Led by Toni Bonds claiming the 400-meter dash title, Wauwatosa East's girls track and field team placed eighth at the Lady Spartan Invitational on April 19 at Brookfield East High School. The Red Raiders then won the 4x400 relay crown en route to taking seventh place at the Viking Invitational hosted by Wisconsin Lutheran High School on April 22.
Tosa East scored 41 points to finish ahead of Milwaukee Hamilton, Messmer and Germantown at the Lady Spartan Invite. Arrowhead won the meet with 127.333 points, followed by Brookfield Central at 108.333 points, Nicolet at 99.333 points and Brookfield East at 99 points.
With 42 points, the Red Raiders finished in front of West Allis Hale by 0.25 points to take seventh out of 14 teams. Brookfield Central took the team title at 126 points with Wisconsin Lutheran in second at 109 points and Cedarburg a distant third at 77 points.
"The girls performed very well at Wisconsin Lutheran’s Viking Invite, setting many personal bests and bringing home some medals," Tosa East coach Glen Gardiner said. "The team was missing a few key athletes due to spring break, but some of our underclassmen stepped up and made a huge impact. The Brookfield East Invite brought home a few medals and ribbons as well."
Lady Spartan Invitational
Bonds finished the 400 in 1 minute, 2.72 seconds to win the race by 1.34 seconds over Abby Bartelson of Arrowhead. The senior also came in fourth in the 200 in 27.87 seconds and was seventh in the long jump at 15 feet, 4.75 inches.
Abby Wood took fourth in the 800 in 2:30.69 and Kacy Fisher was fourth in the 1,600 in 5:35.92. Cyntayla Glass came in sixth in the 100 hurdles in 19.83 seconds and Amaya Ibanez-Baldor was seventh in the same race in 21.07 seconds.
The relay team of Fisher, Ibanez-Baldor, Amara Green and Elsa Klein placed fourth in the 4x400 in 4:30.16.
Tosa East's lone first-place finish at the Viking Invitational came in the 4x400 relay, as Bonds, Fisher, Green and Klein posted a time of 4:13.94 to win by more than 10 seconds over the second-place team from Sussex Hamilton.
Trinity Mayes, Addison Devine, Bonds and Neshae Morries-Thurman teamed to finish second in the 4x100 behind the team from Whitefish Bay with a time of 52.89 seconds.
Fisher came in second in the 800 in 2:21.49, Wood was fourth in the 400 in 1:01.15, Devine was eighth in the 100 in 13.84 seconds, and Kennedy Carthen placed seventh in the shot put with a top throw of 30-05 3/4.