Ste. Gen Boys Place Top 10

By ERIC X. VICCARO

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COLUMBIA — The Ste. Genevieve High School cross country program has returned to prominence.

Especially after the Dragon boys recorded a 10th-place finish as a team on Thursday afternoon at Gans Creek Park in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 3 state meet.

Devin St. Clair also became Ste. Genevieve’s first all-state medalist since 2016 when Ben Naeger, Schuyler Ogden and Nathaniel Ogden pulled off the accomplishment.

“It was great to see Devin earn all-state honors,” said Ste. Genevieve head cross country coach Sierra Boyd. “He raced well and confidently.

“He started the race in all-state position,” Boyd continued. “But then he dropped back into the low 30s. Watching him race back into the top-20 in the last 1,000 meters was a testament to his desire for carrying on the traditional at SGHS.” 

St. Clair clocked in with a time of 17 minutes, 7.09 seconds, which was good enough for 20th overall.