L-Cat Athlete Makes Sure That LJ Record Stays In The Family
Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Kewaskum Invitational
Special thanks to Pat Hauser for providing information for this feature
At the risk of the headline "L-Cat Sets Record By Beating Mother" appearing on the David Letterman show monologue the Honor Roll decided on another headline to describe an outstanding series of performances by a sophomore from Lake Mills High School. Briana Dunkleberger won four events on Saturday, April 25 at the Kewaskum Invitational. Her impressive time in the 400m [59.57] moved her to #2 on the D2-D3 HR 400m list. Then she proceeded to win the two horizontal jump events. She triple jumped 35' 01.00 and then set a school record in the long jump with a distance of 18' 00.00. Dunkleberger's LJ beat the old school record by one inch and moved her to #1 on the D2-D3 LJ HR list.
The old record was held by former Lake Mills athlete Stacy [Sukow] Dunkleberger who just happens to be Briana's mother. Briana Dunkleberger insured that the long jump record at Lake Mills High School will stay in the family. Stacy Suckow as of 2007 held the Capitol Conference long jump record with a jump of 17' 11 which she set at the conference meet held in Poynette in 1989. This distance was the school record at Lake Mills. Thus 20 years later her daughter broke that school record with the 18' 00.00 jump at Kewaskum.
Above: Jasmyn Hudgins from Milwaukee Bradley Tech and Briana Dunkleberger in the 55m dash preliminaries at the W/TFA Meet held at UW-Whitewater April 11.
Right: Dunkleberger in the LJ at the Nelson-Daniels Classic at UW-Whitewater on March 20.
Briana Dunkleberger at the W/TFA Meet [L] and the Nelson - Daniels Classic [R].
As a ninth grader Dunkleberger was a member of the Lake Mills 4x4 which placed 3rd in the D2 4x4 finals at the 2008 State Meet. That team consisted of Denay Hering, Deidra Pooler, Dunkleberger, and Janelle Bagneski.
Anchor Janelle Bagneski has graduated but juniors Denay Hering and Deidra Porter return for the 2009 season.
At Kewaskum Dunkleberger, Hering, Ashley Wolff, and McKala Nesvold ran on the winning 4x4 relay team [4:19.41].