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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:15 pm

Five members of the Washington cross country team have advanced to the sectional round.

Competing last Saturday at the Class 4 District 5 meet in Lebanon, three girls and two boys from Washington moved on by placing in the top 30.

Qualifying for the sectional meet were the top 30 finishers and the top four teams.

Washington’s sectional qualifiers were Ashton Leslie, Josie Plowman, Cheyanne Leslie, Travis Elbert and Tate Kitchell.

“We were very happy with the way the kids performed. All of our kids improved again,” said Washington Coach Mike Olszowka. “The training is paying off now. We’re peaking a bit early, but we planned to do that just to make sure we got out of districts to give us the opportunity to compete to qualify for state.”

The sectional meet is scheduled for Saturday at Camdenton. The varsity boys race starts at 11 a.m. The varsity girls race begins at 11:35 a.m.

The top 30 finishers and the top four teams qualify for the state meet Saturday, Nov. 9, at Oak Hills Golf Center in Columbia.

Washington finished sixth in the girls standings with 168 points and ninth in the boys standings with 208 points.

Girls Results

In the girls race, Ashton Leslie led the Lady Jays with a 13th-place finish in 20:00.

“Ashton ran strong from start to finish,” Olszowka said. “She is peaking right now. As her races have started to add up, her experience level has increased.”

Plowman placed 17th in 20:18.

“Josie reads race conditions very well,” Olszowka said. “She’s been dealing with a stomach bug for the last two weeks and it’s causing a lot of abdominal pain. Racing 5,000 meters with jabbing pains through your abs and still qualifying proves how tough she is.”

Cheyanne Leslie ended 30th in 21:02.

“Cheyanne has become invigorated over the past three weeks,” Olszowka said. “We talked on the bus ride to Lebanon about how she has never broken 22 minutes. She broke 22 minutes by a mere 58 seconds.”

Also running for Washington were Lexi Geisert (55th in 23:08), Morgan White (58th in 23:37), Alex Ready (65th in 24:03) and Kassy Briggs (66th in 24:07).

Kayla Funkenbusch of Rock Bridge won the race in 18:35.

Rock Bridge claimed the girls district title with 26 points.

Also advancing to the sectional meet were Jefferson City with 54, West Plains with 67 and Rolla with 115.

Boys Results

In the boys race, Washington was led by Elbert, who finished 16th in a time of 16:27.

“Travis got out early and was as high as seventh place through about a mile-and-a-half,” Olszowka said. “He started to fade in the last mile, but we knew by establishing early position, the second pack would not have time to catch him.”

Kitchell placed 28th in 17:06.

“Tate did not get out as good as Travis did,” Olszowka said. “It is a very tight course after the first 400 meters. Tate got caught behind a couple of groups and he had to fight the entire race to make up ground and hold position.”

Also running for the Blue Jays were Josh Luck (51st in 18:50), Andrew Tchiblakian (55th in 19:09), Parker Neptune (58th in 19:14), Clayton Duchatschek (59th in 19:16) and Jacob Huxol (65th in 19:34).

Rock Bridge’s Evan Schulte won the race in 15:18.

West Plains won the boys title with 31 points.

Also advancing to the sectional meet were Rock Bridge with 35, Glendale with 87 and Jefferson City with 102.

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Area Scoreboard

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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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