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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.”


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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