Track seasons come to end at state meet
By Dan Truttschel~Sports Correspondent
The 2013 boys and girls track season came to a close at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse last weekend for several athletes from Wilmot and Westosha Central high schools.
Representing Wilmot in the Division 1 meet were Haylee Martin in the triple jump and long jump; the 800-meter relay team of Austin Haag, Bennett Kothe, Jayden Jesse and Matt Svejnoha; Tyler Magee in the pole vault; and Haag in the high jump.
Making the trek to La Crosse from Central were the girls’ 3,200-meter relay team of Maria Sabourin, Renee Culbertson, Joanne Reiners and Julia Alberth; the boys’ 3,200-meter team of Tyler Fiebelkorn, Shane McNealy, Jacob Hebior and Grant MacKinnon; MacKinnon in the 400; Fiebelkorn in the 800; Jesse Koenig in the 200; and the 1,600-meter team of Koenig, Michael Kurzer, Fiebelkorn and MacKinnon.
The top individual effort from the weekend belonged to Martin, who blew past her sectional effort in the triple jump of 34-7 to finish 14th overall at 35-6.
Martin also was 17th in the long jump at 16-4 3/4.
Haag led the Wilmot boys with a 16th-place finish in the high jump at 6-0. The 800-meter relay team posted a 20th-place time of 1:33.46 in the preliminaries, but did not qualify for the finals. Magee was unable to record a qualifying height in the pole vault.
Central was led by an 18th-place finish in the 3,200-relay (8:16.24) and a 19th-place finish by Fiebelkorn in the 800 (1:58.08).
MacKinnon, Koenig and the 1,600-meter team competed in the preliminaries, but were unable to advance to the finals.
MacKinnon had a time of 51.19 in the 400, Koenig a time of 23.66 in the 200, and the 1,600-relay team had a time of 3:30.16.
Kenosha Tremper won the Division 1 girls team title with 48 points, followed by Waukesha West with 46, Milwaukee King with 39, Neenah with 33 and Milwaukee Riverside with 32.
On the boys’ side, Brookfield East was first with 51 points, followed by Green Bay Preble with 50, Madison Memorial with 40 and Kimberly and Brookfield Central with 37 each.