The Wilmot girls track and field team put in a dominating performance Saturday at the West Allis Hale True Team Invitational to cruise to a team championship.

The Panthers racked up 716.5 points in the eight-team field, way ahead of the 544.5 scored by second-place Hale.

Sophomore Abby Horton had a strong individual day for Wilmot, winning the 300-meter hurdles (54.15 seconds), placing second in the 100 hurdles (17.95) and finishing third in the long jump (14 feet, 33/4 inches).

Also winning for Wilmot were sophomore Miranda Kendall in the high jump (5-1) and the 1,600 relay team of Teresse Nunez, Kaitlin Kovacek, Caylee Pearson and Gretta Cieslak (4:16.36).

The 3,200 relay squad of Tara Nopenz, Katie Strother, Joshlyn Delargy and Kendall placed second (10:56.45), as did Delargy in the 800 (2:36.59), junior Nyssa Zuehls in the pole vault (9-0) and junior Taylor Suterko in the triple jump (31-3).

In the boys field, Wilmot had one winner in the 3,200 relay team of Shawn Davis, Blake Zagar, Michael Ruggiero and Alex Wank, who posted a time of 8:48.26.

The Panthers’ top boys individual finish came in the pole vault, as sophomore Gabe Handorf took second with a mark of 12-0.

Wilmot was fifth among 10 boys teams with 639.5 points. Hale won the boys team title with 1,004.

Mike Johnson

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