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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:30 pm

Bria Bartolotta capped her track and field career at Sullivan High School in a big way.

Competing at the MSHSAA Class 3 track and field championships last Friday and Saturday at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Bartolotta won four all-state medals, including a second-place performance Saturday in the triple jump.

The top eight finishers in each event earned all-state medals.

Bartolotta’s performance helped the Lady Eagles claim third-place honors in the Class 3 team standings.

Bartolotta finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 35-8 and fifth in the long jump with an effort of 16-9.

Sullivan also took all-state honors in a pair of sprint relay events.

The 400-meter relay team of Bartolotta, Macy Ritter, Brianna Winistoerfer and Natasha Snavely placed sixth in a time of 49.91.

The 800-meter relay team of Bartolotta, Ritter, Winistoerfer and Natalie Schriever was sixth in 1:45.97.

“I thought both of our relays would win medals. I wasn’t sure about my jumps,” Bartolotta said. “So to get medals in all four events is really awesome. I’m excited.”

Bartolotta and fellow senior Ritter did much of the damage for the Lady Eagles, both winning for all-state medals in the same four events.

“I was absolutely ecstatic. I couldn’t be more proud of these girls,” said Sullivan Coach Pat Burke. “Macy and Bria accumulated 27 individual points of our 36. Those girls work incredibly hard at what they do and this was a great reward for that hard work.”

Affton’s Hali Ford recorded a leap of 36-9 3/4 to claim the triple jump state title.

Ritter finished fourth with an effort of 35-3 1/2.

“I feel good about it. My best is 36-2 and I got 35-8 today,” Bartolotta said. “It was hard. I was worn out. It’s really hot. Macy did an awesome job, so it all turned out pretty good. It’s just been hard for everyone.”

Bartolotta came through toward the end of the competition.

“Ending up in fifth place last year, I was kind of nervous because I had a lot to live up to,” Bartolotta said. “It worked out. My second-to-last jump, I pulled out a good one to get me second place. I scratched on my last jump.”

Bartolotta has been a standout athlete for the Lady Eagles.

“Bria has been our strongest jumper over the years. She made the finals on her first jump. Both Bria and Macy were able to improve dramatically in the finals,” Burke said. “Bria hit her second jump of finals and moved into second place, bumping Macy down to fourth after she had already moved up the rankings.”

Burke said hard work paid off for Bartolotta.

“On her last jump, Bria had a huge jump that she scratched,” Burke said. “She is such a natural hardworking athlete. I was very proud to see her finish second after a fifth-place finish last year. It was a great meet for Bria and Macy. They have been the vanguard for our team all season and they certainly did not disappoint in the state meet.”

Bartolotta kicked off the state meet on Friday by placing fifth in the long jump at 16-9.

“I could have done better, but fifth place is still good,” Bartolotta said. “It’s my first year really getting into the long jump. Getting to state and placing, I feel really good about it. I felt pretty good. I wasn’t that nervous. I scratched on my last jump, but I still felt good. I wasn’t nervous.”

Ritter won the long jump title, leaping to 18-0 on her final attempt.

“Macy did really good,” Bartolotta said. “She really deserves it, especially after getting second place last year.”

Needless to say, Bartolotta and Ritter had a busy couple of days at the state meet.

They both ran in the 400- and 800-meter preliminaries on Friday and the finals on Saturday, notching a pair of sixth-place all-state finishes.

“I was very proud of our two sprint relays,” Burke said. “We have talked all year about making it to Saturday in both the 4x100 and the 4x200. The girls knew that they would most likely have to run school records to get there.”

Bartolotta said she hasn’t made a final decision on where she will attend college, but is leaning toward the University of Missouri.

“I can’t say enough about our seniors. They are such a great group of competitors. To say that they will be missed is an understatement,” Burke said. “Not only are they tremendous athletes, but they are very special young ladies who have worked extremely hard and have dedicated themselves to this sport and their team.”

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Volleyball

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Softball

Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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