Lois Wolf Invitational

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Whitefish Bay High School. Results

Host Whitefish Bay outpointed defending D1 2008 State Champion Brookfield Central 82 - 75 to win the 15 team Lois Wolf Invitational. The meet is named after a long time girls track coach and phy-ed instructor who began the girls track program at Whitefish Bay in 1972. Lois Wolf [below] coached the girls track team at Whitefish Bay from 1972 to when she retired in 1988. After retiring she continued to be a volunteer coach in girls track. Now she assists the track program by helping with the high jump event.

The 'Blue Dukes' of Whitefish Bay now have a new blue track. Despite the rain and cool weather some teams could not resist taking a a lap on the blue surface of the track. The meet saw some of the top sprinters and hurdlers in the state compete.

Below is a picture of the finals of the 60 yd dash. [L-R]: Ariel Kinlow [Brown Deer, 4th, 7.68], Heather Bong [Arrowhead, 3rd, 7.65], winner and defending State Champion in the D1 100m and 200m sophomore Chidera Obasih [Brookfield Central, 7.24, 7.18 prelims], Becca Schmidt [Whitefish Bay, 2nd, 7.45], and Nicolet's Roni Thompson [5th, 7.73].

Left: 220 yd dash athletes Jenna Jubeck of Arrowhead and Emily Duffy of the Waukesha West Wolverines. Right: Sydney Nelson of Brown Deer.

According to the Big Green Book from the editors of Track and Field News to convert a 220 yd race to an equivalent 200m time you subtract .12 seconds. Of course most track fans just multiply the 220 yd time in their head by 0.9942.

The Honor Roll always cringes when getting meet results from Waukesha South and Whitefish Bay. Those two schools had the earliest field houses in the state of Wisconsin. Thus their indoor tracks are in yards'\.

Above L-R: 220 yd athletes Ariel Kinlow [Brown Deer, 3rd, 28.33], winner Chidera Obasih [Brookfield Central, 26.62], and second place finisher Becca Schmidt of Whitefish Bay [27.60]. Obasih tied the 220 yd record 0f 26.62 set by Racine Parks's Faltria Horne in 1996. Becca Schmidt will attend Minnesota State [Mankato] next year where she will be a member of the track team.

Katie Edwards [above left] from Oak Creek finished in third in the 60 yd HH event [9.05]. Marissa Savitch [above center] from Homestead and Brookfield Central's Katelyn Malcore were each timed in 8.67. Savitch was awarded first place.

Arrowhead's Phoebe Nygren [below left] was fourth in 9.28 while Brown Deer's Asia Checks [below, 2nd from left] was 5th [9.44]. Savitch is pictured below right in the preliminaries.

440 yd runners: Above [L-R] Ashlee Ballinger [Wauwatosa West] and Yelena Latinovitch [Brookfield Central]. Right [L-R] Arrowhead's Mariah Berendes, Nicolet's Carly Freedman, and winner Keali Bjork from Homestead [1:04.65].

Above: 880 yd winner Taylor Conway from Brookfield East [2:28.79. Note subtract .6 seconds to get an equivalent 800m time]. Shorewood's Emily Bacchuber [right] was third in the mile while Homestead's Lauren Holtz was second. Kenzie Vicker of Whitefish Bay [below left] was first in the mile with a time of 5:29.53 [subtract 1.4 seconds for a 1600m time equivalent].

Above left: Oak Creek relay runner Lauren Carranza. Arrowhead swept all four relay events. Teammates and fans have a chance to support their teams during relay races.

Above: Arrowhead 4x800 relay winners [L-R] Andie Zeman, Emma Reynolds, Monica Crone, and anchor Annie Mitchell.

Below: 4x8 relay runners from Arrowhead, Franklin, Whitefish Bay, and Waukesha West running their leg of the race.

Whitefish Bay distance coach Candice Costa discusses performances with twins Mady [left] and Kenzie Vicker.