meter relay team of Dawson Holden, Hays, Blake Rusteberg and Kreher finished off the night with a victory as well, breaking the conference meet record in the process with a time of 3:25.26.

Jake Schwartz also had a busy night with a second place showing at 800 meters, third place at 1,600 meters, and as a member of the second place 4×800 relay.

Other high performances went to Travis Thier in the long jump and Ian Howard in the triple jump, both with second place finishes. The 4×100 relay also came in second place.

“So far, this is the most competitive team in every event I have coached while at Waterloo,” WHS track coach Larry Huffman said. “We have had some bright spots in the past, but this year, we have a strong one or two competitors in every event.”

Waterloo, Columbia, Dupo and Gibault tracksters will compete in sectionals this weekend for the chance to qualify for state.

Girls place third in MVC
The WHS girls track team placed third behind Mascoutah and Triad at the MVC meet held May 5. The Waterloo and Columbia girls track squads will compete Friday in the Class 2A Mascoutah Sectional.

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.