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New Berlin Eisenhower boys track fourth at Wangerin Invite

Emalie Hahn sets school shot put mark at Olf Invite

New Berlin Eisenhower’s Jessa Hahn competes in the shot put April 1 at the Lois Wolf Invitational track and field meet held at Whitefish Bay.

New Berlin Eisenhower’s Jessa Hahn competes in the shot put April 1 at the Lois Wolf Invitational track and field meet held at Whitefish Bay. Photo By Peter Zuzga

April 7, 2014

The New Berlin Eisenhower boys finished fourth at the Wangerin Invitational on April 2 and the girls were 14th at the Lois Wolf Invite on April 1, both meets at Whitefish Bay.

The boys placed fourth out of 20 teams with 35.5 points.

Senior Brian Schafer had the only win, taking first in the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 16.09 seconds.

Sophomore Sean Broihier was second in the 55 run (6.77) and third in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 7 inches.

Junior Nick Buban also had a third-place finish in the 800 run with a personal record 2:10.15.

Fifth-place performances went to sophomore Steve Zaborowski with a PR in the 1,600 (5:00), junior Sam Schwab with a 5-8 leap in the high jump, and the 4x400 relay of junior Brett Green, Broihier, freshman Joey Scaffidi and sophomore Jake Rastas (3:49.83).

Junior Nick Rastas had a personal record in the pole vault (10-0), and senior Alex Vlaj had a PR in the 200 run (26.05).

"We saw some tough competition and didn't back down," coach Billy Simon said. "This was the first time we've scored double digit points at Whitefish Bay since I've been at Eisenhower. That being said, I think we left a lot of points on the track and could have finished a place higher, but I am still happy with the effort."

Simon praised Schafer, Broihier and Rastas.

"Schafer has won four of his first five races and set the school record in the 3,200 in his only finish out of first," he said. "Broihier has been really impressive in all of his races and has potential to be a state caliber long jumper. I'm also really excited to see the improvements Nick Rastas is making in the pole vault with such a limited amount of practice time."

Girls results

The girls managed 10 points and finished 14th out of 20 teams at the Lois Wolf Invite on April 1.

Junior Rebecca Eldien took second with a PR 2:29.86 in the 800 run.

Senior Hannah Kinzer was fifth in the 1,600 run (PR 5:54.13).

Sophomore Emalie Hahn finished 11th, but set a school record in the shot put (29-11.75).

Personal records were also turned in by sophomore Leah Ziolkowski (1600, 6:33.92) and senior Jessa Hahn (shot put, 27-11).

"The girls responded very well despite being short some key contributors," Simon said, praising Eldien and Kinzer in particular. "There is so much potential on this girls team; they just need to keep working hard and pushing to get better."

Record runs at indoor

The Lions boys and girls had some record-setting performances at the W/TFA State Indoor Championships on Saturday at UW-Whitewater.

"What a great day," Simon said. "Three school records were broken and nine of the 14 individual events resulted in personal bests. This was also the finest overall performance from Eisenhower relay teams that I have seen since I have been coaching. We got some great big meet experience and performed very well against some of the best in the state."

Eldien had the only top-10 finish, taking ninth and setting a school record in the 800 (2:25.49). Emalie Hahn also set a school record in the shot put (31-0.25).

"Eldien continues to prove that she belongs with the elite runners in the state with her record-breaking performance in the 800," Simon sad. "She is currently ranked 14th in the state for Division 1 in the 800 (20th for all divisions)."

Personal records were recorded by senior Courtney Brucker in the 55 dash (7.92) and Kinzer in the 1,600 (5:49.10).

For the boys, the 4x400-meter relay finished 16th with a school record time (3:41.83) behind Green, Broihier, Scaffidi and Kizaric.

Schwab tied for 10th place in the high jump (5-10) to lead the boys. Broihier was 20th in the 55 run (6.84).

Personal records went to senior Nick Taylor (13th) in the 55-dash (6.74), Green in the 400 (54.04), Buban in the 800 (2:06.61), junior Matt Kizaric in the 1,600 (4:39.47) and Schafer in the 1,600 (4:42.26).

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