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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

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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