Madison La Follette, City outdoor track and field meet

Members of the Madison La Follette girls and boys track and field teams celebrate after the Lancers swept the team titles at the City outdoor meet at Mansfield Stadium on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Winning the 200-meter dash and earning runner-up finishes in the 400 and long jump were the easy assignments for Madison La Follette senior Leigha Hodge on Tuesday night at the annual Madison City track and field meet at Mansfield Stadium.

Putting into words how much it meant to her to be part of a sweep of the titles by the Lancers’ girls and boys teams was a bit harder.

Hodge delivered an emotional speech to both squads following a traditional victory lap around the track.

“It shows the teamwork. People don’t understand that although there are individual events, it’s a team thing,” Hodge said. “It took everyone to win this meet. Every little individual bit came together and that’s what means so much to me.”

La Follette’s girls finished with 99.33 points, well ahead of Madison West (81.33). The Regents had individual event winners in Gina Sereno (1,600) and Olivia Pratt (3,200), as well as the 400 relay of Gabriella Gaus, Tori Mackman, Lexi Gee and Amber Reed.

The Lancers, though, displayed their superior depth, finishing with 16 top-three placewinners, including titles by Kanesha Freiberg (long jump), Keke Burks (shot put) and Leah Schmitz (pole vault).

Joining Burks as defending City individual champions for the girls were Madison East’s Alli Divine (100 high hurdles) and Madison Edgewood’s Kelli McKenna (800) and Lexi Chanos (high jump). For Chanos, a junior, it was her third consecutive City Outdoor title.

“It’s exciting coming back the same as last year,” said McKenna, a University of Kansas recruit who also was second in the 1,600 and ran on the Crusaders’ winning 1,600 relay. “I like the 800; it’s a nice medium.”

East’s Ninah Divine, a Loyola of Chicago recruit, was a multiple champion, winning the 300 low hurdles and triple jump titles.

La Follette repeated as boys team champion with 99 points. Madison Memorial was second with 87 points behind sophomore Daurice Fountain, who won the 100 high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles.

Junior Daniel Freiberg led the Lancers, winning the 200 and 400. He was second in the 100 and the long jump behind East senior Tyrone Galvin, who repeated in both events. Also repeating as champions were Edgewood’s Joe McKenna (1,600) and La Follette’s Chandler Diffee (3,200).

McKenna added the 800 title in 1:57.46, just edging out West senior Joe Haase (1:57.52).

Results

BOYS

Team scores: Madison La Follette 99, Madison Memorial 87, Madison West 70, Madison East 53, Madison Edgewood 45.

100 meters — 1, Galvin, ME, :11.18; 2, Freiberg, MLF, :11.38; 3, Wellenstein, MW, :11.50. 200 — 1, Freiberg, MLF, :23.05; 2, Wellenstein, MW, :23.27; 3, Clay, MLF, :24.06. 400 — 1, Freiberg, MLF, :49:74; 2, Bastian, MW, :50.46; 3, Kohl, MW, :51.04. 800 — 1, McKenna, MEd, 1:57.46; 2, Haase, MW, 1:57.52; 3, Winder, MW, 1:58.83. 1,600 — 1, McKenna, MEd, 4:24.00; 2, Diffee, MLF, 4:24.53; 3, Barry, MW, 4:25.01. 3,200 — 1, Diffee, MLF, 9:42.85; 2, Carrel, MW, 9:45.62; 3, O. Hacker, MW, 9:53.45.

110 hurdles — 1, Fountain, MM, :15.47; 2, Menninga, MM, :16.54; 3, Okas, MEd, :17.07. 300 hurdles — 1, Fountain, MM, :41.67; 2, Menninga, MM, :41.86; 3, Copus, MLF, :44.06; 400 relay — 1, Madison East, (Bojang, Galvin, Lafayette, Porter), :44.83; 2, Madison Memorial, :45.21; 3, Madison La Follette, :46.07. 800 relay — 1, Madison Memorial (Karr, Buchanan, Spence, Wilkins), 1:35.05; 2, Madison La Follette, 1:36.18. 3, Madison East, 1:37.67. 1,600 relay — 1, Madison West (Kohl, Jean-Louis, W. Hacker, Bastian), 3:27.49; 2, Madison Memorial, 3:33.69; 3, Madison Edgewood, 3:34.23.

High jump — 1, McGinnis, MEd, 5-8; 2, Copus, MLF, 5-6; 3, Graham, MEa, 5-4. Long jump — 1, Galvin, MEa, 22-10; 2, Freiberg, W, 22-3¾; 3, Fountain, MM, 21-5½. Triple jump — 1, Bjong, MEa, 40-7; 2, Clay, MLF, 40-4; 3, Pardee, MM, 38-10½. Pole vault — 1, Tucker-Jones, MM, 11-6; 2, Varana, MEa, 10-0; 3, Faecke, MW, 10-0. Discus — 1, Nankivil, M, 140-5. 2, Welch, W, 135-9. 3, Saunders, LF, 134-5. Shot put — 1, Saunders, MLF, 44-9½; 2, Sanchez, MM, 43-7½; 3, Humbach, MEa, 43-7½.

GIRLS

Team scores: Madison La Follette 97.33, Madison West 81.33, Madison Memorial 72.33, Madison Edgewood 56, Madison East 47.

100 meters — 1, Hoyer, MM, :13.13; 2, Plummer, MW, :13.26; 3, Gaus, MW, :13.27. 200 — 1, Hodge, MLF, :26.94; 2, Hoyer, MM, :27.09; 3, Cherek, MEa, :27.47. 400 — 1, Lucas, MM, 1:01:16; 2, Hodge, MLF, 1:02.43; 3, E. McKenna, MEd, 1:04.34. 800 — 1, K. McKenna, MEd, 2:23.22; 2, Wood, MW, 2:24.97; 3, Purdy, MW, 2:27.48. 1,600 — 1, Sereno, MW, 5:16.54; 2, K. McKenna, MEd, 5:17.74; 3, Barham, MW, 5:17.79. 3,200 — 1, Pratt, MW, 11:30.36; 2, Brickhouse-Glueck, MW, 11:35.11. 3, Degan, MW, 11:38.81.

100 hurdles — 1, A. Divine, MEa, :15.79; 2, Stroup, MLF, :15.94; 3, Allen-Walker, MW, :16.22. 300 hurdles — 1, N. Divine, MEa, :47.68; 2, Allen-Waller, MW, :48.48; 3, Stroup, MLF, :50.22. 400 relay — 1, Madison West, (Gaus, Mackman, Gee, Reed), :52.75; 2, Madison La Follette, :53.36; 3, Madison East, :53.44. 800 relay — 1, Madison Memorial, (Blondell, Goetz, Hoyer, Houdenl), 1:50.40; 2, Madison East, 1:50.82; 3, Madison La Follette, 1:50.89. 1,600 relay — 1, Madison Edgewood (Dorn, Sampson, E. McKenna, K. McKenna), 4:14.69; 2, Madison West, 4:18.48; 3, Madison La Follette, 4:19.41.

High jump — 1, Chanos, MEd, 4-10; 2, Hover, MM, 4-8; 3, Guse, ME, 4-8. Long jump — 1, Freiberg, MLF, 16-2; 2, Hodge, MLF, 15-8; 3, Fahrney, MEd, 15-3. Triple jump — 1, N. Divine, ME, 34-2; 2, Hotchkiss, MLF, 33-8¼; 3, Jones, LF, 33-1½. Pole vault — 1, Schmitz, MLF, 8-0; 2, A. Divine, ME, 7-6; 3, Coxhead, MLF, 6-6. Discus — 1, Franz, MM, 130-2; 2, Burks, MLF, 128-0; 3, Davis, MLF, 104-4. Shot put — 1, Burks, MLF, 38-6¼; 2, Franz, MM, 33-6¾; 3, Ford, MM, 30-10½.

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