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Werner Does it Again! Sep 15, 2012

Taylor Werner who took the state by storm took on the tough hiils at Sioux Passage in the Paul Enke Invitational. Unofficial results have her in the 18:29 range - almost a minute faster than the 2011 winner Nicole Mello, who went on to become a Foot Locker finalist.    

Taylor Werner 1st 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central XC Inv Sep 15, 2012

Ste. Genevieve freshman Taylor Werner captured her third victory of the year and helped her team to the meet title at the 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central Cross Country Invitational, Saturday, September 15th. The hilly Man-Maker course at Sioux Passage park in Florissant (North St.Louis County) meant no chance at nearing her astounding 16:59 clocking at last week's Forest Park XC Festival, but the slight Werner pulled away from Hickman's 2011 Footlocker Finalist Nicole Mello midway through the race and then put distance on her after the second time up Man-Maker in the last 3/4 of a mile. Werner came down the finishing hill to cheers and amazed fans, clocking in at 18:28, almost a minute ahead of defending champion Mello who finished in 19:22. Parkway West sophomore Maddy Brown and Rockwood Summit's Alyssa Jones were the only others under the 20 minute mark with Brown edging Jones 19:43 to 19:46. Ste. Genevieve put 3 in the top 11 with Rachael Huck 10th, and Taylor's sister Shelby in 11th, and six in the top 33 scoring 71 points to edge Kansas City's St. Teresa's Academy by 5 points with STA's 76. 20120915112913 2012 Enke HC Inv Taylor Werner int.mts

Varsity Girls Race Finish 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central XC In Sep 16, 2012

Finish video of the Varsity Girls Race at the 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central Cross Country Invitational on the Man-Maker Course, at Sioux Passage Park in Florissant, Missouri. Ste. Genevieve High School freshman Taylor Werner finished first in 18:28 while Hickman senior Nicole Mello was 2nd in 19:22. Maddy Brown of Parkway West was 3rd in 19:43 and Rockwood Summit's Alyssa Jones was 4th in 19:46. Ste. Genevieve captured the team title edging Kansas City's St. Teresa's, 71-76, Jefferson City was 3rd with 95 points and Ladue 4th with 153 points. 20120915094749 2012 Enke HC Inv V G Finish.mts

Nicole Mello 2nd 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central XC Inv Sep 15, 2012

Nicole Mello had to settle for a runner-up finish in her first race of the season as the Hickman senior star was edged by Ste. Genevieve freshman phenom Taylor Werner. After missing out on the Forest Park XC Festival last week while taking the ACT, Mello was looking to defend her title from last year. While that didn't happen Mello, did manage a 3 second improvement over last year's time clocking an impressive 19:22 despite a run-in with mother nature. On the back side of the course, over the middle mile, a deer ran out of the woods in front of her which had to be startling. Mello will look to stay healthy and continue to run fast in pursuit of the Class 4 State title and a second straight trip to Footlocker Nationals for which she qualified as a junior in 2011. 20120915114608 2012 Enke HC Inv Nicole Mello int.mts

Freshman Boys & Girls Finish 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central XC Sep 16, 2012

Finish video of the combined boys and girls freshman 5k race at the 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central Cross Country Invitational on the Man-Maker Course at Sioux Passage Park in Florissant, Missouri, Saturday, September 15. 20120915115445 2012 Enke HC Inv Freshman B & G Finish.mts

Derek Legenzoff 1st, Jordan West 3rd lead Lafayette to title at Sep 15, 2012

Lafayette High School seniors Derek Legenzoff and Jordan West placed 1st and 3rd to lead the Lancers to their first meet award in recent history. The pair covered the hilly Man-Maker course at Sioux Passage Park in 16:53 and 17:05. The Lancers from Wildwood totaled 74 points to edge Jefferson City's 83. The finished 1-3-13-30-31 for the top five. The senior duo came off excellent races at the Forest Park XC Festival last week where Legenzoff placed 15 and West 22nd. The pair will hope to stay healthy and guide Lafayette to the State Meet. 20120915124221 2012 Enke HC Inv Derek Legenzoff & Jordan West int.mts

JV Boys Race 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central XC Invitational Sep 16, 2012

Race video of the Junior Varsity Boys 5k race at the 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central Cross Country Invitational on Man-Maker Course at Sioux Passage Park, in Florissant, Missouri, Saturday, September 15. Includes the start, just before the mile mark, and the finish. 2012 PEnke HC JV Boys Race.wmv

JV Girls Finish 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central XC Inv Sep 16, 2012

Junior Varsity Girls Race Finish Video at the 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central Cross Country Invitational at Sioux Passage Park's Man-Maker Course in Florissant, Missouri, Saturday, September 15. 20120915111058 2012 Enke HC Inv JV Girls Finish.mts

Courtney Coppinger 6th 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central XC Inv Sep 15, 2012

St. Teresa's Academy senior Courtney Coppinger placed 6th at the 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central Cross Country Invitational at the Sioux Passage Park Man-Maker course. Coppinger finished in 20:27 but the Stars had to settle for second place in the varsity girls competition as Ste. Genevieve kept them from defending their meet title. St. Teresa's scored 76 points, 5 behind Ste. Genevieve and 19 ahead of Jefferson City. Coppinger said she enjoys the cross state trip from Kansas City and chance to run the courses' hills, which help prepare St. Teresa's for the hills of Oak Hills State Meet Course in Jefferson City. St. Teresa's earned another team trophy at last year's meet and Coppinger said they want to be in position to run with the best this season. While St. Teresa's were second in the Varsity the race, the ladies dominated the Junior Varsity and Freshman race. 20120915124825 2012 Enke HC Inv Courtney Coppinger int.mts

Kaley Ruff 5th 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central XC Inv Sep 15, 2012

Three sport standout Kaley Ruff surprised many last year with her 14th place finish in the Class 4 State Cross Country Race and she says she even surprised herself. Ruff was the 2nd of 7 freshman to place in the top 25 and earn All-State honors. After the cross country season Ruff went on to play on the Varsity basketball and soccer teams as a ninth-grader. Ruff has continued the success this season and had a good race Saturday with her 5th place finish at the 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central Cross Country Invitational, clocking in at 20:12 and helping the Lady Jays to a 3rd place finish. The Lady Jays scored 95 points over the hill Man-Maker Sioux Passage Park course without one of the top 5 runners to place behind only Ste. Genevieve's 71 and St. Teresa's 76 total. 20120915121046 2012 Enke HC Inv Kaley Ruff int.mts

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