Five Records Broken At Myrhum Invitational

Friday, May 4, 2012 at Hartland Arrowhead High School. Results



Despite an overcast night the stars were out at the Annual Myrhum Invitational held at Pfeiffer Memorial Field on the campus of Hartland Arrowhead High School.

Host Arrowhead won the 18 team meet by outscoring Neenah, Milwaukee Riverside, and Mukwonago. Many Honor Roll athletes gave specatators an outstanding meet.

Meet Records were broken in the 200m dash, 300m LH, 3200m run, 1600m Relay, and the Pole Vault.


Above L-R 300m hurdle athletes: Winner Valerie Thames [Milwaukee Riverside, 45.11], Kathleen Wartman [Arrowhead, 4th, 47.17], Michele Garner [Greenfield, 2nd, 45.16], and Haley Rafferty [Neenah, 3rd, 46.85]. With her performance Thames moved to the top of the HR 300m All-Division List.

Thames broke the 2011 record of 45.44 set by Michelle Garner [Greenfield].


Left: The viewer can see the slight difference in spacing that led to Dodgeville-Mineral Point runner Molly Hanson winning the 800m run in an eyelash over Neenah's Alison Parker.

Parker and Hanson are pictured on the left in a 'photo-finish in the 800m run. Hanson and Parker are 1-2 on the All-Divison 800m HR List.

Below left L-R: Molly Hanson [2:15.48], Jennifer Parker [Neenah, 3rd, 2:18.54]. and Alison Parker [2:15.49]. Below right L-R: Start of the 800m showing Parker, Jackie Dubnicka [Arrowhead, 4th, 2:22.66], and Hanson.


Above: With two hurdles to go Thames edged ahead of Garner in the 300m LH race.

Right: Valerie Thames in the 100m HH race. She swept both hurdle races winning the highs in 15.04.


All heats were timed finals at the Myrhum Meet.

Above L-R final heat of the 100m HH: Milwaukee Riverside hurdler Valerie Thames [1st, 15.04], Haley Raferty [Neenah, 4th, 15.64], Abby Stroup [Madison La Follette, 5th, 16.16 ], Cathy Brunette [Grafton 3rd, 15.26], and second place finisher Kaitlyn Hastings [15.25] from Waukesha Catholic Memorial.

Right: Hastings in the HH race.


Start of heat 2 of 2 of the 1600m race. Row 1 L-R: Lydia Fahrenkrug [Neenah, 5th], Lea Patek [Arrowhead, 2nd 5:03.84], winner Molly Hanson [Dodgeville-Mineral Point, 5:02.38], and Jackie Dubnica [Arrowhead, 4th, 5:08.58].


1600m runners. Left: Molly Hanson at the finish.

Above center: Hanson, third place finisher Jessica Parker [Neenah [5:07.23].

Above right: Dubnicka at the finish..


Above 3200m runners L-R: Claire Knaus [Neenah, 4th, 11:31.68], Natalie Burant [Arrowhead, 3rd, 11:16.79], and Lea Patek [Arrowhead, 2nd, 11:13.04].

Above 3200m runners L-R: Janie Franch [Arrowhead], Hailey Henck [Pewaukee], Victoria Dawson [Madison La Follette], Maggie Schauer [Pewaukee], Brittny Dilley [Middleton], Sydnee Braun [Neenah, Grace Goldensoph [Oak Creek], and Jenny Mangus [Middleton].


Above L-R: 400m runners Katelyn Gallun [Grafton, 3rd] and Hannah Lucas [Madison Memorial, 2nd]

Left: 400 m winner Crystal Malone from Milwaukee Riverside posted a 58.19. Below: Jenna Hanson [Middleton] and Malone in the backstretch..


Above L-R: 200m dash athletes Angel Malone [Milwaukee Riverside, 3rd. 25.66] and Sara Grange [Grafton, 2nd, 25.56].

Right: 200m dash winner Deysha Smith-Jenkins [Whitefish Bay Dominican, 24.89].


Left L-R: Dominican dash athlete Lauren Thomas, Dominican girls coach Ajamm Olaniyan, and Deysha Smith - Jenkins who is #2 in the 100m and #1 in the 200m All-Division dash lists.

Smith Jenkins time of 24.89 broke the 200m dash record of 24.93 set by Heather Bong [Arrowhead] in 2009.


100m Finals

Above L-R: Crystal Malone [Milwaukee Riverside, 4th, 12.76], Kayla Stiles [Middleton, 8th], Lissa Kranz [Mukwonago, 3rd, 12.74], Marissa Hoyer [Madison Memorial, 7th], winner Sara Grange [Grafton, 12.45], and second place finisher Toney Lock from Sussex Hamilton [12.71].


Grafton junior Sara Grange [right] won the 100m dash in 12.45.


The All-Division leading 4x8 relay team from Neenah posted a 9:19.03 to win that race at Arrowhead. Relay members above L-R: Claire Knaus, Jennifer Parker, Jessica Parker, and acnhor Alison Parker.

Below: Knaus, and the Parker sisters are shown rnning their legs of the 4x8.


The Sussex Hamilton 4x1 and 4x2 relay teams are at the top of the The All-Division dash relay events. The Hamilton winning 4x2 is pictured above L-R: Sammy Haganow, Amanda Landergott, Ashley Holicek, and anchor Ellen Buckley.

The speedsters from Hamilton posted a 1:46.66 in the 4x2. They lead the All-Division 4x2 HR List with a 1:43.11.

Below left: 4x2 relay exchange. Below center: Hamilton leadoff runner in the 4x2 Sammy Haganow.

Below right: Hamilton #3 runner in the 4x2 Ashley Holicek.


4x2 anchors Angel Malone [Milwaukee Riverside] and Ellen Buckley [Hamilton].


Above: Jasmine Williams Hamilton's #3 runner in the 4x1 hands off to anchor Toney Lock. Hamilton won the 4x1 in 50.54. A furious finish by Grafton anchor Sara Grange [above] gave Grafton a 50.55 and a close second to winner Hamilton.


Above: 4x1 exchanges. Below Hamilton #1 Casey Allen hands off to Amanda Landergott in the 4x1


Above: Greta Davis [Waukesha Catholic Memorial] was 2nd in the HJ [5' 00].

Left: HJ winner Sara Grange from Grafton [5' 02]


Records were also set in the 4x4 where Milwaukee Riverside sped to a clocking of 4:00.55 breaking the record of 4:03.7 set by Kettle Moraine in 1984.

Arrowhead athlete Cami Gilson vaulted 12' 06 to break the old record of 11' 00 set by Wauwatosa West vaulter Alyssa Hui in 2006. Gilson at the Spartan Invite, 2012.



Being a one person operation results in many parts of a track meet not being photographed. I regret that. With 18 events it is impossible to do justice to each and thus some events are not covered. DF

Left: University Lake School senior and Notre Dame bound Molly Siedel in the 3200m race. She won in 10:21.97.

This broke the old record of 10:47.81 set by Claire Maduza from Shorewood in 2006.

Left and right:

Third place HJ athlete Alexis McKeever [Mukwonago, 4' 10]