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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:00 pm | Updated: 2:49 pm, Thu May 23, 2013.

Washington track and field qualified for the state meet in eight events during the Class 4 Sectional 3 meet last Saturday at Ozark High School.

The Lady Jays finished third in the team standings with 54 points. Rock Bridge won the sectional girls crown with 129 points. Jefferson City was second with 96.

Jefferson City claimed the boys team crown with 97 points. Parkview finished second with 70 points. Carthage was third with 65 points. Washington placed 21st with eight points.

“We had a great day. We got down there pretty early on Friday, got in a light workout and had time for the kids to relax,” said Washington Coach Mike Olszowka. “These are nerve-racking days for everyone involved. Kids are stressed because of the sectional meet and its implications, as well as graduation and finals. Parents are stressed because their kids are stressed. Coaches are stressed because we know these are the days we have been building toward. We know that a half-inch or a hundredth of a second is the difference between a season-ending or possibly a career-ending performance, and a trip to the state championships.”

The top four finishers in each sectional event qualified for the Class 4 state meet, which takes place Friday and Saturday at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Lady Jays

Washington won two girls events at the sectional meet.

Running with an injured foot, MC Landolt was a part of both first-place finishes and qualified for state in three events.

Landolt won the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.73. She also finished third in the 200-meter dash in 26.41.

“MC was struggling to walk through the halls at school. She was nervous about the 100-meter dash and scared about the rest of the day. We knew we could get one race out of her, then we knew it was up to her to gut out the rest of the day,” Olszowka said. “MC fought her way to the sectional title in the 100-meter dash. We got her out to the truck, put her foot in ice for about 20 minutes and brought her back in for the 400-meter relay, then repeated for the 200-meter dash. She did not run anywhere near her best, but did turn in what I would call the performance of her career.”

The Lady Jays’ 400-meter relay team won in 50.45, a new school record. Running were Landolt, Lauren Brinkmann, Emily Stricker and Kirstie Leslie.

“MC had a great start and got us out in front. Lauren had the race of her life. It was the strongest I’ve ever seen her look. She finished so strong that Emily had trouble getting away in the exchange zone. Emily ran a great curve. She got the baton to Kirstie very early in the zone in what looked like third place. Kirstie ran the home stretch taking us into first place. It was a total team race. The passes were good. The splits were great. They smashed the previous school record by over a half a second.”

Leslie qualified for the state meet in all four of her events.

In addition to running the anchor leg on the 400-meter relay team, Leslie finished third in the pole vault with a school record effort of 11-3, third in the long jump with a leap of 17-6 1/4 and fourth in the triple jump at 36-8 1/2.

“Typical Kirstie, the environment and time schedule had no effect on her,” Olszowka said. “She qualified in the long jump, then she helped to set a new school record on the winning 400-meter relay team. She jumped a season best on her last triple jump to qualify for state, and then set a new PR and school record in the pole vault.”

Jenna Haas, a freshman, finished second in the high jump, clearing 5-4.

“Jenna set the tone for the day. She went out like it was just another day at work. When you have a freshman in her first state series compete and jump to a second-place finish and a new PR (personal record), it helps to relax everyone else. Everyone was nervous, but when we got that first state qualifier, it just opened the flood gates. Everyone decided then that they wanted to go, too.”

Abby Stricker and the 3,200-meter relay team also competed, but did not advance.

Stricker finished eighth in the high jump at 4-10.

The 3,200-meter relay team of Ashley Garrard, Hannah Leslie, Erica Diener and Josie Plowman placed seventh in 10:18.

Blue Jays

The lone state qualifier for the Blue Jays was Brenden Leslie, who finished fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles in a time of 16.01.

“Brendan was in a good position to be able to see the field. He was in the dreaded 4-5 spot for the entire race until the last hurdle. When he looked over, he just decided he wanted another week and overtook the qualifying position.”

Travis Elbert placed sixth in the 1,600-meter run in 4:44.68.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament

Wrestling

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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