Track and field is a universal sport that appeals to all ages. This feature takes a look at the adult, youth, and high school athletes who celebrated competition at the 2012 USA Track And Field Wisconsin Indoor Championships.
The Carthage indoor facilities are new after a major renovation of the indoor track at the 'TARQ' Center..
TRACK & FIELD
USA TF Wisconsin information:
- Sub-Bantam - SB (born 2004 or later)
- Bantam - B (born 2002-2003)
- Midget - M (born 2001 or 2000)
- Youth - YTH (born 1998 or 1999)
- Intermediate - I (born 1996 or 1997)
- Young - YG (born 1994 or 1995)
- Open - O (ages 19 to 29)
- Masters - Ma (ages 30 and up in 5-year divisions)
Athletes born in 1993 who are still in high school compete in the Young division.
Above left: Heather Clankie [Brodhead-Juda, 12] who is the defending D2 Discus Champion is shown in the hammer throw event. Above right: Lauren Cunningham [#4829, Nicolet, 11] and Annie Hughes in the 3000m race. Age groups were combined in several events. Athletes competed on teams and also as 'unattached' athletes.
55m Dash Athletes. Above L-R: LaBreya Johnson [Beloit, 12], Callie Jones [Random Lake, 11], Jai Howard [Milwaukee King, 10], and DeJa Henz [Homestead, 10]. The 'Womens' 55m event was won by WISCO athlete Ambria Avery [Below, 2nd from right].
55m dash athletes above L-R: Shamiah Jones [12 yr old, St Paul, MN, Track Club], Alissa Elwing [Brookfield Central, 11] Alyssa Parker [Oak Creek, 11] Mackenzie Bonk [Brookfield Academy, 10] and Camille Gilson [Arrowhead, 12]. Gilson from Arrowhead won the PV [12' 00].
Milwaukee Riverside junior Valerie Thames [left] won the 55m HH event. Micaela Creighton [above and below left] a junior from South Milwaukee won the LJ event for Women. Thames and Creighton also ran in the 400m event.
Above center: Wrightstown athlete Bonnie Draxler [Wrightstown, 10] was third in the women's LJ and 4th in the Women's PV. Above right: Homestead sophomore DeJa Hentz in the LJ. .
Above left: Taylor Naatz [Watertown, 11] in the LJ. Naatz also ran in the 200m and 400m races. Above center and right: Wauwatosa West junior Shannon Wilson.
Get Vertical Club pole vault coach Jeff Boeder and his son Josh discuss a vault with Grafton sophomore Paige Schommer. Broeder coaches at West Allis Central where his son competes in the PV event.
Right: Taylor Corkum [Wisconsin Lutheran, 11].
Above left: Franklin senior Liv Lampone. Above center: West Allis Central sophomore Nicole Larson. Above right: Ashwaubenon sophomore Rachael Whitefield.
Above left: Cassandra Reeseman [Catholic Central, 9] hands off to Kourtney Mulhollen [Catholic Central, 9]. Above center: Mulhollen hands off to Jennifer Smith [Catholic Central, 11] Above right: Ashley Reesman [Catholic Central, 11] the anchor for the Geneva Striders 4x4. The athletes above compete at Burlington Catholic Central High School.
Above left: Samantha Noennig  who competes in the Womens division [age 13] had a big day at Carthage. Noennig is an 8th grader from Rubicon. She won the SP in her age group [38' 02.25], the 55m hurdles, the LJ, and the TJ events, Noenning is pictured talking to Heather Clankie prior to SP competition.Above center: Veronica Sauerbrei [Markesan, 10] in the SP. Right: Women's SP winner [39' 8.75] Paige Day [DC Everest, 11].
55m Dash Athletes. Above L-R: Tahtyana Peer [Brown Deer, 12, 2nd, 7.43], Ambria Avery [Wisconsin Lutheran,11, 1st, 7.41], and Kyla Blackmon [Milwaukee Madison, 10, 3rd, 7.52].
Below L-R: 55m dash athletes Jasmine Jones [Oak Creek, 11], Jnana Martin [Nicolet, 10], Tahtyana Peer [Brown Deer, 12], Ambria Avery [Wisconsin Lutheran, 11] and Kyla Blackmon [Milwaukee Madison, 10]