The members of the Muskego girls track and field team found the going difficult at the WIAA Division 1 State Meet on June 3 and 4 at La Crosse.
Senior Mikaela Zolecki earned the highest spot with 15th in the shot put at 36 feet-11 inches. She finished about 10 feet behind the champion, Erin Dunning of Ashwaubenon, with 46-21/2.
Zolecki was the lone Muskego entrant to finish in the top 16 in the annual event at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Junior Abigail Missiaen came in 17th with 48.13 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles, and senior Jenna Lederman placed 18th with 2 minutes, 22.97 seconds in the 800 run.
The 4x200 relay team of sophomore Nadia Shimon, junior Britany Glaeser, sophomore Maddy Harrison and junior Savannah Rygiewicz took 17th in 1:45.46.
The 4x400 relay group of Rygiewicz, Glaeser, Missiaen and Lederman came in 20th with 4:07.27, and the 4x100 unit of Shimon, freshman Emma Warr, Glaeser and Rygiewicz finished 23rd with 50.83 seconds.
Freshman Kenni Czarnecki claimed 21st in the discus with 105-8, and Harrison snared 23rd in the high jump with 4-10.
The Warriors did not score any points in the state meet, which was won by Milwaukee King with 44 points. Classic 8 Conference teams Arrowhead and Waukesha West tied for fifth with 29 points.
Muskego enjoyed some fine moments in the 2016 season, including third place in the Brookfield East Invitational, third in the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational, fourth in the West Allis Hale Invitational and second in the Kettle Moraine Invitational.
The Warriors also moved up from seventh in the conference indoor and relay meets to third in the outdoor event and won their WIAA regional championship.
Zolecki and Lederman are the only two seniors off their state contingent, so Muskego has plenty to work with next season, with underclassmen such as Harrison, Missiaen, Czarnecki, Warr and others.