Strong showings at Black Hawk Invite

Port boys, Grafton girls take second; Port girls, Grafton boys finish third

WILL HANDZIAK TOOK second in the 300-meter hurdles at the Grafton Black Hawk Invite last Friday. Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

It took a Division 1 school to prevent the Port Washington High School boys’ track and field team from winning the Grafton Black Hawk Invite last Friday.

Sheboygan South scored 162 points with the Pirates not far off with 151. Grafton was behind them in third with 140 points in the 10-team meet.

The Pirates won four events, highlighted by the 1,600-meter relay team that had nearly a photo finish.

Will Stopczynski, Mason Raasch, Austin Sommer and Isaac Bensen won in 3:44.61. After holding on to the lead for the first three legs, Bensen “just outleaned his Black Hawk competitor” to win the race, coach Mark Pasten said.

Grafton’s Erik Navarrete, Andrew Rose, Dominic Voiland and Jake Neperud took second in 3:44.7.

For Port, Stopczynski won the 300 hurdles in 44.88.

Jake Lippe won the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 5.75 inches and was second in the long jump with a 19-8.5.

Zach Gephart won the 3,200 in a personal-best 10:49.51.

Will Handziak was second in the 300 hurdles in 45.96.

The 400 relay team of Ja’Quel Miller, Sommer, Lippe and Deron Spicer was second in 47.34.

Spicer took second in the 200 in 23.92 and third in the 100 in 11.99.

Jacob Deheck was fourth in the 3,200 with a personal-best 10:49.51.

Handziak was fourth in the triple jump with a 36-1.5.

Shem Castillo was fourth in discus with a 103-5. Jacob Runkel was fifth with a 103-4.

“We had a couple of events where we could have scored a few more points, but overall it was a very good day of competition for the team and I was very proud of the boys’ efforts,” Pasten said.

The Black Hawks won five events, including two by Dylan Mursch. He won the shot put with a throw of 45-2.5 and discus with a 132-02.

Zander Lichosik won the 3,200 in 4:40.19.

The 400 relay team of Joey Giorgi, Clayton Kleckner, Mason Hunt-Olkowski and Jordan Abts won in 45.72.

The 800 relay team of Kleckner, Voiland, Navarrete and Hunt-Olkowski won in 1:38.44.

Counting the 1,600 relay team, the Black Hawks had five second-place finishes.

Giorgi was second in the 100 in 11.88. Carl Abad was second in the 3,200 in 10:44.92. Neperud was second in the 400 in 55.43. The 3,200 relay team of Nathan Baker, Thomas Volkmann, Nathan Gentz and Sam Peters was second in 9:05.38.

Lichosik was third in the 800 in 2:08.99 and Abts was third in the long jump with an 18-10.25. Andrew Rose was third in the 400 in 56.29.

Abts was fourth in the 100 in 12.07. Giorgi was fourth in the 200 in 24.42. Caleb Buback was fourth in discus in 94-02.

Nathan Baker was fifth in the 800 in 2:11.21, and Victor Geiser was fifth in the 1,600 in 4:52.33.

Port, Grafton girls combine for 11 wins

The Port girls won six events and the Grafton girls won five.

Grafton scored 150.5 points, behind winner Whitefish Bay’s 161.5. The Pirates scored 121.5.

Ten Hawks had a hand in Grafton’s event wins.

Ava Willmanns was the only one who contributed to two victories. She won the long jump with a 15-03, and the 1,600 relay team of Delaney Reindl, Julia Wille, Wilmanns and Morgan Ruona won in 4:21.33.

Taylor Weiss won the shot put with a 32-1. Grace Gasser won high jump with a 4-10.

The 3,200 relay team of Anna Eifert, Natalie Cherella, Elise Lueck and Maddy Wille won in 10:54.61.

The Hawks captured five second-place finishes.

Julia Wille was second in the 1,600 in 5:46.58. Lueck was second in the 3,200 in 12:54.73. Alexis Cabell was second in the 100 hurdles in 18.25.

The 800 relay team of Reindl, Wilmanns, Ruona and Kate Senczyszyn was second in 1:52.48.

The 1,600 relay team of Kirsten Van Ryzin, Maddy Wille, Grace Gasser and Senczynszyn was second in 4:22.61.

Sophia Scolman was third in the long jump with a 14-8.25. Ruona was third in the triple jump with a 31-10. Reindl was third in the 100 in 13.7.

Van Ryzin was fourth in the 400 in 1:06.42. Camille Mirek was fourth in the high jump with 4-6. The 400 relay team was fourth in 55.24.

For the Pirates, Bethany Stacey won the 800 in 2:32.7 and the 1,600 in 5:27.31.

Mira Stimac won the 3,200 in 12:32.47.

Noel Konitzer won pole vault by clearing 9 feet. Emme Pruefer won discus with a 74-7.

Coach Joe Adamak said he kept one runner out with soreness and another was at her grandfather’s funeral.

Jane Kautz took third in the 300 hurdles in 55.03. Kendra Dowe was third in shot put with a 26-0.

The 3,200 relay team of Emma Goodman,  Katie Erlandson, Summer Normille and Grace Schumacher was third in 11:08.83.

Kautz took fourth in the 100 hurdles in 19.2 and in the triple jump in 31-1.

Abby Fritsch was fourth in the long jump with a 14-4.5. Madi Doll was fourth in the high jump with a 4-6. Clare Woods was fourth in the 3,200 in 13:10.56.

The 400 relay team of Tiana Davis, Haven Kanneberg, Olivia Scarpaci and Hannah Jentink was fourth in 56.46. The 800 relay team of Normille, Julia Greisch, Fritsch and Kelly Ball was fourth in 1:58.67.

The Pirates and Black Hawks competed in the North Shore Conference meet in West Bend on Tuesday and compete in a regional at Kettle Moraine Lutheran on Monday.

Adamak said this week will serve as a tune-up for the regional since he expects the conference’s large schools — Port and Grafton are the only Division 2 schools  — will dominate the North Shore meet.

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