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West Allis Central's Brent Hunter, Josh Boeder star for track and field team

West Allis Central pole vaulter Anthony Alioto clears the bar during the Greater Metro Conference boys meet on April 1 at Central High School. Alioto finished eighth in the pole vault.

West Allis Central pole vaulter Anthony Alioto clears the bar during the Greater Metro Conference boys meet on April 1 at Central High School. Alioto finished eighth in the pole vault. Photo By Michael McLoone

April 8, 2014

Brent Hunter and Josh Boeder enjoyed fine weeks for the West Allis Central boys track and field team.

Hunter captured the high jump with 6 feet-2 inches in the Greater Metro Conference Indoor Meet on April 1 in the Central fieldhouse.

"Brent is really starting to settle in with the jumps, with the high jump being his most competitive event," head coach Mark Klobukowski said.

Boeder sets indoor mark

Boeder then took the spotlight on Saturday by claiming second place in the pole vault with an indoor school-record 13-9 in the State Indoor Meet at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Erick Loria took seventh in the 55-meter dash at 6.73 seconds for Central's other top-eight finish in the state indoor.

The Bulldogs finished with 10 points for a share of 16th place in the 41-team event, which was won by Green Bay Preble with 68 points.

The state indoor allowed some individuals to test themselves against Wisconsin's elite just four days after competing in the first GMC meet of the season.

At the GMC event, Hunter earned the only first for Central, but the West Allis Hale boys also posted one victory, as Jeff Schubert, Zion Schum, Edwin Morales and Alex Sykes snared the 4x240-meter relay in 2 minutes, 2.24 seconds.

The Central 4x240 unit of Erick Loria, Darrin Walker, Devaughn Ross and Kion Criswell finished right behind Hale in second place with 2:02.76.

Hale's 4x400 squad of Schubert, Joey Werner, Nate Scherer and Morales finished second at 3:46.93.

Taking third for Central were Loria in the 55 dash (6.8), Boeder in the pole vault (13-6) and Hunter in the long jump (20-21/2)..

The Hale 4x800 group of Luke Zelten, Jimmy Pomeroy, Aaron Wojtysiak and Bailey Keune came in fourth (9:11.81).

Teams get five fifths

Placing fifth for Central were Criswell in the 200 dash (24.63), Walker in the triple jump (40-11/2) and Jeff Leflore in the shot put (44-11).

Seizing fifth for Hale were Dan Nelson in the 3,200 run (10:34.26) and the 4x160 relay of Schubert, Schum, Jordon Cox and Sykes (1:19.9).

Claiming sixth were Ray Miller of Hale in the high jump (5-6) and Central's 4x800 relay unit (9:47.16).

Snaring seventh were Hale's Aaron Cronin in the shot put (42-5) and the 4x160 (1:21.29) and 4x400 (3:54.45) relay teams for the Bulldogs.

Coming in eighth for Central were Jose Fuentos in the 400 dash (57.08) and Anthony Alioto in the pole vault (11-6).

Central tallied 54 points for sixth in the meet, while Hale scored 34 points for seventh. Menomonee Falls won the event with 154 points.

"The GMC Indoor made us aware of what we still need to do to be competitive," Klobukowski said. "Even though we had some impressive performances, we must adjust ourselves as a team because we need everybody on this team to contribute for us to be successful."

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