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New Berlin Eisenhower boys track wins Bulldog Invite

March 31, 2014

The New Berlin Eisenhower boys track team won the Bulldog Invitational on March 27 at Cedarburg.

Ike scored 59 points to nip West Bend West's 57 to win the championship.

"This was another good meet and learning experience for our young team," coach Billy Simon said. "This meet was dubbed by the coaches as 'Throwdown Thursday' because we had two varsity relays pit against each other for both the four-lap and the 4 by 400 relays with bragging rights and pride on the line.

"It was a lot of fun watching our guys battle it out and the fact that we were able to get the meet win was the icing on the cake."

Four firsts for Lions

Sean Broihier was a double winner for the Lions, taking first in the long jump with a personal record leap of 21 feet, 2½ inches and winning the 55-meter dash in 6.94 seconds.

The other two first-place winners were Brian Schafer in the 1,600 (personal record, 4 minutes, 50.66 seconds) and Matt Kizaric in the 3,200 (PR, 10:31).

The Lions also scored big with five second-place finishes.

Nick Taylor in the 55 dash (7.00), Steve Zaborowski in the 3,200 (PR, 10:44.00) and Nick Buban in the 1,600 (PR, 4:57.33) all finished second in individual events.

The 1,600 'B' relay behind Kizaric, Buban, Sean Moore and Quinn Thompson took second (3:55.02) and the 640 'B' relay behind Broihier, Brett Green, Jake Rastas and Sean Bruders also finished runner-up (1:21.58).

The 1,600 'A' relay behind Green, Bruders, Jake Rastas and Sean Simpson (3:55.39) was third (3:55.39).

Other point scorers were Joey Scaffidi, who finished third in the 55 dash (PR, 7.08), and Sam Schwab, who took third with a jump of 5 feet, 10¾ inches in the high jump.

Matt Cavanaugh was fourth in the 1,600 (PR, 5:06.57) as was Jake Rastas in the high jump (PR, 5-10¾).

Two fifth-place finishers were Nick Rastas in the pole vault (PR, 9 feet, ¼ inch) and Austin Stuckart in the 3,200 (PR, 11:35).

Lake Michigan Invite

The boys results from the Lake Michigan Invitational at Carthage College on March 22 weren't available last week.

The Ike boys finished tied for 16th out of 32 teams with 13 points.

"This was by far the highest finish for Eisenhower since we have been attending this meet," Simon said. "Having four boys score points is a big deal for such an elite meet and I think it gives us an idea of the potential this team has."

The Lions top four performers:

Schafer had a school record time of 9:56.92 in the 3,200 and finished eighth.

Schwab, who took third in the high jump with a personal record leap of 6 feet, which was second-highest all-time for Eisenhower.

Taylor was fifth in the 55-meter dash with a personal record 6.77 seconds. He was also 12th in the 200 dash (23.92).

Kizaric was seventh in the 1,600 run with a personal record of 4:40.32, the second-fastest all-time for Eisenhower. He was also 11th in the 800 in 2 minutes, 6.07 seconds.

"We still have lots to learn as a team and plenty of hard work ahead of us, but there is a lot to be excited about moving forward," Simon said.

The Woodland West Division Outdoor Championships featuring Eisenhower, New Berlin West, Greendale, Pewaukee, Wauwatosa West and Pius XI will be hosted by the Popes on Tuesday.

Cedarburg Invite

1. New Berlin Eisenhower (59), 2. West Bend West (57), 3. Cedarburg (49), 4. Port Washington (37), 5. WCHSA (5), 5. Milwaukee Hamilton (5).

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