The Brookfield Central boys track and field team had a busy week, taking sixth in the 17-team Wheaton Franciscan Spartan Invitational on April 17 and then tying for first in the five-team Hamilton Invitational the next day.
The Lancers tied Waukesha North with 103 points at Sussex, beating out Hamilton (71), New Berlin West (68) and New Berlin Eisenhower (29).
"I was pleased with the results of the Hamilton meet," Central coach Mark Pulkownik said. "We used some of the higher-end JV kids and again did not double up many of the varsity athletes. Sophomore Noah Eyrise, freshman Joey Baker and senior Danny Turelli had some nice performances for their first outdoor meet of the year.
"I hope we can continue to build depth to add to the varsity."
Central won six events at Hamilton, including two field events - Chikwe Obasih won the shot put (49-feet, 7 inches) and Elliott Yanasak won the pole vault (13-feet).
In the running events, Marcus Crum in the 100-meter dash (11.66 seconds), Andrew Dusing in the 1,600 (4 minutes, 34.77 seconds and Nick Petersson in the 800 (2:02.42) won their events as did the 400 relay of Brandon Meyer, Jason Toney, Vantwan Melton and Crum (46.07).
Turelli in the shot put (47-1) and Joe Baker in the high jump (5-8) were second in field events. Amir Alwan in the 3,200 (9:56.30), Carl Hirsch in the 1,600 (4:34.80) and the 3,200 relay of Wes Vann, Russ Vandenburg, John Tzortzos and Riley Tsang (8:44.56) rounded out the runner-up performances.
Robert Rossmiller finished third in 110 hurdles (17.47) and Donnell Ward did the same in the triple jump (38-1½) while both the 800 relay of Mike Egan, Eyrise, Jordan McMorris and Toney (1:38.50) and the 1,600 relay of Colin Griffin, Eyrise, Egan and McMorris (3:42.03) also took third.
Other point-scoring finishes were fourth place: Chris Dubois, pole vault (11-6); Ryan Jehly, 110 hurdles (17.91); Phillip Griffen, 400 (55.25) and Gabe Poser, 800 (2:06.75); Fifth place: Alex Espada-Hernandez, 400 (56.30); Dan Seaman, pole vault (18-4 ½).
Brookfield East scored 118 points to run away with the Wheaton Franciscan Spartan Invitational, easily beating out Kettle Moraine (87). Whitefish Bay (69), Waukesha South (54), Wauwatosa West (52) and Brookfield Central (50).
Hirsch was Central's only winner, taking the 800 (1:55.59) and Alwan was second in the 800 (1:59.01). In the field events, Obasih in the shot put (49-4¾) and Yanasak in the pole vault (12-00) were third.
Other point-scorers were fifth place: Dubois, pole vault (11-06); Petersson, 1,600 (4:33.89); Melton, triple jump (39-05 ¾); Sixth Place: Vann, 3,200 (10:04.70); 2-mile relay (8:46.10) of Danny Buck, John Dusing, Kevin Reindflesh, Andrew Dusing; Seventh Place: Ryan Johnson, shot put (46-3½).
"I thought the Brookfield East meet was an OK meet to start the outdoor season," Pulkownik said. "We did not double up the athletes for this meet because of it being the first meet after spring break and we had a second meet the next day.
"Carl Hirsch ran a great 800. Amir Alwin ran a 1:59, good enough to win the event, but with Carl it's tough to win an event. Amir is showing he can run in any distance event and do well. Nick Petersson placed in the mile, which is not his event, and Chikwe threw well despite not throwing much over the break.
"I look forward to seeing how this group of athletes grows as the season goes on."
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