Last spring, Nicolet junior David Dunlap burst onto the state track scene with a stunning WIAA state championship in the 200-meter dash and a narrow miss at a second title in the 100.
He also earned another medal as he anchored the Knights' spectacular 4x200 relay team that included fellow underclassmen Kamari Calyton and Dakari Williams to a record-setting fourth-place finish of 1:27.62.
Dunlap and the rest of the Knights got their season off to a credible start when they finished fifth in the 14-team Wangerin Invitational at Whitefish Bay on March 21.
Dunlap won the 55-meter dash in a time of 6.68 seconds as Williams was second with a 6.8 clocking. The Knights scored 42 points for their spot. Brookfield East and Waukesha South tied for the meet title with 72 apiece.
Other good finishes for the Knights included seconds from John Ford in the 55 hurdles (8.18) and Michael McLaughlin in the high jump (5-10) and a third from Matthew Aussem in the pole vault (12-6). Cameron Cooper was fifth in the shot put (41-5).
Bay was third in the meet with 62 points. Michael Kirkendoll Jr. won the pole vault with a leap of 13 feet and also took the 55 hurdles in 8.02.
Other winners included Nolan Wollmer in the high jump at 6-0, Eli Dyer in the 3,200 (10:38.14) and David Potter in the 1,600 (4:48.24). David Primack was second in the 400 dash (55.4). Rowan Koch was sixth in the 800 (2:14.33), as was the 4x800 relay (9:20.77), William Gebauer in the shot put (41-1) and the 4x400 relay (3:55.49).
For Brown Deer, Thomas Kelly was sixth in the long jump at 20-3 ½. Darice Halwell narrowly missed the 55 dash finals with a clocking of 7.02.