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Kelshawn Johnson of West Allis Central continues to rack up the first places in this track and field season.

Johnson won both hurdles events in the annual West Allis Hale Mondo Invitational on April 15, taking the 110-meter hurdles in 15.07 seconds and the 300-meter race in 40.24 seconds.

Those finishes followed his first-place effort in the 55 high hurdles at the state indoor meet the previous week at Whitewater.

Johnson also came in second in the triple jump with 42 feet, 7 inches in the Mondo meet.

"Kelshawn has become a force on the track and in the field," Central coach Mark Klobukowski said. "He is consistently taking his times down with each race and has increased his jumps with each new meet."

LeFlore wins discus

Fellow Central senior Jeff LeFlore also enjoyed another good outing at Hale, winning the discus with 156-10, just a few feet off the school record, and snaring the second spot in the shot put with 46-7.

Hale's highest finish was third from Steve Cegla in the discus (131-0), the 4x200-meter relay team of Tylor Sernec, Jack Kovnesky, Lucas Kovnesky and Matt Saavedra (1 minute, 38.67 seconds) and the 4x400 unit of Kalik Gallimore, Angelo Estrada, Jon Rau and Cam Christenson (3:44.29).

Coming in fourth for the Huskies were Zach Paddock in the triple jump (39-4), Brent McLure in the 3,200-meter run (11:25.57) and the 4x100 squad of Lucas Kovnesky, Rick Nitz, Jack Kovnesky and Sernec (46.78)

Hale's Cale Neff took fifth in the shot put (43-2) and was sixth in the discus (115-02), and Estrada came in sixth in the 100 dash (12.04).

For Central, Caleb Emert-McKeown finished sixth in the pole vault (10-6), where he has been experimenting, according to Klobukowski, and seventh in the high jump (5-2).

Hunter Turcin of the Bulldogs snatched sixth in the 3,200 run (12:35.5) and other sixths went to the 4x800 relay team of David Baier, Steve Kletzien, Daquan Reese and Alex White (9:22.66) and the 4x200 squad of Julian Rivera, Chase L'Amie, Deontae Vanselow and Atilla Veyssal (1:44.62).

For the Bulldogs, sevenths were taken by the 4x100 relay of Amari Smith, Dylan Keller, Rivera and LeFlore (49.76) and the 4x400 group of L'Amie, Veyssal, Anthony Ponce and Jake Schultz (4:10.31).

For Hale, sevenths went to Tarique Rogers in the 110 hurdles (17.58), the 300 hurdles (44.51) and the high jump (5-2), Paddock in the 400 dash (55.8), Peyton Mocco in the pole vault (10-0), Josh Bobo in the long jump (18-6), Cegla in the shot put (39-7½) and the 4x800 relay of Jerid Cotto, Riley Hoeg, Kiontis Gallion and Taylor Wojtysiak (9:35.41).

Schultz of Central came home with eighth in the pole vault (10-0) to close out the area scoring.

Central fifth

The Bulldogs tallied 64 points for fifth place in the team standings, which were led by Oak Creek with 182 points. The Huskies came in sixth with 58 points.

"This was a good start to the outdoor season and we must continue to improve as a team to be competitive in the coming weeks," Klobukowski said.

The Bulldogs are now off until the Wauwatosa West Invitational on Friday, April 28. The Huskies are at the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22.

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