Cavaliers Send Seven Student-Athletes to the State Track and Field Championship Meet

St. Louis – The Bishop DuBourg boy’s track and field team had seven student-athletes qualify for the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 State Championships that will be held Friday, May 21, at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City, Mo.

George Blanco claimed first-place in the 1600-meter run at the sectional meet that was held at Monroe City High School this past Saturday. Kalan Harwell took fourth-place in the shot put to move on to the state meet. The Cavaliers had a pair of relay teams also qualify for the state championships. The 4x800-meter relay team of Blanco, Mason Greene, Nathan Pappageorge, and Kaden Harvie earned third-place while Blanco, Greene, Duriel Rogers, and Isaiah River led the 4x400-meter relay team to a fourth-place finish.

“The guys went into sectionals knowing they all had to run their best if they wanted to qualify”, stated head coach Katharine Siemer. “That's a lot of pressure, but they rose to the occasion and their hard work paid off. The boys will continue working this week. Our next goal is All-State!”

Harwell will start the action for the Cavaliers in the shot put Friday at 11 a.m. The 4 x 800-meter relay team will take the track at 12:30 p.m., while Blanco will run the 1600-meter at 2:30 p.m. The 4x400-meter relay will run the last event of the day at 6 p.m.

Admission for the state meet is $8.00 and all tickets must be purchased online at There will be no tickets sold at Adkins Stadium. Live results can be found at while the state meet will be streamed live at

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