Competing at the Charlie Beck Track and Field Invitational last Saturday at University City, Washington placed sixth in the girls team standings and 12th in the boys standings out of 15 schools.
Hazelwood Central won the girls team title with 117 points. Rounding out the top five were Francis Howell, Ft. Zumwalt West, Lafayette and McCluer North.
Hazelwood Central also claimed the boys crown with 115 points. Rounding out the top five were CBC, Lafayette, Hazelwood East and Ritenour. The Blue Jays scored 15.5 points.
The top eight finishers in each event scored team points.
“We finally got some good weather and the kids competed very strong. We had a meet Thursday that I think took a lot out of us and we were missing a few people that would have really helped our team performances and scores,” said Washington Coach Mike Olszowka. “We are always commenting on how this group of kids goes out of their way to support their teammates. These are little things that will help the team continue to improve throughout the season.”
Kirstie Leslie won both the pole vault, clearing 10-6, and the triple jump with a leap of 34-7. She also finished fourth in the high jump at 5-0.
Abby Stricker finished second in the pole vault, clearing 9-0. She also was fifth in the high jump at 4-10 and seventh in the triple jump at 31-5.
Josie Plowman was fourth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:48 and seventh in the 3,200-meter run in 12:42.
Megan Bauche placed fifth in the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.5 and sixth in the 300-meter low hurdles in 51.5.
Emily Stricker ended seventh in the 100-meter dash in 13.4.
The 3,200-meter relay team of Alex Ready, Hannah Leslie, Erica Diener and Plowman placed fifth in 10:47.
The 1,600-meter relay team of Sarah Brock, Hannah Leslie, Kirstie Leslie and Diener was eighth in 4:29.
Brenden Leslie finished fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.3.
Dillon Quaethem placed sixth in the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.9 and eighth in the high jump at 5-8.
Tate Kitchell ended seventh in the 3,200-meter run in 10:52.
Skylar Wade finished seventh in the pole vault at 9-0.
Izeck Elbert was eighth in the 1,600-meter run in 4:45.
The 3,200-meter relay team of Travis Elbert, Ian Smith, William Schneider and Kitchell placed sixth in 8:52.
In the junior varsity meet, Washington’s Alex Templeton won the shot put with a throw of 43-9.