Robertson's four wins leads Falls girls to second in GMC girls indoor
Poole also claims two individual titles
Menomonee Falls - Mikayla Robertson broke records that were set by state champions like Patrice McMillan and Chidera Obasih and that is no small feat, as the Menomonee Falls track star had a hand in four victories in leading the Indians to a strong runner-up showing in the Greater Metro Conference Girls Indoor meet on April 4.
"I really want to make up for lost time from last year," she said. "I didn't get to participate (in the indoor season) last year so I wanted to find out how good I am at this point (in the season)."
Plenty good, as Robertson broke the record in the 400 meters by more than a second and vaulted to the top of the state honor roll with a scorching time of 59.07 seconds. In doing so, she took down the league indoor record held by Obasih and McMillan, both Brookfield Central graduates and state champions in their own right.
Robertson later won the triple jump, the 200 and led off the victorious 1,600 relay team that included Haley Precia, Tori Plutshack and Cassie Visintainer.
"I was ready to run that relay, but I was just so tired," she laughed, "because when I finish my 400s I can barely walk (because I put so much into them). This is all very nice, but I know I have to keep working hard. I'm very excited about my progress, but it just makes me want to work even harder."
Falls, which also got victories in the long and high jumps from Alex Poole, scored 123 points for its spot in the GMC meet as Brookfield Central won with 149 1/2 and Brookfield East was third with 114.
Robertson won the 400 by more than four seconds and was very impressive in taking the 200 by more than a half-second in 26.7. She was also two feet ahead of the field in the triple jump with an effort of 36-3 3/4 , an effort which again vaults to the top of state honor rolls. She has twice placed at state in the triple jump.
After her opening leg on the 1,600 relay, the Indians had a huge lead and were able to coast to victory by more than five seconds in 4:25.3.
Poole, a state qualifier in the high jump, won her specialty with a 5-1 effort and surprised the field by a victory of just over an inch in the long jump with a 16-11 3/4 effort. She also took second in the shot put at 33-7.
"The field events came through big for us with multiple places within the same events," Indians coach Andy Eisenbach said.
Other places by event for the Indians included the following: triple jump: Precia, sixth (31-3 1/4 ); long jump: Jessica Robinson, fifth (15-3 1/2 ); Aerial Holt, sixth (15-3 1/2 ); pole vault: Erin Schneider, fourth (9-6); high jump: Precia, third (tie 4-8); Madoline Molnor, seventh (4-6); 3,200 relay: fifth (10:50.85); 55 high hurdles: Emma Lodl, fourth (9.66); 55 low hurdles: Lodl, third (9.42); six-lap relay: Plutshack, Robinson, Precia and Malorie Janachek, second (2:23.62): four-lap relay: fourth (1:32.12); 200: Robinson, seventh (28.91); and 3,200: Megan Paule, fourth (12:27.84).
"It was definitely a team effort," Eisenbach said. "… It was a great day!
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