Mulloyâ€™s victory leads CG-B qualifiers in Div. 2; Ozaukee advances in Div. 3
Josh Mulloy battled a hip injury this season but got healthy when it counted and won the boysâ€™ 3,200-meter run in a WIAA Division 2 regional track and field meet at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Monday.
Mulloy, a senior, turned in a season-best time of 10 minutes, 7.81 seconds and was the only first-place finisher for a Cedar Grove-Belgium team that moved up to Division 2 this season.
Other Cedar Grove-Belgium boys making the top four to advance to Thursdayâ€™s Whitewater Sectional included Joel Merritt, second in the 1,600 run (4:38.11); Jesse Anderson, tied for third in the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches); Kyle Kirst, third in the long jump (20-1-1/2); and Zach Lyons, fourth in the triple jump (40-3-3/4).
Also advancing for the Rockets with fourth-place finishes were the 800 relay team of Tyler Garcia, Spencer Jacque, Matt Bornheimer and
Andrew Leick (1:37.8) and the 1,600 relay team of Garcia, T.J. DuMez, Jacque and Zac Garza (3:35.61).
Cedar Grove-Belgium finished sixth in the boysâ€™ team standings with 56.5 points. Kettle Moraine Lutheran was first with 120 points.
Marina Paul led the Cedar Grove-Belgium girls with two second-place finishes â€” in the 3,200 run (12:44.92) and the 1,600 run (5:49.88).
Also advancing to the sectional for the Rockets with second-place efforts were Kiera Depies in the 800 run (2:26.89) and the 3,200 relay of Jessica Meinen, Erika Meinen, Depies and Paul (10:18.67).
The Rocket girls placed seventh in the team standings with 42 points. Milwaukee Lutheran was first with 181 points.
Warriors advance to sectional
The Ozaukee girls won two events in a Division 3 regional meet at Sheboygan Falls and qualified several athletes for Thursdayâ€™s sectional meet at Princeton.
Placing first were Hillary Johnson in the long jump (15-7) and Caitlin Siesco in the 800 run (2:30.07).
The Ozaukee girlsâ€™ other sectional qualifiers were the 1,600 relay of Sarah Brown, Nicola Zanker, Siesco and Johnson, second (4:31.37); 800 relay of Zanker, Siesco, Brown and Johnson, third (1:57.01); Johnson in the 200 dash, third (29.61); Zanker in the 400 dash, third (1:06.91);
Brown in the 400, fourth (1:08.04); and Emily Utecht in the high jump, fourth (4-6).
The Warriors finished fifth in the girlsâ€™ team standings with 79 points. St. Maryâ€˜s Springs was first with 199 points.
In the boysâ€™ portion of the meet, Ozaukeeâ€™s Brandon Turenne took third in the long jump (19-5-1/2), as did the 400 relay of Hunter Hess, Noah Stahl, Dustin Richter and Jason Gensrick (47.98).
The Warriorsâ€™ other sectional qualifiers were Alex Kreif in the discus, fourth (118-11); Richter in the 1,600 run, fourth (4:46.3); 800 relay of Gensrick, Doug Grimm, Stahl and Turenne, fourth (1:40.1); 1,600 relay of Gensrick, Stahl, Richter and Turenne, fourth (3:47.03); and Stahl in the high jump, fourth (5-10).
Brunette, McKee, Zahn pace Grafton in Div. 1 regional; Portâ€™s Greisch, Sandlin win
Despite failing to win an event, Grafton track and field teams made some noise in a WIAA Division 1 regional meet at home Monday.
Freshman Cathy Brunette and senior Samie McKee led the Black Hawks in the girlsâ€™ portion of the competition with second-place finishes.
Brunette took runner-up honors in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.25 seconds, and McKee finished second in the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 11 inches.
Other Grafton girls finishing in the top four to advance to Thursdayâ€™s sectional meet at Homestead included Emily Van Langen, who took third in the 200 dash (27.32), and Rachel Aschenbrenner, who was fourth in the 100 dash (13.59).
Also advancing were the 3,200 relay team of Megan Pawlak, Jamie Karrels, Britta Lahr and Heidi Bauer, third (11:06.84); 400 relay of Emily Schreiner, Sara Grange, Aschenbrenner and Van Langen, third (51.36); and 800 relay team of Carrie Herian, Grange, Aschenbrenner and Van Langen, fourth (1:49.59).
Grafton took sixth in the seven-team girlsâ€™ standings with 73.5 points. Homestead was first with 147 points.
In the boysâ€™ portion of the meet, the Hawks were led by sophomore Jason Zahn, who placed second in the shot put (48-7) and discus (150-3).
Graftonâ€™s other sectional qualifiers were the third-place 1,600 relay of Kevin Wegner, Marcus Hill, Sean Hanley and Justin Tomashek (3:31.83) and fourth-place finisher Sean Hanley in the 400 dash (52.11).
The Grafton boys were sixth in the team standings with 53 points. Homestead won the title with 197 points.
Pirates advance in Plymouth
Three first-place performances led the Port Washington boys and girls in a Division 1 regional meet at Plymouth on Monday.
For the girls, the 3,200 relay of Bianca Benkley, Payton Greisch, Ashley Hilton and Diana Seer posted a winning time of 10:04.06, and junior Payton Greisch won the 400 dash (59.9).
Also advancing to the Beaver Dam Sectional on Thursday for the Pirates were Marly Trier in the discus (second at 114-9) and shot put (fourth at 32-7-1/2); Benkley in the 3,200 run (second at 11:39.43); Emma Shelander in the triple jump (second at 33-4); Greisch in the 800 run (second at 2:29.39); Claire Kinzer in the pole vault (fourth at 8 feet) and Bonnie Allen in the 800 run (fourth at 2:30.94).
Junior Jared Sandlin had the Port boysâ€™ top finish with a victory in the 800 run (2:00.83).
The Piratesâ€™ other sectional-qualifying efforts were a second by the 3,200 relay of Joe McIlree, Sandlin, Justin Fote and Jeff Bartow (8:32.05); third by the 1,600 relay of McIlree, Steven Nelson, Adam Prom and Eric Didier (3:28.11); and fourths by McIlree in the 400 dash (51.95) and
Adam Schoenfeld in the triple jump (40-6-1/2).
The Port boys finished seventh with 59.5 points in the meet, which was won by West Bend West with 141.33.
GRAFTON SOPHOMORE Jason Zahn advanced to WIAA Division 1 sectional competition in the discus and shot put by placing second in each event at a regional meet at home Monday. Photo by Sam Arendt