Friday, March 17, 2006 Hosted by UW-Whitewater. Results
Sophomore Ashley Beutler of New Glarus and the Belleville-New Glarus Sugar River track team and senior Leah Schroeder of Sauk Prairie ran a very competive 1600m race with Beutler winning in the last 100 meters in a time of 5:31.24. The two runners are pictured together [upper left]. Schroeder finished second in the 2005 D1 State WIAA cross country meet while Beutler finished third in the 2005 Division 2 WIAA cross country meet. Beutler ran on the New Glarus-Monticello team during cross country.
Above: Sophomore Kaya Saneya of Brown Deer high school. Senaya finished first in the D2 100m, third in the 200m and sixth in the long jump at the 2005 WIAA State Track and Field Meet. On the right Kaya is shown in the long jump trials at the Whitewater meet. She won the LJ with a jump of 17' 07.00 and the 55m with a time of 7.32 seconds.
Senior Becca Grafenauer of Whitewater finished first in the pole vault with a vault of 10' 06. In the 2005 WIAA State Meet Grafenauer tied for fourth place in the D2 pole vault competition. Becca is pictured with Whitewater high school vault coach Dan Reynolds.
On the left is Sauk Prairie 400m runner Tierney Ballweg [black and white jersey]. To Ballweg's right is Megan Finley of Waunakee who finished in fourth place. Ballweg won the 400m in 1:04.77. On the right are Jennifer Draeger of Lakeside Lutheran and Kacie Kransberger of Edgerton in heat 4 of the 400m. Draeger finished second overall while Kransberger finished fifth in the finals. Below is the first lap of heat 1 of the 1600m.
While the meet was being run at the Kachel Field House the Williams gym was hosting a basketball game between UW-Whitewater and the University of Illinois. The wheelchair basketball teams from those schools were playing. The intensity and skill of the wheelchair athletes was an inspiration to track fans and athletes who had a chance to view the game. The wheelchair athletes have a philosophy of 'no excuses' and exhibit by their play a philosophy that successful athletes have.