Wauwatosa East boys track and field coach Tim Reichelt was happy with his team's performance at the Greater Metro Conference Relays on May 1 at Sussex Hamilton.
"We are very pleased with our performance at Conference Relays," Reichelt said. "This is the first time since I have been at Tosa East that we had athletes in every field event. It was great to see. We had a number of young athletes really step up."
Brookfield East won the event with 114 points, followed by Menomonee Falls (91), Sussex Hamilton (75), Brookfield Central (71), Marquette (49.50), West Allis Central (45), Wauwatosa East (35) and West Allis Hale (29.50).
The Red Raiders had some good individual performances and had several athletes making their varsity debut.
"There were a number of personal records broken at the meet and some of our athletes were competing at the varsity level for the first time," Reichelt said. "It was great to see them have the opportunity and we had a number of the athletes that were not competing today decide to come and support the rest of the team."
The one winner the Red Raiders came up with was the 6,400-meter relay, which won with a time of 18 minutes, 23.35 behind Jack Lockhart, RJ Salmon, Steff Uhrich and Dan Gagne.
Tosa East finished third in the 3,200 relay (8:10.55) behind Salmon, Uhrich, Lockhart and Gagne.
The Red Raiders were fourth in the 1,600 relay (3:36.14) with Daniel Joannes, Joe Rebholz, Nick Pridgeon and Sully Schermerhorn.
They were fifth in the 800 relay (1:35.18) behind Joannes, Schermerhorn, Carl Behlmer and Rebholz.
The discus throw relay finished fifth as Kevin Karracker led the way with a throw of 105 feet, 10 inches, followed by Lorrie Venturi (80-1) and Dan Erickson (74-8).
They also finished sixth (45.32) in the 400 relay behind Behlmer, Schermerhorn, Dan Scallon and Rebholz.
They were seventh in the 300 hurdles relay behind Pridgeon (43.03), Ali Sabree (45.82) and Cal Rohde (50.24).
The shot put relay was seventh behind Karracker (39-6), Erickson (32-10½) and Venturi (30-8½).
The high jump relay was seventh behind Ian Quast (5-3) and Nidjah Young (5-0).
The distance medley was seventh in 11:37.77 with the team of John Serrano, Tanner Rutkowski, Evan Bertz and Pierce Libby.
The 800 sprint medley was seventh in 1:40.61 with Desmond Cooper, Scallon, Jack Blazek and James Kenagy.
"It was a nice change having the wonderful weather, an amazing venue and remarkable competition for the meet," Reichelt said. "We learned a lot as a team and we believe that we got better today."
- Tom "Sky" Skibosh
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