TEUTOPOLIS -- Teutopolis had a strong showing on Tuesday against visiting Mattoon and St. Elmo, but the Wooden Shoes came up inches short of winning the tri-meet.
Mattoon escaped with 88 total points on the afternoon, while Teutopolis finished close behind with 80. St. Elmo placed third with nine total points.
Cody Heuerman gave Teutopolis its first event victory with a 38 foot, 4 inch triple jump. He followed that up with an impressive showing in the long jump, again taking first place with a 19 foot, 5-inch effort.
The closest race may have been the very first of the afternoon, when Mattoon defeated Teutopolis by 0.14 seconds in the 4x800 relay.
“It was very exciting,” Wooden Shoes coach Connie Deters said. “They beat us by one step on Friday also.”
The Wooden Shoes rebounded in the 400 when Kyle Blievernicht placed first in 52.09 seconds, beating teammate Adam Goede who turned in a time of 54.09.
“It was a great performance from Kyle,” Deters said. “We ran great splits in the individual events.”
Riley Drees took home first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.15, and also won the 300 hurdles in 45.10 seconds.
“Riley ran very well,” Deters said.
Teutopolis looked strong in the 4x200 relay, defeating Mattoon by nearly seven seconds with a 1:30.82 showing.
The Wooden Shoes are back in action on Thursday when they travel to Flora.
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Shot Put-1. Jean (M)-43-01.5. 3. Koester (T)-37-09.
Discus-1. Jean (M)-113.09. 2. Schumacher (T)-113-09. 3. Jansen (T)-100-05.5
High Jump-1. Stephens (M)-6-00. 2. Drees (T)-5-02. 3. Sudkamp (T)-4-10.
Pole Vault-1. McWhorter (T)-12-06. 2. Kowalski (T)-12-00. 3. Overbeck (T)-11-00.
Triple Jump-1. Heuerman (T)-38-04.
Long Jump-1. Heuerman (T)-19-05. 2. Hunt (T)-18-08.5. 3. Niebrugge (T)-14-11.
4x800 Relay-1. M-8:46.42. 2. T-8:46.56
4x100 Relay-1. M-45.87. 2. STE-47.64. 3. T-49.11
3200-Meter Run-1. Righter (M)-10:50.21 3. Niebrugge (T)-11:41.98.
110-Meter Hurdles-1. Drees (T)-18.15. 2. N. Blievernicht (T)-19.54.
100-Meter Dash-1. Winn (M)-12.04.
800-Meter Run-1. Kimbell (M)-2:14.02. 3. Mette (T)-2:19.73.
4x200 Relay-1. T-1:30.82. 2. M-1:37.98.
400-Meter Dash-1. K. Blievernicht (T)-52.09. 2. Goede (T)-54.93.
300-Meter Hurdles-1. Drees (T)-45.10. 3. N. Blievernicht (T)-49.51.
1600-Meter Run-1. Perry (M)-4:51.87. 3. Schultz (T)-5:05.92.
200-Meter Dash-1. Stephens (M)-24.26. 3. Frailey (STE)-24.68.
4x400 Relay-1. T-3:40.32.