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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

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 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

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 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

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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