Thanks to a record-setting performance from its 300 shuttle hurdles relay team, the Milton girls track and field team won the Cougar Relays title Friday night at Monterey Stadium.

Milton finished with 96 points to win the seven-team event, with Kenosha Indian Trail second with 87 and host Janesville Craig third with 75.

Kenosha Indian Trail coasted to the boys team title with 118 points. Janesville Parker was second with 97 and Craig third with 78.5.

Milton broke a record in the first event of the meet. The team of Chrissy Hughes, Lindsey Heitsman and Ali Jaecks won with a time of 49.8 seconds. The old mark of 50.4 was set by Parker in 2003.

The threesome also ran to victory in the 300 intermediate shuttle hurdle relay with a time of 50.8.

Milton also won the girls high jump with a combined mark of 13 feet, 6 inches.

Julia Hartwig led the Parker girls to wins in the shot put and discus relays. She had the top throw in each event. She threw the shot put 40-7 feet and the discus 115-5. Sarah Varga and Mackenzie Schroeder were also on both winning teams.

“We’ve got a lot of injuries right now, especially with our sprinters, but I thought the girls competed hard tonight,” Parker coach Kristin Collins.

“And in these conditions, Julia had good winning throws in both shot and discus.”

Peyton Sippy, Grace Meister and Clare Hulick ran on Craig’s victorious 3,200 and distance medley relays.

“It was really cold, and it rained the first part of the meet,” Craig girls coach Brad Troeger said. “That makes it tough, but I’m pleased with how it went.

“Our discus team got second, and all three of them had PRs tonight. That was a real highlight.”

The Parker boys won the last event of the meet—the 1,600 relay—in finishing second overall. Senior Seamus Murphy anchored the winning 1,600 team and also led the Vikings to victory in the 800 relay.

The Craig boys won two events, and head coach Jeff Deininger said the Cougar Relays remain a special meet.

“It’s great to get out and compete and see where you’re at as a team, but the neatest thing about this every year is honoring the Special Olympics athletes,” Deininger said. “That’s what it’s all about. To see the smile on their faces, and the reaction they get from the crowd as they cheer them on.”

Cougar Relays


Milton 96, Kenosha Indian Trail 87, Janesville Craig 75, Evansville 59, Janesville Parker 53, Edgerton 50, Milwaukee Washington 6


Frosh/soph 400—1. KIT 54.41; 2. Milton 58.85

400—1. KIT 51.96; 2. Milton 53.79

800—1. KIT 1:51.16; 2. Milton 1:58.81

800 sprint medley—1. KIT 1:57.7; Craig 2:00.06

1600 frosh/soph—1. Craig 4:46.38; 2. KIT 4:52.37

1600—1. Evansville (Fiona Hermanson, McKenzie Fillner, Trinity Rosa, Julianna Allen), 4:37.91; 2. KIT 4:38.63

3200—1. Craig (Peyton Sippy, Ellie Lorenz, Clare Hulick, Grace Meister) 10:03.46; 2. KIT 10:29.53

3200 run —1. Craig (Maddy Arrowood, Cambria Thompson, Lauren Shanks) 37:17.35; 2. Milton 40:34.62

Distance medley—1. Craig (Grace Meister, Clare Hulick, Ivy White, Peyton Sippy) 13:28.27; 2. KIT 13:31.4

300 shuttle hurdles—1. Milton (Chrissy Hughes, Lindsey Heitsman, Ali Jaecks) 49.8 (breaks record of 50.4 set by Parker in 2003)

300 hurdles—1. Milton (Chrissy Hughes, Ali Jaecks, Lindsey Heitsman) 2:39.24; 2. KIT 2:50.93; Top individual—Hughes 50.8

Shot put—1. Parker (Julia Hartwig, Sarah Varga, Mackenzie Schroeder) 95-3; 2. Evansville 85-2; Top individual—Hartwig 40-7

Discus—1. Parker (Julia Hartwig, Sarah Varga, Mackenzie Schroeder) 303-7; 2. Craig 300-11; Top individual—Hartwig 115-01

High jump—1. Milton (Katie Chesebro, Chrissy Hughes, Marilla Smith) 13-6; 2. KIT 9-4; Top individual—Kersten Edwards (Craig) 4-10

Long jump—1. KIT 45-8; 2. Milton 42-9; Top individual—Alicia Jones (KIT) 16-3

Triple jump—1. KIT 97-10; 2. Parker 89-5; Top individual—Alicia Jones (KIT) 33-10

Pole vault—1. Edgerton (Nikkia Johnson, Aleea Cleveland, Jordan Allen) 22-6; 2. Evansville 14-0; Top individual—Johnson 8-0


Kenosha Indian Trail 118, Janesville Parker 97, Janesville Craig 78.5, Milton 75.5, Evansville 46, Edgerton 30, Milwaukee Washington 20

400 frosh/soph—1. KIT 47.23; 2. Edgerton 47.66

400—1. Craig (Trevion Moore, Orion Mitchell, Gabe Rubine, Alijah Jones) 44.4; 2. KIT 44.65

800—1. Parker (John Dunn, Brody Lippens, Cortell Johnson, Seamus Murphy) 1:34.02; 2. KIT 1:34.28

800 sprint medley—1. KIT 1:38.93; 2. Craig 1:39.88

1600 sprint frosh/soph—1. Edgerton 4:00.08; 2. Milton 4:00.2

1600—1. Parker (Zack Schoville, Casey Vanderlinden, Mauriceo Mangruem, Seamus Murphy) 3:38.63; 2. Evansville 3:42.26

3200—1. Craig (Blake McCann, Zander Arena, Aaron Leverson, Chace Currie) 8:58.49; 2. KIT 9:22.74

3200 run—1. KIT 31.47.62; 2. Craig; Top individual—Trey Meier (KIT) 10:14.23

Distance medley—1. KIT 11:40.43; 2. Craig 11:42.15

330 shuttle hurdle—1. KIT 49.4; 2. Craig 50.08

300 shuttle hurdles—1. KIT 2:11.63; 2. Parker 2:12.21; Top individual—Michael Craft (KIT) 41.55

Shot put—1. Parker (Toby Garvoille, Michael Prokopec, Nathan White) 117-7; 2. KIT 115-5; Top individual—Joseph White (KIT) 43-7

Discus—1. Milton (Trenton Jenson, John Keller, Clay Kilian) 328-10; 2. Parker 306-6; Top individual—Joseph White (KIT) 122-7

High jump—1. Washington 17-2; 2. Parker 16-10; Top individual—TJ Bradford (KIT) and Trevion Moore (Craig) 6-0

Long jump—1. KIT 56-10; 2. Evansville 56-5; Top individual—Tanner Geske (Ev) 20-6

Triple jump—1. KIT 113-7; 2. Craig 104-5; Top individual—Evan Callow (KIT) 39-0

Pole vault—1. Parker (Luke Roca, Tyler Blum, Palmer Goodwick) 21-3; 2. Edgerton 19-0; Top individual—Roca and Garrett Pratesi (Mil) 10-9

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