Without a senior on its squad Valle managed to battle a jump in class and subpar weather conditions  during Saturday’s Class 2 Sectional 1 meet.

The Warriors will send a mix of newcomers and experienced athletes to state in nine different events, and Valle took third place in its sectional meet at Park Hills Central with 92 points.

The 4x800-meter relay team of Brooke Viox, Camryn Basler, Mary Roth and Rachel Valle notched the Warriors’ lone win of the day as the four completed the event in 10:39.58. 

Erin Mueller punched her third ticket to the state meet in javelin as she recorded a throw of 106 feet, 7 inches to take second place. The 4x400m relay team of Sam Loida, Viox, Bryna Blum and Valle took second in 4:25.48 to qualify for state.

Viox will be back to run the 800m event at state as she took second in 2:36.22. Blum, a sophomore, missed last season due to an injury, but she will make her state debut in two events. She took third in the 100m hurdles in 17.05 and cleared 4-10 in high jump to finish fourth.

Roth finished third in the 3,200m run in 13:10.17 to finish third, and freshman Ella Bertram will make her state debut in shot put as she had a similar finish with a mark of 31-8.5.

Katie Kertz cleared 6-6 in pole vault to finish fourth and qualify for state.

The Warriors also had sectional entries in the 4x200m relay, 1,600m, 800m and 200m runs, the 300m hurdles and discus.

Jefferson R-7 dominated sectionals with a score of 160 to win the meet. Caruthersville took second with 98 points.

The state qualifiers will compete at Jefferson City High School on Friday and Saturday for the Class 2 state meet. Both days will start at 9:30 a.m.

See complete coverage in the May 15 edition.

Team Standings

1. Jefferson R-7 — 160, 2. Caruthersville —98, 3. Valle — 92, 4. Grandview —47, 5. Principia — 38, 6. West County and Malden (tie) — 36, 8. St. Vincent — 33, 9. Valley Park —32, 10. Kelly — 29, 11. Crossroads College Preparatory — 28, 12. Woodland — 21, 13. Brentwood — 19, 14. Collegiate School of Medicine — 14, 15. Alton — 13, 16. Charleston and Hayti (tie) — 11, 18. Greenville — 6, 19. Elsberry — 4, 20. Cleveland NJROTC — 1

Valle State Qualifiers

4x800m Relay — 1st: Brooke Viox, Camryn Basler, Mary Roth, Rachel Valle — 10:39.58

100m Hurdles — 3rd: Bryna Blum — 17.05

800m Run — 2nd: Viox — 2:36.22

3,200m Run — 3rd: Roth — 13:10.17

4x400m Relay — 2nd: S Loida, Viox, Blum, Valle — 4:25.48

High Jump — 4th: Blum — 4-10

Pole Vault — 4th: Katie Kertz — 6-6

Javelin — 2nd: Erin Mueller — 106-7

Shot Put — 3rd: Ella Bertram — 31-8.5

Other Point Results

4x200m Relay — 6th: S Loida, Viox, Hailey Weibrecht, Rachel Valle — 1:58.4

1,600m Run — 5th: Roth — 6:04.4

300m Hurdles — 6th: Blum — 54.59

800m Run  5th: Basler — 2:42.66

200m Dash — 6th: Sam Loida — 28.43

3,200m Run — 6th: Otte — 13:37.66

Pole Vault —  6th: Rachel Loida — 6-0

Discus — 7th: Breelyn Vessell — 83-5, 8th: Erin Mueller — 73-4

Javelin — 5th: Lauren Staab —94-10