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The defending Class 1 state champion in the 100 and 200 meters and state runner-up in the 400 in 2017, Grapperhaus has continued her success this spring in her senior season. At Lutheran St. Charles’ Bob Carter Invitational, she finished second in three events — the 100, 200 and 400. She was a standout at the Wright City Wildcat Invitational, a meet which featured mostly Class 3 teams, winning all three sprint events. Her personal-best times this season are 12.8 in the 100, 27.39 in the 200 and 1:02.16 in the 400. Grapperhaus has a scholarship to run at St. Louis University next year.