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Vikings finish third at invitational

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JOHN N. BARRY
April 19, 2008
— Things went according to plan during Friday night’s Parker Invitational girls track and field meet at soggy Monterey Stadium.

State powerhouse Waukesha West won the eight-team event with 1623 points, while defending Badger Conference champion Verona finished second at 1452. Host Parker finished third with 123 points in the 10th annual running of the invite.


“It went about the way I expected,” Parker coach Dave Lehmann said. “Those two teams that finished ahead of us are very talented, and I knew it would be tough to crack the top two.


“We had a great meet with a lot of PR times and distances. That’s what you want to see.”


Parker had two individual winners as Shelby Demos won the high jump at 5-foot-0, and Kylie Simonson captured the long jump with a leap of 14-6. The Vikings’ 800-relay team of Niquisha Kenerson, Emily Mauermann, Kaynesha Zinn and Kelsey Jones also ran to victory in 1 minute, 50.6 seconds.


“That 800 relay team wasn’t even seeded first, so that was a really great job by them in winning the event,” Lehmann said.


“There were a lot of great athletes competing here tonight, so to win a medal means you did a nice job. It’s too bad the weather wasn’t the greatest, but we got the meet in and we finished on schedule.”


A pair of meet records were tied. Beloit’s 400-relay team ran a 50.8 to tie the record set by Waukesha West in 2006.


In the pole vault, Danielle Carrigan of Waukesha West cleared 10 feet to tie the mark of Liz Grode of Westosha Central set in 2003.


Demos, a junior, finished second in both of the hurdle events.


She ran a 15.81 in the 100 high’s to finish just behind Niki Parker of Verona who crossed in 15.8. In the 300 low hurdles, Demos (49.6) was second to Jenna Rozek of Franklin, who won in 48.0.


Parker will return to action on Tuesday when it faces crosstown rival Janesville Craig and Madison West, in a Big Eight Conference triple dual.


“We’re starting to get a little bit healthier,” Lehmann said.


“Hopefully, the weather will be decent on Tuesday and we’ll have a good day to run.


“Craig is always our biggest dual meet of the season.”


Parker Invitational


At Monterey Stadium


TEAM SCORES


Waukesha West 162.33, Verona 145.5, Janesville Parker 123, Beloit Memorial 76, Westosha Central 58.5, Merrill 47, Franklin 46.33, Oak Creek 39.


INDIVIDUAL AND RELAY RESULTS


100—Felicia Carlson (BM), 12.8; 2. Melissa Espeseth (ME), 12.9; 3. Emily Duffy (WW), 13.1.


200—1. Stephanie Grant (WW), 26.4; 2. Carlson (BM), 26.9; 3. Melissa Espeseth (M), 27.3.


400—1. Stephanie Grant (WW), 1:00.3; 2. Lauren Grant (WW) 1:02.3; 3. Marissa McCann (F), 1:02.9.


800—1. Nicole Kollman (V), 2:31.2; 2. Hannah Andrekus (WC), 2:31.6; 3. Kristy Roberts (WW), 2:33.3.


1,600—1. Nicole Kollman (V), 5:33.3; 2. Mallory Schmidt (WW), 5:34.6; 3. Katie Switalsky (WW), 5:34.8.


3,200—1. Emma Spoon (V) 11:52.0; 2. Alexa Ahler (WW), 12:14.1; 3. Krista White (WW),. 12.22.0.


100 high hurdles—1. Niki Parker (V), 15.8; 2. Shelby Demos (JP), 15.81; 3. Cassie Niles (JP), 16.5.


300 low hurdles—1. Jenna Rozek (F), 48:00; 2. Demos (JP), 49.6; 3. Chelsey Glatz (WC), 49.7.


400 relay—1. Beloit 50.8; 2. Waukesha West, 52.2; 3. Parker, 52.9.


800 relay—1. Parker (Niquisha Kenerson, Emily Mauermann, Kaynesha Zinn, Kelsey Jones), 1:50.6; 2. Waukesha West, 1:51.1; 3. Beloit, 1:52.7.


1,600 relay—1. Verona (Greenwalt, Schultz, Tackett, McGowan), 4:17.0; 2. Waukesha West, 4:21.12; 3. Merrill, 4:23.7.


3,200 relay—Waukesha West, 10:08.1; 2. Westosha Central, 10:09; 3. Verona, 10:13


Shot put—1. Marguerite Wellstein (OC), 34-4; 2. Nana Asante (V), 34-3; 3. Amanda Spencer (V), 32-5.


Discus—1. Amanda Spencer (V), 1:17.10; 2. Marguerite Wellstein (OC), 1:10.8; 3. Ericka Moen (JP). 1:05.3.


High jump—1. Shelby Demos (JP), 5-0; 2. Eva Greenwalt (V) and Brooke Richardson (V), 4-10.


Long jump—1. Kylie Simonson (JP), 14-6; 2. Erika Whitson (JP), 14-5; 3. Amber Tester (B), 14.4.


Triple jump—1. Marissa McCann (F), 33-7; 2. Latrice Pitchard (B), 32-7; 3. Amber Tester (B), 32-3.


Pole vault—1. Danielle Carrigan (WW), 10-0; 2. Katelyn Presti (JP), 8-6; 3. Jessamy Barton (F), 8-6.



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