After having a streak of 13 straight Greater Metro Conference Championships stopped on May 1 when Menomonee Falls won the GMC relays crown, the Brookfield Central girls started a new streak by winning the outdoor title on Tuesday at Brookfield East.
The Lancers had to overcome a rain delay and lightning before the weather turned even worse an hour after the break and canceled the meet with three races left.
Central scored 135 points to beat Menomonee Falls (123.5) and Brookfield East (108). They have won 14 of 15 titles now.
"I cannot emphasize how proud I am of this championship," Central coach Lorie Lewis said. "Coming out on top was quite a challenge, especially after finishing second at the GMC relays. This championship took a full team effort with several individuals taking charge."
The Lancers got first-place performances from three individuals and a relay team as they received 12 top-four finishes.
Elizabeth Flatley finished first in the 800 meters, winning in 2 minutes, 18.83 seconds, missing Brookfield East graduate Katie Tolan’s conference record (2:18.34) set last spring. She also took second in the 1,600 (4:49.55), which was a school record.
Debbie Entzminger finished first in the shot put with a toss of 35 feet, 7 inches and took third in the discus throw (100-6).
Jessica Meichtry captured first in the discus throw (106-4) and finished fourth in the shot put (33-0).
The 3,200 relay captured the other first in 10:07.26 (names were not available).
Alissa Elwing had a good night, taking second in the 200 (26.25) and third in the 400 (1:00.91), while Veronica Porubsky finished second in the 100 hurdles (16.63) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (51.75).
Jennifer Fox in the 400 (1:01.86) and Chisom Obasih in the 100 (13.22) each finished in fourth place, round out the top-four finishes.
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Nina Dismukes took first in the 100 hurdles (15.96) and Alisha Harper had a huge day, winning the 300 hurdles (46.83), taking second in the long jump (16-10¼) and second in the triple jump (35-9).
Maddie Timm finished second in the 3,200 (11:30.13) and third in the 1,600 (5:16.51) and the 3,200 relay finished second (10:14.82).
Lauren Engelhart was third in the triple jump (32-11¾), Katie Schwartz, fourth in triple jump (32-10½) and Jade Race, fourth in the high jump (4-10). The 400 relay (51.71) and the 800 relay (1:49.06) also took fourth.
East coach Lisa Foss was pleased but felt her squad could have done better.
"We performed well, but if we had our perfect meet, I think we could have taken second or first," she said. "We just some more things to work on as a team and we're still building."
Foss praised Dismukes for winning the 100 hurdles after not running it much in the outdoors so far.
She also praised Harper, who just started running the hurdles in the indoor season, and she is happy with where her team is at as they head into the postseason.
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