2016 Big River HS Meet – Jan. 31
2016 Warrior Principia Meet
Warriors Compete Well at Arkansas
A record 26 Warrior athletes traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas to compete in the Arkansas High School Invitational on Saturday January 17th. The Warriors arrived in Fayett
eville the night before and enjoyed the Arkansas vs. Texas duel track meet.
The Warriors were led by seniors Elijah McNairy (Parkway North) who finished 3rd in the 60 meter hurdles and Kevin Ganahl (Marquette)who placed 6th in both the mile and the 800 meters. McNairy became the 6th Warrior medalist in the last five years at the highly-competive mee
t and also recorded a time of 8.16 that ranks 15th in the country and set a new Warrior’s record.
Other notable performances included Nathan Duke (Westminster Christian Academy) whose 23.8 time in the 200 meters broke one of the oldest Warrior records, a 23.9, set by Victor Alexander in 2008, Kyle Lang (Marquette) who recorded a 2:03 PR in the 800, and Junior Conner Hafenrichter, (WCA) who just missed the Warrior’s 400 meter record with a 52.88.
On the women’s side, Alexandra Cadenhead (Webster Groves) still recovering from a serious injury, hit a 27.8 in the womens’ 200 and Alex Curtin (Whitfield) ran a PR of 2:36.2 in the 800.
Several other Warriors hit PRs including Ganesh Gangasingh (Kirkwood) in the mile and the 800, Joe Pirrie (Grand Center Academy) in the 400 and Ethan Cadenhead (Webster Groves) in the triple jump.
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Kevin Ganahl wins the 800 meter at the Big River Indoor Championship
WARRIORS END INDOOR SEASON AT MIZZOU
The St.Louis Warriors ended their 2014 indoor season at Mizzou in the second annual Mizzou Series Championship Meet on Saturday, February 22nd in Columbia. Sixteen Warriors competed. The Warriors were led by Junior Kevin Ganahl (Marquette) who concluded an injury-plaqued indoor campaign on a remarkable note, winning the 800 meter championship in 1:59.7, Ganahl won a dog-eat-dog battle down the stretch with Dustan Davidson (SLUH) and Reno Law, one of the top runners in the State of Nebraska. Three other Warriors, Mark Sheridan (2:03.5), Kyle Lang (2:04.4) and Brendan Yeager (2:06.9) hit PR times in the 800. Sheridan, Lang, and Ganahl later teamed up with Trevor Rogan (Kirkwood) to run an all-time Warrior’s record of 3:38.26 in the 4 x 400, finishing fourth in a strong field. Ravon LIngard (MICDS) concluded an outstanding Warrior’s career with a 4th place finish in the triple jump.Three other Warriors recorded PRs, Sam Hooks in the mile, Dillion Hodges in the 200 and Penina Nikundana in the 60 meters. Other outstanding performances were turned in by Nate Gelber, Ganesh Gangasingh, Drew Wagner, and Ewan Burns-Wilton in the mile, Michael Hernan in the 800, and Quinn Wilson in the high jump and 400. Finally, Sophia Vandermass competed well in the 60 and 200 meter races. Sophia, only a freshman, will end the season as the all-time Warrior’s record holder in the womens’ 60 meters at 8.64. The Warriors will graduate only two seniors, so 2015 should be another great season for the Warriors !
WARRIORS OPEN SEASON AT MIZZOU AND ARKANSAS
The St. Louis Warriors opened their indoor season with a pair of meets in familiar venues. On Saturday January 11th the team traveled to Columbia, Missouri to run in the first of four championship series meets at Mizzou. After losing 11 seniors from last season’s team the Warrior’s welcomed 12 new athletes this season. At Mizzou, the Warriors were led by newcomers Mark Sheridan (Marquette) and Elijah McNairy (Parkway North). Sheridan, a transfer from North Carolina, finished 4th in an outstanding 400 field and ran a strong anchor leg on a 4 x 400 team that finished 2nd. McNairy finished 2nd in the 60 meter hurdles and ran a terrific 3rd leg on the 4 x 400 team.
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