Rayce Albino, Scott Reichel shine for New Berlin West track
Girls take fifth, boys sixth at Hamilton Invitational
The New Berlin West girls track and field team had five top-two finishes at the Hamilton Invitational on April 23 at Sussex, topped off by another impressive performance by Rayce Albino.
Scott Reichel stood out for the boys team, which tied for sixth.
Albino earned the only individual win, taking first in the pole vault with a jump of 12-feet.
The other first-place went to the 4x200-meter relay in 1 minute, 51.64 seconds behind Marissa Myers, Ali Boldt, Carley Stauche and Albino.
Sarah Meleski finished second in the 800 run (personal record, 2:28.02) and Kia Richards tied for second in the high jump (4-8).
The third second-place performance came from the 4x800 relay (10:31.51) behind Jamey Devine, Meleski, Madeline Egan and Claire Radtke.
West relays shine
West got good performances from their relays as the 4x400 relay took third (4:23.82) behind Boldt, Sammi Bush, Claire Radtke and Meleski, and the 4x100 relay placed fourth (52.44) behind Gaby Torres, Albino, Anne Radtke and Myers.
The final six scores came from individual events, led by Patricia Boles in the shot (32-4) and Myers in the long jump (15-1) as both finished fourth.
Liz Liska was sixth in the high jump (4-8) and tied for seventh in the pole vault (8-0) and both Anne Radtke in the 100 dash (13.46) and Egan in the 1,600 run (5:32.62) finished seventh.
Franklin won the 12-team event (107), followed by Arrowhead (102), Brookfield East (88.25), Milwaukee King (84) and New Berlin West (69.5).
"I was very impressed with our team overall and how they just came out and competed," coach Matt Ische said. "Sarah Meleski has been very impressive, and Ali Boldt really seems to be coming into form along with Marissa Myers."
Reichel leads boys' efforts
Reichel had two second-place finishes to lead New Berlin West at the Hamilton Invite on April 23 at Sussex, and the Vikings finished tied for sixth.
Menomonee Falls (118), Brookfield East (110) and Kettle Moraine (100) led the way, while West and Sussex Hamilton tied for sixth with 43 points.
Reichel had the two best performances, taking second in the high jump (5-feet, 10 inches) and the triple jump (40-4).
"Scott has been great this year," Ische said. "He is forced to be running around all the time but still has produced some great results."
Dylan Wiese finished third in the 200-meter dash (23.49 seconds) and eighth in the 110 hurdles (16.71).
Two relay teams finished third — the 4x800-meter relay (9:05.65) behind Sebastian Swiderski, Bibhav Shresta, Dom Ropella and Grant Marton and the 4x100 relay (45.75) behind Wiese, Nate Latus, Max Meleski and Bryan Watson.
Marton finished fifth in the 800 run (2:04.07) and sixth in the 1,600 (4:48.51) while Latus in the 100 dash (11.83) finished eighth.
"Grant Marton is another that keeps getting better each week," Ische said. "He and Dom Ropella have done a great job leading our distance crew.
"Indoor was not a good meet and now I think they can put that behind them after competing against some great teams this week."
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