East captures five-team West Allis Hale relay title
Spartans take first place in eight events
The Brookfield East girls track and field team finished first at the five-team West Allis Hale Relays on April 25.
The Spartans scored 138 points to beat Divine Savior Holy Angels (120), Wauwatosa West (91), West Allis Hale (58) and Messmer (45).
"While the girls didn't officially win the meet because the boys and girls scores were combined (East's boys didn't run), the girls did technically win the meet," East coach Lisa Foss said.
"It is a nice meet for us to go to as a team. I told the girls that while this is a smaller meet and bad weather, we still need to stay focus on our goal of improving and getting better in order to finish top in the conference at the end of the season."
The Spartans won eight events and finished second in six events.
The distance medley took first (13:22.57) and the 3,200 relay took first (10:20.88) as Allyx Kvasnicka, Kathleen Browne, Emily Newton and Maddie Timm ran in both events and the 100 hurdles took first (53.22) behind Nina Dismukes, Tory Felker and Jenna Hatab.
The 1,600 relay of Felker, Elyse Linsmeier, Adrianna Gibbs and Hatab took first (4:27.10) and the 300 hurdles relay took first behind Hatab (50-31), Felker (51.45) and Dismukes (51.69).
The 6,400 relay took first behind Jessie Austin (5:47.60), Briana Mathison (5:48.55), Julia Barnes (5:48.74) and Natalie Gehred (5:49,23); the 4x100 throwers relay of Jo Patterson, Therese Gaines, Amanda Hodgeson and Cecily Roberts took first (58.64) and the triple jump relay was first behind Lauren Engelhart (32-feet, 6 inches), Kelsey Linsmeier (30-1½), Katie Krugel (29-10) and Alexia Jones (28-8).
The six runner-up teams were the 400 relay (52.25) behind Molly Niemi, Engelhart, Katie Schwartz and Alisha Harper; the 800 relay (1:51.19) of Niemi, Shelby Jacob, Schwartz and Harper and the pole vault relay behind Mai Linh Schuh (8-6), Maggie O'Neill (8-6), Jordan Lawrence (7-6) and Hailey Carter (7-0).
The 400 relay team made the honor roll, which was impressive considering two of the four girls did not run on the relay team last year.
"They had pretty good handoffs and focus which is extremely important in that relay," Foss said.
Also taking second were the long jump relay behind Harper (15-2½), Kelsey Linsmeier (14-11¾) and Schwartz (14-3), the discus relay behind Gaines (69-5), Roberts (64-½) and Patterson (57-6½) and the shot put relay behind Gaines (31-1½), Hodgeson (27-1½) and Emma Lucas (25-6¼).
"Many girls had personal bests at this meet including Therese Gaines in the shot put, Emma Lucas in the high jump, Khadiah Hollingsworth in the high jump and all four milers as well as Maddie Timm in the mile in the DMR," Foss said.
"I am impressed to see that they all continue to grow and stay focused on improving now that we are halfway through the season."
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