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Written by Mitch Maersch   
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 21:52

Port, Grafton boys make most of chances at North Shore relays

BOYS RELAYSThe Port Washington boys’ track and field team was missing two of its top performers for the North Shore Conference relays in Cedarburg on May 5, leaving the door open for others to step up.

“Josh Holtebeck became the ultimate utility man, running two hurdle races which are not his normal events. In addtion to the hurdles, he did the triple jump and the pole vault,” Port coach Mark Pasten said.

The Pirates finished fifth in the meet with 40.5 points. Homestead won with 111.5 points, edging Whitefish Bay’s 108.

Grafton scored 30 points and came in last of eight teams.

The Pirates were without Deron Spicer, who had the flu, and Nick Landowski, who had an injured shoulder.

“Nolan Fullington went from being listed in one sprint relay to having to replace Spicer in two additional sprint relays, and he never hesitated when asked to fill in,” Pasten said.


Port’s 900-meter hurdle relay of Nolan Olson, Holtebeck and Will Stopceynski took second, in 2 minutes, 23.65 seconds and the sprint medley relay (100, 100, 200, 400) team of Fullington, Nate Russell, Mitchell Niemeyer and Anthony Masters took third in 1:41.82.

The Pirates got three fourth places: the 3,200 relay of Bryce Bertler, Zach Miller, Isaiah Holland and Zach Wehner (8:48.95); the 6,400 relay team of Holland, Charles DeMerit, Brett Grisar and Ben Claas (19:25); and the distance medley relay (800, 400, 1,200, 1,600) team of Wehner, Miller, Bertler and Claas (11:31.32).

Grafton won the 1,600 relay in 3:30.04 with the team of Jack Orlowski, Ethan Lang, Jonathon Weinhold and Ryan Melotik.

The Black Hawks’ 800 relay of Joey Giorgi, Bobby Olmr, Caden Knauer and John Kluck was third in 1:34.64, and the 6,400 team of Gordy Thompson, Jake Kempka, Weinhold and Zander Lichosik was third in 19:15.

Grafton’s girls took sixth place with 48 points, and Port was seventh with 34.

Germantown won the girls’ title with 108 points, followed by Homestead’s 80.

The Hawks won the sprint medley relay in 1:56.37 with the team of Delaney Reindl, Abby Cibulka, Jaden Mirek and Kate Senczyszyn.

The 1,600 relay of Reindl, Kirsten Van Ryzin, Mirek and Senczyszyn took second in 4:16.44.

The 800 team of Reindl, Lizbeth Huertas, Van Ryzin and Cibulka was fourth in 1:53.

Port’s high-jump team of Alexis Reichardt (4 feet, 10 inches), Julia Greisch (4-8) and Emma Meyer (4-6) took second.

The 100 hurdles team of Amanda Kissinger, Isa Shiflett and Jane Kautz was third in 56.36, and the 6,400 relay of Jill Cavanaugh, Meyer, Clare Goodman and Kautz was third in 24:09.

The triple-jump trio of Meyer, Greisch and Amanda Kissinger was fourth with a total distance of 90-9.5.

This week, the Pirate boys were scheduled to participate in invitationals Tuesday at Menomonee Falls and Thursday at Cedarburg. The Port girls will take part in  the Black Hawk Invitational in Grafton on Friday.

Grafton’s boys and girls were scheduled to paticipate in a Wauwatosa East invitational Tuesday and host the Black Hawk Invitational on Friday.

On May 16, Grafton and Port will compete in the North Shore Conference outdoor meet at Cedarburg.

PHOTO INFORMATION: BRYCE BERTLER of Port Washington held the lead over Grafton’s Sam Peters during the boys’ 3,200-meter race at the North Shore Conference relays in Cedarburg last week. Port finished fourth in the event, one place ahead of Grafton.                           Photo by Sam Arendt

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