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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

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

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

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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