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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 7:15 pm

Washington’s Lady Jays claimed the top prize from the first huge local track meet Tuesday.

Washington claimed the top spot in the Union Relays by scoring 116 points, 15 more than second-place Affton.

“This was a total team effort,” said Washington Head Coach Mike Olszowka. “We got the usual points that we have come to expect from some of our girls and then we got a lot more points from unexpected places.”

Washington’s effort included three first-place finishes (high jump, pole vault and triple jump) from junior Kirstie Leslie. She also took second in the long jump to account for 38 points.

But to win the title, Washington had contributions from many others across a number of different disciplines, showing that while most events are done individually, track is a team sport.

“Anna Bretzke had the greatest meet of her career as a Blue Jay,” Olszowka said. “She had always been a hard trainer, but in the last week she became a very aggressive racer, she has recorded five PRs in the last two meets, and was a major contributor to our team score.”

Her efforts included third place in the 3,200-meter run, fourth in the 1,600-meter run and fourth in the 3,200-meter relay.

“Abby Stricker had a good day vaulting and in the high jump but had a great day in the triple jump,” Olszowka said. “It was her first meet in the triple, we worked with her over the past few practices on developing her rhythm and then let it up to her in competition, she came through with unexpected team points.”

Stricker placed fourth in the triple jump and the high jump and sixth in the pole vault.

“Emily Stricker was an add-in as we had some kids still out from Easter break,” Olszowka said. “We knew she was fast, but we underestimated her desire to compete. To make the finals and medal in two sprints during your first varsity meet is a rare accomplishment.”

Emily Stricker placed third in the 100-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meter dash. Additionally, she helped Washington to second place in the 400-meter relay.

“We had some kids make big sacrifices and go out of their comfort zone for team points,” Olszowka said. “Megan Bauche is a sprinter, but we needed her for the 1,600-meter relay team. She stepped in without a complaint. She is a great kid and a great competitor.”

She placed sixth in the 100-meter dash and helped the Lady Jays to second in the 400-meter relay, seventh in the 800-meter relay and picked up two important points in the 1,600-meter relay for seventh place.

“Abi Brown had a strong day while fighting nausea all day,” Olszoka said. “She is one of the most courageous runners I have ever been around. To go from the 300 low hurdles to the 800 and then to the 1,600-meter relay and be successful at all of them says as much about her talent as her courage.”

Brown was second in the 800-meter run, second in the 100-meter high hurdles, fourth in the 300-meter run and helped Washington finish out the track portion with seventh in the 1,600-meter relay.

Following Affton in the team standings was Sullivan with 94 points.

“I was very pleased with our overall performance at the meet,” said Sullivan Coach Pat Burke. “We really didn’t set up to win the meet but I was very pleased with where we finished. We are a senior-dominated team and ask a lot out of them. They stepped up and performed.”

Burke praised Macy Ritter and Natalie Schriever.

“Both Macy Ritter and Natalie Schriever had a very nice meet,” Burke said. “For only being the second time that she has ever ran the hurdles, Macy ran one of the fastest times that we have had in years. She won the long jump. Her jumps are progressing nicely. Hopefully we get her to where she needs to be in the next month and half. She is a leader who has worked hard over the years to achieve what she has earned. Natalie has worked incredibly hard over the last year. She has taken almost two seconds off her 100-meter hurdles time and is consistently getting better in the 300-meter hurdles.”

Overall, Burke feels the Lady Eagles are moving in the right direction.

“Our times across the board are beginning to move in the direction that we are looking for, so we are just going to keep working to get where we want to be,” Burke said.

Host Union finished with 88 points, good for fourth place.

“I was pleased with the girls fourth-place team finish at this point of the season,” Union Head Coach Chris Kelley said. “The girls competed well and many recorded season bests in their events.”

Kelley complimented the school’s 3,200-meter relay team of Taylor LaValle Janna Ruether, Victoria Kramer and Kayla Kelly. The team finished second while beating its best time by over 20 seconds. Three of the four are freshmen and the fourth is a sophomore.

“Hannah Mayfield recorded a nice toss in the shot put,” said Kelley. “She was our only individual champion.

“We had one winning relay team (1,600-meter relay with LaValle, Ruether, Kelly and Anna Houston),” Kelley said. “I’d like to see us get points out of long and triple jumps. We need to evaluate those two events a little more closely.”

Borgia placed fifth with 82.5 points.

“Haley Russell is the strength of our girls team,” Borgia Coach Stacia Parsell said. “Her effort in the distance races has pushed the younger athletes. This is especially apparent in the 3,200-meter relay. Emmy Glastetter, another senior, has also excelled in the 3,200-meter relay.”

Running with Ashton Dietrich and Emma Ritter, Russell and Glastetter helped Borgia win that event.

“Emily Grahl and Taylor Nadler have expanded their efforts and are some of the top runners in the area (Grahl was second in the 200, third in the 400; Nadler placed third in the 200, seventh in the 400). We are excited to see how this group continues to improve. We were also pleasantly surprised by our 400-meter relay (finished third with Clara Blatt, Grahl, Nadler and Hannah Williams), made up of underclassmen.”

Finishing sixth was Owensville with 64 points. St. Clair took seventh at 62 points.

“It was a very good night for our young kids including Emily Presley who took fifth in open 100 and Karissa Hoffman who PRed in the shot put with a throw of 32-8,” St. Clair Head Coach Lane Cox said. “Both Kelly Barnes and Oleysa Stadnichuk made it in the finals of the 100 hurdles taking seventh and eighth places, respectively. Our 800-meter relay team set a season PR running with the hand time of 1:54.37 (Presley, Brittany Hauther, Nicole Ritrovato and Amanda Presley) taking first place. Our 400-meter relay team took second place to Sullivan (Amanda Presley, Stadnichuk, Nicole Ritrovato and Emily Presley). I look forward to seeing these times drop during the remainder of the season.”

After St. Clair, there was quite a drop to eighth place, where Potosi scored 27.5 points. St. James was ninth at 23 with Hermann and New Haven tying for 10th with 15 points each. Pacific scored 14 points.

Event Results

• 100-meter dash — 1. Affton’s Taylor Porter (12.74); 2. St. James’ Shelby Ridenhour; 3. Washington’s Emily Stricker.

• 200-meter dash — 1. Affton’s Porter (26.86); 2. Borgia’s Emily Grahl; 3. Sullivan’s Bria Bartolotta.

• 400-meter dash — 1. Affton’s Chyenne Hoerr (57.57); 2. Owensville’s Emily Ellis; 3. Borgia’s Grahl.

• 800-meter run — 1. Potosi’s Sarah Jacobsen (2:22.65); 2. Washington’s Abi Brown; 3. Borgia’s Emmy Glastetter.

• 1,600-meter run — 1. Jacobsen (5:20.76); 2. Borgia’s Haley Russell; 3. Borgia’s Glastetter

• 3,200-meter run — 1. Borgia’s Russell (12:07.27); 2. Owensville’s Hannah Baehr; 3. Washington’s Anna Bretzke.

• 100-meter high hurdles — 1. Affton’s Hali Ford (15.65); 2. Washington’s Brown; 3. Union’s Anna Houston.

• 300-meter low hurdles — 1. Affton’s Hoerr (45.87); 2. Sullivan’s Natalie Schriever; 3. Union’s Houston.

• 400-meter relay — 1. St. Clair (54.36); 2. Washington; 3. Borgia.

• 800-meter relay — 1. St. Clair (1:54.96); 2. Sullivan; 3. Affton.

• 1,600-meter relay — 1. Union (4:18.07); 2. Sullivan; 3. Owensville.

• 3,200-meter relay — 1. Borgia (10:19.82); 2. Union; 3. Owensville.

• High jump — 1. Washington’s Kirstie Leslie (5-1); 2. Sullivan’s Macy Ritter; 3. Union’s Jill Johnston.

• Pole vault — 1. Washington’s Leslie (9-6); 2. Union’s Houston; 3. Affton’s Kara Klemp.

• Long jump — 1. Sullivan’s Ritter (17-6); 2. Washington’s Leslie; 3. Sullivan’s Bartolotta.

• Triple jump — 1. Washington’s Leslie (35-4); 2. Affton’s Ford; 3. Sullivan’s Bartolotta.

• Shot put — 1. Union’s Hannah Mayfield (37-4); 2. Hermann’s Hannah Steinbeck; 3. Affton’s Taylor Shinabargar.

• Discus — 1. Affton’s Shinabargar (117-7); 2. St. Clair’s Alicia York; 3. Owensville’s Haley Record.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Northwest 43, Mehlville 42

Festus 58, Patriettes 13

Seckman 36, Oakville 28

Pacific 73, Carnahan 38

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville 39, Patriettes 35

Oakville 73, Carnahan 38

Festus 47, Northwest 30

Pacific 51, Seckman 33

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game—Carnahan vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game—Seckman vs. Northwest    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game—Oakville vs. Mehlville    3 p.m.

Championship game—Pacific vs. Festus   3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington    6 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington     6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt North    6 p.m.

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt West    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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