Neenah Rockets Preseason Practice
Friday, March 9, 2012 at at Neenah High School.
Coach: Jody Drake [8th year at Neenah and 3rd year as head coach]
Conference: Fox Valley Association
Conference Schools: Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Fond du Lac, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh North, and Oshkosh West.
Alison raced to a 2:12.36 in the 800m run to take the Gold Medal in that event at the 2011 State Meet.
The Neenah track and field team placed 4th at the 2011 State Track and Field Meet. Seven of the eight Neenha athletes who qualified for the State Meet return for the 2012 season
At the 2011 State D1 Cross Country Meet
helped Neenah to a 2nd place finish at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. D1 had 190 runners compete at the State XC Meet.
Below left: Alyssa Krueger a senior finished 9th in the 400m dash. Krueger was also the leadoff runner for the 3rd place Neenah 4x4 at La Crosse.
Below center: Junior hurdler Haley Rafferty qualified in both the 100m HH and 300m LH races at the 2011 State Meet. Rafferty is shown at the UW- Oshkosh Large Schools Indoor Meet in 2011.
Below right: Claire Knaus in the LJ at the W/TFA 2011 Meet at UW-Whitewater
Below left: Sophomore Jennifer Parker. Jennifer ran the 2nd leg of the Rocket's 4x8. She also finished 7th in the 800m run. Her busy schedule at La Crosse was completed as she helped Neeneah to a 3rd place finish in the 4x4 where she ran the 2nd leg of that relay.
Below right: Sophomore Jessica Parker. Like her sister's Alison and Jennifer, Jessica had a busy weekend at the State Meet. Jessica ran the 3rd leg of Neenah's 4x8, finished 11th in the 1600m run and was the leg 3 runner on the Rockets 4x4 relay team.
Coach Drake explained the criteria for the Athlete of the Week Award. Attitude, effort, and performance will be the three components of that award.
Assistant coach Bob Totten [below left] is the girls throws coach.
Totten who is now retired from teaching began his education and coaching career at Neenah in 1972.
The athlete on the left is outside on the track working on dash drills.
Below: Dash athletes outside.
Photo supplied by Jody Drake