Josh Boeder vaults to second in Greater Metro Conference Indoor
West Allis Hale's Alex Schwab runner-up in 55-meter dash
Josh Boeder of West Allis Central continued his fine start to the 2013 track and field season by taking second in the pole vault at the Greater Metro Conference Indoor Meet on March 26.
Boeder jumped 13 feet even to tie Glen Harold of Brookfield East for first place but settled for second because of misses.
He was joined in the runner-up spot by teammates Tre Nowaczynski, Jon Vega, Darrin Walker and Ezekiel Martin in the six-lap relay with 2 minutes, 3.31 seconds, just .02 of a second behind first-place Brookfield East.
Taking second for West Allis Hale was Alex Schwab in the 55-meter dash at 6.75 seconds.
Claiming third for Central were Zach Conway in the 55 low hurdles (8.47), Vince O'Leary in the long jump (19 feet-5½ inches) and the four-lap relay team of Nowaczynski, Erick Loria, Walker and Martin (1:19.25), missing second place by just .04 of a second.
"Smooth and precise exchanges, combined with great leg turnover, is putting our sprinters in places they have not been before," Central head coach Mark Klobukowski said. "This group, and the rest of the sprinters, are working especially hard, putting in the extra time it takes to become faster."
Finishing third for the Huskies were Schwab in the 200 dash (24.61), Robert Effinger in the 800 run (2:06.74) and the 3,200 relay squad (8:39.66). Team names were not available.
O'Leary captured fourth in the triple jump with 40-3¼, becoming the Bulldogs' first jumper to hit 40 feet in several years, Klobukowski said.
"Vince remains consistent in both jumps, but he is working on his technique to make his jumps that much longer," the coach said.
Taking fourth for Hale were Sam Gagliano in the 3,200 run (10:19.95) and the six-lap unit (2:05.11).
Claiming fifth for Central were Conway in the 55 intermediate hurdles (8.39), Martin in the long jump (18-11½) and Walker in the triple jump (39-9½).
Milan Stojanovic of Hale came in fifth in the 3,200 (10:28.76).
Snaring sixth were Loria of Central in the 55 dash (6.92), Peter Keen of Hale in the shot put (42-11) and the Central 1,600 relay team (3:54.04).
Finishing seventh were Dan Nelson of Hale in the 1,600 run (4:58.65) and the four-lap relay team (1:25.18), while Tyler Miletti of Central took eighth in the 3,200 run (10:31.26).
The Bulldogs tallied 51 points for sixth place and the Huskies 45 points for seventh.
"We will look as a staff on improvements that can be made as we enter the outdoor season and we will also reflect on the potential that we have," Klobukowski said.
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