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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

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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