EAST GIRLS TRACK
Two relay teams and Khadiya Hollingsworth captured their events and Brookfield East finished third at the Hamilton Invitational on April 23 at Sussex.
The 4x800-meter relay took first in 10 minutes, 30.88 seconds behind Sarah Werking, Brianna Mathison, Molly Perkins and Rachel Werking as did the 4x100 relay (50.88) behind Jasmine Watson, Allie Bullen, Angela Schmidt and Alisha Harper (personal record for the season and fastest Division 1 time on the honor roll right now).
Hollingsworth won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 6 inches and also took fourth in the 200 dash (PR, 27.43). She also had a PR in the discus.
East had two second-place performances in the hurdles, as Alisha Harper finished second in the 100 hurdles (15.98) and Julia Jacob was second in the 300 hurdles (PR, 50.93).
The Spartans' Brianna Mathison was fourth in the 3,200 (PR, 12:33.68) and Anatalia Ashcroft in the pole vault (9-0) and Angela Schmidt in the triple jump (PR, 31-11¼) also took fourth in their field events.
Taking fifth place was Kelsey Linsmeier in the triple jump (31-7¼), Madi McDonald in the pole vault (8-0) and Sierra Fischer in the 300 hurdles (52.59).
The 4x200 relay finished sixth (1:57.03) behind Ashley Johnson, Erin Ditter, Laila Hatab and Kate Watry.
Watry tied for seventh in the pole vault (8-0), and Jalyn Byrd took seventh in the long jump (30-10) and had a PR in 100.
Rounding out the scoring with eighth-place performances were Rachel Werking in the 800 (2:32.88), Molly Perkins in the 3,200 (PR, 13:08.93) and Therese Gaines in the shot (31-1).
Tiffany Blanco (200), Harper (100 hurdles) and Jacob (100 hurdles) all had personal bests.
Franklin won the 12-team event (107), followed by Arrowhead (102) and Brookfield East (88.25).
Brookfield Central tied for fifth (330) at the Lake Country Charity Invitational at the Brown Deer Golf Course on Saturday.
The Lancers were led by Eddie Wajda, who tied for third (78), followed by Josh Trasser, who tied for 14th (81). Rounding out the four-man lineup was Sean Yun, who tied for 24th (84), and Matt Hodges, tied for 32nd (87).
The Lancers finished 13th (348 strokes) out of 24 teams at the Washington County Invitational on April 12 at the Washington County Golf Course.
Matt Maus and Trasser finished tied for 41st with seven others with an 85, followed by Yun (tied for 50th, 86), Dustin Stiloski (84th, 92) and James Wartman (101st, 99).
CENTRAL BOYS TRACK
Central finished eighth out of 12 teams in the Hamilton Invite on April 23 at Sussex.
John Dusing and Eamon McCullough won two events, with Dusing taking first in the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 1.28 seconds and McCullough winning the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches.
"Eamon has finally gotten over the 5-8 mark," coach Mark Pulkownik said. "He has worked hard to get to 5-10, and he has finally done it. I hope that it won't take him long to get to 6 feet.
"Johnny Dusing works hard and deserves it. This is the first time this year he has run the 3,200-meters. Johnny is a competitor in whatever event he is in. He always gives his best."
Michael Flatley in the 1,600 (4:46.50), Kuma Okoro in the 400 dash (55.90) and Nick Rozanski in the triple jump (37-8¼) each finished fifth.
The 4x400-meter relay took sixth (3:55.86) behind Jordan Meyer, Noah Waters, Steve Knopp and Alex Espada-Herandez.
Rounding out the scoring was Brandon Hughes, who was seventh in the shot with a personal record toss of 43-2, and Espada-Hernandez, who was eighth in the 300 hurdles (43.63).
CENTRAL GIRLS TRACK
Brookfield Central's girls finished sixth out of 12 teams April 23 at the Hamilton Invitational at Sussex, and Elizabeth Flatley captured the Lancers' lone event.
Flatley finished first in the 1,600-meter run in a personal-best 5 minutes, 0.82 seconds to lead the way.
One individual and one relay team finished second for the Lancers.
Chisom Obasih was second in the 100 dash (13.09) and the 4x400-meter relay (4:20.03) behind Rachel Hirsch, Jessie Coons, Danielle Kulpins and Elizabeth Flatley was runner-up.
Two individuals and a relay team finished third: Megan Hlava in the 3,200 (12:29.17), Andrea Bailey in the discus (94 feet, 4 inches) and the 4x800 relay (10:33.14) behind Kasey Ledvorowski, Olivia Zweber, Lucy Kwiatkowski and Emma Kumer.
Rachel Ilgen was fourth in the 800 (personal record, 2:29.42) and the 4x100 relay was fifth (53.67) behind Abbie Anderson, Obasih, Zephorah Jackoyo and Jennifer Fox.
Kulpins in the 1,600 (PR, 5:30.74), Rachel Hirsch in the 400 (1:04.98) and Alejandrea Peralta-Werns in the 300 hurdles (52.88) all finished sixth.
Paulina Agnello was seventh in the 3,200 (13:01.13), and Shaelyn Ziegler tied for seventh in the high jump (4-8).
Rounding out the scoring was Karin Jorgensen (high jump, 4-8), Serenity Tuchalski (300 hurdles, 54.03), Fox (PR, 200, 28.02) and Shannon Kebisek (long jump, 30-7¼), all finishing eighth.
The following athletes had personal bests: Lara Weiner (3,200), Abby Anderson (100), Anna Cleary (200), Ceci Risch (200), Lexi Shah (triple jump), Molly Schindler (400), Andrea Bailey (discus), Jackoyo (long jump), Kebisek (triple jump) and Hirsch (triple jump).
Brookfield East boys coach Chris Minchk had a different reaction to the Spartans' two matches on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday at the Oakwood Invitational, hosted by Franklin at the Oakwood Golf Course, East played well, finishing fifth out of 20 teams with a 339 total.
Troy Henning finished as the No. 7 medalist with an 81, followed by Chris Vitale (82), Jacob Taylor (88), Luke Moyer (88) and Logan Kerstetter (102).
"I was really happy to see both Luke and Jacob break 90," Minchk said. "With the course playing a little over 6,700 yards, they battled the length of the course and the strong winds to break 90. Now that they've overcome that hurdle, I'm excited to see how low they can go this season.
"Troy and Chris would both admit that they didn't play very well, but they were able to make enough putts to shoot in the low 80s. As a team we need to shore up our short games to be competitive going forward."
On Saturday at the Lake Country Charity Invite at the Brown Deer Park Golf Course — a four-golfer event — East shot a 369.
Henning (85) and Vitale (90) led the way again, followed by Taylor (96) and Jude Shafer (98) on a tough day to play golf.
"Conditions were not ideal to score well at Brown Deer Park Golf Course, but many golfers battled the cold and wind to post some great scores," Minchk said. "Collectively, we need to address our chipping/putting and approach shots. We gave away too many shots around the greens and missed too many putts inside three feet. Good players don't make those mistakes."
With the conference tournament Monday, April 28, Minchk knows his team must play better.
"If our goal is to be competitive in the Greater Metro Conference this season, we need to put more emphasis on our short games and approach shots," he said.
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