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Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 12:30 pm

Union’s Trevor King and Sullivan’s Macy Ritter won titles Saturday at the second annual Washington High School pentathlon.

Each athlete, boys and girls, competed in five events with points accumulated to determine the final individual standings.

The events were the girls 100-meter high hurdles, boys 110-meter high hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, girls 800-meter run and boys 1,500-meter run.

“It was a great day. This is the only event of its kind throughout the Midwest,” said Washington Head Coach Mike Olszowka. “We had some of the best all-around track athletes from around the St. Louis area and reminded everyone that we have some of the best track athletes right here in Franklin County.”

Schools represented at the pentathlon were Washington, Union, Pacific, Sullivan, Kirkwood, Rockwood Summit and Timberland.

King accumulated 3,004 points to take the boys title. He won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.9 (school record), the high jump at 5-10 and the shot put at 11.4 meters (37-5). He was second in the long jump at 5.71 meters (18-7).

“Trevor King shattered the total score of this meet, establishing himself as one of the top track and field athletes in the state and top multi-event athletes in the nation,” Olszowka said.

“Trevor had a good day. He broke our school record in the 110-meter hurdles,” said Union Head Coach Chris Kelley. “He had an off-performance in high jump. It was the first time this season he was under 6-0. But he bounced back by taking first place in the shot put. He continues to do great things.”

Ritter accumulated 2,896 points to win the girls title. She won the high jump at 5-2, the shot put at 9.07 meters (29-8) and the long jump at 5.29 meters (17-4).

“Macy is just an outstanding athlete and a great kid. Her performances were amazing across the board,” Olszowka said.

“It was the first time Macy has ever done anything like that. We knew if she performed to the best of her ability, she’d have a shot to win,” said Sullivan Coach Pat Burke. “She loved it. She found another event, the hurdles, that she really liked. Doing multiple events is something she’ll do in college, so it was a nice introduction for her.”

Girls Results

Placing behind Ritter in the girls standings were Washington’s Kirstie Leslie and Abi Brown, finishing second and third with 2,764 and 2,726 points, respectively.

“We knew Kirstie and Abi were great track kids,” Olszowka said. “Kirstie has been in a couple pentathlons before. She improved by nearly 700 points. Abi proved how she can and will be great at anything she does.”

Kirkwood’s Lianna Doty and Amber Solomon placed fourth and fifth with 2,680 and 2,631 points, respectively.

Union’s Anna Houston finished sixth with 2,319 points.

“Anna did not have a very good time for her in the 100-meter hurdles. That hurt her point total somewhat,” Kelley said. “She did about what we expected in the high jump, long jump and shot. In the 800-meter run, she did very well.”

Other area athletes competing were Sullivan’s Natalie Schriever (eighth with 2,144), Pacific’s Madison Livell (ninth with 2,118), Sullivan’s Bria Bartolotta (10th with 2,106), Sullivan’s Megan Brandt (13th with 1,968), Union’s KateLyn Riechers (14th with 1,946), Washington’s Megan Bauche (17th with 1,875), Union’s Kayla Kelly (18th with 1,871), Union’s Janna Ruether (20th with 1,715), Pacific’s Sarah Turner (21st with 1,704), Sullivan’s Natasha Snavely (23rd with 1,656) and Washington’s Hannah Leslie (26th with 1,545).

Boys Results

Behind King’s first-place finish, Pacific’s Ben Cates was second in the boys standings with 2,722 points.

“Ben had a great day. He was only a couple of hundred points behind King, which isn’t much in this type of competition,” said Pacific Coach Jim Rutherford. “I’m really proud of Ben. He’s a very good athlete.”

Sullivan’s Colby Hammonds finished third with 2,531 points. Washington’s Dillon Quaethem placed fourth 2,437 points. Kirkwood’s James Willis ended fifth with 2,334 points.

“Hammonds, Cates and Quaethem came into their first ever multi-event competition and established themselves as top multi-event athletes in the state,” Olszowka said.

Other area athletes competing were Union’s Ryan Coons (seventh with 2,325) and Washington’s Max Phinney (11th with 2,207), Ben Gratza (12th with 2,101), Caleb Curran (13th with 2,084) and Alex Schull (14th with 1,975).

“Ryan did well for never competing in four of the five events,” Kelley said. “He’s just an athletic kid. I figured we would at least compete with the other athletes. He took second in the shot put.”

Olszowka thanked all the help in making the event run.

“We had a total team effort from the Washington community. We had many of our athletes who had a day off volunteer to come in and help administer the events. Our coaches put in a long day with little coaching as we were the meet administrators. Mr. (Bill) Deckelman has been behind us supporting us in any way we needed it since we envisioned this meet. Mrs. (Melanie) Trentmann volunteered her Saturday to come in and run our scoreboard and do the scoring. Borgia helped by allowing us to borrow some of their equipment to make the meet more efficient. Every kid, every coach, every parent and every spectator we talked to thought this was one of the best track and field events they have ever witnessed.”


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington vs. Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.), Hidden Valley No. 1, 11:30 a.m.

Washington vs. Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit), Jim Moran Field (Hidden Valley), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

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 St. Peters vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

G12 Union vs. Elsberry, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

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 St. Peters vs. Elsberry-Winfield, 6 p.m.

G11 St. Charles vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 1 p.m.

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

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    8 a.m.

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    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

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.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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