Balanced Spartans win Falls Invitational
Boys capture seven events; finish with 18 top-three performances
Brookfield East ran away with the Menomonee Falls Invitational title on May 12, beating the host Indians, 199-134.
The Spartans finished with seven first-place performances, which pleased East coach Mike Steiner.
"We had a pretty successful night," he said. "We are again really proud of how our team performed and are anxious for the next two weeks."
Following East and Falls were Germantown (100), Hamilton (75), Burlington (63), Port Washington (60), Grafton (44), South Milwaukee (13) and Mukwonago (13).
"In a nutshell, we were very consistent in how we performed and really showed our depth in this meet," Steiner said. "We had a number of top-flight performances and feel we are starting to make a strong late-season surge."
Aaron Thompson in the 200-meter dash (22.35 seconds), Mark Lindquist in the two-mile (10 minutes, 3.24 seconds), Tony Chretien in the pole vault (13-feet, 6 inches) and Kyle Rohde in the triple jump (42-1.50) all won their events.
The Spartans had three relay teams take first - the mile relay of Andy Utic, Karl Brandstaetter, Alex Hauer and Alex Howland (3:28.62); the two-mile relay behind David Luy, Lindquist, Alex Hauer and Brad Johnson (8:14.79) and the 800 relay of Howland, Thompson, Ron Langdon and Jon Lehman (1:31.11).
Showing great depth the Spartans had 11 other top-three finishes, six seconds and five thirds.
Kevin Sylla finished second in the discus throw (136-04) and the shot put (44-7.50), while Donavin Tucker, long jump (20-3.75); Aaron Dillon, high jump (6-0); Dan Osgood, 110 hurdles (14.90) and Travis Heil, 400 (52.00) also were runner-ups.
Aaron Dillon, triple jump (40-02); Utic, 400 (52.07); Langdon, long jump (19-6.75) and Lehman, 100 (11.54) all finished third.
400 relay of Tedrick Boone, CJ Gregg, Langdon and Tucker also finished third (45.49).
"We have a team that is filled with kids who believe in our program and what we stand for," Steiner said. "It is up to them to show up and compete at a high level. To score almost 200 points says a lot about the quality of our athletes and the amount of depth that we have.
"We are looking at fine-tuning certain areas and feel pretty darn good about where we are at."
Fourth- David Luy, two-mile (10:17.57); Andy Wanta, pole vault (12-6); Dillon, 110 hurdles (15.27). Fifth - Nick Tongas, discus throw (123-03); George Kotsonis, 110 hurdles (15.74); Travis Heil, 200 (23.26); Kevin Reitz, 400 (52.71); Sixth - Nick Tongas, shot put (41-0); Rohde, long jump (19-3); Tedrick Boone, high jump (5-10); Karl Brandstaetter, mile run (4:40.23); Seventh - Gregg, high jump (5-8); Tucker, 100 (11.82); Alec Brown, 300 hurdles (44.12) and Brad Johnson, 800 (2:04.30).
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