After missing his opportunity last year because of a fluke, Shorewood's Justin Rabon is ready to challenge for the 400- meter relay title.
Track And Field
Friday, June 1, 2012
Friday, June 3, 2011
Two relay teams move to Saturday's finals; pair of distance runners finish 14th and 11th.
Eric Mathews coaches the sprinters for Shorewood High School’s track teams. So when the Greyhounds advanced two sprint relay teams to Saturday’s finals of the WIAA Division 2 state meet, Mathews was understandably mighty pleased. “We’ve been a distance-oriented team in the past eight years or so,” Mathews said. “This year, we’re seeing some great efforts out of the sprinters. This is the first boys sprint relay that we’ve had to state in, I think, six years. The girls 4x400 (also) has had an awesome season. “We’re very pleased with the sprints because they’ve really rounded out our program really well.” Division 2 track events are scheduled to resume Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Watch all running events live here. Both the boys 4x800 (eighth …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Being pushed should help the 3,200 sectional champion relay team.
It's not hard to run by yourself, but it's hard to run your fastest. The Shorewood girls 3,200 relay squad should get its biggest push of the season at this weekend's WIAA Division 2 state meet in Shorewood, and coach Sarah Kopplin thinks the challenge would make the Greyhounds better. "We have not encountered a race in the (3,200 relay) with the exception of the Arrowhead Invitational where our anchor Kristin Malone has had to race with another anchor leg runner," Kopplin wrote in an e-mail this week. "This will be the case this week and I am excited to see what she can do in that situation." The Greyhounds won the sectional in 9:52.34 and are seeded 12th. (See all the seed times here.) Though the top spot is likely out of reach — …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Shorewood sends three relays, three individuals to WIAA state meet.
Shorewood scored an easy victory in the girls 3,200 relay Thursday at the WIAA Kewaskum Track and Field Sectional, leading the Greyhounds' state-qualifying contingent in Division 2. The foursome finished in 9:52.34, almost five seconds ahead of the runner-up. Other girls who qualified for state are Haley Holan in the 1,600 (second place) and 3,200 (third place), and Kristin Malone (third in the 800) On the boys' side, Shorewood was second in the 3,200 relay and fourth in the 400 relay, qualifying both teams for the June 3-4 state meet in LaCrosse. Joseph Pendleton added an individual berth by placing third in the 3,200.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A video roundup of the week in prep sports
State tournament season is upon us, beginning this week with track and field, golf and tennis. Monday's track regionals saw the typical strong performances from the Brookfield East, Brookfield Central and Hamilton, both on the boys and girls side. Tosa West's girls won the West Allis Hale regional and but they'll go up against the Brookfield/Hamilton contingent at Thursday's Waukesha North Sectional. Boys tennis teams are in subsectional and sectional play this week; Nicolet and Whitefish Bay should be favorites down in Greenfield and Patch will be there. University School starts the march to a sixth consecutive state title in the Brown Deer Sectional. Patch will have coverage of Wednesday's event. And golf teams get going with their …
Boys, girls triumph in 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races
Wauwatosa – Both the Shorewood boys and the girls started the Kettle Moraine Lutheran Regional track tournament with a flourish. And they finished just as strong. Both teams won the 3,200-meter relay at the beginning of the afternoon and capped the event with victories in the 1,600-meter relays in the event held at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Both teams will advance to the Division 2 sectional at Kewaskum Thursday. See full results here. The Shorewood boys finished third in the nine-team regional while the girls finished fourth. Milwaukee Lutheran won in both categories. The Shorewood girls coasted to victory in the 3,200 with a time of 9 minutes 55.26 seconds, finishing 32 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Random Lake. That time, …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tosa West wins boys crown; Shorewood relays outstanding
Keith Brown won three individual events and Jim Bonkowski two to lead Wauwatosa West to the Woodland Conference boys track and field championship on its home track Tuesday. Full girls and boys results are here. Brown won the 110 and 300 hurdles and the 200-meter dash, while Bonkowski captured the long jump and high jump, plus finished fourth in the triple jump. Tosa West scored 152 points, nearly doubling runner-up New Berlin West (81.5). Kenny Spence added a championship in the 400 meters, while the Trojans' 400 relay team nipped Shorewood by one-one hundredth of a second for the title. In addition to that second-place finish, Shorewood's boys won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays and were third in the 800 relay. The Greyhounds scored 66 …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A roundup of the week in high school sports, with video, news and links.
Menomonee Falls challenged Division 2 powerhouse Catholic Memorial in this week's SportsEdge Game of the Week. The Lightning Round is a rapid-fire collection of highlights from: Shorewood softball, Shorewood girls soccer, Nicolet girls soccer, Menomonee Falls track invitational, Brookfield Central at Menomonee Falls boys tennis, Lakeshore boys lacrosse, Brookfield girls lacrosse, Whitefish Bay vs. Nicolet rugby, Brookfield East at Menomonee Falls softball and Brookfield Central at Brookfield East softball. Did you miss a previous edition of SportsEdge? Someone you know might be playing. Check them out here: April 12 Game of the Week — Hamilton at Brookfield East girls soccer April 19 Game of the Week — Lakeshore vs. Brookfield boys …