Washington won seven events and captured its fifth straight girls track and field conference championship at the GAC Central meet Monday at Ft. Zumwalt East High School.
The Lady Jays accumulated 124 points to top the girls standings.
Ft. Zumwalt South finished second with 101 followed by Ft. Zumwalt North with 65, Ft. Zumwalt East with 44 and Holt with 40.
“We were a little short-handed with Emily (Stricker) getting injured during warm-ups. (Megan) Bauche and (Megan) Freitag stepped up and did a great job filling in for her events,” said Washington Coach Mike Olszowka. “The girls have had a great season and winning the conference once again is something to be proud of.”
Washington’s boys tied for fourth place in the team standings.
Ft. Zumwalt South took the boys crown with 101 points followed by Holt with 86, Ft. Zumwalt East with 83, Washington with 52 and Ft. Zumwalt North with 52.
“Overall, the boys had a super competitive day,” Olszowka said. “Our relay teams improved on their times. Travis Elbert took 10 seconds off his mile time.”
Washington also won both the boys and girls junior varsity team titles.
“We won 93 medals and had 68 new PRs (personal records) between the varsity and junior varsity teams,” Olszowka said. “Everything went well. It was a great day.”
The top five finishers in each event scored team points.
Kirstie Leslie won three individual events. She finished first in the high jump at 5-2, the pole vault at 10-0 and the triple jump at 36-5.
MC Landolt also had three first-place finishes, two individual and one relay. She won both the 100-meter dash in 12.8 and the 200-meter dash in 26.5.
“Kirstie is now a 10-time conference champion. MC probably is a six- or seven-time conference champion as a junior,” Olszowka said. “When you have a base group of kids with that kind of performance, the other kids start to believe they can do the same thing.”
Megan Bauche won the long jump at 16-4. She also was second in the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.7 and third in the 300-meter low hurdles in 56.8.
The 400-meter relay team of Lauren Brinkmann, Sarah Brock, Bauche and Landolt won in 52.1.
Abby Stricker placed second in the pole vault at 9-6, the long jump at 15-11 3/4 and the triple jump at 33-1. She also was third in the high jump at 4-10.
Shannon Harrison was second in the shot put at 30-2.
The 1,600-meter relay team of Megan Freitag, Erica Diener, Kirstie Leslie and Brock placed second in 4:18.
The 3,200-meter relay team of Ashley Garrard, Hannah Leslie, Alex Ready and Diener was second in 10:23.
Hannah Leslie placed third in the 800-meter run in 2:30.
Katie Chafin ended third in the shot put at 28-1.
The 800-meter relay team of Brinkmann, Brock, Freitag and Landolt finished third in 1:53.
Josie Plowman placed fourth in the 3,200-meter run in 12:25 and fifth in the 1,600-meter run in 5:38.
Erica Diener placed fourth in the 400-meter dash in 1:06.
Austin Subke finished second in the shot put at 44-0 and third in the discus at 123-5.
Travis Elbert placed second in the 800-meter run in 2:02 and third in the 1,600-meter run in 4:32.
Brenden Leslie was second in the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.75.
The 400-meter relay team of Colin Anderson, Caleb Curran, Michael Wadlow and Austin Beers finished second in 46.21.
The 1,600-meter relay team of Curran, Beers, Elbert and Leslie ended second in 3:37.
Alex Templeton placed third in the shot put at 42-7.
Curran was third in the 400-meter dash in 52.3.
Ian Smith placed fourth in the 3,200-meter run in 10:27.
Nathan Kopp ended fifth in the discus at 111-6.
Dillon Quaethem was fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles in 17.0.
Austin Beers placed fifth in the long jump at 18-9.
Wadlow finished fifth in the 200-meter dash in 24.1.
The 800-meter relay team of Caleb Curran, Colin Anderson, Michael Wadlow and Quaethem ended fifth in 1:36.