Brookfield East didn't let a rainy night ruin the Spartans' boys celebration of their ninth consecutive Greater Metro Conference Championship on Tuesday night at East.
"To be honest with you, whenever you can win in the Greater Metro, it's a pretty special thing," East track coach Mike Steiner said afterward. "The kids deserve all the credit. They show up, they compete. They get it done.
The Spartans scored 155.5 to run away from Marquette (104) and Brookfield Central (91.5).
Steiner praised Alec James for his performance in the 100 meters (second, 11.35 seconds) and 200 (second, 22.77) and for setting a personal best in the shot put (second, 48 feet, 9 inches) and the 3,200 relay, which broke the meet record with a time of 8 minutes, 1.55 seconds) behind Kevin Kashian, Karl Brandstaetter, Ryan Dundun and Stephen Browne. And Steiner didn't run his good half-milers in Brad Johnson and Trenton Daniels.
Johnson and Daniels finished one-two in the 800 with times of 1:55.58 and 1:57.2, respectively. Johnson also finished third in the 1,600 (4:19.45).
The Spartans performed well in the 110 hurdles with Mitch Douglas (15.28), Kyle Rohde (15.35) and Zach Copeland (16.13). Rohde won the 300 hurdles (41.97) and the triple jump (44-6¾) and was second in the long jump (20-8) and Alec Brown was third in the 300 hurdles (42.54).
The 400 relay finished second (44.46) and the 800 finished third (1:31.94) and Glen Harold was third in the pole vault (13-0).
Mitch Douglas was fourth in the high jump (5-10) and Scott Douglas was sixth (5-10).
Garth Post was fourth in the pole vault (12-0), Daniels was fifth in the 1,600 (4:26.33) and Kyle Wirtz in the long jump (18-10½).
Afterward Steiner wasn't surprised by his team's success.
"We lost a lot of guys, but we had people who maybe didn't play a big role or go to state, but now they have stepped it up," he said. "We have had contributions from a lot of kids. It's special, good stuff."
Lancers find three firsts
Coach Mark Pulkownik's Lancers had three first-place finishes as his team had a very strong showing.
Carl Hirsch won the 1,600 (4:11.88), Elliot Yanasak won the pole vault (13-6) and Chikwe Obasih won the shot put (49-8).
Other top-three finishes came from Vantwan Melton, who finished third in the triple jump (40-5), Amir Alwan, who finished third in the 800 (1:58.53), and Danny Turelli third in the shot put (46-11½).
Alwan also took fourth in the 1,600 (4:25.44), Donnell Ward was fourth in the high jump (5-10), Andrew Dusing was fourth in the 800 (1:59.25) and Ryan Johnson fourth in the shot put (46-0).
Alex Espada-Hernandez was fifth in the 300 hurdles (43.02), Chris Dubois was sixth in the pole vault (12-0), Marcus Crum finished seventh in the 100 (11.70), Brandon Meyer in the 400 (52.61), Melton in the high jump (5-4) and Ward in the triple jump (39-3).
The 800 relay was fifth (1:34.36) and the 400 relay was seventh (49.06)
The Spartans and the Lancers take part in the WIAA Regional on May 21 right back at East.
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