Hancock and Rim Rock, Nixa and Six Flags: What's On Tap for Week 5


9/23 Hancock Invitational Saint Louis, MO

The big meet in Missouri this week is the Hancock Invitational in St. Louis hosted by Hancock High School. Even as more and more meets move in to this weekend, Hancock remains the premier meet for teams in Eastern Missouri on weekend #5 as it has been for many years. Jefferson Barracks hosts this meet which runs different divisions based on classification. Here we have some of the results from virtual meets that were run based on current (9/19) entries on athletic.net. If you would like to view the full virtual meet results, you can create your own here.

Class 4 Boys


PLACETEAMPOINTSSCORERSSPLITAVERAGE
1West Plains High School351+2+4+5+23 (41+48)1:02.3916:09.61
2Parkway West High School517+8+9+13+14 (19+34)18.6516:28.25
3Kirkwood High School996+17+20+25+31 (40+54)56.6816:46.66
4Festus High School1103+16+26+29+36 (37+55)1:16.3116:50.52
5St. Louis University High School14112+18+22+39+50 (63+72)1:08.9417:02.98
6Jefferson City High School15721+28+32+33+43 (53+65)42.1817:09.23
7Lindbergh High School19310+11+49+61+62 (80+88)1:28.3117:23.71
8Eureka High School20030+38+42+44+46 (47+56)27.1917:25.70
9Christian Brothers College High School28927+51+52+78+81 (86+106)1:41.3317:58.63
10DeSmet Jesuit High School32945+68+69+71+76 (77+84)56.1818:08.20

As you can see, it appears that it's going to be a showdown for Class 4 supremacy between West Plains and Parkway West. West Plains is coming off probably the most impressive team performance we've seen this year at Missouri Southern Stampede, but we can't so quickly forget about what Parkway West did at the Memphis Twilight meet when they beat them head-to-head and won the meet overall. These two teams will probably be putting their best teams out there and will duke it out as it appears that the Zizzers have the front runners, but the Longhorns have the pack. Kirkwood is coming off strong races at Stan Nelson and Parkway Central and will look to put some pressure on Parkway West while Festus and St. Louis U High try to make their traditional "we are still here" statements. front runners, but the Longhorns have the pack. Kirkwood is coming off strong races at Stan Nelson and Parkway Central and will look to put some pressure on Parkway West while Festus and St. Louis U High try to make their traditional "we are still here" statements. 

Past Results

Class 4 Girls 


PLACETEAMPOINTSSCORERSSPLITAVERAGE
1Parkway West High School471+6+7+15+18 (28+31)1:34.1119:51.69
2West Plains High School613+4+8+11+35 (45+51)1:55.2019:56.88
3Kirkwood High School1099+13+22+23+42 (43+65)1:31.9120:38.81
4Cor Jesu Academy13216+17+26+32+41 (46+73)53.0020:52.40
5Eureka High School14214+21+33+36+38 (44+62)51.8020:58.89
6Lindbergh High School1485+25+30+39+49 (50+57)1:53.0820:55.72
7Nerinx Hall High School21220+29+48+54+61 (70+71)1:22.5421:25.15
8Ft. Zumwalt West High School22024+34+40+59+63 (64+69)1:21.1221:28.47
9Westminster Christian Academy23419+27+47+56+85 (109+110)2:41.1121:39.26
10Fort Osage High School2862+37+68+89+90 (93+95)4:18.3421:58.06

It appears to be more of the same in the girls Class 4A race at Hancock as West Plains and Parkway West will do battle here, as well. The Lady Longhorns have not met up with West Plains yet this season so this will be another showdown to prove who is better in Class 4 right now. At the moment, it would appear that the Longhorns have the advantage as a result of their strength all the way through 5 whereas the Zizzers struggle after 4, but it could be anybody's race at Jefferson Barracks this weekend. In an exciting development, it appears that Allie Gibbs and Alyssa Church of Steelville will be moving up to compete in the Class 4 race and will do battle with Chloe Hershenow and Hailey Alvis of Fort Osage who ran an incredible personal best at last Monday's Independence City Championships of 19:11. Both of Alvis's sub-20:00 times in her career have come at Osage Trail Middle School, but her 20:22 solo effort at Clinton on Saturday lends to some belief in that 19:11. 

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