2006 WIAA Track And Field Championships: JUMPS

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

Above left: Senior D1 triple jumpers Reigna Pierce [L] from Racine Horlick and Laquita Brazil [R] from Milwaukee King. Brazil won the gold medal with a jump of 38' 01.25 while Pierce won the silver with a jump of 37' 06.50. Above right: D3 triple jumpers [L-R] Kayla Verdegan a senior from Flambeau [34' 08.00], winner Ashlea Peter a senior from Northland Lutheran [ 34' 10.75] and second place winner junior Ashley Pershing from Hillsboro [34' 08.50].

Left: Sophomore Holly Mertens from Stanley-Boyd was the D2 LJ winner [ 16' 10.00].
Above middle: D2 TJ winner junior Liz Amici from Whitewater [37' 04.00].
Above right: Aileen Lemanski, a ninth grader from Florence, won the D3 LJ [17' 06.75].

Left: Sophomore Emily Betz of La Crosse Logan won the long jump with a jump of 18' 00.25.

In the triple jump Betz placed 5th with a jump of 36' 07.50.

The pictures were taken at conference and regional meets by Diane Gebhart.

Milwaukee King senior Laquita Brazil won the D1 triple jump [38' 01.25] and placed 5th in the D1 LJ [ 16' 11.50 ]. In the 2005 meet Brazil finished 2nd in the TJ behind teammate Chavon Robinson.

Senior Erin Havener from Ashwaubenon won the D1 PV with a vault of 12' 00.

The pictures show Erin on approach and clearing the bar at 12' 00.

Above: Coach Don Penza with Erin Havener.
Left: Senior Samantha Sonnenberg of Waukesha South clearing 11' 03. Sonnenberg placed 2nd with a vault of 11' 09.

Right: D2 pole vaulters [L-R] Samantha Koch, a junior from New Berlin West was third [ 10' 00], Becca Grafenauer, a senior from Whitewater was first [ 11' 00] and third place winner junior Laura Miller of Waterloo [10' 06].

In D3 competition Kaitlyn Joyce [not pictured] a senior from Wausau Newman vaulted 10' 03 to win the gold medal..

Becca Buchholtz, a sophomore from East Troy, won the D2 HJ with a jump of 5' 06. In the 2005 State Meet Buchholtz finished 2nd to Megan Plourde of Somerset who set the D2 record of 5' 07 in that meet.

In D1 competition nine jumpers cleared 5' 04. In the ensuing jump-off competition Eryn James [above] a senior from Brookfield East was the winner with junior Chelsea VonRuden of Sparta coming in second.

Above left: Eryn James with her coach Diane Gundrum.

Left: Chelsea VonRuden with her coach Kevin Kravik.

In D3 HJ competition both Sara Thonesen, a senior from Royal [athlete #1130] and Ashley Vanness, a senior from Algoma [athlete #19], jumped 5' 05. Vanness won the jumpoff competition to get first place.

Above center: Vanness prior to approach. Each jumper has a special way of concentrating as they mentally prepare to defeat gravity and reach a new 'PR.'