Brad Stoll is one of the athletes consistently doing well for the Whitewater High School boys track team. In last week’s meet against McFarland, Stoll was in the top two in the shot put and discus events. (Bob Mischka photo)

Brad Stoll is one of the athletes consistently performing well for the Whitewater High School boys track team. In last week’s meet against McFarland, Stoll was in the top two in the shot put and discus. (Bob Mischka photo)

By Adam Knoll

Sports correspondent

The Whitewater High School boys track team fared well against McFarland last week, especially in the throwing department. Landon Walker and Brad Stoll continued to have great starts to their season. Stoll and Walker went 1-2 in both the shot put and the discus.

Joe Bullis won the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles, and ran a leg of the winning 4×400 time. Brett Harms was also a part of that relay team.

“They are exciting to watch and compete their guts out every race,” said head coach John Houwers in his recap. “The entire staff is excited to see how they will develop over the rest of the year.”

Overall, the Whippet boys won 12 of the 18 events during the meet to take the victory.

 

Girls look to stabilize

While the boys are holding their own, the Whippet girls won five of the 18 events they competed in, though some of the victories were quite memorable.

In what coach Houwers claims was “the highlight of the night,” Liz Mielke dominated the 3200-meter run with a time of 11:30.8, which was a full 16 seconds ahead of the next finisher. Mielke missed the school record by only one second so it’s safe to assume she will try to break that record fairly soon.

The girls also notched wins in the Pole Vault (Caldwell), the 400 (Mielke), the long jump (Reynolds) and the 4×100 relay. Coach Houwers was pleased at the end with the improvements he saw with the girls team.

“I was really pleased to see some freshmen step up and perform well tonight.  Anna Lucht showed her versatility, filling in wherever we needed her.  Meghan Kehoe stepped in and ran a solid leg on the 4×100 relay.”

 
 

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