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West Allis Central adds another track championship

Bulldogs win seven events at Johnson meet

West Allis Central’s Zach Conway strains as he crosses the finish line while competing in the 55-meter high hurdle event of the Bulldog Invitational Friday at Central High School. Conway won both hurdles events and was named the male athlete of the meet.

West Allis Central’s Zach Conway strains as he crosses the finish line while competing in the 55-meter high hurdle event of the Bulldog Invitational Friday at Central High School. Conway won both hurdles events and was named the male athlete of the meet. Photo By Peter Zuzga

April 1, 2014

Zach Conway and Brent Hunter both won two events to help the West Allis Central boys track and field team capture the Doug Johnson Bulldog Invitational crown on Friday at the Central fieldhouse.

Conway swept the hurdles events, taking the 55-meter highs in 8.53 seconds and the 55 intermediates with 8.46. He was named the male athlete of the meet for his efforts.

Hunter claimed the triple jump with 38 feet-113/4 inches and the high jump at 6-0.

Also winning for the Bulldogs were Josh Boeder in the pole vault with 13-7, which set a school indoor record, beating the previous mark by 3/4 inches; Erick Loria in the 55 dash at 6.78 and the 4x240 relay team of Loria, Darren Walker, Devaughn Ross and Kion Criswell with 2:03.59.

Central 1st, Hale 4th

Central won the meet with 130 points, topping Franklin with 128 points and Pewaukee with 126 1/2 points.

"We scored in almost every event," head coach Mark Klobukowski said. "That is our goal for the season."

West Allis Hale placed fourth with 106 1/2 points.

The Huskies did not win any events but posted six runner-up finishes.

Those were from Joey Werner in the 55 high hurdles (8.68) and 55 intermediate hurdles (8.48), Aaron Cronin in the shot put (44-10 3/4), Dan Nelson in the 1,600 run (5:03.36), Kevin Reed in the 3,200 run (10:59.61) and the 4x160 relay unit (1:21.14).

Taking individual thirds for Central were Jeff LeFlore in the shot put (44-10), Mike Kooi in the pole vault (11-0) and Dylan Kuchcinski in the 55 high hurdles (8.97), giving West Allis runners the top three spots in that event.

Central's 4x800 relay team was also third (9:51.78).

Earning thirds for Hale were Raymon Miller in the triple jump (36-7), Bailey Keune in the 1,600 run (5:05.41), Alex Sykes in the 200 dash (24.75 seconds), the 4x240 team (2:04.09) and the 4x400 unit (3:50.48).

Finishing fourth for Central were Kuchcinski in the 55 intermediate hurdles (8.75), giving West Allis three of the top four spots; Jack Rindahl in the 1,600 (5:07.71), Criswell in the 200 dash (24.77) and the 4x400 squad (4:00.64).

For the Huskies, fourths came from Jordan Cox in the triple jump (36-63/4), Luke Zelten in the pole vault (9-6), Alec Krause in the 3,200 run (11:10.95) and the 4x800 relay (9:56.06).

Angel Roman of Central placed fifth in the 400 dash (1:00.77).

Finishing sixth were Ross of Central in the 200 dash (25.63), Sykes of Hale in the 55 dash (7.09), Miller of Hale in the high jump (5-4) and Nick Rypel of Hale in the 800 run (2:22.91).

Bulldogs get four sevenths

Placing seventh for Central were Aaron Leon-Tobar in the triple jump (35-1/2), Hunter in the long jump (17-10 1/2), Kevin Baier in the 800 run (2:22.95) and Collin Borazo in the 3,200 run (11:24.2).

Taking eighth were Davon Jones of Central in the long jump (16-61/2), Josh Ostrenga of Central in the 3,200 (12:00.99) and Jacob Cesar of Hale in the 800 run (2:23.27).

"We have been improving and must continue to develop in all areas to stay competitive for our outdoor season," Klobukowski said.

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