Make it two for two for the Brookfield East boys track and field team.
Despite sending younger athletes and not overtaxing some of their top-flight performers, the Spartans won their second indoor meet in as many weeks by scoring 72 team points to tie Waukesha South for first place at the Wangerin Invitational held March 22 at Whitefish Bay High School.
Whitefish Bay came in third in the eight-team invite with 62 points. Rounding out the top five were Germantown at 50 points and Nicolet at 42 points.
"Whitefish Bay was a good meet for us," Brookfield East coach Mike Steiner said. "We were able to bring along some younger kids, and we took a look at some individuals who will eventually play key roles for us"
The Spartans took places in three events: Saxton Williams won the 200-meter dash in 24.36 seconds, Sam McTaggart came in first in the 800 in 2:04.10, and the 4x160 relay won in 1 minute, 19.23 seconds.
Cam Bauer was the runnerup in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet, and Williams was second in the long jump at 21 feet, 7.5 inches.
Justin Christiansen took third in the 400 in 57.29 seconds, Brad Dati was third in the shot put with a top throw of 42 feet, 7 inches, Caleb Wright placed fourth in the 55 hurdles in 8.23 seconds, Cole Sabinash was sixth in the 1,600 in 5:06.34, and Alek Tyler was sixth in the high jump clearing 5 feet, 4 inches.
Brookfield East came in third in the 4x800 in 9:05.10 and fifth in the 4x400 in 3:52.89.
"I thought freshman Jack Pitzen did a really nice job running his leg of the (4x800) relay," Steiner said. "He has tremendous potential, and it will be interesting to see how he develops as the season progresses. Cam Bauer is starting to develop some consistency in the vault, and Saxton looked exceptional in both the long jump and the 200."
It has been a busy but successful start to the season for Brookfield East, which, including junior varsity, has had five meets over a seven-day stretch from March 17-24. The varsity team has won both meets it has competed in, while the junior varsity team has placed first in all three of its meets.
Brookfield East was scheduled to compete next at the Greater Metro Conference Indoor Championship at West Allis Central High School on March 28.