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Michael Murphy and Sam Fritsch both performed well in the pole vault for the Port Washington boys track and field team at Madison on April 1.

Murphy came in fourth with 11 feet and Fritsch sixth at 11 feet in the annual Madison West Relays at the University of Wisconsin Shell.

Isaiah Holland came in seventh in the 1,600-meter run with a personal-best 4 minutes, 51.27 seconds.

"The 1,600 was raced in two sections and Isaiah won his section by taking the lead early on and throwing down a relentless pace, which whittled down the competition until he was the only one left," coach Mark Pasten said.

Nolan Olson placed eighth in the 400 dash (season-best 55.42 seconds) and Nick Landowski tied for eighth place in the high jump (5-6).

"Nick made the opening height of 5-6 and then had to pull himself from the competition because of an ankle contusion he sustained in the semifinals of the 55 high hurdles," Pasten said.

Landowski wound up 11th in the hurdles (8.57 seconds), which did not put him into the finals.

Mitchell Niemeyer snared ninth in the 200 dash (season-best 24.7) and Ben Claas 10th in the 3,200 run (season-best 10:30.84).

"Claas easily won his section by taking an early lead and pulling away from the field before the mile mark," Pasten said.

The 4x100 relay team of Deron Spicer, Murphy, Nolan Fullington and Anthony Masters came in ninth (47.58).

"That time was faster than the best time from all of last season," the coach said.

The 4x800 relay of Claas, Bryce Bertler, Isaac Bensen and Zach Wehner captured 12th (8:51.72) and 14th places went to Wehner in the 800 (2:13.53), the 4x200 unit of Niemeyer, Fritsch, Nathan Russell and Josh Holtebeck (1:40.22) and the 4x400 group of Olson, Bertler, Russell and Bensen (3:52.44).

Port totaled 11¼ points for 17th place in the 21-team meet, which was won by Fond du Lac with 79 points.

The Pirates also competed in the Homestead triangular on March 30.

Winning were Landowski in the 55-meter dash (6.94) and the 200 (25.99), Zach Miller in the 800 (2:20.92) and the 4x400 relay of Russell, Warren Doll, Austin Sommer and Masters (4:18.48).

Taking second were Spicer in the 55 dash (7.05), Niemeyer in the 200 (26.14), Brett Grisar in the 800 (2:21.05) and Landowski in the 55 hurdles (9.97).

The Pirates will take part in the North Shore Conference Indoor Meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Homestead.

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