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Muskego girls track and field win Racine crown

Warriors boys third behind Kwapick's first

March 31, 2014

Jenna Lederman and Jerica Kotarak both won individual events as the Muskego girls track and field team won the Racine Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday.

Lederman captured the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 25.39 seconds, while Kotarak prevailed in the triple jump with 37 feet-9 1/2 inches.

The 4x400 relay unit snared the third championship when it posted 4:18.87 to defeat Racine Horlick by seven seconds.

Behind those first places, the Warriors tallied 97 1/2 points to top Franklin with 69 points in the 12-team event.

Kwapick wins 800 race

For the Muskego boys, Mitch Kwapick won the 800 meters in 2:02.58 to lead an effort that netted 62 points for third place. Racine Park won the meet with 102 points and Oak Creek took second with 79 points.

"Mitch is the best returner we have," head coach Owen Jarrette said. "He had a great cross country season (winning a WIAA Division 1 sectional title and taking 13th at state) and continued to train hard over the long and cold winter."

Taking second for the Muskego girls were Georgi Llanas in the 3,200 run (12:06.73), Abigail Missiaen in the 55 hurdles (9:32) and the 4x200 relay squad (1:51.7).

Finishing second for the boys were Josh Deakin in the 1,600 (4:47.55) and three relay teams: the 4x200 with Cameron Rygiewicz, Matt Little, Keith Kamer and Grant LeGros (1:36.53), the 4x400 unit of LeGros, Joe Prekop, Trevor Bednarek and Kamer (3:40.94) and the 4x800 group of Kwapick, Dan Matusinec, Prekop and Bednarek (8:35.25).

Claiming third for the girls were Kotarak in the 55 dash (7.6 seconds) and Morgan Marek in the 800 (2:29.88). Noah Kairis took third in the boys 200 dash (23.68).

The girls snared two fourths: Johna Radtke in the high jump (4-10) and Mikaela Zolecki in the shot put (32-41/4).

Placing fifth for the girls were Marissa Wendland in the 55 hurdles (9.81), Jamie Kvasnicka in the triple jump (31-101/2) and the 4x800 unit (11:28.84). Kairis took fifth in the triple jump (39-33/4).

For the girls, sixths were earned by Anna Egan in the 55 dash (7.79) and Savannah Rygiewicz in the 400 dash (1:06.44). Alex Hauke finished sixth in the shot put (45 1/2).

Kayla Ignasiak took seventh in the 1,600 (6:08.01), and for the boys, sevenths went to Rygiewicz in the 55 dash (6.99), Alex Graziano in the 1,600 (4:55.3) and Josh Besson in the 55 hurdles (9.01).

Coming in eighth were Leanna Barr in the 400 dash (1:07.17) and Jake Bourbonais in the triple jump (38-6).

Coach likes outlook

"We had a good meet overall," Jarrette said. "The team is coming together nicely. Our throws will be good this year with Hauke and newcomer Jorin McGuire. Our sprinters are young and very good, led by Cameron Rygiewicz."

The Warriors will compete in Classic 8 Conference Indoor Meets this weekend at Waukesha South. The boys will start at 5 p.m. April 4 and the girls at 8 a.m. April 5.

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