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Waukesha track stars set for state meet

June 1, 2010

The four Waukesha high schools will be well-represented at this week's WIAA state track meet at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Competition begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

One year ago in the boys division, Waukesha North had the best local finish as the Northstars placed fifth with 26 points in the team scoring in Division 1. Catholic Memorial was fifth in Division 2 with 27 tallies.

In the girls scoring in 200, Waukesha West was 18th with 14 points, and Catholic Memorial was seventh with 23 points.

Girls boast high seeds

In the girls division this year, CMH has several girls earning high seeds in Division 2.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Hastings is seeded fifth in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.47.

The Crusaders also are seeded fifth in the 400 relay with a time of 51.22. Running on that team are junior Mara Aparnieks, sophomore Alyssa Borhier, junior Janice Cantieri and Hastings.

The top seeds among the public schools belongs to the West 800 relay team of senior Emily Duffy, freshman Hannah Rhode, senior Halley Ahler and junior Katie Corrao. They are seeded second with a clocking of 1:41.88.

West is also seeded in the top five in two other relays. The team of Duffy, Rhode, Ahler and Corrao is fourth in the 400 (49.06) and the 1,600 relay team of Duffy, Rhodem, Ahler and junior Kristin Heckel is seeded fifth at 4:00.84.

Waukesha North junior Jenna McMiller is seeded fourth in her best event, the 3,200 (11:010.98), and senior Lauren Grant of west is seeded fourth in the 400 dash (57.72).

Waukesha South senior Lydia Schasser earned the fifth seed in the long jump (17-6).

Luterbach thinking repeat

In the boys division, CMH senior standout John Luterbach is looking for a big finish to a highly successful career in the two distance races. Luterbach won the 1,600 last year (4:21.68) and the 3,200 (9:35). He's back in both races this season.

He's seeded fourth in the 3,200 (9:45.31) and seventh in the 1,600 at 4:29.65.

The CMH 1,600 relay team of junior Don Kennedy, freshman Sam Tiahnybik, junior Peter Gottsacker and junior Broc Kocour owns the fourth seed at 3:24.69.

Waukesha North senior Corey Wilch, a fourth-place finisher last year in the 300 hurdles, is seeded fourth this year in that same race with a time of 38.76.

In the 110 highs, Wilch seeded fifth at 14.56.

Senior Mike Clark of Waukesha South is seeded third in the 3,200 run with a time of 9:28.24.

Clark finished 13th in that same race last year.

State qualifiers

Waukesha West

Boys

800 Relay - Justin Boller, Nate Angles, Charlie Congdon, Nick Tehan

400 Relay - Boller, Tehan, Congdon, Andy Laurin

Discus - Matt Losiniecki

Pole Vault - Derek Haag

3,200 Relay - Joe Martschinke, Caleb Laufer, Jared Laufer, Matt Chapman

Girls

100 Hurdles - Kristin Heckel

800 Relay - Emily Duffy, Hannah Rhode, Halley Ahler, Katie Corrao

400 - Lauren Grant

400 Relay - Duffy, Rhode, Ahler, Coorao

300 Hurdles - Heckel

3,200 - Jocelyn Perry

1,600 Relay - Duffy, Rhode, Ahler, Heckel

1,600 - Perry

Waukesha North

Boys

High Jump - Jake Ricciardi

110 Hurdles - Corey Wilch

300 Hurdles - Wilch

1,600 Relay - Nate Wood, Luke Viall, Patrick Llanas, Brandyn Banaszynski

Pole Vault - Kyle Fons

3,200 Relay - Chris Cisneros, Banaszunski, Wood, Viall

Girls

Discus - Andrea Kassees

800 - Sammi Donovan

3,200 - Jenna McMiller

Shot Put - Kassees

1,600 - McMiller

Waukesha South

Boys

Triple Jump - Mike Mpoyo

3,200 - Mike Clark

Girls

Pole Vault - Melanie Pilon

Long Jump - Lydia Schasser

Shot Put - Pilon

Catholic Memorial

Boys

1,600 - John Luterbach

800 Relay - Broc Kocour, Chad Hanish, Sam Tiahnybik, Don Kennedy

1,600 Relay - Kennedy, Tiahnybik, Peter Gottsacker, Kocour

3,200 Relay - Kennedy, Kyle Deneen, Gottsacker, Tim Shore

3,200 - Luterbach

Girls

100 Hurdles - Kaitlyn Hastings

400 Relay - Mara Aparnieks, Alyssa Brohier, Janice Cantieri, Hastings

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