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Washington High School cross country and track athlete Mikayla Reed has been named the Washington Missourian's Athlete of the Year for the 2017-18 school year.

Pacific’s Cameron VanLeer (basketball and golf) also received the honor.

Reed, a 2018 graduate of WHS, led the track and field Lady Jays to a second place team finish in Class 4 by winning four state titles at the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships May 25-26 at Jefferson City High School.

Reed was a winner in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:15.26, the 1,600-meter run in 4:58.21, and the 3,200-meter run in 11:10.14.

Reed also anchored the Lady Jays’ winning 3,200-meter relay team, who cruised to a first-place finish in a time of 9:32.2. Also running for WHS were Claire Ayers, Mia Reed and Morgan Holdmeyer.

During her junior season, Reed won Class 4 state track crowns in the 1,600-meter run (5:02.52) and the 3,200-meter run (11:04.06).

During the fall of her senior season, Reed placed third in the Class 4 state cross country race in a time of 18:26. She won the Class 4 state title in 2016 in 18:02.

For her high school career, Reed won seven state championships, six in track and one in cross country. She earned 10 state track medals and four state cross country medals. She also claimed 14 GAC Central titles and nine district crowns.

Reed will continue her running and academic career at the University of Missouri.

Mikayla Reed

Mikayla Reed


The Washington High School cheerleaders are hosting a Dash for Disney 5K run or one-mile walk on Friday, July 13, at 7 p.m. It will be hosted by the Four Rivers YMCA, 400 Grand Ave in Washington. Check-in begins at 6 p.m.

The entry fee is $20 per person, which includes a T-shirt, face painting, bottled water, Disney photo opportunity, and a 50/50 drawing.  Make checks payable to WHS Cheer.

Proceeds help the WHS Cheerleaders pay for their trip to Nationals in Orlando, Fla.

Participants may dress as your favorite Disney character or come as you are. To guarantee a T-shirt, pre-register by contacting Becky Cox or Lori Griesenauer.


Washington High School boys basketball, along with boys and girls track and field camps took place June 4-6.

Boys basketball camp, led by WHS Boys Basketball Coach Grant Young, took place in the Blue Jay Gymnasium and was open to students entering grades 3-8. The camp was split into two sessions, grades 3-6 and grades 7-8. The campers learned basic fundamentals of basketball and participated in a number of games and activities.

Track and field camp, led by WHS Track and Field Coach Mike Olszowka, took place at Scanlan Stadium at WHS. It was open to boys and girls entering grades 3-8. Campers learned basic techniques of many different events in track and field.

Group pictures from boys basketball and track and field camps are below.

Track and Field Camp

Boys Basketball Camp Grades 3-6

Boys Basketball Camp Grades 7-8


Spring sports teams at Washington High School earned MSHSAA Scholastic Achievement Awards for the 2018 season.

Depending on the team grade-point average, the squads were designated either outstanding or distinguished.

Outstanding (3.25-4.00 GPA)

Varsity Girls Track (3.79)

Junior Varsity Girls Track (3.5)

Varsity Boys Track (3.43)

Varsity Girls Soccer (3.43)

Varsity Baseball (3.42)

Junior Varsity Girls Soccer (3.41)

Junior Varsity Baseball (3.31)

Junior Varsity Boys Track (3.26)

Distinguished (3.00-3.24 GPA)

Varsity Boys Golf (3.19)

Junior Varsity Boys Golf (3.19)


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