Steady scoring on track, in field keeps Port girls in title chase at Falcon Invite
Versatility paid dividends for the Port Washington girls’ track and field team in its first outdoor meet of the season.
Scoring in 14 of 18 events, the Pirates collected 69 points, good for second place in the eight-team Falcon Invitational at Whitnall High School on April 21.
Whitnall won the team title with 76 points.
Highlighting Port’s steady point production was a sweep of the top three places in the 3,200-meter run.
Sophomore Clare Goodman won the race in 14 minutes, 1.38 seconds, followed by Emily Mitchell (14:15.05) and Lillie Cook (14:20.01).
The Pirates also got first-place finishes from Brenna Kautz in the 1,600 run (5:53.99), the 1,600 relay of Alexis Reichardt, Katie Erlandson, Natalie Bozikowski and Elise Benkley (4:22.7) and the 3,200 relay of Erlandson, Jill Cavanaugh, Reichardt and Abeba Sullivan (10:27.62).
“It was a good meet for us. If we had used a full lineup, we probably could have won it,” Port girls’ coach Joe Adamak said.
The Pirates’ other second-place finishes came from Sullivan in the 400 dash (1:04.87), Kylee Paradowski in the 100 hurdles (17.48), Reichardt in the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches), Brynn Greisch in the shot put (31-3), the 400 relay of Paradowski, Amanda Kissinger, Lisa Biertzer and Benkley (55.21) and the 800 relay of Biertzer, Bozikowski, Johannah Mueller and Benkley (1:57.06).
Taking fourth were Kautz in the 800 run (2:41.64), Goodman in the 1,600 run (6:11.15), Kissinger in the 100 hurdles (18.52), Bozikowski in the triple jump (32-5), Alison Pujanauski in the shot put (30-1) and Allison Lopez in the discus (82-6).
Adamak noted that his team had a number of personal and season-best performances.
“That was nice to see in our first outdoor meet,” he said.
Last Friday, Port was without several of its top athletes and placed 11th out of 12 teams at the Spartan Invitational in West Bend.
The Pirates’ top-five finishes were a second by Reichardt in the high jump (5-0), third by Paradowski in the 100 hurdles (17.11), fourth by Bozikowski in the triple jump (32-11-1/2) and fifth by Greisch in the shot put (33-1/4).