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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 5:15 pm

MC Landolt showed her toughness and dedication during the last three weeks of the spring track and field season.

Landolt, who recently completed her junior year at Washington High School, suffered an injury to her left foot during the week between the district and sectional meets.

“I hurt my foot during practice doing some sprint drills,” Landolt said. “I wasn’t really sure what it was. It took me about a week to find out that it was a stress reaction, which is one step below a stress fracture.”

While a foot injury to a sprinter seems to be a big problem, Landolt wasn’t about to let it stand in the way of her goal of reaching the medal stand at the Class 4 state track meet.

It wasn’t an easy road to state for Landolt.

“The sectional meet was really tough. I was running with a lot of pain. I couldn’t even warm up because of the pain,” she said. “The pain definitely got a lot more tolerable (at the state meet). It’s gone down a lot. It’s almost miraculous how it cleared up a little. It’s still not pain free, but it’s good enough where I can tolerate it a lot better.”

Despite feeling the pain at sectionals, Landolt still qualified for the state meet in three events, and won the 100-meter dash and the 400-meter relay. She also advanced in the 200-meter dash, finishing third.

During the state championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Landolt earned all-state honors in the 100-meter dash, finishing sixth in the finals in a time of 12.55. She qualified for the finals with the fifth-best time of 12.68 in the preliminaries.

“I was really excited just to make it into the finals because I’ve worked so hard to get to this point,” Landolt said. “I dedicated myself to track this year and I’ve made so many sacrifices for track. I’m excited that all of my hard work paid off.”

Six of the eight sprinters in the 100-meter dash finals were seniors. The other two were juniors, Landolt and Hazelwood Central’s Ashley Henderson, who won the race in 11.95.

“I knew it was going to be really tough, especially with my injury. I wasn’t sure if I’d even be at this meet at all,” Landolt said. “I was ready for the competition. I knew who I was up against. I’ve raced against several of these girls in St. Louis this year. I knew who they were and I was ready.”

Landolt’s best time in the 100-dash is 12.3, which is the school record.

“You have to have talent, but most of it is just hard work and dedication,” Landolt said. “I’ve done a lot of strength drills, a lot of pushups, sit-ups and wall sits. I’ve done a lot of starting block work, a lot of speed work, like running 150s, 200s and 250s in practice. And running 400s to up your endurance for the 200. There’s a lot of repetition of different sprints.”

In the 200-meter dash at state, Landolt placed 15th in the preliminaries in a time of 26.37.

Landolt ran the opening leg on the 400-meter relay team that finished 11th at the state meet in a time of 50.52. Lauren Brinkmann, Emily Stricker and Kirstie Leslie also were on the team.

Washington track and field coach Mike Olszowka praised Landolt’s performance.

“MC has had the goal of becoming the fastest girl in the county, and then in the St. Louis area, and then in the state. For her to finish in sixth place in the 100-meter dash in Class 4, it’s an amazing accomplishment,” Olszowka said. “She’s really into track. There’s an event for everyone and she found her event in the 100-meter dash. She’s also very strong in the 200.”

It was the second career appearance at the state meet for Landolt, who finished 12th in the 100-meter dash last year as a sophomore.

Landolt, also a standout softball player at Washington, will compete in track this summer.

She already participated in the Festival of Miles at Saint Louis University High School and the Great Southwest Classic at the University of New Mexico.

Landolt has high hopes for her senior year.

“This year, before the school year started, I made a list of six goals I wanted to accomplish. Being all-state in the 100 was my main goal. It was on the top of my list,” Landolt said. “Next year, I’m definitely going for a top three finish at state in the 100 and all-state in the 200.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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