Saturday, April 14, 2012 at West Allis Nathan Hale High School. Results
Senior Michelle Garner [below] from Greenfield ran in two of the most memorable races in State Meet history in 2010 and 2011.
She is the two time D1 300m LH defending champion winning both of those races with come from behind wins.
Garner matched up with another outstanding hurdler in the Mondo Meet 300m race producing a 'replay' of her State Meet wins with a come from behind win.
Brookfield East, Cudahy, Greenfield, Waukesha West, Waukesha North, Franklin, Sussex Hamilton, West Bend West, Homestead, Catholic Memorial, Oak Creek, DSHA, West Allis Central, Whitnall, University School, competed at West Allis Hale. Waukesha West won the meet with West Bend West finishing second.
The West Allis track and field facility is new with a 'Mondo' track [see a lane below] installed last October. There are jump pits on either side of the football field and two HJ pits can be set up in each end zone. West Allis is the first high school in Wiscosnin to install a Mondo surface. The surface is the same as used in the last Olympics in China and will be used in the 2012 Olympics being held this sumner in London..
Bringing together outstanding hurdlers and a fast track is a sure formula for two outstanding hurdle races. Senior Kaitlyn Hastings [right and below] from D2 Waukesha Catholic Memorial ran an aggressive 100m HH race which resulted in a time of 15.36.
The finals of the 100m HH are shown above L-R: Jenny Lawton [Whitnall, 3rd], Michelle Garner [Greenfield, 2nd], Hastings, Melanie Ziolecki [West Allis Nathan Hale, 4th], and Daniella Silva [West Allis Central, 5th].
Above: Jenny Lawton [Whitnall].
Left: Melanie Ziolecki [West Allis Nathan Hale] .
Candice Wayne [blue 'Spartans' jersey] a senior from West Bend West ran a great race in the 300m LH. Coming off the turn Wayne maintained her stagger lead [above] but a powerful finish by Garner gave the defending D1 State 300m LH champion a win [46.44 to 47.05].
Finish line - 100m dash: Meghan Ameen [Waukesha West, 13.68] and Natalie Wissing [DSHA, 13.40].
Alisha Harper [left] might have been surprised to see her name penciled into a 300m slot. However she responded well in running her first ever 300m LH race and posting a time of 49.12.
Below finals of the 100m dash L-R:
- Nancy Czerwinski [Whitnall, 5th],
- Adriana Gibbs [Brookfield East, 4th],
- Meghan Ameen [Waukesha West, 2nd],
- winner Natalie Wissing [DSHA, 13.40, 13.38 prelims],
- Sami Chaulkin [West Allis Central, 8th],
- Sami Leach [DSHA, 3rd],
- and Alyssa Marks [Waukesha West, 7th].
- Not shown: Shelly Zancanaro [West Bend West, 6th].
Above: 400m start by Alexis Wolf [West Bend West].
Right L-R: 400m winner Alexis Wolf [West Bend West, 1:01.35] and second place finisher Caiti McCormick [WaukeshaWest [1:02.15].
Above: Lap 1 of heat 2 of 2 of the 1600m race.
Right: 1600m winner senior Taylor Uebersetzig from West Bend West.
Above left: The Waukesha Catholic Memorial sprint relay team warming up with a fast paced hand-off drill. The Memorial 4x1 [51.23] and 4x2 [1:49.20] won their races.
4x2 team members above L-R:
- Andrea Sullivan
- Maddie Davis
- Emily Kern
- Anchor Kaitlyn Hastings
Left: Hastings anchoring the Crusaders 4x2.
Right: Emily Kern hands off to anchor Kaitlyn Hastings in the 4x1 race.
Left: High jump winner Alyssa Parker [Oak Creek, 5' 02] on approach.Above center: Parker making her winning height. The insert shows Parker concentrating before the jump. Below L-R long jump athletes: Taylor Bernard [University School, 2nd], Nia Feaster [Homestead, 3rd], and Sam Fishbach [Oak Creek]. Fishbach was third in the HJ. Morgan McCuen [Franklin, not pictured] won the LJ [16'].
Pole vault winner Jade Race [left and above, Brookfield East] vaulted 10' 6 to win that event.
Below left and center: Second place vaulter Eden Rogers [West Bend West, 10' 00].
Above: Kathy O'Hara [West Allis Nathan Hale, 3rd, 9' 6].
Above L-R Whitnall's winning 4x8: Kim Hurst, Jenny Bahling, Kina Cross and anchor Danika Johnson
Above: Lap 1 of the 4x8 with Kim Hurst [far right, Whitnall].
Below L-R 4x8 runners: Jenny Bahling, Kina Cross, Brookfield East's Alyx Kvasnicka, and Danika Johnson.