Maddy Harrison captured the championship in the high jump to lead the Muskego girls track and field team in a WIAA Division 1 sectional meet on May 26 at Whitnall High School.
Harrison, a sophomore, won with 5 feet-2 inches to beat runner-up Meta Ehlen of Burlington, who posted 5 feet even.
Harrison paces a strong group of eight automatic Muskego entrants to the state meet this weekend at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Special qualifiers for state were announced after press time for this issue.
Taking second and qualifying for state were senior Mikaela Zolecki in the shot put with 40-2, freshman Kenni Czarnecki in the discus with 111-10 and the 4x400-meter relay unit of senior Jenna Lederman, junior Abigail Missiaen, junior Savannah Rygiewicz and junior Britany Glaeser with 4 minutes, 4.82 seconds.
Finishing third and also earning trips to La Crosse are Missiaen in the 300 hurdles with 47.46 seconds; Lederman in the 800 run at 2 minutes, 20.68 seconds; the 4x200-meter relay group of Harrison, Glaeser, Rygiewicz and Shimon at 1:45.32; and the 4x100 relay team of freshman Emma Warr, Glaeser, sophomore Nadia Shimon and Rygiewicz with 50.53.
The Warriors came in third with 77 points, trailing Oak Creek with 142 points and Franklin with 131 points in the 16-team meet.
Also competing at the sectional were Missiaen, fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.88); Elizabeth Missiaen, fourth in the 300 hurdles (48.67); Zolecki, fifth in the discus (109-11); Claire Maki, fifth in the triple jump (33-9 1/2); Warr, eighth in the 100 dash (13.3); and the 4x800 unit of Elizabeth Missiaen, Lederman, Jessica Michala and Sydney Bartz.
The Warriors won their regional meet on May 23 with 1381/2 points. Winners were Abigail Missiaen in the 100 hurdles (16.09); Harrison in the high jump (5-2); Maki in the triple jump (34- 1/4); Zolecki in the shot put (39-7); Czarnecki in the discus (107-11 1/4); the 4x200 relay of Harrison, Glaeser, Rygiewicz and Shimon (1:45.57); and the 4x400 relay of Lederman, Missiaen, Rygiewicz and Glaeser (4:09.15).