Individually, Tremper junior Maddy Troy had the best performance in the girls field Monday night in a WIAA Division-1 track and field regional at Union Grove.
From a team standpoint, Indian Trail dominated the boys field.
Troy — who’s captured four medals at the State Meet between her freshman and sophomore years — won three events Monday, snagging regional titles in the 100-meter dash (12.6 seconds), the 200 dash (26.08) and the long jump (17 feet, 10½ inches).
The Indian Trail boys, meanwhile, qualified for Thursday’s 4 p.m. sectional at Greenfield in a whopping 18 events — the top four finishers in each event advanced to sectionals — including six regional titles.
Indian Trail finished with 161 points, 31 ahead of second-place Racine Case’s 130 in the eight-team regional. Bradford placed third with 85 points, while Tremper was sixth with 52.
The regional title was a testament to the Hawks’ depth.
“You win a regional by kind of it being a total team effort,” Indian Trail coach Brian Vanderhoef said. “All the kids who finished even in other places (below fourth), those are still points, and those still go toward a team win.”
And with all the competitors they advanced to Thursday, the Hawks certainly have a chance to win a sectional title, too.
“We’ll have to sit down and do the math,” Vanderhoef said. “We have a chance. Franklin’s a great team, and so is Muskego. But the more kids you get through, you put yourself in a position to do well.”
Indian Trail certainly did well Monday.
Junior Joseph White won two field events, placing first in the discus with a toss of 142-7 and first in the shot put with a throw of 44-3.
Other winners in individual events for the Hawks were senior Jaylen Grant in the 100 dash (10.9), junior Mason Scoggin in the 1,600 (4:39.73) and junior Trey Meier in the 3,200 (10:03.14).
Indian Trail’s 3,200 relay team of sophomore Logan Schultz, junior Jacob Glinski, senior Will Steck, Meier, junior Garrett Hatch and senior Lucas Lefers (alternates included) also won a regional title with a time of 8:37.8.
Bradford and Tremper, meanwhile, each claimed one individual title in the boys field, as senior Ethan King won the 400 dash for the Red Devils in 51.44 and senior Gable Schmidt won the 800 for the Trojans in 2:01.19.
Bradford also had a winner in the 1,600 relay squad of senior Franco Covelli, junior Jacob Marker, senior Garrett Olson, King, sophomore Jelani Lawson and sophomore Dan Rossmann (alternates included), who placed first in 3:27.1.
In addition to Troy, Bradford senior Madelyne Rossmann won a girls regional title, placing first in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.39.
The Hawks won a relay event, as the 400 relay squad of sophomore Simone Carmickle, junior Kenna Modory, senior Alicia Jones, senior Rachel Castelli, junior Hannah Holm and sophomore Mary Lewer (alternates included) placed first in 50.33.
Jones also notched a pair of second-place finishes in the long jump (16-7) and the triple jump (34-61/4).
The Indian Trail girls qualified for 13 events at sectionals and placed second in the regional team standings with 121 points, behind only Waterford’s 145.5
Tremper finished third with 91.5 points, while Bradford was sixth with 61.
Central’s Heaven Anderson won two regional titles Monday, while Wilmot’s girls 1,600-meter relay team and the Panthers’ Alex Wank each picked up one at the WIAA Division-1 track and field regional at Elkhorn on Monday afternoon.
Anderson was first in the 800 (2:29.19) and the 1,600 (5:34.65). The Wilmot relay team of Teresse Nunez, Veda Gross, Gretta Cieslak and Katlin Kovacek was first in 4:18.56.
Wank earned his regional title in the 800 (2:01.82).
Placing second among the girls were Central’s Novalee Clark (108-2); Wilmot’s 3,200-meter relay team of Tara Nopenz, Cieslak, Katie Strother and Joshlyn Delargy (10:35.06); Central’s Kialis Anderson in the 100 (13.16); and Wilmot’s 800-relay team of Nunez, Gross, Cieslak and Kovacek (1:49.47).
Wilmot’s Cullen Koller was second in the triple jump on the boys’ side at 42-0, while the Panthers’ 3,200-meter team of Blake Weaver, Jacob Brockway, Christian Obertin and Alex Wank was second (3:37.27).
Mukwonago won the girls title with 128 points. Central was fifth with 87 and Wilmot seventh with 41.5. Mukwonago also was first among the boys with 222 points. Wilmot was fifth with 57.33 and Central eighth with 37.
For a full list of local sectional qualifiers, see the Scoreboard, Page C4.
The top three finishers in each event at Thursday’s sectional advance to the State Meet, scheduled for May 31 and June 1 at UW-La Crosse’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.
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