Taylor Werner 1st 2012 Paul Enke Hazelwood Central XC Inv

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