Friday, May 28, 2010

Boys Track move on to State

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Luterbach leads CMH boys team
Distance runner helps Crusaders finish second

By Jeff Hagenau Freeman Correspondent

WHITEWATER – The Catholic Memorial High School boys track and field team seized its opportunity to shine. That was a fitting way to describe Memorial’s performance as it placed second in a WIAA Division 2 sectional at Whitewater High School on Thursday. The top four individuals in each event automatically qualified for next week’s state meet at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Senior John Luterbach placed second in the highly contested 1,600- and 3,200-meter races to lead Memorial, which scored 57 points – 34 points behind first-place Whitewater. “I really tried to make the most of the opportunity and enjoy every moment,” said Luterbach, who qualified for state in at least one event for the third consecutive year. “Both races were very competitive so it was just a matter of maintaining a good pace, staying comfortable and finishing strong. “It was a great feeling to run another solid race and make it back to state one more time. I can’t wait to see how it plays out.”

Memorial veteran coach John Gabelbauer was excited about how his team responded to the big-meet pressure. “It was really satisfying to see the guys come through with that type of determined effort,” Gabelbauer said. “The kids came out on a mission and made it happen in a big way.” Memorial showcased its depth in the relay events by winning the 800 and placing second in the 1,600 and 3,200.

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