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Borgsmiller places 2nd at national track meet

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Just one week after winning the Missouri Class 3 state championship in the high jump, Sikeston's Betsy Borgsmiller put together another impressive performance.

Competing in the Great Southwest Classic Track and Field Classic on Saturday, Borgsmiller jumped 5 feet, 6 inches, finishing second in the all-star field that featured 17 of the top high jumpers in the southwest.

Going against jumpers from Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Utah and New Mexico, Borgsmiller's height of 5-6 actually tied for the top mark with Carly Paul of Colorado. Paul won the event by virtue of fewest jumps.

Borgsmiller, who just finished her junior year at Sikeston High School, owns the school record with a jump of 5-8, a mark that is also tied for the top jump in Class 3 history, is one inch from the state record of 5-9, set by Jennifer Drum of Smith-Cotton in 2000.

Scott City's Brandon Shemonia also competed in the event, finishing sixth in the 2,000 steeplechase with a time of 6:36.88.

High Jump -- 1. Carly Paul, Colorado, 5-6; 2. Betsy Borgsmiller, Missouri, 5-6; 3. Ashlee Moore, Arizona, 5-6; 4. Karli Johonnot, Nevada, 5-6; 4. Courtney Davis, Texas, 5-6; 7. Natalie Thompson, Texas, 5-4.25; 8. Lauren Crockett, Utah, 5-4.25; 8. La'Daeshia Davis, Texas, 5-4.25; 10. Tiarra Beville, Nevada, 5-4.25; 10. Kaily Hansen, Utah, 5-2.25; 10. Aleeah Stigaril, Texas, 5-2.25; 10. Marissa Appiah, Utah, 5-2.25; 10. Cassie House, New Mexico, 5-2.25; 10. Hannah Carson, Arizona, 5-2.25; 10. Yeshemabet Turner, New Mexico, 5-2.25; 16. Shania Hernandez, New Mexico, 5-0.25; Dana McKenzie, Arizona, NH.


Browning, Naile chosen

ST. CHARLES -- Ethan Browning and James Naile of Charleston were recently selected to play in the 2011 Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Series. The series is four games made up of the best senior baseball players from each of the four classes in the state of Missouri.

This year's All-Star Series is being played on Saturday and Sunday at Lou Brock Stadium on the campus of Lindenwood University in St. Charles. Each class is divided into two squads of 18 players, based primarily on geography. The East and West squads from Class 2 will play at 1 p.m. on Sunday.


Deere is first

DEXTER -- Evan Deere of Sikeston and Jake Seabaugh both shot 76 to tie for first in the boys 16 to 19 age division at the Gateway PGA Junior Series event Thursday at Hidden Trails Country Club in Dexter.

Cody Stevens and Corey Connell tied for third at 77.

Eli Pike and Brady Dixon both shot 82 to tie for first in the boys 14 and 15 tour division. Nicholas Woolard was third at 84.

Gateway PGA Junior Series

(at Hidden Trails Country Club, Dexter)

Nine holes

Boys 10-11 -- Natahan Woolard 43, Carson Miles 47, Jonathan Bell 50

Boys 12-13 -- Nick Westrich 47, Andrew Northern 49, Gage Wolford 50

Boys 14-15 -- Blake Harris 41, Garett Faulkner 50, Tom Burcham 53, Garrett Callahan 53

Girls 10-11 -- Sarah Bell 56

Girls 12-13 -- Peyston Bradley 62, Ashlee Youngblood

Girls 14-15 -- Maris Parker 51, Adele Soutar 53, Andrea Younghouse

18 holes regular

Boys 12-13 -- Kobe Beasley 88

Boys 14-15 -- Ryan West 84, Austin Battles 87, Myles Urhan 93

Boys 16-19 -- Corbin Matthews 89, Zac Goode 106

Girls 16-19 -- Morgan Schumer 99, Conner McKinney 105

18 holes tour

Boys 14-15 -- Eli Pike 82, Brady Dixon 82, Nicholas Woolard 84

Boys 16-19 -- Evan Deere 76, Jake Seabaugh 76, Cody Stevens 77, Corey Connell 77