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East girls qualify in nine events

Alisha Harper won 3 events and anchored a winning relay.

Alisha Harper won 3 events and anchored a winning relay. Photo By Peter Zuzga

June 4, 2014

The Brookfield East girls track teams qualified in nine events at the West Allis Central Sectional on May 30, led by senior Alisha Harper, who won three individual events and was the anchor on the winning 4x200-meter relay team.

The Spartans are now off now off to the WIAA State Track and Field Championships on June 6-7 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in La Crosse after finishing first (156 points) ahead second place Brookfield Central (103).

East won five events, had two seconds and two thirds.

Harper is coming off two straight meets with four victories, winning the triple jump (37-feet, 8 inches), the 300 hurdles (45.31 seconds) and the long jump (18-2½). She broke the school record in the 300 hurdles for the second time in two weeks.

She also anchored the winning 4x200-meter relay (1 minute, 42.42 seconds) behind junior Khadiya Hollingsworth and sophomores Sierra Fischer and Allie Bullen. They broke the school for the second time in four days.

Hollingsworth rounded out the winner's circle, taking first in the high jump (5-8).

Two second-place finishes came from junior Anatalia Ashcroft in the pole vault (10-6) and the 4x800 relay (9:46.50) behind senior Brianna Mathison, sophomore Rachel Werking, sophomore Sarah Werking and senior Allyx Kvasnicka.

Ashcroft tied the school record set by Jade Race in 2012.

Rachel Werking took third in the 3200 (11.38.99) and the 4x400 relay finished third (4:10.15) behind Hollingsworth, junior Tiffany Bianco, sophomore Katie Linhart and Kvasnicka.

Regional results

Brookfield East's girls track and field teams qualified in 15 events at the Kettle Moraine Regional on May 27, topped off by four first-place finishers.

They moved on to the West Allis Central Sectional two days later.

Harper won the 300-meter hurdles in 46.28 seconds, and Hollingsworth took first in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches. They also teamed up for a win with the 4x200-meter relay in 1 minute, 44.98 seconds, with Hollingsworth leading off along with Fischer and Bullen and Harper anchoring the event.

The 4x100 relay was the other first-place finisher (50.75) behind sophomores Jasmine Watson, Angela Schmidt, Fischer and Bullen.

Harper and Hollingsworth were also busy in the second-place events. Harper took second in the long jump (17-8½) and the triple jump (36-2½) and Hollandsworth led-off the 4x400 relay (4:13.36) along with Bianco, Linhart and Kvasnicka.

Other runnersup were freshman Eleni Tongas (high jump, 4-10), Ashcroft (second pole vault, 10-0) and Rachel Werking (3200, 12:00.96), while the 4x800 relay also came home second (9:53.44) behind Mathison, Rachel Werking, Sarah Werking and Kvasnicka.

Senior Kelsey Linsmeier was third in the 100 hurdles (16.61) and freshman Erin Donnelly was third in the 100 (13.71).

Rounding out the top-four qualifying athletes were Bullen in the triple jump (34-9¼) and sophomore Jalyn Byrd in the 100 (13.71).

SECTIONALS

GIRLS —1. Brookfield East (96), 2. Wauwatosa West (75), 3. Divine Savior Holy Angels (70), 4. New Berlin West (66), 5. Wauwatosa East (62), 6. Waukesha West (55), 7. Kettle Moraine (53), 8. Brookfield Central (52), 9. Waukesha North (40), 10. Waukesha South (38), 11. West Allis Hale (31), 12. New Berlin Eisenhower (21), 12. West Allis Central (21), 14. Washington (11), 15. Bradley Tech (4).

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