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Tomasiewicz sets record as girls win conference
Photo submitted by: Duke Goetz Monroe senior Meaghan Tomasiewicz goes over the bar in the pole vault at the Badger South Conference meet. She cleared 10 feet, 9 inches to win the title and set a new conference record.
FORT ATKINSON - It may be a golden age in the pole vault at Monroe.

Monroe senior Meaghan Tomasiewicz won a Badger South Conference championship in the pole vault by clearing 10 feet, 9 inches to break a conference record and set a new school record.

The Cheesemakers needed to have their 1,600-meter relay team place to edge Stoughton for the Badger South title. The Monroe 1,600 relay team finished third and the Cheesemakers capped an unbeaten season by defeating Stoughton to win the Badger South for the first time since 2001, when Dave Hirsbrunner was the girls coach.

"It's been a long time," Monroe girls track coach Curt Miller said. "They really wanted an outright conference championship. Every single point we got tonight was valuable. Hopefully, we can put a string together of our own."

The Cheesemakers' 3,200 relay team of Tessa Frutiger, Madeline Arnold, Miranda Henke and Tess Seichter finished first with a time of 10 minutes, 20 seconds.

Jaclyn Ditter took second in the 100 (:13.38) and Seichter took second in the 3,200. Monroe junior Stephanie Wyss finished second in the 400 (1:01.72), which was two-hundredths of a second away from being the conference champion.

Carmen Lawver took third in the shot put after throwing a personal record 36-6.

Miller said 27 of the 30 athletes Monroe entered in the conference meet placed and the Cheesemakers scored points in every event. Official point totals were not available at press time Tuesday night.

"Our depth has carried us and our depth carried us tonight," Miller said. "We don't have any holes. We don't have an event where we just miss."