2006 WIAA Track And Field Championships: RUN

Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2006: Memorial Stadium @ UW-La Crosse. Results.

Homen senior Joanna Schultz completed an outstanding four year high school running career by winning her fourth straight 400m State Championship. Schultz who is the state record holder in the event [55.81] won with a time of 55.97. Above: Junior Akaila Cabell from Racine Case [green jersey] was third in 56.96 while Stevens Point senior Kelly Shaw [SPASH black and white jersey] was second in 56.30.

Left: Nicole Hughes a sophomore from Northwestern won the D2 400m in 58.21. Above: Finals of the D2 400m [L-R] Angela Kaufmann of Bonduel, Melissa Burghardt of Winneconne [2nd in 58.33], Hughes. Right: D3 400m champion 9th grader Jamie Vandenberg of Niagara [ 57.43].

Above left: Jamie Dittmar a junior from Wausau East ran 2:11.35 to win the D1 championship in the 800m. The State record is 2:09.88 set by Suzy Favor [Stevens Point] in 1985.

Above middle: Deidre Dillman a sophomore from Prairie Du Chien won the D2 800m in 2:14.51.

Above right: Dani Owen a senior from Stratford who is the D3 800m record holder [ 2:15.63, 2005] repeated as champion by posting a time of 2:18.62.

Above: In the D3 1600m [R-L] Laura Palmer a junior from Pittsville was second [5:11.28], Dani Owen senior from Stratford was 1st [ 5:09.68], Stacy Thiel junior from Sheboygan Area Lutheran was 3rd [ 5:15.84], and ninth grader Samantha Bluske from Pardeeville was 4th [5:17.44]. In the 800m Palmer was a close second [2:18.89] to Dani Owen.

Left: [L-R] D2 800m runners Sarah Sudbury of Tomahawk [3rd in 2:17.55], Ashley Beutler of Belleville-New Glarus [2nd in 2:15.94], PDC's Deidre Dillman, and Ann Tank [#5] of Dodgeville-Mineral Point [7th in 2:19.29].

Above left: [L-R] D1 1600m runners Senior Alexa Renstrom of La Crosse Central [4th, 5:05.15], Nicole Burr a senior from Onalaska [3rd, 4:58.23], Karen Greuel a senior from Madison La Follette [ 1st, 4:57.78] and Kristen Pelzel a Hudson junior [2nd, 4:57.98].

Above: The race to the finish as [L-R] Greuel, Burr and Pelzin compete for the D1 1600m title.

Left: D2 1600m champion Ashley Beutler a sophomore from Belleville-New Glarus [ 4:59.52].

Left: Junior Alyssa Beste [white jersey] from Waukesha West edged out sophomore Kate Lydy from Germantown in the 3200m D1 race. Beste recorded a 11:08.05 while Lydy posted a time of 11:08.45.

Right: Start of the D1 3200 race.

Left: On a day when spectators tried to cope with the sun and high temperatures 3200m runners pushed their bodies to the limit. Claire Maduza, a senior from Shorewood, held nothing back in chasing the 1984 3200m D2 record. Maduza finished second in the 2005 3200m D2 [11:11.51]. She won the 2006 D2 3200m championship with a time of 10:45.29. Finishing second to Maduza was Weyauwega-Fremont senior Josey Bellin [upper right] with a time of 10:55.54.

Above left: Sheboygan Area Lutheran junior Stacey Thiel won the D3 3200m with a time of 11:29.61.
Above right: [L-R] Samantha Bluske a ninth grader from Pardeeville was second in 11:41.91, senior Jackie Nett from Hilbert was third with a time of 11:57.54 and D3 3200m winner Stacey Thiel.