Winning 14 out of 18 events is a good day, no matter how early in the season it is.


The Hannibal Lady Pirates kicked off 2010 in perfect conditions at E.A. Porter Stadium. Under weather Hannibal head coach Mark St Clair said is the best he’s seen in 23 years for a season-opening meet, the Lady Pirates handily beat the Mexico Lady Bulldogs. By winning all but four events, Hannibal beat Mexico 111-35.


Winning 14 out of 18 events is a good day, no matter how early in the season it is.

The Hannibal Lady Pirates kicked off 2010 in perfect conditions at E.A. Porter Stadium. Under weather Hannibal head coach Mark St Clair said is the best he’s seen in 23 years for a season-opening meet, the Lady Pirates handily beat the Mexico Lady Bulldogs. By winning all but four events, Hannibal beat Mexico 111-35.

“We had some girls that found out this is a great sport for them,” St Clair said. “They performed at a very high level, especially for it being this early in the year.”

The Lady Pirates lost just two running event on the day, otherwise the first place spot in the track events belonged to Hannibal.

Jacqueline Gosney won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:30.86, edging out her teammate, Abbey Jeffries. Jeffries would have her turn to cross the finish line first, winning the 1,600-meter run with a personal record time of 5:33. Coming in second nearly a minute behind Jeffries was fellow Lady Pirate Madi Sante.

Sante also finished second in the 3,200-meter run. Hannibal’s Emma Burditt crossed the finsih line first in that event in 12:01.54.

The Lady Pirates also went first and second in the 100-meter hurdles. Cassidy Trenahile edged out Rayanna Williams for first place. Rayanna Williams was able to beat Trenhaile in the 300-meter hurdles. Rayana won the event and Hannibal’s Addy Nemes took second. Trenhaile finished third for the Lady Pirate sweep. Rayanna also place second in the long jump.

Hannibal also picked up a sweep in the high jump. Camille Hackamack cleared 5-feet-2 inches for the Hannibal wins. Nemes took second, clearing 4-feet-10-inches. Trenhaile came in third.
Kallie St Clair led a Lady Pirate sweep in the 400-meters. She beat Emily Tate and Daquasia Dawson.

Along with her win in the high jump, Hackmack had two second place finishes on the day. She placed second in the triple jump ahead of teammate Rayanna Williams and also placed second in the 200-meters ahead of another Lady Pirate, Maranda Hunter.

Haninbal also won all three relays. The 4x100-yard relay team of Hunter, Rochelle Williams, Nemes and Rosha Williams came in first. The 4x200-yard relay team of Tate, Daquasia Dawson, Taryn Dungan and Lanina Williams also came in first. In the 4x400-meter relay, Gosney, Kallie St Clair, Dungan and Jeffries were victorious. Lastly, the 4x800-meter relay team of Kallie St Clair, Gosney, Dungan and Burditt came in first.

Rochelle Williams placed second in the 100-yard dash just ahead of Hunter. Rochelle also took home third in the shot put. Hannibal’s Erin Winn won that event with a toss of 33-feet-1-inch.
Winn also had a second place finish in the discus.

In the pole vault, JaLynn Gieseke led the way for the Lady Pirates. Coming in second place was Ashley Cummins.

St Clair said he was pleased with the way his veterans stepped up on Tuesday.

“Our upperclassmen that have been with the program for a long time did a great job showing how things get done,” St Clair said. “

Next up for Hannibal is the Pirate Relays. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Hannibal will host a relay event.