Baker's dozen for Central girls
Lancers win 13th straight Greater Metro Conference title
Brookfield Central won the Greater Metro Conference Indoor Championship on April 4 at West Allis Central, their 13th straight conference championship (indoor, relays, outdoor).
The Lancers scored 149.5 points to win the event by 26.5 points over Menomonee Falls (123) as Brookfield East finished third with 114 points.
"Winning 13 conference titles in a row is extremely impressive," Central coach Lorie Lewis said. "This is definitely something that does not occur very often in high school sports.
"Throughout my tenure as coach this program has been blessed with phenomenal talent which has helped our chances of winning titles. Yet I stand by my continual claim that each and every conference title has been achieved through a strong team effort."
Depth leads to championship
Central did it with excellent depth as the Lancers only won two events. Debbie Entzminger won the shot put with a toss of 34 feet, 11 inches and Chisom Obasih won the 55-meters in 7.28 seconds.
However the Lancers are seven second-place finishes and seven third-place performances to help pad their lead.
"This team victory was ever so prevalent as we earned a mere two first place finishes," Lewis said. "Proving our team score was not produced solely by first-place finishes. We earned the majority of our points with second and third places along with scoring in every event."
Veronica Porubsky finished second in two events - the 55 high hurdles (9.31 seconds) and in the 55 low hurdles (8.98).
Elizabeth Flatley also was runner-up in two events - in the 1,600 (5 minutes, 21.72 seconds) and in the 3,200 (11:37.38).
Alissa Elwing was second in the 400 (1:03.45) as were the 3,200 relay of Kristen Hlava, Sheila Kilb, Kelsey Fox and Megan Hlava (10:30.12) and the 1,600 relay of Jennifer Fox, Analie Tuchalski, Molly Schindler and Kelsey Fox (4:30.83).
Two third-place finishes went to Danielle Kulpins in both the 3,200 (12:00.56) and the 1,600 (5:35.95).
The 960 relay of Jessica Marciniak, Serentiy Tuchalski, Melina Latinovich and Jennifer Fox was third (2:26.78) as were Jessica Meichtry in the shot put (33-2), Obasih in the long jump (15-9), Elwing in the 200 (27.35) and Paulina Agnello in the 800 (2:34.25).
Obasih in the triple jump (33-1¾) and Agnello in the 1,600 (5:37.70) had fourth-place finishes for the Lancers.
Rubie Nordling took fifth in the 55 low hurdles (9.52) and sixth in the 55 high hurdles (9.99), Molly Schindler was fifth in the 400 (1:07.98), Lauren Glomski was sixth in the 3,200 (13:00.82) and the 640 relay of Marciniak, Tuchalski, Latinovich and Ceci Risch was also sixth (1:35.41).
Seventh-place performances went to Natalie Schmitz in the high jump (4-6) and Megan Hlava in the 800 (2:37.60) and eighth-place finishes went to Kelsey Kazmierczak in the pole vault (8-6) and Sheila Kilb in the 800 (2:38.07).
Full of inexperience
"The team lost well over 120 points from last season's GMC outdoor meet to graduation," Lewis said. "Half of the entries in this indoor meet were athletes who have never competed in a varsity GMC meet. To say we were trying to continue the string of conference championships with an inexperienced young team would be no understatement. This victory was hard earned."
"There were girls in every event who were willing to step it up to take advantage of the opportunity others before them created. The team was impressive from start to finish. This young team now knows they accomplished a feat held by few, if any teams, throughout the entire Greater Metro Conference. To say I am proud hardly does justice for this team or any of the previous athletes who helped earn the long list of team victories."
Central is off until Wednesday when the Lancers take part in the Chargers Invitational at Sussex Hamilton.
GMC GIRLS INDOOR
April 4, at West Allis Central
1. Brookfield Central 149.5
2. Menomonee Falls 123
3. Brookfield East 114
4. Wauwatosa East 67
5. Hamilton 62
6. Divine Savior Holy Angels 55.5
7. West Allis Central 40
8. West Allis Nathan Hale 32
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