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Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 7:00 pm

With a proud smile on her face, MC Landolt took her place on the awards podium and had yet another state medal placed around her neck.

It was her final act as a Washington High School athlete.

Landolt ended her prep career in impressive fashion by securing two state medals on Saturday at the 2014 MSHSAA Class 4 Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium on the campus of Lincoln University.

A senior, Landolt crossed the line third in the 100-meter dash and later finished sixth in the 200.

She had her best showing in the 100, earning the bronze with her time of 12.27.

“I’m really happy,” Landolt said after the 100. “Last year I got sixth, and this is my senior year and I really wanted a top three finish. I’m excited and I’ll take it.”

Washington Coach Mike Olszowka said he was pleased to see Landolt finish her career on the podium.

“MC finished her high school career the way every high school athlete hopes to, on the podium,” Olszowka said. “We knew with her entry time she was in a position to be successful, but there’s a reason they line them up and shoot the gun. You’re always nervous going into a meet. Most times the coaches are as nervous as the athletes. I don’t think that’s ever the case for MC. I’m not sure she gets nervous at all.”

Ashley Henderson of Hazelwood Central crossed the line first at 11.86 to repeat as state champ, while Lydia Harold of McCluer was the runner-up in 11.98. Landolt took third, while Jazmine Thompson of Staley, Jaslyn Williams of Springfield Central, Syanne Johnston of Fort Zumwalt East, Imani Hutchinson of Raytown South, and Genel Rollins of IWA finished fourth through eighth in the event.

Landolt set a new school record with her time of 12.20 in the preliminary round of the 100 on Friday to advance to the finals. And on Saturday, Landolt charged out of the blocks and stayed near the front from start to finish in her signature event.

“I’ve been working hard on my starts this year,” Landolt said. “That’s been a focal point of my training. I wanted to get a strong start. And from what I could see, I was even with the field early, so it was a good start. And I always come on strong near the finish. I relied on a kick at the end to pass a few girls.”

Moving up on the podium from sixth last year to third this year felt great, Landolt admitted. She attributed her improvement this year to being stronger and a year older.

“I’m a little faster and a little stronger this year,” she said. “And now I’m one of the older girls. A lot of the girls who beat me last year were seniors, so I guess it was my turn this year.”

Olszowka said Landolt put in the time and effort to improve. The results were evident on Saturday.

“MC bought in to our training regimen,” Olszowka said. “And combining it with her strong work ethic she took herself from being a good sprinter to an extraordinary sprinter. MC followed the workouts, she came in for extra work on the weekends and many days she was the last one to leave the track. And the fastest two times of her career were at this year’s state championships.”

In a fitting end to her prep career, Landolt reached the podium for a second time on Saturday.

After taking third in the 100, Landolt finished sixth in the 200-meter dash later in the day, putting the finishing touches on a stellar career at WHS. She crossed the line at 25.39.

Henderson won the 200 in 24.12, with Harold second, Kelsey Lewis of Lee’s Summit North third, and Johnston fourth. Williams was fifth, with Landolt sixth, followed by Rollins and Gabby Hall of Blue Springs.

Olszowka said another key to success for Landolt has been Sprints Coach Tim Rinne.

“Coach Rinne has been with MC for four years, and now she is one of the top eight sprinters in the entire state of Missouri,” Olszowka said. “Most of this has to do with MC’s talent and dedication, but a lot of the credit also goes to her coach. He stays late with her, guides her through workouts, recognizes and points out a weak spot and focuses on and continues to develop her strengths.”

Landolt had a stellar career at WHS. She qualified for state in five different events over the last two seasons. She won a sectional title in the 100 in back-to-back seasons. And now, she has three state medals. She won’t be participating in track and field in college, however, as she’ll be focusing on school at the University of Kansas. Olszowka noted that Landolt definitely left her mark on the program. He said he’ll always remember her competitive spirit.

“Her entire life has revolved around competition — competition on the field, competition in the gym, competition in DECA, competition in practices, competition in the classroom and competition on the track,” Olszowka said. “The state championships are special, but to great kids and great athletes, it’s just another venue to step up and compete. To kids like MC, there’s no difference between sports or school. They’re all tasks that she made a commitment to. And great kids give 100 percent of themselves in everything they choose to do, because everything they choose to do is important to them.”

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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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