2012 Press-Gazette all-area girls track and field team

2012 Press-Gazette all-area girls track and field team


2012 Press-Gazette all-area girls track and field team


Bonnie Draxler, so., Wrightstown: A four-time state champion in only two years of competition, Draxler repeated in the WIAA Division 2 400-meter dash and pole vault. Also a state medalist in the D2 100, Draxler finished with state-best efforts in both events — 56.57 seconds in the 400 and a 13-3 state-record pole vault.

Bridget Murphy, jr., Seymour: A versatile performer and three-time state qualifier, Murphy medaled for the second consecutive year in the D1 800 with a third-place finish in an area-best time of 2:14.58.

Annie Robertson, jr., Green Bay Preble: Robertson qualified in the 800 and 1,600 at the D1 state meet and finished with the area’s best time and place in the mile with an 11th-place showing in 5:07.09.

Sarah Mauel, sr., Bay Port: After injuries delayed her cross-country season, the UWGB recruit led the area in the 3,200 with a time of 11:18.52 and was a contributing member of the Pirates’ 3,200 relay that medaled at state.

Green Bay Preble 400 and 800 relay (Emma Hendricks, Brooke Porath, Sarah Heesacker, Whitney Joseph): The Hornets qualified for D1 state in both events and took 13th in the 400 relay in an area-best time of 50.76 seconds.

Green Bay Notre Dame 800 and 1,600 relay (Melaina Rapisarda, Sabrina Rapisarda, Christina Stevenson, Malorri Walczyk, Carly Barton, Katie Mares): The Tritons peaked at the right time, first winning the D2 800 relay state title in 1:45.59 before taking second in the 1,600 relay in 4:02.38.

Bay Port 3,200 relay (Sarah Mauel, Gabrielle Pepin, Lindsey Vandermause, Brooke Jameson): The Pirates fought their way through a record-breaking D1 field to medal in the 3,200 relay with a fifth-place finish in 9:25.93.

Jen Anderson, so., Bay Port: A two-time qualifier in the 100 and 300 hurdles, Anderson made finals in both events and captured her first D1 state medal in the 100 hurdles with an area-best time of 45.18.

Amelia Campbell, sr., Sturgeon Bay: The former D2 state 100-hurdles champion finished her career with a third-place finish and was the top seed in the 300 hurdles through prelims.

Katie Croney, sr., Oconto: The Blue Devils senior bounced back from tripping on the final hurdle during last year’s state meet to finish runner-up in the D2 300 hurdles in a personal-best time of 45.86 seconds.

Erin Perkins, so., Marinette: A versatile hurdler and jumper, Perkins took second in the D2 100 hurdles in an area-best time of 15.13 seconds. She also finished seventh in the long jump.

Taylor Deperry, sr., Shawano: Deperry broke her school record with an area-best high jump of 5-6 at the Preble regional and placed fifth in the event at her first state appearance.

Natisha Hiedeman, fr., Green Bay Southwest: The Trojans freshman qualified in all three of her jumping events at the D1 state meet and medaled in the triple jump with a personal-best leap of 36-5 to place sixth.

Nicole Motkowski, so., Peshtigo: Motkowski overcame nerves to place third in the D3 high jump with a school-record leap of 5-4.

Alex Flucke, jr., Ashwaubenon: The Jaguars standout not only defended her D1 state title in the pole vault, but also tied the D1 state record with a 12-6 jump. She also broke the school record with a 12-10 leap at the Preble regional.

Kennedy Blahnik, so., Algoma: Blahnik is halfway toward reaching her goal of going 8-for-8 in the D3 shot put and discus, sweeping the throws for the second consecutive year. The D3 state-record holder in both events, Blahnik reset her record in the shot put with a 47-11 toss.

Jamie Clark, sr., Shawano: A consistent and reliable thrower during her prep career, Clark finished with a pair of second-place showings in the D1 shot put (43-0½) and discus (129-2).

Karissa LeCaptain, sr., Algoma: A three-time state qualifier, LeCaptain took fourth in the D3 shot put for the second consecutive year with a throw of 40-3¾.

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