Brunswick High School track and field team performs well at early season meet

Amid conditions which looked like May but felt like December, members of the Brunswick girls track team managed to collect a number of top finishes Saturday in its own Elite Eight track and field meet.

Brunswick junior Brianna Nietzel had a pair of individual firsts and joined one winning relay in the meet, initially canceled but then revived and held on a breezy sunny day with temperatures in the 30.

Nietzel won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.49 seconds. She took the 200 in 26.01 then joined Megan Kidd, Emily Danesi and Brianna Moss to take the 400 relay in 51.79.

Brunswick sophomore Karly Hill won the discus throw with a best effort that measured 103 feet, 8 inches.

Kidd added a third-place finish in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.1. Moss was third in the long jump with a leap of 14-8.

Brunswick’s Kristen Valore was third in the shot put with a toss of 32 feet. Teammate Alexis Uber was third in the 3,200-meter run in 12:27.

Brunswick also placed third in the 3,200 meter relay, with a time of 10:32.

Overall, the girls posted a fourth-place finish with 61 points. Solon took top honors. was the winner of the meet.

Brunswick head coach Melissa Wojtala said she was pleased with her team’s performance, especially since two of her top performers were out with minor injuries. She said distance Selena Pasadyn was nursing a sore back, and sprinter Jennelle Ramsumair had a sore hamstring muscle.

Brunswick is scheduled to compete this week in the St. Edward Invitational.